What others are saying about IABC Kansas City
KC/IABC President Sara Folkerts Writes About Employee Advocates for CW Bulletin
Check out the CW Bulletin article written by KC/IABC President, Sara Folkerts, about fostering employee advocates and creating an effective advocacy program. Read the article.
Congratulations to Shelly Kramer and Ann Handley for Being Named Top Social Media Power Influencers
KC/IABC congratulates Shelly Kramer and Ann Handley for being included in the list of Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers in Forbes. See the article.
Shelly Kramer is the Founder and CEO of V3 Integrated Marketing headquartered in the Kansas City area. Ann Handley is the Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs and was a keynote speaker at the 2012 KC/IABC Business Communicators Summit.
KC/IABC Board Member Sami Carter to Speak at AgChat Conference
Sami Carter, KC/IABC board member and communications manager with Midwest Dairy Association, will present on personal branding at the 2013 AgChat Foundation Upper Midwest Regional Training Conference on Feb. 23. Sami’s presentation will include information about how to best represent oneself and agriculture online in a way that bridges the gap between farmers and consumers. This is the first-ever regional conference brought together by The AgChat Foundation.
KC/IABC Opens Call for Entries for Kansas City Quill Awards
KC/IABC is now looking for the best work of Kansas City communicators to be entered in the Kansas City Quill Awards, formerly known as Bronze Quill. Review your best work from 2012 and prepare your entries for one or more of the categories. Go to the KC Quill Awards competition site for complete information. The 2013 KC Quill Awards have some significant changes with new and combined categories, so review the rules carefully. The entry deadline is March 8 so don’t delay! Be sure to mark your calendar for May 2, our KC Quill Awards gala at the popular Boulevard Brewery.
Eric Morgenstern to Join KC/IABC Rising Stars Panel
Eric Morgenstern, Morningstar Communications President and CEO, will partake in KC/IABC’s Rising Stars Marketing Communication Panel on July 25 at The Granfaloon on the Country Club Plaza. Read more.
KC/IABC, board member Donna Schwartze featured in KC Business magazine
KC Business shared the good news about KC/IABC’s International Chapter of the Year win along with the selection of Donna Schwartze as International Chapter Leader of the Year award. More here.
Tuesday, April 10
KC/IABC board member Amy Stewart featured in KC Star
Amy Stewart, a board member of KC/IABC, was featured in the Kansas City Star’s article “Wireless carriers cooperate to thwart smartphone thieves.”
March 16, 2012
Cafe2Go Podcast, with Shel Holtz, features KC/IABC’s Melanie Deardorff and Donna Schwartze
Kansas City/IABC was recognized with multiple awards in IABC’s 2012 chapter management awards program. In addition to being named international chapter of the year, the 50-year-old chapter received Excellence awards for branding, community involvement and student involvement, and merit awards for communication, financial management and professional development. Chapter President Melanie Deardorff and Communications VP Donna Schwartze — who was named chapter leader of the year, talk about how the 200-member chapter achieved this noteworthy level of recognition. Listen now.
March 8, 2012
Sara Folkerts’ Tech/SIG appearance makes Holtz Communication + Technology blog
California-based IABC member and veteran speaker Shel Holtz, ABC, recently joined KC/IABC’s Tech/SIG meeting via Google+. He later blogged about the meeting and KC/IABC board member and Sprint’s internal social media manager Sara Folkert’s presentation. Check out the blog.
Feb. 29, 2012
KC/IABC Chapter of the Year award on KC Star website
The press release announcing that KC/IABC has won the International Chapter of the Year award is included on the website of The Kansas City Star. Read it here.
Feb. 6, 2012
IABC/Topeka members and guests road-tripped it to KC/IABC Business Communicators Summit
After KC/IABC BCS, IABC/Topeka‘s president, Alex Reilly – who was joined by nine other members and guests from her chapter – sent us this nice note: “The KC/IABC board did a great job putting the Business Communicators Summit together. Really good speakers and topics – well done!”
Feb. 2, 2012
Former KC/IABC president Megan Neher featured on KSHB-41
Megan Neher, a former president of IABC Kansas City, was interviewed at the KC/IABC Business Communicators Summit about social media. Watch the interview below.
Feb. 1, 2012
KC/IABC board member Rachel Spear named Rising Star under 40
Rachel Spear, account director at Morningstar Communications, was named a Rising Star under 40 by KC Business magazine. We don’t have the electronic link yet, but we’ll post it as soon as we do.
January 19, 2012
spiral16 blog features KC/IABC
spiral16, a leading Kansas City company that monitors, measures and analyzes digital content, featured the Jan. 19 KC/IABC breakfast session on its blog.
“As business communications people, we all face the challenge of getting across the core value of what we do in the simplest, most effective terms possible. In digital and social media especially, the challenge of effective communication comes down to two things:
1. Web audiences have short attention spans and you must speak to them efficiently.
2. How do you best measure the success of your communications?
“This morning at the KCIABC breakfast Taking Your Communications Practice From Good to Excellent, moderated by Anne Canfield (VP of communications at the Kansas City Art Institute), the panelists had some great advice on these subjects and more.” Read the full post.
January 19, 2012
Morningstar Communications CEO participates in KC/IABC event
Eric Morgenstern, president and CEO of Morningstar Communications, participated in KC/IABC’s Jan. 19 event, Taking Your Communications Practice From Good to Excellent. Read more from the Morningstar website.
January 19, 2012
Participant feedback to KC/IABC: Debbie Hagen, Hagen and Partners
Debbie Hagen, of Hagen and Partners, shared feedback about the Jan. 19, Kansas City Cafe, breakfast: “Taking Your Communications Practice From Good to Excellent” featuring Anne Canfield, Eric M. Morgenstern, Julie Bartels Smith and Jeff Xouris.
“Thanks again for letting me attend this morning’s meeting. It was very good. I’ve been actively involved with some other organizations over the past few years, so I haven’t attended as many IABC functions, but I see that I’ve been missing some good programming. I’ll put the dates for the next few meetings on my calendar and look forward to attending again soon!”
About KC/IABC and IABC
KC/IABC is the Kansas City chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). KC/IABC, the 2012 International Chapter of the Year, provides professional development, networking and career opportunities for a wide variety of communications professionals. Our diverse membership represents the professions of public relations, corporation communications, marketing, design, videography, photography and more. Our members work in communications for large corporations, small businesses, ad agencies and non-profits. We’re also pleased to have a number of self-employed entrepreneurs in our ranks, as well as college students who are looking forward to a career in the field.