Save the date – March 26th @ the Civic Center

More details to come soon…

Our March event is on the 26th at the Civic Center – Des Moines Performing Arts Center.  11:30 – 1pm

IABC member Cindy Hughes Anliker will co-present about the Des Moines Performing Arts’ rebranding, along with Barb Preuss, Director of Marketing.

Changing the Landscape: Informing the Future

The IABC World Conference is coming to San Francisco, 14-17 June 2015. We will explore new ways of approaching communication with some of the most innovative and visionary leaders of our time.

The 2015 World Conference is providing participants with a once and a lifetime experience. “Changing the Landscape: Informing the Future” is not just the theme for the conference, it is also an experience that attendees will receive. Participants will learn from keynote speakers, who will stimulate the thinking of attendees with engaging sessions that showcase the best practices and problem-solving ideas that can be placed to work now.

By attending the conference you will:
  • Increase your network with over 1,200 participants in attendance.
  • Experience outstanding keynote speeches and informative panel discussions.
  • Choose from more than 60 exceptional sessions in a variety of formats.
  • Select from five tracks:
  • Communication skills: Skill-based knowledge, such as technical and social media skills, measurement techniques, planning, writing and presenting
  • Leadership and strategy: Guidance on facilitating and building strategic leadership skills and using strategy to support business goals
  • Marketing and brand: Insights and expertise on marketing to support sales and branding as an expression of organizational  value
  • Reputation: Strategies for improving stakeholder connections and perceptions — including crisis management and CSR.
  • Employee engagement: Ideas, analysis and best practices on supporting employees to commit to organizational goals, values and success, while enhancing their own sense of well-being.



March Is Membership Month!

March 2, 2015 to March 31, 2015

This March, we are celebrating International Membership Month. During the month, IABC is inviting new or re-joining members to have their US$40 join (or rejoin) fee waived. All members who join during March will also be entered into a drawing to win an IABC workshop of their choice (the winner must take up their prize within the next six months).


Winning member announced: Thursday 2 April 2015


We are thankful for you!

IABC-Iowa wishes you a wonderful holiday season.  We are thankful for our members and your support!

In case you missed it….

IABC has the tools you need at your fingertip!

Get the most out of your IABC membership my accessing these resources to provide information on a variety of topics and information.  Don’t miss out!


Make the most of IABC/Iowa

Big or small, there are plenty of opportunities to give back and help IABC/Iowa.

Without volunteers, our nonprofit organization wouldn’t be able to provide the great professional development programming, networking opportunities and recognition that we do each year. How you can help:

  • Join the IABC/Iowa board (Members only)
  • Contribute to an event planning committee (Members only)
  • Introduce a speaker
  • Greet and escort guests to and from meeting rooms
  • Work at the registration table
  • Sponsor an event, meeting, etc.

Getting involved is by far the best way to connect with fellow communicators and advance your career. Expand your professional network. Learn some new skills you wouldn’t get exposed to in your day job. Build a stronger resume. In other words, make friends, try new things and benefit professionally in the process.

It’s fun and well worth your time. We promise.

To learn more or get started today contact us – we would love to hear from you!

The Meyocks Group seeks a Senior Public Relations Counselor

Senior Public Relations Counselor

Position Description

In this position, you would lead the Meyocks public relations discipline. You would offer counsel to Meyocks clients in the areas of media relations, media training, issue/crisis management, community relations, social media and employee communications. You would develop and implement public relations plans, as well as public relations programs that integrate with overall marketing communications plans. You would author content and edit content developed by other team members – and lead and mentor public relations staff at the agency.


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of public relations experience required (agency experience strongly preferred)
  • Significant experience in the agriculture category required – food, health or retail category experience a plus
  • Experience leading a team of professionals
  • Desire to learn clients’ businesses and contribute ideas that shape marketplace meaning for our clients
  • Demonstrated understanding of the changing nature of the public relations discipline
  • Ability to offer counsel/strategy…and to implement as well


About Meyocks

Meyocks, based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is an advertising agency that shapes marketplace meaning for food, agriculture, health and mentor brands. We help our clients “mean more” to customers, and we offer our team members opportunities to make meaningful contributions to the success of our clients and our firm. The agency offers counsel and services in the areas of brand strategy, research, advertising, media planning/buying, public relations, social media, digital, direct marketing, sales support and package design. Meyocks is a member of the Advertising and Marketing Independent Network (AMIN). For more information, visit


To be Considered

Please send your resume to Doug Jeske at

Brand communications, marketing strategy, advertising and more.

Join us on Feb. 19th

Networking with IABC/Iowa and Drake

Come and meet some of the top communicators in Central Iowa! IABC/Iowa and Drake University’s Master of Communication Leadership (MCL) program are co-hosting a free networking event on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 5:00 to 7 p.m. at Jethro’s BBQ (3100 Forest Avenue in Des Moines near the Drake campus).


IABC/Iowa and Drake are taking care of appetizers. You are responsible for your drinks.

Bring your business cards and a friend and get ready to talk shop or learn more about Drake’s Master of Communication Leadership program.

Drake MCL instructors, current students and alums will be there to answer questions about their unique program designed to help you lead a successful team or organization in today’s rapidly changing media and business environment. Designed for experienced professionals, it combines coursework in communications and business. Applications for the next school year are due March 1!

Not interested in a master’s program? There will also be plenty of opportunity for you to network with your peers and experts in the communication industry.

Let us know you are coming – Register today!