Career Opening: Lead, Marketing Communications Specialist

The Lead, Marketing Communications Specialist will play a key role in the FHLB Des Moines Marketing Communications Department to create, manage and execute external marketing and communications promoting the Bank and its products, services and solutions to members and other key stakeholders. The Lead, Marketing Communications Specialist will collaborate closely with other members of the Marketing Communications Department as well as business partners from Solutions and Strategies, Mortgage Product Group, Collateral and Community Investment Department to conceive, plan and produce effective and efficient print and digital campaigns for a variety of channels. The Lead, Marketing Communications Specialist will also provide strategy for and manage the FHLB Des Moines earned media efforts, including public relations, crisis communications and the Strong Communities Award. This position is also responsible for ensuring the cohesiveness of the written, visual and experiential components of the Bank’s brand.

For full details or to apply, click here.

Local Event: OctoPRfest – October 25

The local PRSA chapter is again bringing OctoPRfest to Central Iowa communications professionals. This is a chance to learn from national experts in a daylong professional development conference. You’ll learn valuable ideas to advance your organization’s strategic efforts. Visit http://prsaciowa.org/Institute to learn more or register today!

Learn How March Madness Bounced Into Des Moines in 2016

March brings the madness of one of the greatest collegiate sporting events – the NCAA basketball tournament – to sports fans across the nation. In 2016, March Madness bounced into Des Moines as the city hosted opening round games of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the first time.

You can get court-side seats to find out how it all happened when you join IABC and Greg Edwards of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau on Wednesday, March 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Forte Banquet and Conference Center. Greg, a key figure in bringing March Madness to Des Moines, will share insight into the process of attracting and hosting a successful major sporting event – from planning and preparation to the communications, operations and logistics.

This event is FREE for IABC/Iowa members and only $10 for non-members. Register now.

Peek Behind the Scenes Into RAGBRAI

You’ve seen the hoards of bikers. You’ve ridden the hundreds of miles. You’ve dipped your wheels in the Mississippi. Now, here’s your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the state’s most successful and well-known events.

Heading into its 45th year, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) is the oldest, largest and longest recreational bicycle touring event in the world. Taking place right here in our own backyard, the annual event attracts thousands of local, national and international riders and media to the state of Iowa.

 So, how does it all work?

Join IABC on Thursday, February 23, at 11:30 AM at Iowa Finance Authority as RAGBRAI’s Andrea Parrott takes us behind the scenes into the planning, preparation and communications involved in running this successful event.

Lunch will be provided, and there will be an opportunity to network with communications colleagues and friends following the event. 

Click HERE to register.

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