The good, the bad and the ugly: Crisis communication management in 2014

COMING IN NOVEMBER…

The good, the bad and the ugly: Crisis communication management in 2014 

This dynamic presentation will dissect communication during crises as they unfold in the digital age, providing strategy, best practices and lessons learned through case studies and video examples.

Eileen Wixted

Speaker: Eileen Wixted is a nationally recognized strategic communications and crisis management veteran with core competencies in the financial services, nuclear energy, agribusiness, and health care industries. As a strategist and communication trainer, she has helped clients navigate brand damaging issues as well as coached them to face hostile media interviews and government investigations.

You can’t afford to miss this – Register today!

When

Thursday, November 6, 2014 7:30 AM  - 9:00 AM

Where

Forte Center
615 3rd Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Dress Code

Business Casual

Fees

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Registration Deadline

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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October is International Membership Month at IABC

Join IABC Join IABC. If you are NOT already a member of IABC, please consider joining us. Join Now.

 

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For more than 40 years, IABC has provided communication professionals with the tools and resources necessary to boost their careers.

During October, we’re celebrating International Membership Month. All new members or previously lapsed members can join (or re-join) IABC and we’ll waive the $40 joining fee.

As an added bonus, you could win a year’s supply of coffee. All members who join IABC during October will go into a draw and one lucky winner will wake up to IABC and their favorite shot of caffeine!

One lucky winner will enjoy a $500 Starbucks Card OR a Gaggia 14101 Classic Espresso Machine

(NB: Winner can select their preferred prize; however the prize is not transferable for cash or any other offer. Should shipping costs to the winner’s country cause the total prize value to go over $500, IABC reserves the right to substitute a different model. Prize value will not exceed $500.)

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IABC members from all over the world explain how IABC has been a resource to help them grow their careers.

Omaha Communications Camp – October 16

Communications Camp

October 16 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm

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Get inspired with our third annual Communications Camp! We’ll have three national speakers ready to inspire Thursday, October 16 at Marcus Midtown Theatres.

Sign up today – tickets are limited!

Price:
Members – $90
Non-members – $150
Students – $90

Communications Camp Speakers

Michelle Sullivan, National Geographic Kids

Michelle SullivanJoin Michelle Sullivan as she shares how National Geographic Kids inspires kids’ curiosity to learn how the world works. (Hint: It requires a lot of fun facts, & smiling animals!)

Hear how a 125-year-old brand like National Geographic communicates and connects with this new generation of kid explorers (and their “grown-ups”) and how it’s popular Weird But True franchise powers a successful cross-platform content strategy and brand marketing approach to help them stand out in the competitive children’s media marketplace.

Carmen Hill, Director of Marketing, Little Bird

Carmen HillBusiness communicators have been doing content marketing, in one way or another, since we’ve been doing marketing. But digital technologies and social media have changed the game. We’re now under pressure to produce, distribute and measure more content, more often on more platforms than ever before. Our content isn’t just vying for attention with the other guy’s white paper; it’s competing with cute kittens and screaming goats.

And even though businesses are dedicating about a third of their marketing budgets to content, most of us still don’t have enough time or resources to keep up.

In this session, Carmen Hill will share her insights about the latest content marketing trends, along with ideas for scaling your content strategy and standing out in the stream. Content marketing may be at the peak of the hype cycle, but it’s never too late to learn a few new tricks.

Nina Foley, Community Relations, Lululemon Athletica

Nina FoleyNina Foley works as a Market Community Connector for lululemon athletica, supporting new stores and market development from a marketing and PR perspective. An avid runner and yogi, Nina sweats at least once a day and loves connecting with people all over the country through her work at lululemon and her personal blog justachitowngirl.com. Nina is a proud Chicago resident and lives in the Windy City with her husband and their cat, Luna Bell.

IABC/Iowa Honored as 2013 Small Chapter of the Year

 IABC/Iowa has been named the 2013 Small Chapter of the Year, topping the worldwide list of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) chapters its size.

 Along with the highest honor for chapters with 75 members or fewer, IABC/Iowa earned a Professional Development Excellence Award, recognizing the chapter’s strong local programming for communication professionals. Both awards were handed out at the Chapter Management Awards, part the annual IABC Leadership Institute, this year in New Orleans, La.

IABC is composed of 14,000 members from more than 70 countries, representing all walks of life in business communications.

The Iowa chapter’s mission is to connect communication professionals and help them advance their careers. Anyone is welcome to attend IABC/Iowa events. See what’s coming soon.

The Chapter Management Awards recognize outstanding volunteer chapter leaders worldwide in the areas of leadership abilities, management skills, creativity and teamwork.

The Principal Financial Group is seeking a Media Relations Consultant

Responsibilities

Serve the needs of SBU and corporate clients through a comprehensive media relations function to effectively communicate to the organization’s various publics via local, state, regional, trade, national, and global media.  Describe products, services, and company positions to the news media and obtain positive placements.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus 4-6 years related work experience required.  Experience in media relations, corporate public relations or agency experience preferred.  Proven track record in obtaining positive placements with the news media.  Strong oral and written skills, interpersonal and human relations skills, and assertiveness.  Knowledge of all public relations/communication techniques.  Ability to take an integrated communications approach to solve complex issues.  Ability to analyze and organize information, recommend public relations strategies and maintain high degree of confidentiality.  Must have basic PC skills and a commitment to get the job done.  Consistently meets deadlines.  Some travel required.

Job Level

Willing to consider candidates at the Sr. Media Relations Consultant level, dependent upon qualifications.

Location

This position will be located in our Des Moines, IA office.

Background Check Requirements

Employment at Principal is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

AAEEO

The Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

At the Principal Financial Group, we offer a competitive total compensation package and a comprehensive benefits package to meet each of your needs. If you are looking for the opportunity to get ahead in your career, apply online at www.principal.com/careers for job #216041 to be considered. AA/EOE

The Principal Financial Group is seeking a Sr. Media Relations Consultant

Responsibilities

Are you an experienced Media Relations professional looking for an exciting opportunity to build and protect the brand of a Fortune 500 company?  
If so, we might have the role for you! 
In this role, you will serve the needs of SBU and corporate clients through a comprehensive media relations function to effectively communicate to the organization’s various publics via local, state, regional, trade, national, and global media.  Describe products, services, and company positions to the news media and obtain positive placements. 
Sound like a match for your skills?! Here’s what we are looking for:

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus 6+ years work experience required.   
Experience in media relations, corporate public relations or agency experience is strongly preferred.  
Proven track record in obtaining positive placements with the news media.  
Strong leadership skills, oral and written skills, interpersonal and human relations skills, and assertiveness.  
Knowledge of all public relations/communication techniques.  
Ability to take an integrated communications approach to solve complex issues.  
Ability to analyze and organize information, recommend public relations strategies and maintain high degree of confidentiality.  
Must have basic PC skills and a commitment to get the job done.  
Consistently meets deadlines. 
Some travel required.

Visa Sponsorship

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for work authorization by The Principal.  Therefore, if you will require sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, we cannot consider your application at this time.

Background Check Requirements

Employment at Principal is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

AAEEO

The Principal is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 At the Principal Financial Group, we offer a competitive total compensation package and a comprehensive benefits package to meet each of your needs. If you are looking for the opportunity to get ahead in your career, apply online at www.principal.com/careers for job #216043 to be considered. AA/EOE