Archives for September 2014

A big THANKS to our speakers, attendees, and United Way!

September 23, 2014: A big THANKS to our speakers, attendees, and United Way

About the event:

“How to get the most out of social media with little or no budget”

What are the best social media tactics for successful crisis management, communicating your story, increasing membership and engaging your members? Join IABC Iowa and a panel of digital and social media professionals as we discuss these topics and more!

When:  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 |  7:30 AM  – 9:00 AM

Where:  United Way Conference Center |  1111 9th St., Des Moines, Iowa 50314

Sept speakers

Panelists:

Claire Masker
Claire is the public relations manager for the National Pork Board. Her main responsibilities are to create positive outreach materials for the U.S. Pork Industry and Pork Checkoff programs. She is a graduate of Iowa State University and proudly cheers for the Cyclones. Claire grew up on a family farm in Southwest Iowa, that her family owns and operates.
 
Jason Menke
Jason Menke is a Central Iowa communications professional with 20 years of professional public relations and marketing experience. His skills have been honed working for two Fortune 500 companies, the state’s largest private health care system, the state’s largest private health insurance provider, a well-respected social services organization, and the fundraising arm of the nation’s first (and best) land-grant university.

His previous professional responsibilities include sales-driven marketing research, graphic design, event planning, employee communication, organizational name change and branding efforts, video production, web site development and content generation, and far too much crisis communication experience for someone under 45.

Currently, he is Vice President for Communications in Wells Fargo’s Virtual Channels Group, where he is responsible for national media relations for online and mobile banking, as well as reputation risk management through the company’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Claire Celsi
Claire Celsi is the Director of Public Relations at Spindustry Digital in Clive, Iowa. She helps clients tell their stories by providing custom-tailored social and inbound marketing strategy. Claire is a Drake graduate and has also taught internet marketing, PR writing and social media courses at her alma mater. She serves on the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communications National Advisory Board and is a member of the 2014-15 West Des Moines Leadership Academy class.
 
Jenny Singh
Jenny is the digital strategy manager at McCormick Company and oversees the day-to-day strategy of seven clients. She has a keen understanding of how to tailor content for specific audiences, a skill she had honed in her previous role as audience development manager at Meredith Corporation. Jenny currently works on all areas of McCormick digital development from apps and SEO to social media.
 
 

Join Us September 23rd – “How to get the most out of social media with little or no budget”

SAVE THE DATE – September 23, 2014
Benefits of Social Media

“How to get the most out of social media with little or no budget”

What are the best social media tactics for successful crisis management, communicating your story, increasing membership and engaging your members? Join IABC Iowa and a panel of digital and social media professionals as we discuss these topics and more!

When:  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 |  7:30 AM  – 9:00 AM

Where:  United Way Conference Center |  1111 9th St., Des Moines, Iowa 50314

Dress Code: Business Casual

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Registration Deadline: Monday, September 22, 2014

 

Panelists:

Claire Celsi
Claire Celsi is the Director of Public Relations at Spindustry Digital in Clive, Iowa. She helps clients tell their stories by providing custom-tailored social and inbound marketing strategy. Claire is a Drake graduate and has also taught internet marketing, PR writing and social media courses at her alma mater. She serves on the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communications National Advisory Board and is a member of the 2014-15 West Des Moines Leadership Academy class.
 
Jenny Singh
Jenny is the digital strategy manager at McCormick Company and oversees the day-to-day strategy of seven clients. She has a keen understanding of how to tailor content for specific audiences, a skill she had honed in her previous role as audience development manager at Meredith Corporation. Jenny currently works on all areas of McCormick digital development from apps and SEO to social media.
 
Jason Menke
Jason Menke is a Central Iowa communications professional with 20 years of professional public relations and marketing experience. His skills have been honed working for two Fortune 500 companies, the state’s largest private health care system, the state’s largest private health insurance provider, a well-respected social services organization, and the fundraising arm of the nation’s first (and best) land-grant university.

His previous professional responsibilities include sales-driven marketing research, graphic design, event planning, employee communication, organizational name change and branding efforts, video production, web site development and content generation, and far too much crisis communication experience for someone under 45.

Currently, he is Vice President for Communications in Wells Fargo’s Virtual Channels Group, where he is responsible for national media relations for online and mobile banking, as well as reputation risk management through the company’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

 
Claire Masker
Claire is the public relations manager for the National Pork Board. Her main responsibilities are to create positive outreach materials for the U.S. Pork Industry and Pork Checkoff programs. She is a graduate of Iowa State University and proudly cheers for the Cyclones. Claire grew up on a family farm in Southwest Iowa, that her family owns and operates.

Webinar: The Physics of Employee Engagement

Webinar: The Physics of Employee Engagement

 

When:  09/26/2014 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Where: Webinar

Cost: $35 for members/$50 for non-members

Contact: Lisa Sedivy (Email)

 
A lot of the news coming out of employee engagement studies isn’t good and hasn’t been for a long time. Improved employee engagement generally shows on a company’s bottom line. The prognosis is not good for companies that don’t pay attention. Could simple physics explain a new approach to improving engagement across companies?
 
In this webinar:
  • Learn about the current situation with employee engagement
  • Understand why companies are seeing engagement as key to future business success
  • Revisit high school physics fun
Chuck Gose

Chuck Gose is a vice president and corporate communications subject matter expert for STRATACACHE, as well as a self-proclaimed Skyline chili connoisseur and Duran Duran fan with 15 years of experience in marketing, corporate communication and sales. In his role at STRATACACHE, he is global practice leader for employee communication. Gose’s job is to help educate the markets and industry on the value of digital internal communication and visual communication.register-button 

IABC PPR Silver Quill Awards – Entries due Sept. 15, 2014

NOW BOARDING!

Silver Quill 2014: Saluting Top-Flight Communications

Greetings, communications professionals across the IABC Pacific Plains Region!

May we have your attention please: Welcome aboard this year’s 2014 Silver Quill Awards, honoring top-flight work with measureable results from best-in-class communicators.

Get ready to empower your career to soar.
The Silver Quill Awards give professional communicators in our region an opportunity to showcase their best work. Your inclusion in the prestigious ranks of the Silver Quill solidifies with colleagues, clients and employers that you are one of the world’s most revered communication navigators.

The 2014 Silver Quill Awards program is easier than ever.
This year, we have better aligned the 2014 Silver Quill Awards with the international IABC awards process by offering an easy online submission process with our partner AwardSentry. This means the wide variety of work you do to move your business or organization forward now has a seat waiting for it in the Silver Quill program. Entrants submit a work plan and work sample that trained business communicators evaluate using an approved standard for communications excellence.

Following in the footsteps of IABC’s renowned Gold Quill Awards program, the Pacific Plains Region Silver Quill Awards is implementing some powerful changes this year.

  • Alignment with the Gold Quill Awards program deadlines means that once you get feedback from judges on your Silver Quill entry, you can quickly make any needed adjustments and enter in the Gold Quill program.
  • Trained communication evaluators will review your entry using a standardized criterion for communications excellence.
  • Constructive feedback plays a much larger role in the new evaluation scoring process, making it easier to refine your entry to submit in future award programs. Also, better feedback helps you to improve future communications projects.

Before you get started, obtain some pointers and how-to tips in How to Create an IABC Awards Entry in 24 Hours. Get ready to ascend to communications greatness: Submit your 2014 Silver Quill Entry.

About Student Entries
A student or a group of students may submit entries. At the time the work was created, the student must be attending school full-time or part-time working toward a degree at a college, university or other educational institution. Entrants who were enrolled as a student but have professional communication experience or are employed in the communication profession must submit their entry as a regular or non-member.

Work produced for educational courses, a club or volunteer association, an internship or commercial and non-commercial activities, including work for an IABC chapter or region are eligible for submission. Professors or advisers may not enter on behalf of a student.