And The Winner Is…

This year’s Bronze Quill Awards Ceremony attendees were treated to great food, great entertainment, and a celebration of a great round of winning communication recipes.

On June 17, attendees gathered at the Des Moines Social Club downtown for a live cooking demonstration; entertainment from Masters of Ceremonies Lou Sipolt and Jackie Schmillen from the KCWI 23 “It’s a Great Day on KCWI 23” morning show; and of course, recognition of our 2014 award winners.

Congratulations to our Bronze Quill 2014 Winners

More about Bronze Quill

Winners of coveted Bronze Quill Awards serve as the industry benchmark for excellence in communication management, skills and creativity. The Bronze Quill Awards are open to both IABC/Iowa members and non-members alike. It recognizes small and large communication projects from corporate communication departments, private companies, government and education, PR firms, advertising agencies, human resources and benefit professionals, investor relations and freelancers.

The common thread amongst all entrants is the pursuit of communication excellence that contributes measurable results to their company or to their client’s bottom line.

This year, 17 entrants competed in categories ranging from media relations and marketing communications to audio visual and special events.

Join us on Feb. 27 for Selling Des Moines – Making the Best Lists

Mary Bontrager

Selling Des Moines – Making the Best Lists

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 , 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Mary Bontrager, Executive Vice President of Des Moines Partnership explains how the central Iowa region is getting recognized – for more than just the fly over state.

Click here to learn more and register.


Get engaged with your employees!




Kick off the new year in the ski capital of the U.S., Denver, Colorado, learning from the best and brightest in employee engagement, 9-10 January 2014.

Interact with leading national and international experts like David Grossman, head of David Grossman Communications, and John Smythe, founder of Engage for Change.

Learn from employee engagement executives from DirecTV, Chevron and IHS in sessions like “Creating Brand Ambassadors,” “Trading a Corporate Hat for a Stakeholder Hard Hat,” and “The Nine Circles of Employee Engagement Hell.”

The cost to attend is US$695 for IABC members and US$895 for non-members. You’ll find registration information here.