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July 2018

Webinar: The 9 Rules of Crisis Communication

July 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Presented by Lane Kasselman Bad things happen on weekends, holidays and when the weather is nice—learn how to always be prepared for a crisis and the rules for communicating through it. Lane Kasselman, former Uber and AT&T communication and public affairs executive, will share his experience in navigating crisis and upholding an organization’s trust, credibility and reputation in the process. Presenter Lane Kasselman is a nationally recognized expert in crisis and public affairs. He led communications and public affairs for both…

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August 2018

Webinar: Take Control with Media Monitoring

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Presented by Dawn Smeaton PR and communication professionals do not like surprises. The last thing they want is to be in the dark when it comes to news—good or bad—affecting their organization. The answer to avoiding surprises? Knowing, before the other guys, everything there is to know about your world. What trends or opportunities are coming your way, what your competition is doing and where your industry is going. Media monitoring gives you that knowledge. In this webinar, you’ll: Learn…

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Karen Utterback Award Nominations Due

August 30

Each year, the IABC Chicago executive committee proudly presents the Karen Utterback Volunteer Award to one outstanding individual. Karen Utterback, ABC We are now accepting nominations for the 2018 Award. To nominate a chapter member, fill out and submit your nomination by Friday, August 31, 2018. About the award The annual Karen Utterback Volunteer Award, which began in 2012, recognizes a seasoned professional who donates his/her time and talent to further the professional communications practice. The IABC Chicago executive committee honors one outstanding individual at our Bronze…

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September 2018

Webinar: Collaboration to Improve Department Communication

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Collaboration to Improve Department Communication Presented by Shahara Wright Most department leaders will say that the C Suite doesn’t care if departments work together. However, managers know that it is necessary to complete the work that needs to be done. It often seems like it is impossible because of distrust and suspicion between departments. However, a company can only survive if a culture of communication, transparency and collaboration is embraced. Departments that struggle (or make no attempt) to cooperate with each…

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2018 Bronze Quill Awards Celebration

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildfire, 159 W. Erie
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Join us on September 27 for IABC Chicago’s premiere annual event celebrating our 2018 Bronze Quill Awards winners. Date: Thursday, September 27 Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Location: Wildfire 159 W. Erie Street Chicago, IL 60654 Dress:  Business attire Register Here On-site registration will be available. Bronze Quill Awards Ticket Options (includes appetizers, dinner and a soft bar)  IABC Member: $85.00 Non-Member: $95.00 Student:  $70.00 Group of 5: $375.00 All winning entries will be on display, and award recipients will be…

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October 2018

Webinar: Building Your Organization’s Communication Capability with the COMMS Approach

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Everyone communicates. The communication function is only one part of sharing information and facilitating meaning in any organization. Yet the growth in social platforms, the role of communication partners including HR, change, project management and marketing, along with the essential communication impact of managers force communicators to relinquish control. In this webinar, learn how introducing the five-step COMMS planning approach across an organization builds capability, provides a common process and achieves clearer outcomes. Communication functions are under pressure: extend your…

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PDLuncheon – Communicating about Artificial Intelligence: A Global Report

October 25 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Osterio via Stato, 623 N. State
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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The bots are here…But do we know where we are going? Join Mary Hills, ABC, Six Sigma, IABC Fellow, FRSA, Business Principal at HeimannHills Marketing Group, as she discusses the inaugural 2018 Communicating Artificial Intelligence Global Report done by the Centre for Strategic Communication  Excellence. The report summarizes key findings from the Communicating AI survey that was conducted to benchmark what communication professionals know, feel and are doing on communicating artificial intelligence now.  Mary will be accompanied by a representative from Health Care…

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November 2018

Webinar: Preparing for Cyber Security and a Data Breach

November 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  Presented by John Deveney Cyber-attacks have become a destructive and common problem. From compromised point-of-sale transactions to personal information security breaches, cyber-attacks can debilitate a business in the short-term and cause reputation damage in the long-term. What was previously considered an IT issue is elevated to the boardroom. Join John Deveney for a lesson in how to navigate a difficult media landscape post-crisis to improve public image, brand reputation and reinstate consumer confidence. Understand what vulnerabilities lurk behind every corner,…

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Webinar: How to Manage Fake News in the Real World 

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by John Deveney No matter your industry, the fake news hysteria should not be taken lightly. As consumers become more empowered by social media, brand reputations lie in the hands of anyone with an internet connection and malicious intent. Companies that are proactive in crisis management are more likely to minimize damage and maintain good standing. Join John Deveney as he uncovers the approach brands must take to keep viral storms from escalating in the face of fake news, featuring…

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Coffee with Communicators: Effective Storytelling Can Move Business

November 9 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Wrigley Building, 410 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Please join the IABC Chicago chapter for coffee, light breakfast and networking as we welcome Damian Joseph of SE10, an international public relations firm with offices in Chicago, London and Singapore, to IABC’s Coffee with Communicators. While storytelling is a key tool for today’s communicator, applying effective storytelling that impacts business in terms of brand awareness, relationship building and even sales can make a difference in today’s dynamic world of business. Joseph will share his unique approach to storytelling and lead…

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