Andy Gardner

Resolve to Solve—even while on the beach?

By Camie Melton Hanily, president, IABC-MN I can’t remember the last time I made a New Year’s resolution. I’m not opposed to them. I just don’t want to say I’m committing to something unless I’m really serious about it, and—at least for me—the busy holiday season is not the ideal […]

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Changing Views on Change

If you attended Convergence this year, you probably recall Victoria Dew’s closing keynote. She spoke passionately about the role communicators play in shepherding change within their organizations. Not in modest, incremental ways, but as bold agents who enthusiastically assume responsibilities in a new paradigm. Her message resonates now perhaps more […]

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May We Talk?

Words that almost no one likes to hear – may we talk? The associated feeling is one of inadequacy, misstep or fault. Cringe. But isn’t that what we ultimately crave most? To talk, to connect, to establish community and to ultimately build deeper relationships? It’s our role as communications, marketing […]

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Why volleyball helped me become a SCMP

I love competition. In life. In business. And in sports. And as a veteran communication professional, it’s hard to leverage this competitive fire for generating more business or for helping others communicate their goals. One day at one my daughter’s volleyball matches, I was thinking, they train and train to […]

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Keynotes announced for 2019 Convergence Summit

The 2019 Covergence Summit (cosponsored by IABC Minnesota and the Minnesota Journalism Center at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota) takes place Thursday, March 28, 2019. Get special pricing for the Convergence Summit by registering now (Member $229, Nonmember $299). Special pricing ends February 28 so hurry and […]

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GCCC exams return in March

Did you miss the opportunity to sit for the Global Communication Certification Council (GCCC) exam held in Minnesota last month? Don’t worry, it’s coming back in March. The fact that 50 percent of certified professionals are promoted within the first six months of earning their certification is reason alone to […]

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Bringing the best of IABC to your doorstep

Bringing the best of IABC to your doorstep A note from Brandon Babcock, IABC Pacific Plains Region, Board Chair I exited journalism to work in corporate America at a big insurance company. My new boss told me that the company would pay for an industry association membership. “You get to […]

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