05Nov 2018

GCCC exams return in March

November 5, 2018

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 get certified. But wait there […]

08Oct 2018

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 choose,” she said. I was […]

19Sep 2018

IABC is your community. It offers members opportunities to grow their careers, connect with fellow communicators and learn from best practices. Here are just some of the benefits of your membership at both the local and national level: Local chapter events: Make new friends and reconnect with colleagues. Register for an IABC MN event today! […]

12Sep 2018

FACES of IABC MN

September 12, 2018

FACES of IABC MN Amy Davis | Division Chair, Communications | Public Affairs Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN IABC Member LinkedIn Profile I love working in the communication field because our profession directly impacts the success of the organizations we serve. Whether we are focused on internal or external needs, or managing a crisis, every day […]

28Aug 2018

It’s back-to-school time

August 28, 2018

Cool backpack. Check. Yellow (2), red (3), and blue (4) pocket folders. Got ‘em. Fresh hairdo. Yep. New outfits and shoes (that will no longer fit by the holidays). You betcha. If you’re a parent, you know the drill. Each year, you invest in your child’s learning. IABC Minnesota is here to ensure you also […]

07May 2018

By Tammy Nienaber When Travon signed up for an elective at John F. Kennedy High School in 2009, he had no way of knowing the class would change the trajectory of his life. Through a senior-year elective offered by The BrandLab, Travon was given a glimpse into the world of marketing communications. Thanks to that […]

13Mar 2018

By Cathryn Baker Save 10% when you renew your membership or join as a new member during the month of March! Now is the time to make a commitment to your career growth through a membership with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). Join the national organization and become a member of our strong […]

25Feb 2018

No limits, no boundaries

February 25, 2018

By Rebekah Fawcett When I was growing up, I had a very clear vision of what I wanted my future to look like: I was going to be a decorated Olympian, president of the United States, former astronaut who was a prima ballerina in her spare time. Looking back, maybe it was a bit ambitious. […]

19Feb 2018

A guest post by Eric Raarup, vice president of Digital Experience, CRM and Marketing, sponsored by RBA. Measurement is key. If you lead a communications team and are accountable to management for key performance indicators (KPIs) and measuring the success of your team, product or service, this isn’t news. If you work in digital marketing, […]

02Feb 2018

Blurred lines

February 2, 2018

By Jennifer Doll My personal self and my professional self were, at one time, two distinct and different beings. Then I had a baby. And then another one. Now my lines are blurred. It gets harder and harder to separate one from the other when I show up to work with snot (or worse) on […]

16Jan 2018

By Scott McCullough A famous J.D. Salinger quote asks, “How long should a man’s legs be? Long enough to touch the ground.” A pretty practical answer. It’s not that much of a stretch to say there’s a lesson here today for communicators responsible for content creation. The idea of snackable content has been around for […]

03Jan 2018

By Ellen Vander Linden With Super Bowl LII coming to Minneapolis, we are witnessing the numerous plans and activities surrounding the big event. IABC Minnesota board member Paul Omodt has a front row seat to observe the opportunities that reach beyond the football field. Hillary Feder, owner of Hillary’s Gifts, was selected as a qualified […]

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