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 […]

18Dec 2017

By Ann Krzmarzick, ABC The server went down and a customer eblast scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday was still not delivered as of Friday. Multiple emails later, we finally talked to a supervisor who said, “I’m sorry. We will do a better job of communicating in the future.” After questioning him further, he revealed, “We […]

14Nov 2017

By Kelly Hall Speaking on the IABC Minnesota’s Meet the Pros event panel was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on my career path and offer advice to college students interested in careers in communications. Not too long ago, I was in their same shoes and experienced the same emotions that they are currently experiencing. With […]

27Oct 2017

by Paul Omodt Ever give a presentation to a room full of strangers and wonder what they were thinking? Did they understand my points? Was my presentation style working for them? Was I connecting with them? If you could read the mind of your audience and see the giant thought bubble above their heads, what […]

20Sep 2017

Advice from a former reporter

September 20, 2017

Public relations professionals and reporters can be as compatible as oil and water. Mike Walsh, a board member with IABC Minnesota, tackles that challenging topic with his colleague, Sam Black, who worked as a journalist before moving to his current corporate role. Below is the original blog post Michael shared on Linked In. Tips from […]

22Aug 2017

By Aaron Zaslofsky Communications is a poorly understood and underappreciated discipline. If you’re nodding your head, read on. If not, consider yourself fortunate to work in an organization that places Strategic Communications where it should be – at the table for business strategy discussions and absolutely critical to earning the trust and confidence of employees, […]

26Jul 2017

It’s 6 a.m. My plugged-in cell phone vibrates on my bed stand while emitting an annoying chirping sound. “Get out of bed,” it says to me. I know it’s going to be a busy day the second I open my eyes. Two kids and a dog wake up shortly after my wife and I do. […]

24Jul 2017

A guest post from Dr. Mike Porter, APR, sponsored by the University of St. Thomas. Having been on both sides of the graduate school equation, including nearly 10 years on the teaching side, I’ve noticed a number of changes that affect people considering graduate degrees as a means to enhance their career prospects. Today, many […]

12Jul 2017

By Sarah Matsumoto While preparing to take on the role of IABC Minnesota president this year, I met with a number of members, past presidents, prospective volunteers and board members, and it’s clear to me that the number one reason why people join and get involved with IABC is the people. I believe our organization […]

26Jun 2017

By Susan Otten My year of serving as president of IABC Minnesota is coming to a close. While serving the communicators of our great state, I developed amazing friendships with fellow board members and added connections, from a variety of industries, to my network. This year, IABC Minnesota worked with a myriad of volunteers to […]

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