At the Pentagon on 9/11

By Julie Knight Anne Skelly will never forget one of the most harrowing days of her career — working inside the Pentagon when Flight 77 hit the building. At the time, she was an Air Force major and a speechwriter for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, as well as Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz. […]

Director, Internal Communications and Community Outreach

Cepheid’s Director, Internal Communications and Community Outreach has a key role in shaping our culture through developing and implementing innovative communications programs that engage, align and inspire our associates around our mission, vision and values and keep us connected to our Company, our Leaders and the Global Communities in which we serve. Responsibilities: Lead global […]

It’s Röcktober — Get Loud About IABC Membership.

Participate in Member Month for a chance to rock some great prizes. It’s Röcktober, a.k.a. IABC Member Month. Time to kick up the volume and let people know how IABC helps us amp up our careers, connect with a network of industry rock stars and tune into communication best practices that drive business results. For […]

We Want to Hear from You!

Who loves feedback? We do! Now’s your chance to tell us how SF IABC can improve. Take our member and supporter survey here. Interested in joining our community of communicators or renewing your membership? Click here!

Let’s Go to the Zoo

Sign up today for our joint PRSA / IABC corporate social responsibility event Oct. 5. Save $ with the early-bird discount and get $20 off your Uber ride to and from the event. Come join fellow communication and marketing innovators for a fun evening at the zoo. IABC, PRSA and sfBIG will co-host, “The Hidden Value of corporate social […]

Words Are Powerful

By Jennel McDonald Words are powerful. Images are powerful. Actions are powerful. They are artifacts of human society and the communicators’ tools that we use to shape our worlds. In the past few weeks, we’ve seen our tools in action – used in both terrifying and hopeful ways. The white supremacists’ demonstration in Charlottesville, VA […]

Tips from Writing Coaches

By Sue Stoney While many of us IABCers write for a living, it’s always fun to learn some new tricks of the trade. Several of our chapter’s top writing coaches and communication consultants came together on Jan. 18, 2017 at Impact Hub in Oakland for an SF IABC Independent Communicators’ Roundtable meeting to share tips […]

President’s Blog: 3 Reasons #whyIloveIABC

By Kamna Narain In my final week as President of the San Francisco chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) I’m reflecting on why this professional association is so near and dear to my heart. #whyIloveIABC There are many reasons to love IABC. Where else can you find a global community that connects, […]

Todd Nelson Finds a Niche in the Cannabis Industry

By Julie Knight You could say Todd Nelson is building his own cannabis empire as the “Pot PR Guy.” After 17 years of award-winning marketing, communications and PR experience, in 2015, Todd decided to re-open a business he ran years ago, TNTpr. Only this time, the business would specialize in cannabis PR. How did a […]

Bidding for Change at eBay

By Julie Knight  How eBay is re-branding itself by turning employees into brand ambassadors. Watch the video below. At SF IABC’s meeting, “Reinvigorating the eBay Brand from the Inside Out,” we got an inside glimpse into how eBay is working to shift perceptions of the company by turning its 12,000 global employees into brand advocates. […]