ICR News: February 2016 Meeting Highlights

Getting Noticed and Building Relationships on LinkedIn By Molly A. Walker with notes by Jeff Leslie Best-selling author and LinkedIn coach Ted Prodromou generously shared a bounty of helpful suggestions on how to get noticed and build relationships on the “world’s largest professional network,” LinkedIn, at our February 17 SF IABC Independent Communicators’ Roundtable session […]

President’s Blog: Consider the Possibilities

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President   “The world’s favorite season is spring. All things seem possible in May.” – Edwin Way Teale   Great Time to Get Involved At the end of June, many of us on the SF IABC board will transition into new roles. We are actively looking for members who […]

ICR News: April 2016 Meeting Highlights

Innovative Networking: Finding What Works for You By Lisa S. Sullivan The LinkedIn profile of Kamna Narain (“Coach Kamna”) says that she provides “thought leadership and coaching to individuals seeking clarity and guidance around getting from where they are to where they want to be.” At the April 20, 2016, SF IABC Independent Communicators’ Roundtable […]

Director, Marketing & Community Benefit: Satellite Healthcare

Location: San Jose, California Satellite Healthcare is a successful, nonprofit organization that has improved the lives of people living with kidney disease since 1973. We earn our national reputation for excellent patient care each day by offering a complete range of dialysis therapy choices, personalized clinical services, and unparalleled wellness education. Satellite Healthcare provides expert, personalized […]

Marketing Director: Huntsman Architectural Group

Job Title: Marketing Director Location: San Francisco, California   Primary Duties/Responsibilities: Marketing Strategy & Department Management (20% Priority) Develop and implement strategic marketing plan, marketing budget, and annual marketing calendar Oversee development of annual marketing report with fundamental performance metrics Allocate marketing team resources, direct team of marketing managers, coordinators, and graphic designers (currently team […]

Member Spotlight: Jeff Rader

By Shayna Keyles After 10 years honing internal messages for the multinational corporation Chevron, Jeff Rader is considering how best to leverage that experience in the next chapter of his career. He reflected on his experience at Chevron, shared his views on the nuances of communications, and discussed his strategies for looking forward. You have […]

President’s Blog: Spotlight on SF IABC’s Very Own Networking Nine

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President Sharing a meal in an intimate, private dining venue, enjoying good company and engaging in thoughtful discussion. Just your average networking event, right? Hardly! But did you know that SF IABC offers that kind of networking event on a regular basis? We do. It’s called Networking Nine, and […]

ICR News: March 2016 Meeting Highlights

Turn Your Ideas into Action with Innovative Thinking By Shayna Keyles Have you ever wondered how creativity works? Did you ever stop to think about why some people are always coming up with new ideas while others return to the same principles over and over again? Do you ever try to break out of old […]

ICR News: January 2016 Meeting Highlights

Getting Comfortable with Social Media By Molly A. Walker with notes by Merry Selk Relevance is the principal reason that independent communications professionals should get comfortable with social media, according to social media and public relations strategist Laurie Kretchmar of upwithsocial.com. Kretchmar shared that perspective in her presentation to the SF IABC Independent Communicators’ Roundtable […]

Design Thinking Isn’t Just for Designers

Communicate Better by Empathizing, Defining, and Testing By Shayna Keyles If you missed out on SF IABC’s March 8th workshop, “Get Big Results with Design Thinking”, don’t worry: I went so I could tell you all about it. And even if you did go, read on so you can re-live the experience and maybe learn […]