President’s Blog: Back to SF IABC

You don’t have to be a student to enjoy new beginnings in September  All those photos on Facebook of smiling kids, ready for a new school year filled with new classes, new friends and often, a new outfit. I get a little wistful this time of year; not because I don’t have a kid, but […]

Share Your Good News!

SF IABC members are always on the move. Whether it’s landing a promotion, new job, or leadership role, winning awards or recognition, publishing an article or book, or speaking at an esteemed industry event, our talented members deserve to be applauded. So share your good news and we’ll post it here! Contact Maureen Thompson, Director […]

President’s Blog: #iloveyoga & Who Are These People?

(Photo credit: Tess Robeson) On August 6, twenty board members and volunteers dedicated most of their Saturday to SF IABC and walked out excited, energized, and dedicated to posting #iloveyoga all over social media. What went on in that glass-enclosed conference room? We decided who we wanted to be. We turned to illustration to capture […]

President’s Blog: It’s a New (Board) Year!

Image Credit: Jeannine Rucker 2015 – 16 President Julie McCrady introduces Kamna Narain as the President-Elect at the chapter Leaders’ Reception in late June, shortly after which the board slate was approved by SF IABC members.Dear SF IABC Members,One of the lesser-known facts about SF IABC is that our board year runs from July 1 […]

ICR News: June 2016 Meeting Highlights

Brainstorming with ICR: Using Social Media in Your Business By Shayna Keyles On a pleasant June afternoon, sixteen communications specialists from all across the industry crammed into a warm room in the basement of the Capital One Café in San Francisco to discuss social media. A sweeping field, it would be impossible to cover all […]

President’s Blog: It’s a Wrap

By Julie A. McCrady, SF IABC President June is arguably the peak season for professional development at the global level of IABC. World Conference 2016 is the place for communicators to gather and learn from each other, industry experts and a handful of visionaries from outside of the profession. With six tracks running simultaneously throughout […]

ICR News: May 2016 Meeting Highlights

The Message Crafter: How Writing Coaches Help Experts Express Ideas By Shayna Keyles Though many who will read this recognize Sue Stoney as the co-VP of SF IABC’s Communications team, clients will recognize her as a partner and a coach. At May 18th’s Independent Communicators’ Roundtable, Sue shared her coaching secrets with an eager group. […]

Aligning the Team for Content Strategy

By Shayna Keyles Content strategists should be able to bring any plan to life, according to the Content Strategy Dream Team. The three experienced content strategy experts, introduced below, laid out the steps to success in a dynamic program jointly sponsored by SF IABC and the Content Strategy Meetup, and generously hosted by Weber Shandwick […]

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 […]