SF IABC is pleased to partner with Advanced Learning Institute and offer a $200 discount to members for two upcoming events in San Francisco this fall! September 11: Masterclass: Advance Your Internal Communications If you fail to plan, you can plan on failing…so let...read more
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Lauren Balmayer gave up a primo job in Paris to follow her joie de vivre in San Francisco. The former director of L’Oreal’s Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Global Corporate Communications moved here two years ago to launch a new type of public relations (PR) agency, one...read more
Welcome to our new website! As proponents of clear, concise communications, we’re proud to introduce our new design and layout, which better reflects our style, approach and the innovative spirit of the Bay Area. Your Bay Area communications industry resource We’ve...read more
Erika Wah credits a complimentary IABC student membership she received as an IABC Canada Conference volunteer in 1993 for helping to launch her early communication career. Fresh out of university, she started volunteering at IABC events and joined IABC British...read more
“Most of us spend half our work week in meetings, and those meetings are often a waste of time,” says meeting expert Natasha Terk. At last month’s Independent Communicators’ Roundtable meeting, “How to Make Your Next Client Meeting the Best Ever,” Natasha shared best...read more
Networking 9 meetings are a low-stress way to share dinner, conversation and ideas with a small group of fellow IABC members. Check out the video below and sign up today for our March 13 dinners in San Francisco and Walnut Creek. (Members only.) ...read more
By now you’ve heard the buzz. Whether you’re fresh out of college, or a seasoned professional, you’re regularly reminded: Mentoring matters. Many organizations and schools have formal programs designed to connect industry and academic leaders with mentees looking to...read more
For independent communicators, the impression you make at your first client meeting and every meeting thereafter can make or break your business. Yet, a lot of us are writers, editors and project managers, not public speakers or presenters. We’re often great at...read more
Simone Toth loves being in perpetual motion. Simone and her family have moved around, “more times than folks would believe.” Recently, when Simone’s husband was offered a job in San Francisco that he couldn’t turn down, the wheels of motion began to turn again—time...read more
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In 2017, the National Bureau of Economic Research concluded that over 16% of U.S. workers were participating in the gig economy, an increase of 56% in the past 10 years. Those numbers reflect the rise in technologies that gave birth to the likes of Uber and Grubhub...
I was just a few years out of grad school when I realized that I was stuck. I had only a few years under my belt and noticed that I wasn't growing. In fact, I was just settling in -- and it was startling. For the first time in my life, my immediate environment wasn't...
After moving from Chicago to the Bay Area in October 2015, I decided to join SF IABC to accelerate my transition into the local market and expand my professional and personal network. I didn’t know a soul and sent an email through the SF IABC website. It was the best...