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Tue., Aug. 5, 2014
IABC Fires No. 2 Staffer Claire Watson
By Jack O'Dwyer

Claire WatsonClaire Watson, No. 2 staffer at the Int’l Assn. of Business Communicators where she was external relations team lead, was fired on Friday, July 25 although she reportedly had a three-year contract.

Category: IABC
Thu., Jun. 12, 2014
IABC to Target Small Businesses as Revenue Source
By Jack O'Dwyer
iabcThe International Association of Business Communicators, which lost $529K in 2013, needs new sources of revenues and should target the 28 million small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S., says chair Russell Grossman.
Category: IABC
Wed., Jun. 11, 2014
IABC Meeting Hears Financial Woes
By Jack O'Dwyer

grossmanA dispute with web builder that has tied up $552,067 in funds, zooming severance and legal payments from firing 16 staffers en masse, “whopping” rent of $430,000, zoomng board expenses and other financial woes were told to IABCers yesterday.

Category: IABC
Fri., Jun. 6, 2014
Dark Directs Comms at IABC
By Greg Hazley
melissa darkMelissa Dark, an Australian internal communications consultant and former corporate staffer, has joined International Association of Business Communicators in San Francisco as director of communication and member services.
Category: IABC
Thu., Jun. 5, 2014
IABC Lost $529K in 2013, Revenues Fall $692K
By Jack O'Dwyer

robin mccaslandInternational Association of Business Communicators lost $529,073 in 2013 as revenues dipped $684,444 based on a report by blogger Dave Murray. A loan of $250,000 was taken to fund a new website.

Category: IABC
Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
Aaron Heinrich, IABC Comms. Head, Leaves
By Jack O'Dwyer
Aaron HeinrichAaron Henrich, who has headed communications at the Int'l Assn. of Business Communicators for more than a year, has left the group.
Category: IABC
Thu., Jan. 9, 2014
IABC Switches to 'Certification' from 'Accreditation'
By Jack O'Dwyer
The International Assocation of Business Communicators is switching to a "certification" designation for members from the current "accredited" designation which had created "Accredited Business Communicator" or ABC.
Category: IABC
Mon., Jul. 1, 2013
IABC's McCasland: Apologize for 'Dog' Remarks
By Jack O'Dwyer
Robin McCaslandRobin McCasland, internal PR staffer at Dell and new chair of the International Assn. of Business Communicators, should apologize for her remarks June 25 likening reporters to dogs "humping" in the park.
Category: IABC
Thu., Jun. 27, 2013
IABC Says Call off the Dogs (the Press)
By Jack O'Dwyer
dogRobin McCasland, new chair at the International Association of Business Communicators, likened critical reporters to her dog at the June 25 annual general meeting in New York.
Category: IABC
Tue., Jun. 25, 2013
IABC Draws 1,400+ to New York Conference
By Jack O'Dwyer
iabcMore than 1,400 members of the International Assn. of Business Communicators were present last night in the New York Hilton as nearly 300 Gold Quill Awards were handed out in eight different categories.
Category: IABC
Wed., Jun. 19, 2013
IABC VP Tells of 'Toxic' Staff Cuts
By Jack O'Dwyer
Paige WesleyPaige Wesley, former VP of marketing and communication at the International Association of Business Communicators, who was among the 16 staffers fired Nov. 30 by executive director Christopher Sorek, has posted 2,492 words on the staff cuts and their meaning for the association.
Category: IABC
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Thu., Oct. 27
Trust is What’s Ailing Healthcare
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Thu., Oct. 27
McCarthy Must Be Smiling
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Thu., Oct. 27
Getting the Most Out of Your Pitching Hours
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Wed., Oct. 26
Integrated Communications in the Life Sciences
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Tue., Oct. 25
NBC Doubling Down on Buzzfeed
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Tue., Oct. 25
The Problem with Cable TV Political Coverage
By Arthur Solomon
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Tue., Oct. 25
Leveraging Technology to Shape Health Messaging
By John Carnett
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Mon., Oct. 24
Redefining Success: a Timeless Debate
By Stephanie DeViteri
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Mon., Oct. 24
Trump Fails Presidential Character Test, Bigly
By Bodine Williams
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Fri., Oct. 21
Missed Opportunity of the 2016 Al Smith Dinner
By Patrick Hirigoyen
Patrick Hirigoyen

Fri., Oct. 21
It’s Not What You Know, But Who You Know
By Loren Antonio Duran
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Fri., Oct. 21
Defenders of the Healthcare Brand
By Lisa Kersey
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Mon., Oct. 17
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Tue., Oct. 11
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Thu., Oct. 6
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Wed., Oct. 5
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Tue., Oct. 4
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