Preparing to write the CMP exam in Saskatoon

The Communication Management Professional (CMP) Certification study group is meeting on Saturday, April 22. At this meeting, we’ll review communications ethics, as well as other knowledge areas the group wants to discuss.

All members are welcome to join the study group. It’s a great way to review communications best practices, connect with fellow communicators and prepare to write the certification exam in Saskatoon on June 24, 2017.

Upcoming study session dates include:

  • April 22
  • May 13
  • June 3
  • June 17

For location & times of the group meeting, contact Ivan Muzychka, ABC, MC, the IABC Saskatoon Awards and Certification chair, at yxe-awards@iabc.com.

The CMP exam that will be administered in Saskatoon on June 24. The exam itself is 100 multiple choice questions. You can find out more about the certification program here: www.iabc.com/professional-development/certification.

March is #IABCMemberMonth. Be a VIP!

There are a number of incentives being offered this month.

New Members

New and lapsed members who join or reinstate will receive a 10% discount on their International IABC dues and have their US $40 application fee waived. This dues discount is a one-time offer and only available for March 2017 Membership Month. They will also be entered in a drawing for a VIP prize package to IABC World Conference.

www.iabc.com/join

Renewing Members

Current members who renew in March will receive a 10% discount on International IABC dues. They will also be entered into the drawing for the VIP prize package for IABC World Conference.

www.iabc.com/renew 

Current Members Referring New Members

Members who refer new members to join IABC will be entered to win a $500 visa gift card for every new or lapsed/reinstated member who lists them as a referral source.

Send an application to the potential new member’s work or home. You can download an application here or contact IABC’s Customer Service Center at member_relations@iabc.com to request an application be sent directly to the individual. Don’t forget to write your name on the referral line!

Check out what IABC means to our global colleagues!

Drive insights and create even greater business value

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During this webinar, you’ll learn how to create, implement, and measure data-driven integrated marketing communications (IMC) campaigns. Because, like it or not, we often mistakenly find ourselves defining strategies based on our assumptions long before we see the numbers that should be informing them.

After attending this webinar, you’ll understand how to:

  • Identify your target audience
  • Set goals and objectives that align with your business
  • Develop strategy based on research and planning
  • Identify tactics and include them in your project management
  • Implement tags and work with various communications technology
  • Create your own measurement framework
  • Schedule time to analyze and improve your campaigns
  • Build beautiful reports and dashboards to share with your C-Suite

Presenter/Dane Wiseman, Director of Marketing for AirPR, focuses on customer acquisition and connecting communications professionals to industry-leading measurement and analytics solutions. With an interest in emerging best practices in analytics, Dane has managed advertising budgets and incorporated new advertising technologies for Fortune 500 companies through partnerships and certifications with Google and Microsoft. He has also been recognized for his innovative brand marketing strategies. Prior to joining the AirPR team, he led marketing efforts for media monitoring solution Critical Mention and evolved brand strategies at the integrated digital advertising agency ethology. Fun Fact: Dane teaches the next generation of marketing and analytics professionals in graduate and advanced diploma programs at New York University.

Date: 8 February 2017
Time: 10 a.m.–11 p.m. PDT / 1–2 p.m. EDT
Free to IABC members

Register now!

Snaps and Snacks with #IABCyxe

Happy New Year! Let’s celebrate with an IABC Saskatoon member benefit.

IABC Saskatoon members are invited to Studio D within The Two Twenty in Riversdale.

You will:

  • Enjoy complimentary appetizers & drinks!
  • Network with other professional communicators, friends and colleagues.
  • Hear Matt Ramage of Studio D photography speak on the importance of good photography.
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Studio D, 220, 20th St. W
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

This event is provided at no cost for IABC members. $20 for non-members.

Register now!

Magical IABCyxe Holiday Mixer

Get your tickets here!

Join IABC Saskatoon for complimentary drinks and appetizers on December 14, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Bamboo Shoots, 639 Main Street (between Broadway and Dufferin).

‘Tis the holiday season for a festive crowd.
We’re makin’ it merry, we’re makin’ it loud.

Enjoy fruity punch drinks, wine and beer.
Get your spot quick! You’ll want to be here.

Come and enjoy the tasty appetizers.
A magical night, chock-full with surprises.

Shiny props & magic, as holiday décor.
And a Food Bank collection. Need we say more?

Tickets are $10 for IABC members and $25 for non-members — $10 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Saskatoon Food Bank.

Mix and mingle to a jingling beat with sponsors, speakers, and fellow communications professionals. Entertainment by Hadlen!

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Get your tickets here!

Many thanks to our sponsors:

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You have to be there to have a chance to win these fab prizes!

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Membership Month in Saskatoon

Join or renew your membership by April 30 and save! Now is the time to join the Saskatoon chapter of IABC, a vibrant group of professionals who create sparks and connections in our community.

During this month, you save 10% on membership and the $40 application fee is waived. Plus you’ll have access to discounted rates on professional development, awards, accreditation and networking opportunities–locally and internationally.

Join our network of 12,000 members comprised of students, recent grads, professionals and corporate teams. Since 1970, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) has set the standard of global excellence for professional communicators.

Visit the IABC International website for more information about IABC membership or to apply online.

Want to learn more about the benefits of becoming an #IABC member and how it can help your career? Contact either of our membership co-chairs, Chandra Groves or Tanya Turner..

March is Membership Month!

This month is all about getting out, getting moving, and #createconnection as IABC members and with IABC Members.

There are some great benefits for joining in March! They are:

We also welcome referrals! New members receive the benefits listed above and, if they list a member who referred them, that member will also go into the draw to win a FitBit Blaze.

For more information and to get your membership, visit the IABC International site at www.iabc.com/membership

Do you want to build a (snowman) digital strategy? And holiday social.

The snow is here and the holiday season is nearly upon us! IABC Saskatoon is hosting a free member event for the holidays. We’re looking forward to sharing cheer with all of our friends and colleagues. Also, attendees will get a first-hand look at a new digital marketing report for Saskatchewan prepared by Insightrix.

Join us for a little PD and a lot of party. We’ll enjoy delicious Drift appetizers, a cash bar and fun door prizes, too.

Huge thanks to our event sponsors CNW for their generous support!

Tickets are available at https://www.picatic.com/IABCholidaysocial

Taste, Tour and Talk at Prairie Sun Microbrewery – IABC Saskatoon Fall Kick-off

Join your IABC Saskatoon colleagues after work on Tuesday, September 29, for an evening of networking and a behind-the-scenes look at the world of craft brewing at Prairie Sun Microbrewery and Brewpub.

Fancy-schmancy appetizers and craft beer flights will be provided and you will even learn a few marketing tactics implemented by Prairie Sun owners Cameron Ewen and Heather Williams.

We hope you’ll kick-off the year with us!

Tickets here: http://bit.ly/1Ygot28

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