Calendar

May
18
Wed
Webinar: Collaboration and Idea Sharing Through an Intelligent Intranet @ Online
May 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Free webinar for IABC members! Join Interact and Make-A-Wish to learn how the renowned organization revolutionized collaboration and idea sharing among their 1,200 staff members, spread across 62 chapters. Their intelligent intranet has become a critical resource and business tool, navigating communication challenges and bringing employees together.

Presenters

 

Daren Jennings (2)Daren Jennings, VP, Interact, is passionate about equipping people with the tools they need to be successful at work, which he believes impacts a person’s overall well-being. “If you’re engaged at work, you’re more likely to be happy at home” is something he strongly believes. Daren leads the U.S. sales team and directs business development in North America for Interact. He joined Interact in 2014 and brings more than 10 years’ technology experience helping companies like ADP, Bullhorn and Sheetz improve efficiency, collaboration and employee engagement.

 

Josh deBergeJosh deBerge, Director, National Communications & PR, Make-A-Wish® America, manages internal and external communication and serves as national spokesperson for Make-A-Wish. He supervises staff responsible for maintaining intranet operations; coordinating national media opportunities; developing nationwide campaigns; handling crisis communication; and strengthening brand reputation. Prior to joining Make-A-Wish in December 2011, Josh worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) where he led external affairs and crisis communication for large-scale national disasters. Josh also has a background in television, radio and print media.

Panel Discussion: Internal Comms in Times of Change @ Bose Corporation
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Internal Comms in Times of Change @ Bose Corporation | Framingham | Massachusetts | United States
The world of business is changing. Organizations are transforming. What can internal communicators do?

Drawing on a wealth of experience and perspective on internal communications, panelists will provide insights into various ways to approach internal communications during times of change. The discussion will touch on strategy, tactics and measurement—and lessons learned along the way. The audience will have the opportunity to ask the panelists questions.

Join IABC Boston for an engaging and topical presentation at the corporate headquarters of our host, Bose Corporation, in Framingham, Mass., near the intersection of Route 9 and the Massachusetts Turnpike.

IABC Boston will be hosting a networking reception prior to the event.

  • 6:00pm – 6:30pm Reception
  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm Panel discussion followed by Q&A

 

Panelists:

  • Jodi Freedman, ABC and Senior Manager, Internal Communications, Bose Corporation
  • Kristen Garvey, Director of Internal Communications, EMC
  • Chris LaFontaine, Director of Internal Communications, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Moderator:

Jen Shatwell, Co-founder, CEO and Principal Consultant with KTNZ, a communication consulting firm. Prior to this role, Jen served as Managing Director – Global Advisory Services with Melcrum.

Cost:

  • Member – $20 (eventbrite fees apply)
  • Non-Member – $30 (eventbrite fees apply)

Register five members of your team and pay for four — just use promo code 544 to receive your discount. This will discount for both members and non-members at 20% of the total price. You must register at least five people to use the discount code.

Not an IABC member yet? Find out more about benefits here, or contact IABC Boston’s VP of Membership, Jeremy Salah, for more information.

May
20
Fri
Webinar: Chatbots for Communicators @ Online
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Messengers are the new browsers and chatbots are the new websites.”

That’s the message from an executive at one of the leading messaging apps, and he’s exactly right. Chatbots today are where the World Wide Web was around 1992: Techies are all over them, marketers are starting to use them, and PR/communications practitioners are essentially in the dark. We’re just starting to notice some conversation about them but haven’t paid any attention to their inevitable disruptive impact on the way companies communicate with customers, employees, media, and other stakeholders.

In this dynamic, example-rich hourlong webinar, communications technology expert Shel Holtz will introduce you to chatbots and explore the implications for communicators. Shel will also provide you with a roadmap for getting started with chatbots both strategically and tactically.

Within a day or two of registering, you will receive the webinar URL, which you can use by yourself or for your entire team.

Hosted By:

shelShel Holtz first got online in 1985 and immediately saw the profound impact online communication would have on business and on business communicators. He started Holtz Communication + Technology (HC+T) in 1996 with the goal of helping organizations communicate effectively in the emerging online space using intranets to reach employees and various dimensions of the Internet to communicate with other stakeholder audiences.

Jun
10
Fri
IABC FLY Lunch Downtown Boston @ Central Bistro
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
IABC FLY Lunch Downtown Boston @ Central Bistro | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Join folks like you (FLY) for lunch in downtown Boston!

These small-group, local networking lunches offer an easy way to meet fellow communicators in your area. Spend your lunch hour with great food and great company while sharing ideas and best practices with other professionals in the field. Hosted by IABC member Cindy HutterRSVP here >>

Jun
15
Wed
IABC Summer Kick-Off Mixer @ Tia's on the Waterfront
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
IABC Summer Kick-Off Mixer @ Tia's on the Waterfront | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Join IABC Boston on the waterfront for an evening of networking with your fellow Boston-area communicators!

First drink and appetizers included.

Getting there:

SUBWAY
1. GREEN LINE  INBOUND TO GOVERNMENT CENTER. WALK EAST TO THE WATER THRU FANEUIL HALL. TIA’S IS ADAJCENT TO MARRIOTT LONG WHARF

2. BLUE LINE INBOUND TO AQUARIUM.  TIA’S IS ADJACENT TO MARRIOTT LONG WHARF

3. ORANGE LINE INBOUND TO STATE STREET. TIA’S IS ACROSS THE STREET ADJACENT TO THE MARRIOTT LONG WHARF

4. RED LINE INBOUND TO PARK STREET.  GREEN LINE INBOUND TO GOVERNMENT CENTER OR ORANGE LINE  INBOUND TO STATE STREET. TIA’S IS ADJACENT TO MARRIOTT LONG WHARF

PARKING
1. BOSTON HARBOR GARAGE AT THE NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM
2. STANDARD PARKING:   260 COMMERCIAL STREET
3. LAZ PARKING:  290 COMMERCIAL STREET


Cost:

Members: $20 + eventbrite fees will apply

Non-members: $30 + eventbrite fees will apply

Student: $10 + eventbrite fees will apply

Register five members of your team and pay for four — just use promo code 544 to receive your discount. This will discount for both members and non-members at 20% of the total price. You must register at least five people to use the discount code.

Not an IABC member yet? Find out more about benefits here, or contact IABC Boston’s VP of Membership, Jeremy Salah for more information.

Aug
24
Wed
Engaging a Mobile Workforce @ Webinar
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

From boomers to millennials, an unprecedented four generations now work side-by-side at most U.S. companies. In just four years, more than 72 percent of these workers will be mobile, tethered to their employers by little more than a smartphone. Against this backdrop, it is clear that employee communication strategies must evolve to accommodate and service a diverse and scattered workforce.

This webinar will explore the role of mobile technology in the workplace, the impact of managers and leadership on employee engagement and the effect both of these have on communications. We’ll take a close look at how communicating and new methods of distributing information is needed to cater for the modern employee through case studies and an analysis of recent survey data.

Presenter bio / Kristy Amy, Vice President of Strategy, Convero

For more than 20 years Kristy has leveraged IT and marketing to develop efficient communications programs that deliver measurable results. As Vice President of Strategy, Kristy works with companies to develop ongoing conversations with their customers and employees to increase engagement and retention. Kristy’s experience spans from the Fortune 1,000 to high-growth middle market firms and includes work for brands such as Avery Dennison, Cleveland Clinic, PolyOne and Westfield Insurance.  Through the use of relevant messaging, Kristy and the Convero team implement programs across web, video, mobile, live and print.

Kristy previously was president of OnMark Solutions, an eMessaging Agency that focused on implementing online marketing programs. She also held digital communications positions at Lubrizol, AmericanGreetings.com, AT&T and NCR.

Presenter bio / Jeff Corbin, Founder and CEO, APPrise Mobile

As a public and investor relations consultant for nearly 20 years, Jeff Corbin is pioneering the use of technology in the communications industry as the founder of APPrise Mobile™, a family of app communications solutions that includes theEMPLOYEEapp®, for secure employee communications; theIRapp®, for public companies to push information to their investors; theCOMMSapp™, for external communications; and theCONFERENCEapp™, for investor, analyst and other conference and event communications.

Before founding APPrise Mobile, Jeff served as the CEO of KCSA Strategic Communications, where he consulted with hundreds of companies and organizations.  Through this experience, he understands how organizations communicate with their targeted audiences, how these audiences consume information as well as the importance of technology to facilitate the direct connection between a company and its audience.

Sep
26
Mon
Webinar: Six social stats you should track @ Online
Sep 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This session will look at innovative, outside-of-the-box social media measurement practices effective businesses leverage to avoid the “vanity metric” traps that plague the digital monitoring landscape. Discover new ways to leverage social media to gain a competitive advantage within your marketplace.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to identify and determine specific social media objectives that are right for your business.
  • How your objectives influence what you measure.
  • The social media “KPIs” that most brands should be aware of.

Track: Marketing and Brand

Career Level(s): Generalist/specialist

This session is part of the Best of Show webinar series2016 World Conference attendees get a 50% discount.

cam-640x640-300x300Presenter: Cam Steed / Canada, is the founder & CEO of Smashed Abacus, a digital agency specializing in social media measurement, analysis and reporting. Steed has worked in the social media space since 2008, beginning his career with Publicis and Sysomos before incorporating Smashed Abacus in 2014. With a small but dedicated team, he now provides social media insights to companies like lululemon, Hockey Canada and NBC Sports while also sharing his expertise at various digital conferences throughout North America.

Sep
30
Fri
FLY Lunch Foxborough @ Davio's Steakhouse
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
FLY Lunch Foxborough @ Davio's Steakhouse | Foxborough | Massachusetts | United States

What’s A FLY Lunch?

A chance to get out of the office, have lunch and meet fellow communicators in your area – Folks Like You (FLY). These informal, small-group lunches allow practitioners to share ideas, gain insight into and find solutions to our common communications challenges.

Lunches are open to both IABC members and non-members. Bring a friend or co-worker, and experience firsthand how our professional networking and idea sharing can benefit you.

Limited to 10 seats. Hosted by IABC member Joyce Elven. RSVP here >>

IABC members host FLY breakfast or lunch events each month in a variety of areas and neighborhoods. Check the IABC Boston calendar for one near you. Want to host a FLY breakfast or lunch in your work neighborhood? It’s as easy as making a reservation! Contact JoyceElven@gmail.com.

Oct
5
Wed
Oktoberfest Mixer @ Jack's Abby Beer Hall
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oktoberfest Mixer @ Jack's Abby Beer Hall | Framingham | Massachusetts | United States

We are happy (hour) pleased to announce our fall Oktoberfest-themed mixer at Jack’s Abby in Framingham, MA. The beer will be cold and delicious, the food might be even better, and the company will be top notch! Don’t worry, you don’t have to wear lederhosen…but it would be amazing if you did.

Everyone receives one drink ticket and there will be heavy appetizers. We will raffle off a Jack’s Abby t-shirt to one lucky guest, so bring your business cards for a chance to win.

Come join us!

 

Not an IABC member yet? Find out about benefits here, or contact IABC Boston’s VP of Membership, Jeremy Salah for more information.

Oct
21
Fri
FLY Lunch in Burlington @ Tuscan Kitchen
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
FLY Lunch in Burlington @ Tuscan Kitchen | Burlington | Massachusetts | United States

Hello Burlington, Bedford, Billerica and Beyond!

IABC Boston member Lauren Libitz is hosting a FLY networking lunch near you and would love to meet you.

What’s a FLY Lunch? A chance to get out of the office, have lunch and meet fellow communicators in your area – Folks Like You (FLY). These informal, small-group lunches allow practitioners to share ideas, gain insight into and find solutions to our common communications challenges.

Limited to 10 seats

FLY lunches are open to both IABC members and non-members. This is a great opportunity to explore IABC or bring along a friend or co-worker who is considering IABC membership and wants to experience firsthand how our professional networking and idea sharing works.

If this FLY lunch is not in your work neighborhood, please stay tuned. IABC members are hosting FLY breakfast or lunch events each month in a variety of areas and neighborhoods. Check the IABC Boston calendar and join us for one near you.

(Want to host a FLY breakfast or lunch in your work neighborhood? It’s as easy as making a reservation! Contact JoyceElven@gmail.com today.)