Author: Heather Howell

Guest Blog: Renata Castro – 4 Valuable Takeaways from a Communications Professional

Introducing to you Karen Kornelsen; Marketing, communications, and event manager for The Exchange District Biz. Karen has majored in journalism and has a diploma degree in creative communications. She worked in the journalism field for about eight years (actually she still works, but as a freelancer now). She received a lot of no’s at the beginning of her career but persevered and after she got her first yes, her career took off from there. Then the next natural step for her was moving into the communications field. Back to Winnipeg two years ago, she started at The Exchange District Biz....

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Meet the Team – Sonny Primolo, Director of Administration

Sonny Primolo joined the IABC Manitoba Board as Director of Administration in June 2017. Since then, he graduated from the Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) Public Relations, Marketing, and Strategic Communications program at The University of Winnipeg as class valedictorian and joined The Winnipeg Foundation as Communications Assistant. “It’s been a difficult year,” Sonny admits, “but I’m proud of what I have been able to accomplish.” In his valedictorian address, Sonny shared the challenges of the intense, 13-month PACE program. “The PACE program wasn’t easy. It was full of late nights, group work, and tough assignments that tested...

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3 Reasons Why Students should apply for a Gold Quill Award

The IABC Gold Quill Awards are presented annually to honour excellent communicators in their fields, and I am happy to tell you that as students, you are eligible to enter under the student categories for Communication Management, Communication Research, Communication Training and Education, or Communication Skills. You maybe submit any course work as an entry, either individual or group, or a project you have worked on outside of class. Aside from the obvious bragging rights, why should you, a student, enter these prestigious awards? Here’s 3 reasons why:   1. Global Recognition IABC is an international association, with communication...

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Meet The Team – Nicole Williamson, Marketing Co-ordinator

Many high school students have part-time jobs. Meet Royalwood resident Nicole Williamson, who worked between 40 and 50 hours every week while completing her diploma at Collège Béliveau. Now that Williamson is a full-time student at the University of Winnipeg, Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE), in the public relations, marketing and strategic communication diploma program, she isn’t slowing down. Williamson continues working on a part-time basis. With the Corus Entertainment street team for radio stations like CJOB 680 AM, she looks after social media, remotes, promotions, and emceeing events. Her second job is with Freshii Sage Creek. Williamson...

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