Author: IABC Manitoba

Come Aboard! Be an IABC Board Member!

IABC Manitoba Team Come Aboard! Be an IABC Board Member! Joining our team is your ticket to growing: your network; communication leadership skills; and our profession. We have many positions including marketing, professional development, membership networking, partnerships/sponsorships plus more! Join our dynamic team and help us launch a great new year. Interested? Jump aboard and fill in your application now. For details Click Here or go directly to our...

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Meet Monique LaCoste, ABC, Communications Consultant, Trainer, Professional Em-cee|26 April, 2019

Monique LaCoste, ABC, Communications Consultant | Trainer | Professional Em-cee Monique LaCoste is a communications consultant, trainer and professional Em-cee who helps her clients inspire their audiences to action through the power of speech. A long-time radio host and television news anchor at Radio-Canada Manitoba, Monique is passionate about communications and community. She’s worked in various communications roles in the non-profit sector including St-Boniface Hospital Foundation and Université de Saint-Boniface, earning her professional designation as an Accredited Business Communicator from IABC along the way. Proud of her Francophone and Métis heritage, Monique has served on the boards of directors of several organizations including the 2017 Canada Summer Games, and the francophone local of the Manitoba Métis Federation. Drawing on her experience on both sides of the microphone, Monique has hosted conferences and special events on the local, national and international stage, from the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver to the 2017 Canada Summer Games right here in Winnipeg. She is going to be Emceeing ‘Communications and Marketing TrailBlazers of Manitoba’ our one-day conference on April 26, 2019 Order Your...

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Member of the Month – Jill Knaggs

For Member of the Month, we asked Jill Knaggs, Communications and Membership (Marketing) Champion with Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters & Post-graduate Marketing Instructor with Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology, a series of quick questions. Here are her answers:   Q: What’s your name? A: Jill Knaggs   Q: What are your go-to websites or blogs? A: I’ve got three young kids, so I’ve shifted to podcasts and other multimedia to keep me learning while on the run (usually, literally). Terry O’Reilly’s Under the Influence is a great one! But I’m also partial to Whiteboard Fridays by Moz and of course, the usual go-to sites like Ragan’s PR Daily, Cision, Ad Week, HubSpot and of course, CMA and IABC.   Q: What is your area(s) of expertise? A: I’m a bit of a jack (Jill?) of all trades, master of none. I love working at the strategic level though, aligning tactics to objectives like pieces on a chessboard. A colleague of mine uses the analogy of a symphony – success in our field means dozens of different tactics and processes that have to each be tuned just right individually. On their own, they help hit key business targets but when all the chaos comes together, it’s music. I love thinking of strategic marketing and communications like that!   Q: What advice would you give to someone who is just...

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Meet Kathy Knight, Chief Executive Officer|ICTAM|26 April, 2019

Kathy Knight, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Information and Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba (ICTAM) Kathy joined the Information and Communication Technologies Association (ICTAM) as CEO in January 2005. As a member-driven, industry association, she has worked with ICTAM’s Board of Directors and the Manitoba ICT sector to grow the fledgling organization into the robust, relevant and responsive association it is today. With approximately 150 corporate members representing a wide range of solutions providers and ICT consumers, ICTAM has evolved to become the leading voice of the ICT industry in Manitoba. Over the years, Kathy has delivered programming and initiatives to grow Manitoba’s ICT sector through targeted business development activities; promoting ICT careers to youth; and, creating greater knowledge about how this sector contributes to the economic well-being of this province. In addition, Kathy serves as a Director on the Board of Directors for Technology Councils of North America (TECNA). At home in Winnipeg, she served as Vice Chair of Red River College’s Board of Governors and Chair of the Audit Committee. Currently, she contributes to a number of other Committees in Winnipeg including the External Advisory Committee for the Department of Science at the University of Manitoba and Co-Chairs the Faculty’s Branding Sub-Committee. She is also a member of the National Advisory Group for ICTC’s Digital Dash initiative. Prior to joining ICTAM, Kathy was a successful independent marketing consultant....

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Meet Colleen Holloway, Manager, Communication Services|Qualico Canada|26 April, 2019

Colleen Holloway, Manager, Communication Services, Qualico Canada A graduate of the Red River College/University of Winnipeg with Joint Communications Degree/Diploma program, Colleen has been working in the Communications industry since 2005. In her current role, she runs the Corporate Communications team for Qualico, serving its business across Western Canada and Texas. Colleen’s corporate expertise has woven its way into volunteering for one of Manitoba’s largest dog rescues, Manitoba Mutts, where she has been the official spokesperson since 2012. She is a believer in laughing out loud, asking questions until you believe the ‘why’ and being fearless when taking action on the things you care about. Presenting on: Behind the scenes of a 3x award winning campaign. Let’s get yours ready next! Order Your Ticket to 2019 Full-day...

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