Author: IABC Manitoba

Member Services Coordinator – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Member Services Coordinator – Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters     Close Date: 11/16/2018 Job type: One-year term with the possibility of extension to permanent full-time   Is customer experience excellence in your wheelhouse? Are you a marketing or communications pro who is excited about the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects? Does the opportunity to help industry grow to create jobs and opportunities here in Manitoba motivate you? Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters is Canada’s oldest and largest industry-based trade association. CME Manitoba represents manufacturers and exporters across the province. Our mission is to help manufacturers grow. 3-5 years’ experience Salary commensurate with experience   KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES  Integral member of the marketing team to bring fresh ideas and creativity; Meets with CME staff, Board Members, committees, members, prospects and other stakeholders to determine priorities and how to continuously improve all events, training and marketing initiatives to drive membership and increase engagement; Support membership initiatives to attract, engage, retain and grow CME membership; Provide writing and editing support for a team of subject matter experts across a range of communication materials; including eBlasts, blogs, social media and monthly newsletters; Maintain website copy, content and functionality; Create and maintain marketing collateral and promotional materials for various marketing initiatives and business development activities (e.g. email marketing, website, social media, presentation, print). Provide marketing support for tradeshow participation, on-site...

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Communications Specialist- Ubisoft, Winnipeg

Communications Specialist- Ubisoft, Winnipeg    Job type: Full-time Company Description: www.winnipeg.ubisoft.com       Our Mission Ubisoft is composed of over 12,000 talented people located in 28 countries across the globe. The company’s creative studios work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on iconic brands including Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege®, Watch Dogs®, For Honor® and more. Ubisoft Winnipeg plays a strategic role in Ubisoft’s network of studios as a AAA co-development studio dedicated to building new tools and technology that enable teams to create even more immersive and engaging game worlds for players.   Communications Specialist Ubisoft is looking for an- Enthusiastic and resourceful Communications Specialist to join its Winnipeg team. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Communications Specialist will deliver integrated and effective Communication plans that increase awareness and enhance the employer brand of Ubisoft Winnipeg with external audiences, including prospective job applicants, media, consumers and industry partners and internal employee communications. The successful candidate will help grow awareness about Ubisoft Winnipeg and the studio’s focus as a Tech and Tools leader in the video game industry across a variety of initiatives including, but not limited to, media relations campaigns, online and social...

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Member of the Month – Glenn Hildebrand

For Member of the Month, we asked Glenn Hildebrand, President, G R Hildebrand Consulting Group Inc., a series of quick questions. Here are his answers: Q: What’s your name? A: Glenn Hildebrand   Q: What are your go-to websites or blogs? A: iabc.com   Q: Who’s your comms hero or mentor? A: Barb Biggar – she taught me a lot   Q: What is your area(s) of expertise? A: external communications, issue management, media relations, government relations, board governance   Q: What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out in communications? A: Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask advice from your colleagues. We all have to learn as we go to some extent. Lifelong learning through educational programs and professional development is a must and pays huge dividends.   Q: What comms or marketing campaign are you most proud of? Tell us a bit about it. A: As a consultant, I will never take credit for many of my greatest successes publicly. As a staff member, I was proud of the campaign I lead at the College of Registered Nurses about hand washing. I still see the posters years later all over the province. The campaign enhanced the image of the College and the important work of registered nurses in our health system.   Q: What quality do you admire the most in...

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IABC MB President, Mekala Wickramasinghe talks about the First 100 days of presidency with her team and the stellar events and services coming up throughout the year!

IABC MB President, Mekala Wickramasinghe talks about the First 100 days of presidency with her team and the stellar events and services coming up throughout the year.   So, you have completed first 100 days as IABC MB president. Can you tell us about your experience so far? Is it 100 days already!? Feels like yesterday when we had the Strategic Planning Session inside a boat (literally) at Marine Museum in Selkirk, Manitoba. Since July, we have been working together to get programming year done. It’s been a fabulous yet a busy quarter.   What’s the highlight of your year? It’s our diverse and talented team. They bring variety of skills from their educational backgrounds, their passions, and their workplaces. Our board meetings help us face our challenges together. We are an operational board. That means we are unpaid volunteers. And this term is the busiest in everyone’s day jobs. Yet, we have been putting 10-20 hours on some weeks on making sure that we have the best services ahead.   Your team is wonderful. What are the key steps you take when planning the programs and events? First, we did a Strategic Planning Retreat, a full day event in a fun place. We had a third-party facilitator and the chair of the IABC Canada West Region. We looked at how the past year went, assessed the feedback through...

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How leaders spark or destroy culture and employee engagement- March 2019 PD Event

How leaders spark or destroy culture and employee engagement- March 2019 PD Event Description Culture is ‘in’ with leaders. The end goal? High employee engagement, which favourably impacts the customer experience. Executives love to craft a lofty culture strategy with idealistic characteristics. Whether you’re in communications or HR, convincing management that their behaviours matter more than your wonderful strategies is a tough sell. Actions speak louder than words. Leadership actions – and inaction – make or break culture initiatives and boost or erode employee engagement. This presentation will share best practices and practical examples on how to define, build and embed a great culture in your organization.   About Kellie Garrett (@KellieLGarrett) Kellie Garrett is a leadership expert and certified coach who works with organizations and teams to align business strategy, culture and leadership behaviours. She also coaches individuals, helping them to slay inner dragons and get out of their own way so they can shine. Kellie is a Board Director with the Regina Airport and Mental Health Commission of Canada. Awards include Master Communicator (IABC), Canada’s 100 Powerful Women, Top 25 Women of Influence, CPRS President’s Award for Outstanding PR & Communication Management, and Canadian Red Cross Humanitarian Award for voluntarism in autism and other areas. Kellie was Senior VP of Strategy, Knowledge & Reputation at Farm Credit Canada prior to starting her business in 2013.   DON’T...

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