Author: IABC Manitoba

MEMBER OF THE MONTH – CHRIS ALLINOTTE

For Member of the Month, we asked Chris Allinotte, director of Professional Development/director of Sponsorship and Community partnerships with IABC Manitoba and Communications Specialist with the Balmoral Hall School, a series of quick questions. Here are his answers:  Q: What’s your name? A: Chris Allinotte   Q: What are your go-to websites or blogs? A: For news, usually the Flipchart app on my phone, for comms blogs – I like the Hubspot, Simply Measured and, of course, IABC!   Q: Who is your comms hero or mentor? A: It depends on what I’m doing – for interviewing, I try to emulate Chris Hardwick, for social media, I try to follow mentor brands and see what they’re doing, for advertising – same thing – if I see something that looks great, I’ll try to find out more about it.   Q: What is your area(s) of expertise? A: I’ve gotten pretty adept at social video, including Facebook live, but there’s still so much to learn. I’m a fair graphic designer, writer, jack-of-all-trades-er really.   Q: What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out in communications? A: Never stop learning. Take those free webinars. Stop and ask yourself if the things you are working on are being done because they work, or if they are just the way they’ve always been done!   Q: What comms or...

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2018 Silver Leaf Awards Program

Are you ready? Let’s put IABC Manitoba communicators on the national stage The 2018 call for entries is now open for IABC Canada’s national awards program, Silver Leaf. Over the course of the next two months, professional communicators from across the country are invited to submit the best of their work for evaluation and have the chance for national recognition through the prestigious Silver Leaf award. “I know our team members have accomplished leading edge work in our field. I challenge all IABC Manitoba members to craft their entries and realize the benefits of gaining national recognition for their work,” says Roland Pajares, Chapter President. “IABC Manitoba is known within Winnipeg for its talented communicators. I invite all of you to showcase your work to the rest of Canada by earning Silver Leaf recognition.” With 47 categories for entry that reflect all aspects of the work of professional communicators, the Silver Leaf awards are only available to Canadian members and are an excellent stepping stone to the next level of achievement, Gold Quill. Don’t miss out on the reduced entry-free by entering before the early-bird deadline on June 15. The final deadline for all entries is on July 13. More information and access to the online application system are available on the IABC Canada...

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2018 IABC Manitoba Annual General Meeting (AGM)

IABC Manitoba presents its 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and summer networking event at La Roca Mexican Restaurant on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Business starts at 5:30 p.m. with the presentation of our 2017/18 annual report showcasing some of the highlights of the past year, followed by revisions to our chapter bylaws, the election of our 2018/19 Board, and finally, presentation of the chapter leader of the year. We invite all IABC Manitoba members to join us for this important meeting. Immediately following the AGM, we will be hosting a fun and informal networking event for all communicators, complete with...

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College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba

    Job title: Communications Specialist Nature of job: Full-time, Permanent Starting salary: $54,658 with competitive benefits package Application deadline: before noon on May 7, 2018   The Communications Specialist contributes to communications activities and initiatives to achieve organizational goals.   Reporting to the Manager of Communications, the scope of this position includes the following: plans, creates, drafts, edits, proofreads and coordinates a variety of communications materials including articles, website content, surveys, presentations, forms, promotional materials, scripts, speeches, fact sheets and multimedia tools such as e-learning modules gathers data and analyses results to inform communication strategy and tactics provides communication counsel, coaching and support to colleagues and other departments contributes to planning, writes articles for, proofreads and coordinates blog content and monthly e-newsletters coordinates the updating and maintenance of the College website, intranet and social media platforms ensuring quality control collaborates with other staff to plan and implement special events provides back-up reception coverage liaises with committees when required other duties as assigned   You possess: a degree in communications or related field knowledge of best practices in communications for a variety of audiences experience planning, writing, editing, creating and formatting a wide variety of print and digital communication materials project management experience experience working on websites and knowledge of content management systems knowledge of CP style and plain language principles excellent organizational skills, self-directed with the ability to...

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MEMBER OF THE MONTH- COLLEEN HOLLOWAY

For Member of the Month, we asked Colleen Holloway, a member of IABC Manitoba, a 2018 Gold Quill award winner and Manager, Communication Services with Qualico Canada, a series of quick questions. Here are her answers:   Q: What’s your name? A: Colleen Holloway   Q: Who’s your comms hero or mentor? A: Arlene Dickinson   Q: What is your area(s) of expertise? A: Employee Engagement, Brand and Culture, Corporate Communications, Creative Writing, Public Speaking, Event Planning   Q: What comms or marketing campaign are you the most proud of? Tell us a bit about it. A: Likely the...

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