MENA Effie Awards announces its expert panel of judges

147 sector leaders gather to select the most effective marketing efforts in the region Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September xx, 2017: The ninth edition of the MENA Effie Awards (Effies) has announced its expert panel of judges, which includes 147 sector leaders who will be judging thousands of entries to select the most effective marketing […]

The World Conference goes to Montréal in 2018!

We just wrapped up a World Conference that explored the critical issues of our profession, offered new solutions to your most pressing challenges and gave you a chance to connect with your peers in a meaningful and lasting way. Now is the time to save the date for the 2018 World Conference, to be held […]

#createconnection with fellow IABC members

IABC has launched an updated profile and member directory to make it easier for you to #createconnection. We’ve added even more fields within the member profile, including demographic information and areas of interest of expertise. We encourage you to log in and update your information today! Members can also now use the directory to search […]

Register for IABC’s first virtual World Conference

The 2017 World Conference took place in Washington, D.C., 11–14 June. For the first time ever, IABC is giving you the chance to check out five of the breakout sessions as a virtual experience. This is a way to access part of the World Conference without leaving your desk!  Those who attended the in-person event and […]

Looking back on 2016-17

It was a good year for the IABC EMENA Region. We regained a solid financial footing by reducing costs, grew our social media following through a regular cadence of communication, reviewed our dues structure, and launched new initiatives that will keep our region moving forward, assist our constituent chapters, and add value for our members. During […]

FREE webinar: The art of PR in business in the UAE

In the era of fast-changing economies and technology, industries in the UAE and around the world are being influenced by a wider range of stakeholders. The role of Public Relations has never been more important. What has changed? How does this shift impact the role of PR experts? For a few tips and recommendations from […]

IABC EMENA Region AGM – 28 June 2017

This is formal notice of the 2017 IABC EMENA Region Annual General Meeting, which will take place on Wednesday, 28 June at 5:30pm GMT (6.30pm CET). It is our hope that you will attend this virtual meeting. It will give you, as an IABC member, a chance to hear what we achieved in our region this past year. You can join the […]

FREE ticket to IABC 2017 World Conference

Would you love to attend the IABC 2017 World Conference but can’t afford it? Help is at hand! We are giving away ONE free ticket to the conference, which takes place from 11-14 June at the Washington D.C. Hilton. The conference is a long-standing, global professional development event designed for communication practitioners. The theme is […]

2017 Gold Quill winners announced

Congratulations to all the 2017 Gold Quill winners from the EMENA Region! We had a total of 16 winners; six Excellence Awards and 10 Merit Awards. It’s a real testament to the calibre of communications and communicators throughout our region, and a lot of hard work goes into all these entries – never mind the original project! […]

Step up to an IABC regional leadership role

We are now accepting applications and nominations for our 2017-2018 IABC EMENA Region Board of Directors Board members get involved in all aspects of IABC work, from liaising with chapters and organising leader and member events, to specific projects that help advance the aims of the region. Term lengths vary from one to three years, depending on […]

#EuroComm17 – the live drawings

Our lovely resident graphic artist, Caroline Chapple, brilliantly captured the key ideas, highlights and insights during EuroComm 2017 with her real-time drawings. Below is the result of her hard work, a set of drawings that not only encapsulates our event theme – “TRANSFORMATION: adapt, invent, evolve” – but also the thought-leading and thought-provoking content presented […]

EuroComm 2017 – in others’ words

Here are just a few of the write-ups and articles we’ve spotted this week about our EuroComm 2017 content and speakers … Please let us know via an email to [email protected] if we’ve missed anything that should be featured here! “Understanding Brexit from a Communications Perspective” Holmes Report While it may be an understatement to say […]

EuroComm 2017 – the presentations

By popular request, here are links to PDF versions of the EuroComm 2017 presentations, where they’re available. Of course, there’s no substitute for being there and joining the discussion. In some cases, if you weren’t actually in the room the slides won’t be much help if they were just intended to be used as visual […]

FREE webinar: What does storytelling mean for my business?

How to borrow from the rules of narrative fiction in order to tell better stories about your work. Our guest speaker is Steve Rawling, a former BBC TV News journalist, consultant and author. In his career as a communicator, Steve reckons he has told over 20,000 stories. He helps clients in industry, media and education sectors […]

EuroComm 2017 in pictures

These are the official photos that captured the action and atmosphere at EuroComm 2017. Look out for blogs and news reports, Storify overviews, statistics, insights and more – on our website and via social media (#eurocomm17). There are over 400 images across multiple contact sheets below, so click on an image to pop it out […]

FREE Webinar: Deliver Leadership Comms as a True Business Partner

Ever wanted to deliver leadership communications that truly engages leaders and teams on what matters? Secured your seat at management’s table? Already serving as a business partner? Join IABC Switzerland on 3 April (6:30pm – 7:30pm CEST) for a FREE webinar with Dianne Chase, International Chair of IABC and Senior Partner at C4CS, which specialises […]

Quit monkeying around! Take a good look at your corporate self-awareness

John Burger, founder of John Burger Consulting, will be speaking at #EuroComm17 on his chosen topic of Corporate Self-Awareness. IABC EMENA board member Kasha Dougall met up with John to find out more.   What is your definition of corporate self-awareness? When you place a chimpanzee with a red dot on its forehead in front […]

Coming to #EuroComm17? We have an app for that!

#EuroComm17 has an official app! You can download the free Whova app for our event now to start connecting with speakers and other attendees (you’ll need the event code). You’ll be able to: View the event agenda and plan your schedule. Plan to meet others at the event by browsing attendee profiles in advance. Send in-app […]

Win a free IABC Academy workshop!

Register for #EuroComm17 between 10 and 20 March and be in line to win a complimentary registration to an IABC Academy on-demand workshop of your choice! Find out more about the workshops IABC offers: Register for EuroComm now!

#EuroComm17 by the numbers …

We are just 19 days away from IABC’s annual practitioner-led conference in Europe. Don’t miss out on the chance to sign up for this unique event under the theme TRANSFORMATION  Adapt • Invent • Evolve. Join us in London to learn from 34 speakers in 31 sessions on 15 trending topics, with over 100 other […]

Sharing is caring – tell your colleagues about IABC and win!

SHARING THE VALUE OF IABC IS EASY! Verb: To act as champion; maintain; fight for; advocate Adjective (informal): first-rate Noun: IABC member who actively seeks out colleagues and works diligently to #createconnection and grow the IABC membership Tell a colleague Send an email to your colleagues highlighting the key benefits of membership with a link to the […]

Why learning to facilitate will improve your communication skills

  EuroComm 2017 will feature two speakers who will be talking about the value of facilitation skills for communicators in a fast transforming world. IABC EMENA board member Kasha Dougall conducted a joint interview with Charlotte Ditløv Jensen and Martin Gilbraith to get a sneak preview.   How would you define the role of a facilitator? […]

Direct engagement during a crisis

How Virtual Town Halls helped Alberta, Canada, deliver critical information to evacuees of Fort McMurray – a guest blog post by #EuroComm17 speaker Carl Mavromichalis. For those of you with experience with managing communications through a crisis, you know how vital it is to properly prepare. Crises can create an immense vacuum for information, particularly when the general public is concerned. Reaching […]