IABC11 highlights

IABC11 highlights

The badge you see here is the type of identifier that marks IABC World Conference-goers, making it easy to strike up a conversation with people you don’t know. As I mentioned in my last post, that’s one of the benefits of the conference, and my friend and...
Going green? Get the guide

Going green? Get the guide

In all the excitement of the IABC 2010 World Conference last week, I forgot to point out the excellent Green Guide put together by IABC/Toronto’s Corporate Social Responsibility committee. The guide is designed to provide “best practices, communications planning...
More IABC10 highlights

More IABC10 highlights

Yesterday, I promised more highlights of the  IABC 2010 World Conference in Toronto. Here are some of the takeaways from individual sessions (check IABC for handouts) in roughly the order experienced: In Strategic Communication Planning, Les Potter, ABC (friend and...
Another excellent IABC adventure

Another excellent IABC adventure

I’m back at my desk, trying to turn my brain back to reality after another terrific IABC World Conference. Once again, I was able to put faces to names of people met online, mostly on Twitter, and reconnect with others met at previous conferences, friends and...
IABC shoppers, start your engines

IABC shoppers, start your engines

If you’re visiting Toronto, have I got a guide for you. Most visitors to a new city do a bit of shopping. Maybe you pick up a souvenir to take home, or you replace a shirt that has miraculously sprouted a coffee stain, or you need some toiletries. But where do you go?...

Sue awards her own gold medals

Phew. It’s been all Olympics, all the time for the past two weeks, and I’m ready to say goodbye to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. But first, my own gold medals go to the things I loved about these Winter Olympics: Patriotic feelings. Canadians are...

We heart Best Buy CEO

Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn had the communicators at the IABC conference in San Francisco in June in the palm of his hand, as I mentioned talking about highlights of the conference. He seals the deal with this interview in the The New York Times published August 15. If...

Twitter vs. blogs

Have you noticed lately that the bloggers you follow are posting a little less frequently? For me, there’s a direct correlation between deadlines looming and a slowdown in both reading and posting to blogs. I’m disciplined about working when I have to be,...
More SF highlights

More SF highlights

The 2009 IABC World Conference in San Francisco was a whirlwind of learning opportunities and social events. (Great promotional clip for it here.) Here are some of the highlights: Brian Dunn, COO and soon to be CEO of Best Buy: Down-to-earth, personable, enthusiastic,...