IABC | Nashville Events Payment Policy

Change in Event Payment Options for 2015

As we begin 2015, we are excited about the professional development and networking opportunities we have in store for our members and guests. Our new Executive Board is gearing up for a great year as we diligently work to secure interesting speakers to present trending topics and best practices, and offer networking opportunities to help improve the results of your business communications efforts.

We will continue to find ways to create value for our members and guests. As part of that, we have identified a way to streamline the check-in process at our events. Effective for our February 2015 professional development luncheon, everyone attending will pay in advance via our online registration system. There will not be “pay at the door.” This will speed up check in, allowing you more time to network with colleagues and friends.

Because we understand that many of you have hectic schedules and positions that sometimes make it difficult to plan ahead to be out of the office, we will continue to offer a 24-hour cancellation policy that allows your payment to be applied to a future professional development luncheon/event. Again, we appreciate your support of IABC Nashville and look forward to seeing you soon at an upcoming event.

Sincerely,

Jennifer M. Fuqua

President

IABC Nashville

jennifermfuqua@yahoo.com

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February 18 Professional Development

Join us for the Convergence of Marketing and Technology

Marketing and tdiana_marsh_the_a_groupechnology are colliding. This creates new ways to communicate and market. But it also creates new challenges and complexities.

Learning to speak the language of technology improves connections with our customers as well as technology experts who develop websites and other platforms.

You’re invited to lunch on Feb. 18 as guest speaker Diana Marsh presents new ways to find clarity in the convergence.

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During this session Diana will: 

  • Identify technology fundamentals for marketing
  • Define practical technology terminology
  • Share ideas for working with a technical team

About The Speaker

Coming from large agency background, Diana Marsh brings more than 20 years of marketing, technology and client service experience to The A Group. As executive vice president, she helps guide the overall direction and operations of The A Group, including making sure there is plenty of chocolate around the office to keep the programmers happy.

Through IABC’s professional development luncheons, members and guests enjoy networking opportunities each month, learn from knowledgeable guest speakers and receive integral information on how to improve communication skills. Luncheons are held each month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and the cost to attend is $40 members/$50 non-members. For more information, visit http://nashville.iabc.com.

ABOUT IABC NASHVILLE

IABC Nashville is one of more than 100 chapters in 70 countries providing learning opportunities for its members and professional development sessions that offer new insights into the latest communication trends, technology and issues facing the industry. The chapter is diverse, with members representing area agencies, broadcast stations, corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations. IABC Nashville also offers ties to job bank services and the annual ‘Gold Pen’ communication awards program.

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Brookdale

Brookdale

 

 

Job Description

Job Title: Mgr. Public Relations/Crisis Communications
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Sr Mgr Public Relations/Crisis Communications

Job Summary

Provides tactical guidance and support to Operations and Clinical teams to resolve sensitive community issues and crises, serving as secondary communications counselor with communities. Accomplishes and message development for communicating about issues and crises with residents, families, associates, and media, and serves as spokesperson when appropriate. Promotes positive reputation of company through local and corporate initiatives by identifying, writing, and pitching positive stories about Brookdale communities and by providing media/PR support for the company’s marketing programs and initiatives.

Essential Functions

  1. Serves as media liaison and spokesperson in both positive and adverse media situations.
  2. Operates as back-up contact for community support, inside and outside of regular business hours.
  3. Provides crisis communications counsel to communities and interacts with local media during crisis situations, as appropriate.
  4. Identifies, develops and pitches promotional and human interest stories, as appropriate.
  5. Researches and writes articles for publicity opportunities.
  6. Generates copy for publicity materials (press releases and collateral)
  7. Develops or assists in the development of publicity campaigns for the communities and for the company.
  8. Provides formal and informal media training to community leaders.
  9. Develops messaging and talking points for media interviews, participates in and monitors interviews done by approved subject matter experts.
  10. Reviews media monitoring results for trends and opportunities and recommends appropriate actions.

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position.  It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities.  An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/ her supervisor.

Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations or related field.
  2. Expertise in developing publicity tools: press releases, feature articles, press kits, etc.
  3. Excellent writing skills.
  4. Three years media relations experience in crisis situations.
  5. Attention to detail and good organizational skills.
  6. Computer literacy (word processing, spread sheets, data bases).
  7. Ability to work on tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks.
  8. Ability to interact positively with wide-range of personality types.

Management/Decision Making Knowledge and Skills

  • Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills required, including copy writing, press releases, and message points. Strong analytical and decision making skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize. Creative thinking skills. Knowledge of legal issues surrounding communications disclosure. Excellent interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to prioritize multiple projects. Must have a solid command of Microsoft Office programs. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints and to provide timely advice.

 

  • Provides advice and counsel on varied decisions related to crisis communications and community public relations. Uses sound judgment and experience to recommend solutions to complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these. Ensures external communications are in compliance with public disclosure regulations and best practices.

 Candidates Should Visit Brookdale Careers to Apply.


*About Career Postings on the IABC | Nashville Website:

  • IABC Nashville provides a complementary job posting service on our website for employers recruiting in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.
  • We provide this service as a courtesy, and do not recommend or endorse jobs or companies, nor can we guarantee the accuracy of information. Inquiries should be made directly to the posting organization.
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January 2015 Blog – Jennifer Fuqua

Re: Making changes to improve your new year

WordleSome of you may remember memorandums. These documents began with the headings: To, From, Date, and Re (regarding). Today, emails (electronic memorandums) have replaced traditional memos and the subject line has replaced “Re.” The subject line is still very important and should tell us, at a glance, what we can expect to receive in the communication. This got me thinking about words with the prefix “re.” Most are verbs with similar meanings such as again, anew, once more or undoing.

As we enter a new year, many of us will resolve (see, there it is again) to take action to improve something in our personal or professional our lives. While I don’t necessarily make resolutions anymore, I remain a goal-oriented person and strive to be as effective as possible in whatever I do.

Like most of us, I wear a lot of hats in my life…wife, mother, daughter, sister, cousin, friend, colleague, volunteer, and now, Jennifer Fuqua head shot 2014 - Copypresident of IABC Nashville. With all of these roles to balance, I’ve come up with a few ways to make life easier, better, and generally more enjoyable. Hopefully, this list will resonate with you as you forge ahead into the new year.

Reflect: Philosopher George Santayana is quoted as saying, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” In order to move forward in the right direction, it’s important to spend some time reflecting on the missteps of the past and learn from them. What’s worked for you in the past? What hasn’t? Use those discoveries to fuel your future success. Some of my most memorable accomplishments occurred as a result of lessons I’d learned from previous blunders.

Reduce/Reuse/Recycle: Yes, I recycle, but this more abstract than making sure you put paper, plastic, and glass in the proper receptacle. This is about working and living smarter. Reduce physical and mental clutter by identifying the zones (in box or dining room table) and situations (confrontation or scheduling) that create a mess, and then find solutions to lessen or eliminate the problem. Think about ways you can create efficiencies by creatively reusing, repurposing, and recycling both tangible items such as books, folders, or paper and intellectual assets such as content, speeches, graphics, or messages.

Refine: Hone in on those aspects of your work and personal life that just need a little tweaking. Many times a complete overhaul isn’t necessary. Maybe it’s your calendar system or the way you conduct meetings. Whatever it is, make the effort to find ways to take little steps that will make a big difference in the long run.

Reclaim: Have you ever felt lost? Being in a rut or feeling like you have no direction can be scary and hopeless. Now is the time to reclaim what matters most to you so you can get back on track. Whether it’s facing a fear, seeking a new opportunity, losing weight, or training for a marathon…make a plan and just do it. Don’t forget that inside all of us is rock star just waiting for their stage.

Relax: Easy, right? With all of the stressors of the digital age, it’s tough to unplug and just be. However, it’s so important to make this a priority. This can include amazing things like getting more sleep, deep breathing, meditating, aromatherapy, reading for fun, or getting a massage. Find things that make you happy and incorporate them into your schedule. Your body, mind, and the people you spend time with will thank you.

Best Regards for an outstanding year!

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Bruce Dobie to Discuss Online Publishing and Audience Engagement at Jan. 21 IABC Nashville Luncheon

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Contact:  Misty Moore, VP Communications, 803.87.7837

Bruce Dobie to Discuss Online Publishing and Audience Engagement at Jan. 21 IABC Nashville Luncheon

Bruce Dobi 324CNASHVILLE, Tennessee – Thanks to social media and the rapid growth of mobile devices, digital reporting is creating new energy in the nation’s publishing industry. Recognizing this, Bruce Dobie took a leap of faith and purchased a URL, thenashvillebanner.com, to re-launch the Nashville Banner and create a digital “newsroom of the future.” It was a good decision. The site welcomed 3,500 unique visitors in a 24-hour period a week after its soft launch.

Dobie will share his story on Jan. 21 at IABC Nashville’s monthly professional development luncheon at Maggiano’s Little Italy, located at 3106 West End Avenue. During the 11:30 a.m. presentation: The State of the Daily Newspaper Industry in Nashville, Dobie will address:

  • The continued decline of traditional newspaper formats in Nashville
  • Downward trends in print circulation
  • Decreased editorial coverage
  • Ways to engage audiences online

“Professional communicators in and around Nashville do not want to miss this opportunity to hear from Bruce, a seasoned writer, reporter, editor and entrepreneur,” said IABC Nashville president Jennifer Fuqua. “Attendees will leave with new ideas for sharing information and engaging customers on their websites, blogs and social media sites.”

Through IABC’s professional development luncheons, members and guests enjoy networking opportunities each month, learn from knowledgeable guest speakers and receive integral information on how to improve communication skills. Luncheons are held each month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and the cost to attend is $40 members/$50 non-members. For more information, visit http://nashville.iabc.com.

ABOUT IABC NASHVILLE

IABC Nashville is one of more than 100 chapters in 70 countries providing learning opportunities for its members and professional development sessions that offer new insights into the latest communication trends, technology and issues facing the industry. The chapter is diverse, with members representing area agencies, broadcast stations, corporations, universities and nonprofit organizations. IABC Nashville also offers ties to job bank services and the annual ‘Gold Pen’ communication awards program.

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