Feb. 17 – Andrew Maraniss: Inspiring Breakthroughs

Meet us at Maggiano’s for IABC Nashville’s February Professional Development Luncheon!

Join us Feb 17 for inspirational stories of personal aspiration and life-changing achievement — breakthroughs for an author and a nation’s race relations.

Author and public relations guru, Andrew Maraniss, is a partner at McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations. Hear the story that he first wrote about as a freshmen in college and his long journey to becoming a New York Times best seller.

It wasn’t a quick or easy journey for Andrew or for the trailblazing Black athlete in the true story of Strong Inside. Andrew shares his personal challenges and breakthroughs as he spent years getting this inspiring story written and told. 

Many of us have passionate hobbies, books waiting to go to print, or great ideas that are often held back because we fear no one will buy into our idea. His story will inspire you to persevere and make your dreams become reality.

Andrew shares his tips on overcoming fear, locating funding, and even dealing with family when launching a product, business or a book. You’ll also get his insight on creative ways to market on a budget.

About Strong Inside

 A New York Times bestseller, Strong Inside is Andrew Maraniss first book.  “In a magnificently reported, nuanced but raw account of basketball and racism in the South during the 1960s, Andrew Maraniss tells the story of Perry Wallace’s struggle, loneliness, perseverance and eventual self-realization. A rare story about physical and intellectual courage that is both shocking and triumphant,” says Bob Woodward, Washington Post associate editor and author.



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CorpComm Expo Offers IABC Discount


CorpComm Expo (CCE), announces that registration is now open for its educational conference taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

IABC Members/affiliates have access to deeply discounted $35 admission for 2-day conference + exhibit hall. NO codes.

To register: Click on the following link: http://www.prereg.net/2015/comm/ , add your info and there will be dropdown asking about your IABC affiliation. This will automatically give you the discounted rate.


CorpComm Expo’s educational conference will be comprised of two Keynote presentations, 16 General Conference seminars and four free On-floor Workshops with access to the trade show floor both days. Peer presenters and leading digital communications technology industry experts will lead the sessions.


For more information or to see the full curriculum go to: http://www.corpcommexpo.com

Seminar titles include:

  • Transform Your Workspace with Environmental Media Installations
  • Creating Dynamic Collaboration with Huddle Spaces
  • Building Corporate Messages for Digital Signage: A Step by Step Workshop
  • The Physics of Employee Engagement
  • Transforming Executive Communications – A Lesson from Microsoft’s C-Suite
  • Keys to Successfully Launching a Digital Content Strategy with Staying Power
  • Dealing with Short Attention Spans. No more ‘in one ear and out the other
  • Inspiring Success Through Storytelling
  • Shaping and Delivering Effective Messaging in a Corporate Environment
  • Lessons Learned: A Rebel’s Guide to Digital Signage
  • Harnessing the Power of Engaged Employees: The Business of Employee Advocacy



Chris Brennaman, Conference Manager for Exponation, which produces CorpComm Expo said, “Conference attendees will not only have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of essential topics designed to help them achieve their business goals, but also to attend the trade show floor to see demonstrations of the digital communications technologies that will enable them to pursue these initiatives and understand how to plan for, budget and implement them.”

About CCE

CorpComm Expo (CCE) will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta co-located with EduComm Expo (ECE). CCE is the world’s first and only conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to technologies that specifically serve the needs of corporate professionals. Professional end user attendance will include C-level and middle management professionals in Corporate Communications Marketing, HR, IT, Administration, Construction & Planning, Business Services, and others with oversight for internal digital communications technologies.


Guiding the development of the educational programs for this conference are industry professionals on CCE’s founding Advisory Board from organizations such as:  Aramark, Blinds.com, Bloomberg, City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office, The Coca-Cola Company, Darden Restaurants, Eastman Chemical, FedEX, The Georgia Aquarium, Lockheed Martin, MARTA/Atlanta, Microsoft, Mohawk Industries, Monsanto, NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Sodexo and Wells Fargo.


CorpComm Expo and EduComm Expo are being produced and presented by Exponation, LLC, the same show management team that has successfully produced Digital Signage Expo (DSE) since 2004 and in fewer than a dozen years has grown that event to be the premiere industry and trade show in its category in the world. DSE hosts more than 4,000 attendees from the US and 70 countries worldwide. During that period DSE has been recognized on three distinct occasions as one of the “Fastest 50” growing trade shows in North America.


To reserve exhibit space contact Jeanne Phillips, (770) 817-5903. Or at jphillips@exponation.net  For more information, visit www.corpcommexpo.com.

You can follow CCE on Twitter @CorpCommExpo, on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/CorpCommExpo or for all CCE 2015 updates, use #2015CCE

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IABC Nashville Welcomes Emma


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Contact:  K. Dawn Rutledge, VP for Communications, (615) 293-3304

October 29, 2014


IABC Nashville Welcomes Emma to Help Communicators Navigate  Challenges of E-mail Marketing Clutter

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – With the human attention span down to just eight seconds, communication professionals struggle with the challenge of how to effectively share information through e-mail marketing channels. This unique medium requires creativity to keep messages short but engaging.


So that messages don’t get lost in e-mail marketing oblivion, IABC Nashville presents “Your Brain on E-mail” Nov. 19, 11:30 a.m. featuring Jamie Bradley, events manager at Emma, a Nashville-based e-marketing firm. Bradley will share her e-mail marketing expertise to explain user experience and cognitive behavior to help participants get the results they want. The monthly professional development luncheon will be held at Maggiano’s Little Italy, located at 3106 West End Avenue and is $40 per person.


“The well-rounded communications professional needs an understanding of how to instantly engage an audience,” said IABC Nashville president Julie K. Davis. “This program complements others in our series to give members the edge they need for functioning in the growing complexity of today’s communications function.”


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. For more information, visit http://nashville.iabc.com.



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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Wednesday, Nov. 19
Emma’s Jamie Bradley presents:

IABC Nashville - Your Brain on Email“Your Brain on Email”

The human attention span is down to just eight seconds. (Whoa.) Combine that factoid with over-stuffed inboxes, and you have a recipe for getting lost in email marketing oblivion. Or maybe you don’t. Once you know the landscape, and even embrace it, you can use email to cut through the noise.


Join IABC Nashville November 19 for our monthly professional development luncheon when  Jamie Bradley, Events Manager at Emma,  will connect her email marketing expertise with what we know about user experience and cognitive behavior, all in the name of helping you get the marketing results you’re looking for. 


About Jamie


Jamie Bradley is Emma’s Events Manager. When she’s not traveling around the country to trade shows and talking to people about all things marketing and Emma, she’s at Emma HQ in Nashville cranking out content for presentations like this one.  Jamie joined Emma in 2008 and has worked on both the sales and marketing side of the business. She also organizes a mean Emma talent show every year.



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