That’s a wrap on the 2019 Music City Gold Pen Awards!

Thank you for joining us in recognizing business communicators from across Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky for their professional achievements and brand campaigns.

About the event

We presented the 2019 Music City Gold Pen Awards on August 28 in Nashville. Danielle Breezy, Chief Meteorologist from WKRN-TV Nashville News 2, served as emcee and presented 38 awards in categories ranging from internal communications to nonprofit campaigns. Photos from the event are posted on IABC Nashville’s Facebook page.

From our president 

“It is an honor for our chapter to recognize these communications professionals for their outstanding work and campaigns,” said Sarah “Birdie” Loeffler, IABC Nashville president. “From internal communications to public relations agencies, this year’s group of winners displayed the very best in business communications throughout Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky and are paving the way for our region to be recognized as one of the nation’s top locations to be a communications professional.” 

Thank you to our sponsors! 

This year’s event was sponsored by Keycom, a lifestyle marketing communications firm, and Tracy K. Johnson from Camera Sutra Stud.io photography.

Congratulations to our award winners! 

The award winners represented a range of industries, including strategic communications, public relations, non-profit, marketing, media relations, health care, and more. The teams at Keycom and McNeely, Pigott and Fox (MP&F) Strategic Communications both took home numerous awards for their work in change communication, community relations, government communications, communication research, nonprofit campaigns, media relations, corporate social responsibility, and special events. This year’s award winners include:

  • Kerry Burke, Cigna
  • Jacob Burns, MP&F Strategic Communications
  • Nancy Cooper & Dr. Forbes Walker, Aries Clean Energy
  • Kellie Davie, Keycom, Nashville Fashion Week
  • Julie Davis & Sharon Harper, Brookdale Senior Living
  • Laura Haynes, MP&F Strategic Communications, First Bank
  • Drew Ruble & Carol Stuart, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Genma Holmes, GSH Media
  • Jessica Hopson, Lovell Communications
  • Sarah Hunt-Blackwell, MP&F Strategic Communications
  • Paul Ladd, World Christian Broadcasting
  • Birdie Loeffler, NDC, Inc.
  • Sara Salisbury, MP&F Strategic Communications
  • Julia Stump, Volkert
  • Millie Wert, MP&F Strategic Communications

 

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Upcoming ALI conference in Nashville: Elevating Employee Experience & Cultivating Workplace Culture

November 6 – 7, 2019 | Nashville

Strategies to maximize employee engagement and drive behavior with cutting-edge people programs and culture initiatives

Pre-Conference Workshop Day: Wednesday, November 6 
Main Day Conference: Thursday, November 7

Since our IABC Nashville chapter is supporting this conference, IABC Nashville members who register will receive a $200 discount! When registering use the code “IABCNashville“.

At the event, you will discover proven strategies that work, and how to create an employee experience that engages employees and drives a strong customer experience.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be surrounded by your employee experience and internal communications peers, learn best practices from leading organizations, and walk away with practical tips and tools to implement when you return to the office! 

Visit the ALI conference website to learn more!

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2019 Music City Gold Pen Awards

Come celebrate with the stars at the Music City Gold Pen Awards Luncheon! 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 | 11:30am – 1pm

Noah Liff Opera Center, 3622 Redmon St, Nashville, TN 37209

Tickets are $45 for members, $55 for non-members, and $30 for students 

Register today

Join IABC Nashville for the 2019 Music City Gold Pen Awards luncheon, where we recognize the often unsung heroes who write, edit, create, and bring to life the many programs, special events, and powerful stories that punctuate life across Middle Tennessee. 

We are excited to welcome the talented Danielle Breezy, Chief Meteorologist at WKRN-TV Nashville, as our EMCEE! 

With over 25 awards categories, ranging from complex communications campaigns to single news articles (and much more!) you’ll get to celebrate with leading communications professionals and learn about their award-winning projects! 

Why should you attend? 

Even if you decided not to submit an entry, the Music City Gold Pen Awards ceremony is an event you won’t want to miss. Here’s why you need to be there:

  • Mix and mingle with leaders in communications, public relations, marketing, etc. from Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky
  • Learn about the award-winning communications projects and what made them successful
  • Gain exclusive insight about current communications trends, best practices, and how the industry’s stars are shaping our field for the future

Register today – We can’t wait to see you there! 

Check out our 2018 MCGPA photo gallery and see why this is an event you don’t want to miss! 

 

About our emcee 

Danielle Breezy is the Chief Meteorologist at News 2. She earned her atmospheric science degree from Cornell University. After that, it was stops in Salisbury, Oklahoma City, Dallas and Boston before landing in Nashville. Danielle has the CBM (Certified Broadcast Meteorologist) Seal, which is the highest seal a meteorologist can have and currently is the on the American Meteorological Society Board of Broadcast. On a personal note, she is married to Joe Breezy who does afternoons at i106.7 and is also the brand manager. They have a fur baby named Lucy and together they are happy to call Nashville home!

Website – Instagram @daniellebreezytv 
Facebook – Twitter @DanielleBreezy

Special thanks to our event sponsors! 

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About Keycom:

Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Keycom is a lifestyle marketing and public relations firm dedicated to providing businesses with creative services to reach their audiences and goals. From enhancing a brand’s reputation to promoting services, we work with clients to create solutions that are authentic and efficient. Let the Keycom team of experienced strategists and storytellers take your brand to the next level.

Photography sponsor: Camera Sutra Stud.io 

Owner / Photographer: Tracy K. Johnson

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United We Stand: Celebrating Local Diversity & Inclusion

IABC Nashville is excited to partner with Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce, and Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce, for our June 2019 networking mixer

Join communications professionals from Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky (and bring a friend!) as we celebrate diversity and inclusion over tasty libations, delicious bites, and engaging conversation. 

Where:
Union Station Hotel
1001 Broadway,
Nashville, TN 37203

When:
Thursday, June 20, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Reserve your spot

It is $10 to attend, benefiting the Nashville LGBT Chamber! Prepay only. Registration will not be taken at the door.

IABC is the only place to connect with communicators globally. 

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Diversity + Inclusion Panel: A Communicator’s Guide to Modern Audiences

Me Too. Transgender Equality. Black Lives Matter. These are just some of the many news headlines we read about that impact our daily relationships. In today’s ever-changing work and social environments, what can communicators do to stay current and be mindful of all audience demographics?

Join us Wednesday, June 19 for an in-depth panel discussion with some of Nashville’s most well-respected diversity and inclusion experts as they share their insights on what communicators can do to create a positive and welcoming environment for their brands.

Panelists 

Joe Woolley
CEO, Nashville LGBT Chamber

Joyce Searcy
Director of Community Relations, Belmont University

Jade Sampson
Director of Talent Acquisition, AMSURG

Moderator:
Genma Holmes
Owner/Holmes Pest Control and CEO at GSH Consulting

Event information:

Location

Waller Law
511 Union Street, Suite 2700 
Nashville, TN 37219 

Schedule

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Networking
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Panel Discussion and lunch

Details

This discussion will include:

  • Understanding how current diversity + inclusion topics can impact your brand
  • How to “break the glass ceiling” and support trailblazers within your industry and the community
  • Crafting brand messaging that is organic and welcoming to all audiences
  • Integrating diversity + inclusion strategies to building teams, training employees, and empowering leaders

Parking / transportation 

  • Ride share options: Uber / Lyft 
  • Waller Law Parking Garage on Union Street (58 visitors spots) — validated by Waller Law. 
  • Open Lot (as part of the Waller Law building) on 6th Avenue
  • Valet at the Hermitage Hotel – $13 up to 2 hours, $18 over 2 hours.
  • Parking garages at the Library or McKenzie Methodist Church (one block away) 

Reserve your spot!

Register today – We can’t wait to see you there! 

Thank you to our sponsor!

Special thanks to our June 2019 luncheon sponsor: Holmes Pest Control.

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