Goodbye IABC and good luck


Last week, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) held its international conference in New York. By all accounts I’ve read, some 1,400 members went and took part. I’ve heard, too, that the professional development, networking and social events over the three days of the conference were as compelling and enjoyable as they ever have […]

Because it’s a good cause


Like most business bloggers, I’m pretty immune to unsolicited requests to publish guest posts and other content especially from people who clearly have undisclosed motives (take a look at what Paul Sutton has to say on that topic). Now and again, though, something feels right and clearly is worth doing. This is one of those […]

FIR Interview: John Clemons, Interim Executive Director, IABC


Leading a professional association that represents about 15,000 business communication professionals in over 80 countries is a challenging opportunity for a visionary leader. It’s a challenge that John Clemons, ABC, APR, has grasped with alacrity following his appointment as  Interim Executive Director of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) in early January as the […]

Introducing Bright One ambassadors

A new website went live about an hour ago, one that showcases the talents and thinking of a group of committed people who are going to do some amazing communication things in the third sector otherwise known as the voluntary sector. It’s about Bright One Communications, a volunteer-run communications agency for the third sector founded […]