How high is the reboot bar for IABC?

Misty road ahead

#88388338 / Every time I hear about IABC these days, I suffer a continuing feeling of sadness. The news this past week about the professional association for communicators does little to change that feeling where that news is all about financial loss (again), leadership issues, and an unclear future. On June 4, long-time IABC commentator David Murray – often seen by IABC’s leadership as its nemesis by asking questions the leadership don’t like being asked, never mind answering –


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 been at IABC conferences. A different picture emerges, however, when it comes to the business of IABC itself. You may know that I was an


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 instances – an email I received from Jason Hulbert, press officer at the charity Meningitis UK, asking if I’d publish a letter from their founder,


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 association leadership pursues its search for a new permanent leader. In this FIR Interview, Clemons discusses his new role with co-hosts Neville Hobson, ABC and


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 a year ago by London-based practitioner Ben Matthews. What’s special to me today about Bright One, on their first anniversary, is that they’ve announced four


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