Nominate someone for IABC Ottawa’s Communicator of the Year

Do you recall any remarkable communications activities in the past year? Now is your chance to nominate an individual or team that made a difference in the Ottawa community through communications excellence. Whether it was a company that handled a crisis communications situation with tact and transparency, or an organization that has built out a…

IABC Ottawa wins big at the IABC Chapter Management Awards

IABC Ottawa took home four Chapter Management Awards (CMAs) for event organization, strategic planning, membership marketing, and volunteer engagement and leadership development at an awards ceremony on Thursday February 7, 2019, held during IABC’s Leadership Institute conference. “IABC Ottawa prides itself on supporting and connecting everyone in the marketing, communications, and public relations communities in…

“Networking in the New Year” delivers answers to your burning questions

IABC Ottawa rang in 2019 with the highly anticipated event, “Networking in the New Year: Building Your Communications Toolbox”. In speed-dating style, four industry professionals made their way around the room (table-to-table) giving insights on their area of expertise. Attendees gathered tips and tricks about budgeting, influencer marketing, social media analytics and knowledge mobilization thanks…

Young communicator Manuela Bárcenas

This month we’re highlighting a new member of IABC Ottawa – Manuela Bárcenas. She’s also a recent grad, working in her dream job at a software company in Ottawa called Fellow. Manuela was born in Bogota, Colombia and lived there until she was eight-years-old. Manuela attended middle school in Ecuador and high school in Peru.…

The value of student membership: Gabriella Taekema shares the benefits of joining IABC

Gabriella Taekema sees professional organizations as a stepping stone to launch a communications career. Currently working as a student communications officer with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Taekema first heard of IABC during her freshman year at Carleton University. A former communications and media student recommended getting involved and she has now been an IABC…