A Message from the President to Members about Awards Judging | May 4, 2016

Jennie L. LambThe Blog

Howdy BVIABC Members, Although Brazos Valley IABC isn’t currently holding a Bronze Quill awards competition, we still have some opportunities to judge for other chapters. Judging award entries is a rewarding and educational opportunity for IABC members. Not only does it make you part of the process, it gives you the opportunity to exercise your strategic communication muscles and review … Read More

Communicating for the Communicator

Jennie L. LambThe Blog

by Kathryn Kelly Communication Studies Instructor | Blinn College If you are reading the BVIABC blog then it is probably your job to communicate well. Whether through graphic design, social media management, or publication preparation you are in many ways the voice of your organization. How many of you, however, break out into a hard sweat at the thought of … Read More

BVIABC Annual Report 2015

Jennie L. LambThe Blog

BVIABC Annual Report 2015 Dear fellow Brazos Valley communicators, Why an annual report? Well, there are several reasons. When I began the board term as president in July 2015, my strategy could best be summed up as Go Big or Go Home. We were daunted by steadily decreasing membership numbers, a lack of sustainable leadership succession, a greater lack of … Read More

Managing the Aggie Social Media Experience

Jennie L. LambThe Blog

by Krista L. Smith | krista.smith@tamu.edu Manager, Digital Marketing & Social Media Division of Marketing & Communications | Texas A&M University I’m going to start this off with a confession: I’m Krista, and I’m a social media nerd. I tweet, I tumble, I pin, I snap. And I’ve been this way for quite awhile—I’ve been active on some sort of social … Read More

#CreateConnection at the IABC World Conference

Jennie L. LambThe Blog

In June 2013, I had the good fortune of receiving an IABC Southern Region scholarship to attend the World Conference in New York City. While I was there I got to do some pretty amazing things—I ate at Guy Fieri’s restaurant, I toured the Highline and Chelsea Market with an IABC group, I ate at a vintage restaurant in Little … Read More

My Love/Hate Relationship with IABC Leadership Institute

Jennie L. LambThe Blog

Finance Feb 2013

“I hope it’s everything you want it to be!” Megan Kasperbauer, chapter president, said as she told me that there were funds available to send me to IABC Leadership Institute (LI) in February 2013. “This is where you will totally drink the IABC Kool-aid,” Pam Wiley, past president, said. Lesley Kriewald, another Past President and an IABC Southern Region board … Read More

Creating Virtual Value for Professional Organizations

Chase FriedmanThe Blog

  For more than ten years, professional organizations have been declining in membership (1, 2, 3, 4). I’m sure there are some organizations that are gaining members on average, but of the ones that I’ve looked into, membership is on a downward trend. Beyond the panic signals going off in executive boardrooms, there are multiple reasons for the current state … Read More

A New Year’s Message from the President| January 21, 2016

Jennie L. LambThe Blog

I hope you had a pleasant holiday break and have readjusted to work and life in 2016! The BVIABC Board of Directors is looking forward to providing our fellow Brazos Valley communicators with another year of quality professional development and networking opportunities. A Special Birthday What makes 2016 even more exciting is that our chapter is turning 35 years old! We’ll kick off our … Read More

Going Off the Playbook: Lessons Learned from the Disaster Zone

Jennie L. LambThe Blog

by Angela Clendenin, M.A. | clendenin@sph.tamhsc.edu Public Information Officer, Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) and Lecturer, Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health As communicators, we all anticipate crises. We develop our company’s or our unit’s crisis communication plan. We’ve attended webinars, classes, or lectures on how to respond in a crisis. We’ve purchased manuals and participated … Read More