Show Your Commitment to Ethical Communication
IABC International has created a petition to publicly demonstrate its support of the  IABC Code of Ethics and what it means to live by the Code every day.

You don’t need to be a member of IABC to sign the petition - whether you're working in communications, public relations, marketing or advertising, or you're a supporter of IABC in any way, you can sign the petition and share the link with colleagues around the world to show our solidarity on this key principle.

Sign the petition here
March is Membership Month
March is Member Month at IABC! The theme for Member Month is:  Be an IABC VIP. We’ve put together a robust incentive program for new, renewing and referring members for this month:
  • 10 percent discount on international dues for new and renewing members, and we’ll waive the US$40 application fee.
  • Everyone who joins or renews during March will be entered to win a VIP World Conference prize package, including registration, hotel, car service and more. 
  • Members who refer new members to join IABC will be entered to win a US$500 Visa gift card for every new or lapsed/reinstated member who lists them as a referral source.

Click here to join or renew

The Deadline for Entries is Fast-Approaching for  IA BC London's Virtuoso Awards
Don't forget the deadline for submissions is  4:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2017.

For more information on any and all things Virtuoso Awards, visit virtuosoawards.com for details. 

Congratulations Laurie Lashbrook

Congratulations to longtime IABC London member Laurie Lashbrook (fourth in from the left), on her 2017 Women of Excellence Award!

Laurie was recognized in the Entrepreneurs category as a champion for entrepreneurship, an outspoken advocate for women in business, and a dedicated leader in building the local economy.

The 2017 Women of Excellence Award Gala will take place on May 17 at the London Convention Centre.

Expand Your Mind

Breakthrough Communications Conference

IABC Waterloo is hosting a communications conference on Wednesday,  March 29. The conference is called Breakthrough Communications and will have a range of guest speakers addressing topics ranging from how to break through the noise in a busy digital world to how to break through in your communications career.

Free Webinar for IABC Members

Voice of the brand: Creating an impactful, executive speaker program
Presented by Amy Scarlino
March 9, 12-1 Pacific Time

Whether attendees have yet to establish a speaker program or are struggling to make their current program run efficiently, they will walk away from this presentation with more confidence and control over the process.

More information can be found here.
  Last Month's Event in Review
A Recap of January's IABC & LRFP Sold-Out, Behind the Scenes Look at the "SickKids Vs."  Campaign
by Jacky Tran

Last month the main architects behind the SickKids VS. campaign paid a visit to IABC London to talk about their experiences with the provocative campaign.

 Lori Davison, the Vice-President of Brand Strategy and Communications at SickKids teamed up with Peter Ignazi of Cossette, their agency partner to take something great, and somehow make it better.

 Davison started her presentation by mentioning that their previous campaigns “Better Tomorrow” and “Unpause” had been very well-received. Not only was SickKids voted by Strategy Magazine to be a top five brand in Canada, but they also saw an improvement in brand equity and donations in 2014 and 2015.

 So, if things were going well, why change? Read more

Job Board

Current Postings

If you're looking to reach a qualified group of communications professionals, consider posting a job on our Job Board. 

With an average click-through rate of 26%, our targeted e-blasts are the most effective way to get your posting into hundreds of inboxes. 

Being an IABC member has its perks! A discounted price of $130 will put your posting in front of the people you want. It also includes features on our website, Twitter and LinkedIn pages. 

For more information on how to post a job with IABC London visit our website here or contact Cassie Caranci, IABC London Job Board Liaison, at iabclondonjobboard@gmail.com.
About Connect

Connect is the monthly newsletter of IABC London. 
Feedback and news ideas are always welcome. 
Please contact Jackie Westelaken iabclondonconnect@gmail.com
Editor: Adina Chirita, iabclondoncomms@gmail.com