October 2017
October is membership month and IABC International promises to rock your world
Maybe you’ve needed a new approach to deal with a crisis quickly. Or, someone above you demanded you do something about employee engagement and you needed an outside-the-walls perspective. If you’re like most members, you’ve turned to your invaluable network IABC peers to get some answers.
Why not let others in on the action?
Refer your fellow business communication rock stars so they, too, can share success, challenges and best practices.

Refer a friend to join and for every new or lapsed member who lists you as a referral source, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win one of eight Amazon Echo Dots (two winners drawn each of the remaining four weeks of Röcktober). 

Join or renew by by Oct. 31, 2017 and
  • Get a 10 per cent discount on your membership dues.
  • Be entered to win a $100 Ticketmaster gift card

and then
Last chance to take the IABC London survey and win a free event registration
Two more weeks! Please take our short   survey to help us in the planning of chapter activities, services and programs. We will carefully review all responses. The generosity of your time in providing your feedback will help make the next years of our chapter better than ever!

AND by filling out the survey, you will be entered into a draw to win a FREE EVENT REGISTRATION for the 2017-2018 season.

Take the survey  here.
Professional Development
Optimize live streaming on social media
Live-streaming is one of the newest features of social media. Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, and Periscope have made streaming live content a seemingly simple task and many social media users have come to expect it from the organizations they follow.

That being said, although the tools to share live content are now readily available, live-streaming still requires a well thought out strategy to be effective. On Wednesday, October 25th , IABC London will welcome Agnes Bongers, Director of Public Affairs, and Lindsay Whelan, Public Affairs Specialist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton to discuss the planning process behind the first live-stream of a human-to-human kidney transplant in Canadian history.

Agnes and Lindsay will take the audience through the complex process of developing and ensuring a thorough plan and organizational agreement to create a successful live-streaming event. Attendees will hear how to build a stakeholder plan, and what should be considered form a risk-mitigation perspective. Issues regarding controversy, risk and ethical questions will also be addressed.

Come join IABC London to learn how to optimize your live-streaming events and how this new social media feature can support your organization’s goals.

When:  Wednesday, October 25 from 5:30 – 7 pm
Tickets:  $15 Student | $25 Member | $35 Non-Member
Where:  TBC
RSVP:   Registration closes on Monday, October 23rd at 3 p.m.

For more details and to register for this event, visit IABC London’s Events page .
Going Behind-the-Scenes with CBC London - Event Highlights
On Thursday, September 28, IABC London hosted its first professional development workshop titled Going Behind-the-Scenes with CBC London . Bernard Graham, executive producer for CBC London, led an interactive conversation about who CBC London is and how communications professionals and the media can best work together. Read more.
Check out the images on flickr.
Job Board
Current Postings

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: Richelle Lowry,  iabclondoncomms@gmail.com