Feb 18: Pitfalls for Communication Pros

Collins & Lacy shareholder Michael R. Burchstead will share insight about how South Carolina laws can trip up well-intentioned communications professionals. The discussion will include. · Potential pitfalls with regard to social media advertising. · Issues with advertising under South Carolina Practice Acts. · Election year reminders: laws regarding campaign involvement Mr. Burchstead is former General Counsel for South Carolina Ethics Commission. He closely monitors activity involving politics, elections, and governmental ethics, so bring questions and hear his interesting...

Jan 21: Resource Tune-Up with UofSC’s SJMC

  Start your new year with a resource tune-up – hear from the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) faculty about the major communications and PR resources in our own backyard. From curriculum and tools to best-utilizing career center opportunities (and more), to balancing postgraduate degrees with careers, are you maximizing having the university as a neighbor? Join us at the brand new Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center to hear from these education...

Dec 18: Jingle Mingle

Save the date and join advertising, design, marketing and PR professionals from across the Midlands to ring in the holidays with appetizers and a cash bar at this FREE meetup event! Participating organizations include: AAF of the Midlands, AMA Columbia, South Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (SCPRSA), and IABC-SC. Please RSVP! Click “Going” on the Facebook event page linked below if you’ll be dropping in so that appetizers can be estimated...

Nov 8: Connect 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019 Dominion Energy (100 Scana Parkway, Cayce, SC 29033) Registration 8:30-9:00 am | Program 9:00-4:15 Happy Hour @ Steel Hands Brewing (2350 Foreman St, Cayce, SC 29033) 5:00pm   The South Carolina chapters of the International Association of Business Communicators and the Public Relations Society of America are bringing together communication professionals to CONNECT and learn about diverse and inclusive messaging, composing an award-winning national application and understanding and using social media analytics. This one-day statewide conference will educate new and experienced professionals on industry-leading topics. CONNECT2019 is open to all members and non-members of each organization, along with any other communications professional interested in attending. Agenda Speaker Bios KEYNOTE: Jillian Benfield is a former TV Journalist and PR Specialist turned military spouse and mom of three. Her second child, Anderson, surprised their family when he arrived rocking an extra chromosome–also known as Down syndrome. Jillian is a past board member of the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network and current medical outreach volunteer. She is passionate about school inclusion, breaking down outdated stereotypes surrounding disability, and being a voice for parents of children with special needs. When she is not moving to a new state, or transporting kids to doctor appointments, she is writing on her blog, www.JillianBenfield.com. Jillian is an inspiring speaker and an aspiring author. You may have seen her work featured on Good Morning America, The TODAY Show, and Yahoo! News. She invites you to join her on Facebook and Instagram.   Continental breakfast and networking lunch will be provided. Registration is required. (Sorry, security at this location does not allow walk-ups.) We can’t wait to...

Nov 7: 2019 IABC/SC Palmetto Awards Ceremony

Celebrating South Carolina’s Best and Brightest Communicators. Get your tickets today and join IABC/SC for an evening of cheer and celebration as we honor our 2019 Palmetto Award winners! The evening will begin with a networking reception and heavy hors d’ oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. followed by the awards program starting at approximately 6:00 p.m. RSVPs are required and tickets must be purchased prior to the event. Early Bird Tickets (valid until Oct. 24): IABC Member: $40 Non-member: $50 Student: $30 Full Price Tickets (Oct. 25 until Nov. 4): IABC Member: $60 Non-member: $70 Student: $30 NOTE: Kindly RSVP no later than Monday, November 4 at midnight. Where Nelson Mullins 1320 Main Street, 17th Floor, Meridian Building, Columbia, South Carolina, 29201, USA Dress Code Business Attire Please contact Bailey Crafton at palmettoawards.iabcsc@gmail.com if you have any questions or need additional information. Click here to view award winners from previous...

Aug. 23 Silver Quill Final Entry Deadline

Silver Quill Final Entry Deadline Approaching!   You have until Aug. 23 to enter the IABC Southern + Pacific Plains 2019 Joint Regional Silver Quill Awards. It’s time to put on the final push to complete your work plan and upload your entry. This is your opportunity to showcase your innovation, talent and strategic thinking … and get great feedback from your peers (and gain credibility)! Upload your award today at the Award Entry Site. Once your entry is submitted, don’t forget to register to join us at the connect2comms conference at the IABC Southern + Pacific Plains 2019 Joint Regional Silver Quill Awards Luncheon. Register now and connect with other communication colleagues in Kansas City, Missouri, on Thursday, Oct. 17,...