Creating the Perfect Storm: SEO, Social Media and Marketing

Capital City Communicators’ next event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19th.

The event — Creating the Perfect Storm: SEO, Social Media and Marketing — features guest speaker Mike Kerby, President of c308.

The event will be held at Beside Bardenay, and is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Cost is $18 for members and $23 for non-members.

RSVPs should be sent to Michelle Hicks by Thursday, April 14th.

CCC Event: Has social media changed the media pitch? Tips and tricks to get your story told.

For their September event, Capital City Communicators is presenting: Has social media changed the media pitch? Tips and tricks to get your story told.

The following panelists are scheduled as part of the event:

The event will be held in the Boiler Room at Bardenay in downtown Boise from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Cost is $18 for members and $23 for non-members.

RSVPs and questions about the event should be directed to Michelle Hicks.

Setting Aside Humble and Understated…

…for the moment at least.

Because this is the point at which I get to say that the Idaho Ad Agencies blog is now the award-winning Idaho Ad Agencies blog.

Bear with me – the boasting will be over soon.

The Idaho Ad Agencies blog recently received an Excellence award at Capital City Communicator’s inaugural IMPACT Awards.  It was one of 31 winners in 15 categories at the event, which also included awards to our friends at Rizen Creative, Red Sky Public Relations, FusionSet, Murphy Media Services, SOVRN Creative and many more.

So with that little bit of bragging out of the way, we offer a hearty congratulations to all of this year’s winners.

We now return you to your regularly-scheduled programming already in progress.

Impact Awards Show

Think the awards show season is over already?  Not quite.Impact Awards

Capital City Communicatorsis presenting the inaugural Impact Awards show and dinner.  The show will recognize the winners of the recent Impact Awards competition.

All the details you’ll need are below:

Date:  Friday, April 30th
Time:
– 6:00 p.m. – No host cocktails and appetizers
– 7:00 p.m. – Dinner and event
LocationEsther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th Street, Boise, ID
Cost: $25 per person.

More details about the competition are available on the CCC website.

New Hires at Stoltz Marketing Group

Stoltz Marketing Group has added to their staff with two new hires:

First, Sydney Sallabanks has joined the agency as Public Relations Director to lead the agency’s strategic communications and public relations practice. with two decades of public relations experience, Sydney has particular expertise in media relations, crisis mitigation, public affairs, strategic communications, campaigns and signature events.

Prior to joining Stoltz Marketing Group, she was most recently was principal at Gallatin Public Affairs, where she was responsible for developing and implementing strategic communications plans and managing media relations for a diverse group of clients including the University of Idaho, Friedman Memorial Airport and Idaho Public Television. Before Gallatin, she was director of communications at University of Idaho, Boise where she served as regional press secretary to the university president and managed internal and external communications.   She is president of the Idaho delegation of the Public Relations Society of America and a board member and lobbyist of the Idaho Press Club.  She is a longstanding volunteer with local charitable organizations including Junior League Boise and Big Brother/Big Sister. A graduate of Leadership Boise, Sydney has also been honored as “Woman of the Year” by the Idaho Business Review and recognized as one of Boise’s “Accomplished Under 40.” She is a graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism.

The second new hire or note is, well…me.

No, this is not some belated April Fool’s Day joke.

I’ve joined Stoltz Marketing Group as Interactive Services Manager.  I’ll be working with a variety of key accounts, and will be involved with a number of client and agency initiatives in the online space.  Long-time readers of the Idaho Ad Agencies blog are familiar with my past experience and history, so I’ll spare you the details here.

But fear not, dear readers — the Idaho Ad Agencies blog will continue much as it has in the past.  Like the industry, it has evolved over time, and will continue to do so into the future.

Call for Entries: IMPACT Awards

Capital City Communicators, a Treasure Valley organization for professional communicators, has announced a Call for Entries for the inaugural IMPACT Awards.

The IMPACT Awards, which stands for Idaho Marketing, PR, and Communication Talent, “offer Idaho communicators a unique opportunity to showcase their work, receive expert feedback and gain peer and industry recognition,” said Jeff Reynolds, CCC president and owner of Rizen Creative.

From the CCC website:

We’re looking for the best and the brightest of 2009 – the marketing or communications project that made heads turn and people take notice. It’s time to show off your great work from the past year and earn recognition among your peers.

Entries will be accepted from Dec. 14, 2009 to Feb. 4, 2010. Award winners will be recognized at the IMPACT Award Recognition event in mid March 2010.

Early entries are due by January 28th, and late entries will be accepted (for an additional fee of course) through February 4th.