As any regular readers or visitors know by now, I make regular contributions to the blog of the Toronto chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). This time, I’ve contributed a news release to IABC/Toronto’s website covering the 2012 Silver Leaf Awards, a program that recognizes the best work done within Canada in the fields of communications, public relations, advertising, etc.
The release essentially covers the purpose behind the awards themselves and touches on what IABC is all about as an organization in addition to the outstanding showing by members of the Toronto chapter.
In other news, I am currently working on my newest piece for this blog, which will continue my look back the trilogy of fights between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao as their fourth bout approaches. The new piece, which I hope to have posted by the weekend, will cover their second fight. You can read my take on their first fight here.
Below is an excerpt from the IABC release. The full piece can be read here.
Last week, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Canada recognized the recipients of the 2012 Silver Leaf Awards, honoring the most outstanding communication work produced in Canada over the past eighteen months. The winners of 18 Awards of Excellence and 42 Awards of Merit were recognized at the Silver Leaf Gala Celebration on November 1st, which took place as part of the IABC Canada Business Communicators Summit.
IABC/Toronto’s wealth of talent made itself known as 21 of the 60 awards presented went to professionals based in the Greater Toronto Area. Toronto communicators received awards for work in Community Relations, Media or Public Relations, CSR/Social Marketing, Special Events, and many other areas, reflective of the diversity of superb work being carried out by IABC/Toronto members.
That so many recipients represented IABC/Toronto is a testament to its wide and diverse talent pool as well as the value of membership. Through informational seminars, face to face networking, volunteer opportunities, online discussions, and access to IABC’s Knowledge Centre, IABC/Toronto members have seized upon the resources and opportunities provided by membership that have in turn enabled them to excel professionally.