Lots of scary news these days. Stocks are losing value, people are losing their homes, others are losing their jobs.
Time for some good news. September was membership month at IABC. We now have a record number of members–16,087. Two of our small conferences have sold out; in fact, one sold out two months ago. Our financial results are well above this year last time.
IABC is in good shape right. Be assured we are working to keep it that way. Good to know the association is doing well, but what about its members? Isn’t that the whole reason it exists?
Another blog post from October 1st briefly—briefly—explored the role of communicators in a global recession and how they can prove their worth.
What’s on IABC’s official Web site? News that October is accreditation month.
What about the site’s press center? “IABC and Cision Present 2008 Research and Measurement Conference … ISO 26000 Standard on Social Responsibility Enters Next Significant Phase in Development …” You get the point—nothing about the financial crisis and what it means to communicators.
Why is there nothing substantive on IABC's Web sites about the financial crisis? So far IABC is blowing it. Good thing the association's president, Julie Freeman, is a smart and plucky woman. She can rise to the challenge.