September 10, 2103 Build a Brand in the Era of Social Business: Thanks to smart phones, social media, and the 24/7 news cycle, we are now in the era of Social Business. SlideKlowd co-founder and Brand Strategist Justin Foster shares his insights on building a brand in the SoMe "fishbowl." He will discuss the value of a positive internal culture, the first and last 10 seconds of a first impression, setting up listening and response systems, and much more.

>>Resources & Review from Meeting>>

October 8, 2013 Leverage Google Analytics to Build Web Traffic: Google provides free access to a wealth of data about your web traffic, enabling you to "measure sales and conversions, but also gives you fresh insights into how visitors use your site, how they arrived on your site, and how you can keep them coming back." Sounds good. But how do you actually do it. Marcus Ferguson, who does Marketing, Advertising, Design, & Technology at Boise's MobileFieldSync will reveal all.

 

November 12, 2013 Tweet Your Way to Better Connections, Awareness: John Foster, Boise lobbyist, political consultant and Twitter maestro, will provide practical instruction on how to use Twitter to find key and build relationships with key influencers, and to get your organization's message to the right audience.

 

December 10, 2013 10 Facebook Tricks to Bring Your Online Presence: Sara Arkle is Community Conservation Associate at Idaho Conservation League. Sara leads ICL's Facebook communications and will discuss the techniques she used to reach ICLs target audience, keep members in the loop, and encourage people to participate in ICL events.

 

January 14, 2014 How Inbound Marketing Drives Big-Time Traffic to Your Site: Talks to search experts and they will confirm that content is indeed king these days. Local marketing brain Tanya Vaughan will dive down into the practice of creating high-caliber content for your website and then using strategies to put links to that content across the Internet.

 

February 11, 2014 Pitching to the Media in the Age of SoMe: A panel of Idaho reporters will discuss choosing the best social media channel to identify and pitch stories to the media. Many reporters are active on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Some have blogs, websites, and podcasts. Some even have phones and email addresses. How do you know which channel to use to research and connect with them?  You attend this event!

 

March 11, 2014 Get Your Organization in the National News: Local PR experts will share their insight into pitching stories to the national media. The program will address how to find the right person for your story, how to create killer pitches, and how to build relationships with these very busy, very influential people. 

 

April 8, 2104 Keep Your Head in a Crisis: Seasoned communications professionals will give you the tools you need to create a crisis communications plan--and tips on how to stick to that plan when the... mud... hits the fan. 

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May 13, 2014 Get the Most out of Your Web Content with SEO: We all create content for our companies' or organizations' websites. Ed Klopfenstein of VisualString will share some secrets on how write to get the best search results. He will touch on such things as key word analysis, optimization, and density. And he'll will provide an update on what the major search engines are interested in these days.

Download the slides from the presentation 

Download the Google guide to SEO used as a reference

June 10, 2014 Protect Your Internet Brand: In the olden days, a company's brand consisted of trademarks and maybe an image or two (e.g. The Marlboro Man). The Internet makes your brand much more slippery; Domain names can be compromised. Icons and graphics can be copied and pasted where they don't belong. Brad Frazer, a copyright attorney at Hawley Troxell, will show you the importance of protecting your organization or company's brand in the Internet Wild West.

Eventbrite - June CCC Luncheon: Protect Your Internet Brand

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We have a new membership system and a new website - details are coming soon. 

 

With the new membership, you will be able to pay in full up front for the year or pay month by month automatically. We have a bunch of new membership benefits as well that tie in with our new meeting system - so stay tuned for more soon!

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2013 Impact Awards Winners

 

 

Now accepting entries!

Entry forms and award information have been mailed, watch your mail box or download forms here.

About the awards

 

The IMPACT Awards recognize all sizes of communication projects. Winners are chosen by a jury of their peers.
Winning entries demonstrate:

 

Strategic thinking by setting clear objectives aligned to support business goals and that show an understanding of your audience.
Measurable benefits to their organization to prove they successfully achieved stated goals.
Creativity and innovative thinking in the application of strategies and techniques of effective communication.

 

IMPACT Award winners will receive:

 

  • A personalized IMPACT Award
  • Recognition during the IMPACT Award Ceremony April 26, 2013
  • Recognition published in a Boise-based newspaper
  • Recognition on the Capital City Communicator’s website

Timeline and entry fees by Division and Membership Status

Submit your entry + fees to: chris.campbell.boise@gmail.com

Early bird deadline: January 31

Extended deadline: February 15

Join Capital City Communicators and Save
You can save money on your entries by becoming a member of CCC.Membership is $50 for professionals and
$25 for students.

 

Entry fees

Division 1 Division 2
Early Bird:
Jan 31
Extended:
Feb 18
Early Bird:
Jan 31
Extended:
Feb 15
CCC Members $40 $50 $20 $30
Non-Members $50 $60 $30 $40
Non-Profits $30 $40 $15 $25
College Students $10 $15 $10 $15

 

 

Division 1: Communication Management
Covers projects, programs, and campaigns that are guided by a communication strategy.

Category

Description

Government/
Community Relations

For programs targeted at government bodies, government agencies, internal
stakeholders who play a role in or otherwise impact government relations or for programs targeted to community audiences of any kind, including work done by nonprofit and volunteer organizations.

Customer Relations and Marketing
Communications

For programs targeted at customer audiences, including customer relationship management and customer research; advertising and marketing aimed at marketing products and/or services to an external audience.

Media Relations

For programs that use news media as the main channel for reaching target audiences.

Issues Management and Crisis
Communications

For programs targeted at external and/or internal audiences that address trends,
issues and/or attitudes that have a significant impact on an organization, such as labor relations, crises, mergers, acquisitions, public policy, safety or environmental concerns.

Employee/ Member Communications

For programs targeted at employee or member audiences, including programs that create awareness and influence opinion or behavioral change, and those focused on management communication, ethics, morale, internal culture, or change management.

Human Resource
and Benefits
Communications

For programs targeted at employee or member audiences that deal with health and welfare, savings and pensions, stocks and compensation, or recruitment and retention.

Division 2: Communication Skills
Includes communication projects that showcase technical skills such as audio/video production, editing, writing and design.

Category

Description

Electronic and Digital
Communications

Programs that are computer-based communication projects produced for internal or external audiences that primarily use electronic production and/or delivery tools such as electronic newsletters, annual reports, websites and intranet sites.

Social Media

For programs that encompass a range of new tools and practices that allow individuals and groups to collaborate and share knowledge and experiences online.

Audiovisual

Programs in this category use sound, video, film, slides, CDs or a combination of these elements.

Publications

For programs targeted at external and/or internal audiences that address trends,
issues and/or attitudes that have a significant impact on an organization, such as labor relations, crises, mergers, acquisitions, public policy, safety or environmental concerns.

Writing

This category encompasses original material written for a particular
communication project, including the following:

  • Personality profiles
  • Recurring features or columns
  • Stand-alone features
  • Editorials
  • News articles
  • Speeches
  • Scripts
  • News releases
  • Sales promotion and
  • marketing
  • Technical writing
  • Writing for online distribution

Publication Design

This category is for design of internal or external
publications in all formats, including electronic.

Other Graphic Design

For projects that involve creating an organizational brand identity or other graphic project where the main communication function is achieved through the use of cartoons, drawings, illustrations, paintings, collages, montages, mobiles, invitations, special signs, etc.

Interactive Media Design

Design of electronic and interactive, computer-based media elements including:

  • Web site design
  • Intranet site design
  • CD-ROMs or DVDs
  • E-cards, banner ads, buttons, pop-ups, etc.

Outdoor/ 3D Design

Outdoor products that are intended for the general public including:

  • Billboards    
  • Murals and public sculpture
  • Outdoor and transport posters (for use at bus shelters, airport terminals, “wrapped” buildings and cars, etc.)
  • Decorations, neon signs, awnings, street furniture, etc.

Photography

For original photographs or photo essays created or commissioned for a particular communications project.

Advertising/
Conventional Media Design

Entries in this category demonstrate creative and
innovative use of traditional advertising media
including film/TV, radio and print.

Awards presentation by the Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s Fool Squad

fool squad logofool squad main photo

 

see the 2012 IMPACT Award Winners

 

see the 2011 IMPACT Award Winners

 

see the 2010 IMPACT Award Winners

 

 

 

 

Category Name Entry Title Award Name of Persons to Receive Award Contributors to the Project Organization Produced for: Organization Produced by: Phone Email
Other Graphic Design Brand Identity and Logo Excellence John Yarnell Jason Keeble Andrea Pettitt Real Estate Trademark Sign Company 208-863-2326 andreapettitt@gmail.com
Other Graphic Design Idaho Iceworld Campaign Excellence Ben Wilson, Carissa Deguzman Amy Stahl, Tommy Scott Idaho Iceworld Ben Wilson [design +illustration], Deguz Designs 208-608-7611 astahl@cityofboise.org
Publications Common Thread: 2012 Community Report Excellence Katrina Thompson Idaho Housing and Finance Association Idaho Housing and Finance Association 208-331-4858 jasonl@ihfa.org
Publications Foothills Annual Report Excellence Julia Grant, Carissa Deguzman Jennie Rylee, David Gordon, Amy Stahl Boise Parks and Recreation City of Boise 208-608-7611 astahl@cityofboise.org
Audiovisual "Idaho, the Movie" Excellence Tom Hadzor, Director; Jennifer Isenhart, Producer; Bill Krumm, Photographer/Editor; Kevin Eslinger, Photographer; Lana Tidwell, Asst. Producer Tim Woodward, Writer/Producer Wide Eye Productions Wide Eye Productions 208-336-0391 jen@wideeye.tv
Advertising/Conventional Media Design 3X30 Simplot TV Spots Honorable Mention David Cuoio J.R. Simplot Company David Cuoio for J.R. Simplot Company 208-890-9075 david.cuoio@simplot.com
Interactive Media Design US Trust Construction Website Honorable Mention US Trust Construction US Trust Construction Kane & Associates, LLC 855-526-2753 jennifer@kaneanda.com
Outdoor/ 3D Design Avimor Highway Signage Honorable Mention Avimor Avimor Kane & Associates, LLC 855-526-2753 jennifer@kaneanda.com
Publication Design Neighborhood Stormwater Flyers Honorable Mention Christy Foltz-Ahlrichs Ada County Highway District Ada County Highway District 208-387-6108 calrichs@achdidaho.org
Electronic & Digital Communications eTeller Honorable Mention Julie Bradford, Jammie Hauglid Zions Bank Zions Bank 208-333-2748 nicola.mcintosh@zionsbank.com
Interactive Media Design Public Outreach Planner/Intranet Site Design Honorable Mention Bryant Kuechle, April Hodges, Andrea Gumm, Adam rush, Sonna Lynn Fernandez Idaho Transportation Department The Langdon Group 208-739-3048 bk@langdongroupinc.com
Publications Community Magazine Merit Julie Bradford  Zions Bank Zions Bank 208-333-2748 nicola.mcintosh@zionsbank.com
Social Media Green from Blue Contest Merit Rhea Allen, Drew Allen Angie Scobby, Alex Rhodes, Chelsie Kaschmitter Blue Cross of Idaho Peppershock Media 208-461-5070 alex@peppershock.com
Writing 3500 lb. Deadly Weapon Merit Reed Hollingshead Idaho Transportation Department Idaho Transportation Department 208-334-8005 reed.holliingshead@itd.idaho.gov
Audiovisual Los Angeles Department of Water and POWER (LADWP) Merit Stephanie Bennett, Brian Lanthrop, Ryan Otto Power Engineers Power Engineers
Audiovisual Shoot for the Moon Merit Rhea Allen, Drew Allen Mike Gough Idaho Center Auto Mall Peppershock Media 208-461-5070 alex@peppershock.com
 
 
Category Name Entry Title Award Name of Persons to Receive Award Organization Produced for: Organization Produced by: Phone Email
Customer Relations and Marketing Communications Zions Bank Cheapster Excellence Nicola McIntosh Zions Bank Zions Bank 208-333-2748 nicola.mcintosh@zionsbank.com
Government/Community Relations 2012 Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge Excellence Katrina Thompson Idaho Housing and Finance Association Idaho Housing and Finance Association 208-331-4858 jasonl@ihfa.org
Customer Relations and Marketing Communications Dave and Busters Excellence Christina Lenkowski, Amanda Watson, Justin Nyquist Dave and Busters Red Sky PR 208-287-2199 tracybresnia@redskypr.com
Government/Community Relations Public Relations Campaign - Idaho Health Exchange Merit Heidi Low, Vice President Ritter Public Relations Ritter Public Relations 208-433-9610 heidi@ritterpublicrelations.com
Issue Management and Crisis Communications Moscow Brownfields Assessment Project Honorable Mention Karianne Fallon City of Moscow Red Sky PR 208-287-2199 tracybresnia@redskypr.com
Media Relations Idaho State Historical Society Honorable Mention Gloria Miller, Justin Nyquist Idaho State Historical Society Red Sky PR 208-287-2199 tracybresnia@redskypr.com

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2013 IMPACT Award Winners

Division 1
Category Name Entry Title Award Name of Persons to Receive Award Contributors to the Project Organization Produced for: Organization Produced by:
Customer Relations and Marketing Communications Zions Bank Cheapster Excellence Nicola McIntosh Zions Bank Zions Bank
Government/Community Relations 2012 Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge Excellence Katrina Thompson Idaho Housing and Finance Association Idaho Housing and Finance Association
Customer Relations and Marketing Communications Dave and Busters Excellence Christina Lenkowski, Amanda Watson, Justin Nyquist Dave and Busters Red Sky PR
Government/Community Relations Public Relations Campaign - Idaho Health Exchange Merit Heidi Low, Vice President Ritter Public Relations Ritter Public Relations
Issue Management and Crisis Communications Moscow Brownfields Assessment Project Honorable Mention Karianne Fallon City of Moscow Red Sky PR
Media Relations Idaho State Historical Society Honorable Mention Gloria Miller, Justin Nyquist Idaho State Historical Society Red Sky PR
Division 2
Category Name Entry Title Award Name of Persons to Receive Award Contributors to the Project Organization Produced for: Organization Produced by:
Other Graphic Design Brand Identity and Logo Excellence John Yarnell Jason Keeble Andrea Pettitt Real Estate Trademark Sign Company
Other Graphic Design Idaho Iceworld Campaign Excellence Ben Wilson, Carissa Deguzman Amy Stahl, Tommy Scott Idaho Iceworld Ben Wilson [design +illustration], Deguz Designs
Publications Common Thread: 2012 Community Report Excellence Katrina Thompson Idaho Housing and Finance Association Idaho Housing and Finance Association
Publications Foothills Annual Report Excellence Julia Grant, Carissa Deguzman Jennie Rylee, David Gordon, Amy Stahl Boise Parks and Recreation City of Boise
Audiovisual "Idaho, the Movie" Excellence Tom Hadzor, Director; Jennifer Isenhart, Producer; Bill Krumm, Photographer/Editor; Kevin Eslinger, Photographer; Lana Tidwell, Asst. Producer Tim Woodward, Writer/Producer Wide Eye Productions Wide Eye Productions
Advertising/Conventional Media Design 3X30 Simplot TV Spots Honorable Mention David Cuoio J.R. Simplot Company David Cuoio for J.R. Simplot Company
Interactive Media Design US Trust Construction Website Honorable Mention US Trust Construction US Trust Construction Kane & Associates, LLC
Outdoor/ 3D Design Avimor Highway Signage Honorable Mention Avimor Avimor Kane & Associates, LLC
Publication Design Neighborhood Stormwater Flyers Honorable Mention Christy Foltz-Ahlrichs Ada County Highway District Ada County Highway District
Electronic & Digital Communications eTeller Honorable Mention Julie Bradford, Jammie Hauglid Zions Bank Zions Bank
Interactive Media Design Public Outreach Planner/Intranet Site Design Honorable Mention Bryant Kuechle, April Hodges, Andrea Gumm, Adam rush, Sonna Lynn Fernandez Idaho Transportation Department The Langdon Group
Publications Community Magazine Merit Julie Bradford Zions Bank Zions Bank
Social Media Green from Blue Contest Merit Rhea Allen, Drew Allen Angie Scobby, Alex Rhodes, Chelsie Kaschmitter Blue Cross of Idaho Peppershock Media
Writing 3500 lb. Deadly Weapon Merit Reed Hollingshead Idaho Transportation Department Idaho Transportation Department
Audiovisual Los Angeles Department of Water and POWER (LADWP) Merit Stephanie Bennett, Brian Lanthrop, Ryan Otto Power Engineers Power Engineers
Audiovisual Shoot for the Moon Merit Rhea Allen, Drew Allen Mike Gough Idaho Center Auto Mall Peppershock Media

 

 

 

see the 2012 IMPACT Award Winners

 

see the 2011 IMPACT Award Winners

 

see the 2010 IMPACT Award Winners

 

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With more than 150 members, Capital City Communicators (CCC) is the Treasure Valley’s leading professional organization for professional communicators. Our membership spans the entire communications spectrum, including public relations specialists, freelance writers, corporate communicators and journalists.

CCC provides a wide range of networking and learning opportunities to help advance the careers of our members.

How?

Through information-rich monthly events, educational programs, and other events including our annual IMPACT Awards program.

Ready to get involved?
Attend: Monthly meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month, September through June.

Join: Enjoy event and Impact Award discounts, regular job listings and more.

Volunteer: Grow your CCC experience and your resume by serving on a committee or the board.

Questions? Email us at capitalcitycommunicators@gmail.com. But, please, keep in mind we are an all volunteer organization and may take us a few days to get back to you.

2012-13 Board of Directors:

More good news! You can still get involved. There are numerous opportunities to volunteer — meet people, have fun and build your skills. For details, email us.

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