Better Know A Media Org: IABC

iabc.pngToday’s organization: International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)

About the organization:

Founded in 1970, The International Association of Business Communicators provides a professional network of over 15,500 business communication professionals in over 80 countries. Our members hold positions in:

  • Public relations/Media relations
  • Corporate communications
  • Public affairs
  • Investor relations
  • Government relations
  • Marketing communication
  • Community relations
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Training
  • Advertising
  • Photography and video production
  • Graphic design
  • Human resources
  • Teaching

Number of members: 15,500

To join, you must:
Be an active business communicator or interested in becoming one.

You’ll get:
Networking online and in person
Job search assistance
Member discounts on books and events

And for that, you’ll pay:
Varies by location; in the United States, starts at $237 yearly. There is a $40 new-member fee (except not in September).

We’ve compiled as many professional organizations as we can find in all the disciplines that mediabistro visitors work in, and will be featuring one a day til we run out. We’re going in alphabetical order so nobody feels slighted, but if we skipped your favorite group by mistake, please let us know.