Return of the yak…

Today marks the one year anniversary for The IC Crowd, so we thought it was good time to announce a few things for the rest of 2013 and 2014.

In the last year we have seen our community grow to over 2,000 followers, celebrated Christmas with some festive drinks and hosted our first unconference with The Big Yak in June.

Dana Leeson, Rachel Miller, Jenni WhellerBut without you all this would never have been possible and we want to say a huge thank you to everyone for asking questions, solving questions and coming along to events we have hosted.

Thank you to the agencies who have supported our events and our media partners who gave us platforms to promote our activities.

Our Comms calendar continues to be updated as and when we hear of events that may be of interest to comms pros. Do let us know if we’ve missed any.

So what’s next?
Well after The Big Yak we asked for your feedback about the event. Thank you to everyone who had their say as this information is invaluable.

You told us that you would like us to host more events and have a place to carry on the conversations.

So while we took some time out over the summer to relax with our family and friends and get some long overdue sunshine, we have also been busy working on a Google+ community for you to have conversations about the topics we covered.

We will be launching this in the near future. This means we are taking our community one step further to connect more people who want to talk about specific subjects and help you all solve challenges and share ideas.

Want to be involved in helping us shape the G+ community pre-launch? Please tweet us @theICcrowd to let us know.

Our Twitter community will continue and as topics gain traction we will blog these so everyone can see them.

Return of the yak
The big yakWe also wanted to celebrate our one year anniversary with confirmation that The Big Yak will return in June 2014! After such a great event this year and after all your feedback, how can we not!

We will confirm dates and details in the new year but for now we hope that you continue to use The IC Crowd on Twitter @theICcrowd, the new Google+ community  or in person at our events. We’re sure Christmas drinks will be on the agenda again as well so watch this space!

Thank you again for being part of The IC Crowd and we look forward to many more opportunities to communicate,

Jenni, Rachel and Dana.

Post author: Jenni Wheller