Buzz Builder

How are you sharing your district or club’s Kiwanis story?

Learn how to best promote your club with Buzz Builder, Kiwanis International's monthly PR newsletter and video series. Buzz Builder offers examples of how other clubs have used media and public relations to place stories in newspapers, on television and with radio stations. It also includes tips from industry insiders.

Want to receive future issues of BuzzBuilder in your inbox? Email PR@kiwanis.org.


2019 Buzz Builder PR newsletters

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December

 

2018 Buzz Builder PR newsletters

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December


2017 Buzz Builder PR newsletters

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December


2016 Buzz Builder PR newsletters

January February March April
May June July August
September October November December


Buzz Builder webinars


Email is one of the most widely used communication channels. Find out how to make your message stand out with the best contest, subject lines and graphic elements. PowerPoint file PDF
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Learn how to create messages that can be used across all communications channels to tell your club's story, attract media attention and gain new members. PowerPoint file
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You've pitched your story and the media is covering your event. Learn how to develop messages, stage an interview and be a pro on camera.   PDF
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The Kiwanis brand is all the things that define how people see us. Learn why it's important to follow the brand guidelines to get new members, community partners and media attention. PowerPoint file
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Why should you club be on the world's largest social media platform? Learn about Facebook and how to start a page, fill out your "about" section and upload profile and cover photos. PowerPoint file PDF
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Having a Facebook page is one thing. Now learn the importance of regular updating — and how to write engaging posts, select the best photos and get Kiwanis resources. PowerPoint file PDF
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Take your social media game to the next level. Get found with ads, event promotions, lookalike audiences and custom audiences. PowerPoint file
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Learn how to mold and tweak your service projects to get the maximum coverage by the media. PowerPoint
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Free tools to share your message: It’s time to update your club’s graphics and share the message of your club’s community impact. PowerPoint file PDF
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Do your social media and website need a makeover — but you feel like you’re on the other side of the digital divide? You can do it! Learn how to use Kiwanis photos, videos, graphics and more. PowerPoint file PDF
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Your club does great things. Learn how to tell your story! Get tips for making the media want to cover the ways your club improves the community. PowerPoint file PDF
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It can happen in a flash — an accident, an arrest, a theft. Learn how to prepare your club for a crisis. PowerPoint file
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What do you see first: text or photographs? Let your photographs tell the story. Learn the basics so your events will shine when you share online. PowerPoint file PDF
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If your club had more members, you could help more children. Find out how to use the official Kiwanis brand to spread the word about your club in your community. PowerPoint file PDF
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The district PR coordinator is one of the most important roles in Kiwanis. We're going to look at how this position came about, why it's important, the roles of the position and how Kiwanis is supporting it. PowerPoint file PDF
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It’s a new administrative year with new leaders, new ideas, a renewed focus on the club and renewed energy. Let’s take that excitement and get attention for our projects and good deeds, which can attract new members to our clubs.
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The Facebook algorithm is always changing, but it's clear clubs and districts that want to get a message out to a large audience are going to have to spend some money on distribution. We'll look at the different options so you can decide what would work best for your goals.
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If a photo is worth a thousand words, it's important to make those photos say nice things about us. Learn how to make drab photos awesome. Also, discover some tips about angles and staging, plus being creative when the scene is anything but photogenic.
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Social media is one of the best and most cost-effective ways your club can reach an audience. Good social media practices spread the message of the good your club is doing in the community; it attracts people to join the Kiwanis movement; and, it keeps current club members engaged.
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Kiwanis International has print, radio, television, social media and digital material available to help you spread awareness of Kiwanis and our mission. PowerPoint
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Earn coverage by pitching evergreen stories—stories that are not timely and can be used whenever needed. PowerPoint
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