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Let’s Change the World On International Women’s Day

By: Gini Dietrich | March 5, 2012 | 
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This Thursday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. It’s not a day that’s widely celebrated in the United States (a fact we’d like to change), nor is it a Hallmark made-up holiday. It’s a day that celebrates women and Oxfam America thinks we can do some good, if we all participate leading up to the day. This isn’t just for women, though. It’s in celebration of [&hellip... Read More
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Austerity Measures and Raising the Bar Do Not Mix

By: Arment Dietrich | February 22, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Lisa Gerber. I’ll never forget the day the Counselors Academy brochure arrived in the mail. It was Jan 2009, and my PR business was almost five years old. I had been growing it every year in double digits and had added an employee in 2008. And then it all hit the fan, and I lost about 40 percent of my [&hellip... Read More
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Social Media Use At Work

By: Gini Dietrich | February 20, 2012 | 
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Last week I was working with a group of CEOs and one of the leaders said to me, “How do I get my employees to use social media? None of them want to do it.” It’s like pulling teeth sometimes. Most, if not all, use Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter in their personal lives, yet seeing that passion translate to work is oft missing. And executives are [&hellip... Read More
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The Ever-Looming Inbox

By: Gini Dietrich | February 15, 2012 | 
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During this week’s Inside PR (yet to be posted), Joe Thornley, Martin Waxman, and I discuss the ever-looming inbox. You see, I’m a “get it cleaned out every day” kind of person. Having unopened, unread, or unanswered emails makes me nuts. Mr. D makes fun of me. He says no one else in the whole world uses email the way I do. Sure, I’ll admit I’m [&hellip... Read More
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Happy Birthday to Me from Jack Bauer

By: Gini Dietrich | February 10, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Jack Bauer. It’s my birthday and Mr. D thought it would be funny to have Jack Bauer “write” today’s blog post. So, um, here it is.  Hello, my name is Jack Bauer. The rumors are true. I love food. Technically, I believe our definitions of “food” may be slightly different, but that’s not why I took time out from my [&hellip... Read More
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Book Review: The End of Business As Usual

By: Gini Dietrich | February 3, 2012 | 
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Last week Jeannie Walters and I were discussing Brian Solis’s new book The End of Business As Usual. Because she is a customer experience expert, she was especially interested in what Brian had to say about the connected customer and where business is going because of it. When I mentioned I was writing a review of the book, she asked if she could join in. And, [&hellip... Read More
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Stuck In a Rut? Pivot Your Business.

By: Gini Dietrich | January 31, 2012 | 
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In 2010 we announced Arment Dietrich was no longer a PR firm. It was pretty amazing to see what happened, almost overnight. Clients and prospects, alike, stopped asking us to do only publicity and instead began to bring us in on integrated marketing communication programs. Even though we were constantly demonstrating our capabilities, we weren’t seen as an integrated firm until we drew a line in [&hellip... Read More
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Take a Different Approach to Brainstorming

By: Gini Dietrich | January 30, 2012 | 
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I had a really interesting experience last week. This may not be new to some of you, but it was new to me…and it was really freaking cool! I was invited to participate in a think tank for Interlochen, a center for the arts in Traverse City, Mich. More on them in a minute. They invited four experts to join four staff and two board trustees [&hellip... Read More
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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Fire a Client?

By: Gini Dietrich | January 26, 2012 | 
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Yes, I know it’s Facebook question of the week time, but we’re trying something new this week. You see, Social Fresh wrote last week about the best times of the week and day to blog, in order to get social shares. Historically, Mondays and Tuesdays on Spin Sucks are our big days, but the Social Fresh research proves we might be missing something on Thursdays. I’m [&hellip... Read More
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Privacy and Autonomy for Introverts at Work

By: Gini Dietrich | January 24, 2012 | 
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Late last year, Lisa Petrilli published The Introvert’s Guide to Success. It popped into my brain when I saw, “The Rise of the New Groupthink” in the New York Times last week. Combine those two pieces of content and you may have actually heard me yell, “Hurrah!” You see, I’m an introvert. And, until about two years ago, I thought there was something wrong with me [&hellip... Read More