Gini Dietrich

Trolls, Smear Campaigns, and Reputation Management

By: Gini Dietrich | October 18, 2012 | 
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I am a big fan of The Good Wife. Not only because it’s set in Chicago, but because it’s really well-written (and, let’s be real, Mr. Big is on it). My winter training has begun, which means I’m stuck on the trainer for one or two hours four times a week. The Good Wife (and Revenge and Scandal) get me through those long boring hours. This [&hellip
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Using Twitter to Disseminate News Without a News Release

By: Gini Dietrich | October 17, 2012 | 
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I’ve never been a fan of the news release. I’ll go ahead and put it right out there. I think it makes PR pros lazy and clients too controlling. And it typically has no real effect on whether or not a journalist covers your story. In fact, earlier this year, I wrote, “No One Cares About Your News Release” when asked if it was OK to [&hellip
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The Complete Marketing Communications Measurement Guide

By: Gini Dietrich | October 16, 2012 | 
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The Spin Sucks community is an interesting one. While the vision of the blog is to change the perception of the PR industry, we also talk a lot about marketing, advertising, search engine optimization, social media, and entrepreneurship. Because of that mixed bag of goodies, the readers come from all walks of life and are not all communications professionals. I love that. Today I want to [&hellip
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Pros and Cons of a Virtual Office

By: Gini Dietrich | October 15, 2012 | 
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One year ago, we made a strange, but important, business decision. We decided to go completely virtual, giving people the opportunity to work from home, save on commute time, and be more productive with little to no daily interruptions. At the time, I said we’d revisit it in 10 months to see if, at the year mark, we should go back to having an office. When [&hellip
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The Three Things, Edition 3

By: Gini Dietrich | October 14, 2012 | 
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Welcome to the third edition of The Three Things, brought to you by Michael Schechter, Howie Goldfarb, and me. Look at that! The third edition of three things you should read/listen to/watch to start your week out right by the three of us. The Three Things arrives in your inbox on Sunday mornings (unless you don’t suscribe, but that can easily be fixed if you hurry over and [&hellip
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Gin and Topics: Richard Simmons and Canadian Dance Moves

By: Gini Dietrich | October 12, 2012 | 
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For the first time ever I received a Klout perk I actually wanted and used. Last night, the Cadillac ATS (well, not the car, but its marketing department) hosted an advanced screening of Argo. For those of you who don’t know, Argo is based on the declassified information about the Iranian hostage crisis in the late 70s and early 80s. It was a highly intense, emotionally-ridden [&hellip
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Review of Content Marketing Measurement Platform Squeeze

By: Gini Dietrich | October 11, 2012 | 
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I have something new for you to try! It’s way cool and I think you’ll like it. By way of background, I get asked to review a lot of products, books, and services. But I rarely post reviews on Spin Sucks, which goes to show you how very little I’m impressed. But when Jodi Echakowitz asked me to check out Squeeze, I promised her I would, but [&hellip
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Will Facebook Collections Kill Pinterest?

By: Gini Dietrich | October 10, 2012 | 
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I almost hate to tell you about this because it’s not yet available to us, but it’s really freaking cool. I’m going to tell you and then you’ll have to wait. But I’m not sure how I feel about it because (as most of you know) I LOVE Pinterest. And this, from what I can tell, will be a direct competitor. And it’s on the site [&hellip
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