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Where Is the Professionalism In PR?

By: Gini Dietrich | March 7, 2011 | 
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This first ran on Shonali Burke’s blog, Waxing Unlyrical. If you read it there, there is nothing new to see here. If you don’t know Shonali or her blog, I suggest high-tailing it over there. After you’ve read and commented on this piece first. Of course. Oh. And read the comments here. They’re new, too. Week before last, TechCrunch took a stab at PR professional Timothy Johnson. Actually, [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Train Wrecks Across the Web

By: Gini Dietrich | March 4, 2011 | 
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I don’t know where you live, but March came in like a lamb in Chicago. Which is scary to me because, when the rest of the country has spring at the end of March, we’ll be in some sort of deep freeze which will keep me from being outside on my bike! Don’t you keep me from my bike, Mother Nature! You already kept me from [&hellip... Read More
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Social Media Differences In the U.S. and Canada

By: Gini Dietrich | March 3, 2011 | 
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This past weekend, I attended PodCamp in Toronto, as both a panelist and guest of my second city. Minus the cab driver at the airport telling me to get out of his cab, putting my suitcase on a bus, and telling me to take that instead (it was free; he was not) and the 92 minutes I spent in customs explaining I didn’t need a work [&hellip... Read More
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Facebook Is Sharing Your Home Address and Phone Number

By: Gini Dietrich | March 2, 2011 | 
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It’s time to change your Facebook settings again. This time? Your profile. Good ol’ Zuck, in an effort “to encourage users to be more liberal in sharing their data and online activity,” is going to be sharing your home address and phone number(s) with external sites. Yes, you read that correctly. Your phone number and address soon will not be private on Facebook, allowing them to share [&hellip... Read More
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Overachieving vs. High Performing

By: Gini Dietrich | March 1, 2011 | 
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If you read this blog often, you know I’m a big fan of Les McKeown and his Predictable Success. If you follow both of us on Twitter, you’d be surprised to hear me say that. He started it. Last week he sent me a direct message on Twitter that said his blog post that day was reflective of the work I am doing as a leader. [&hellip... Read More
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What Is Wrong with PR?

By: Gini Dietrich | February 28, 2011 | 
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It was a rough week in public relations last week. The New York Times let a business owner rant on their blog, TechCrunch took a stab at a PR professional, and Jeremy Pepper, Mack Collier, Shannon Paul, and I debated a PR vs. publicity Quora question on Beth Harte’s Facebook wall. When we started Spin Sucks, it was with the idea that we would be able [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Get a Job!

By: Gini Dietrich | February 25, 2011 | 
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It’s Friday! On Wednesday Bill Prettyman emailed me about something we normally do on Thursdays and, when I told him it was only Wednesday, I think I took a few seconds of his life. Bill! It’s Friday now! We’re getting ready to launch beta 1.0 of Project Jack Bauer next week and soon you will know what the heck it is, what name we’ve chosen, and [&hellip... Read More
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Facebook Question: Bloggers Who Blawg

By: Gini Dietrich | February 24, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time! This week’s question comes from Mark Robins, the CEO of LawyerLocate in Canada (I love my Canadians!). He asks, “Lawyers who blog and use the term “blawg,” are they elitist and do they risk alienating the public they are trying to reach?” I answer his question in the video (if you’re reading this in your Reader, you can click [&hellip... Read More