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Gin and Topics: Nationals Bullpen Reads Fifty Shades of Grey

By: Gini Dietrich | August 3, 2012 | 
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Tweet49 Buffer Share9 Share14 +1 PinShares 72Happy full Olympics week! I have to say, even among all the controversy with NBC and tape delays and Twitter accounts being suspended, I’ve really enjoyed the Games this year. This morning, I started to cry when they told the story of Oscar Pistorius running the 400 meter race for South Africa…on prosthetic legs. It’s pretty freaking amazing what human beings can [&hellip... Read More
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Convergence is the Name of the Game for PR Pros of Tomorrow

By: Gini Dietrich | August 2, 2012 | 
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Tweet208 Buffer Share19 Share44 +136 Pin6Shares 313Earlier this year, PRSA undertook the big task of redefining public relations. Before that, the industry was working with a definition that was 40 years old. A lot has changed since 1982. Social media has turned the industry on its head. And technology is changing more quickly than ever before. Tweet208 Buffer Share19 Share44 +136 Pin6Shares ... Read More
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Get Your Summer Reading On While You Still Can

By: Gini Dietrich | August 1, 2012 | 
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Tweet80 Buffer Share14 Share17 +1 Pin78Shares 189Summer is coming to an end. Some even go back to school in two weeks! But August also represents the biggest vacation month of the year, which means some of you still have some time to catch up on this year’s reading. So we’ve put together a list of books you should read this summer, if only to get you [&hellip... Read More
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Reporter’s Twitter Account Suspended for Critiquing Olympics Coverage

By: Gini Dietrich | July 31, 2012 | 
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Tweet163 Buffer Share24 Share28 +121 Pin1Shares 237Have you ever heard of censorship? According to Dictionary.com, censor means, “An official who examines books, plays, news reports, motion pictures, radio and television programs, letters, cablegrams, etc., for the purpose of suppressing parts deemed objectionable on moral, political, military or othergrounds.” And now the “etc.” has extended to Twitter. A critic of NBC and it’s coverage of the Olympics [&hellip... Read More
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Changing the World for Women…One Organization at a Time

By: Gini Dietrich | July 30, 2012 | 
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Tweet170 Buffer Share26 Share24 +134 Pin34Shares 288A couple of weeks ago, we learned about Marissa Mayer joining Yahoo! and the conversation in the media began to circle not around her qualifications, but the fact that she’s a pregnant woman. In the comments of the blog post I wrote about it, Marianne Griebler suggested we talk about what we can do to “combat this offensive nonsense, mentor young people, [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Celebrities Making Fun of Themselves

By: Gini Dietrich | July 27, 2012 | 
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Tweet53 Buffer Share5 Share4 +1 PinShares 62It’s time for the Olympics! It’s time for the Olympics! It’s time for the Olympics! I can’t wait! I have a brother who is 12 and he’s coming to visit (from Portland) this weekend. We can’t wait to watch the Opening Ceremonies together. First, I’m headed home from Canada and can’t wait to use my Global Entry for the first [&hellip... Read More
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The Chick-fil-A PR Crisis

By: Gini Dietrich | July 26, 2012 | 
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Tweet149 Buffer Share39 Share23 +116 Pin1Shares 228I’ve been in Canada all week, in meetings with clients, sitting in new business meetings with our Thornley Fallis colleagues, and speaking at Third Tuesday (and at SocialMix today). So I haven’t been able to keep up on the news as much as I typically do. So when the Chick-fil-A fiasco hit my inbox earlier this week, I made a [&hellip... Read More
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Five Easy Ways to Use Google+

By: Gini Dietrich | July 25, 2012 | 
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Tweet192 Buffer Share13 Share45 +178 Pin37Shares 365Last summer, when Google+ launched in beta to the uber-geeky technology crowd, the industry was all a flutter. Was this an answer to Facebook? Did we finally have a way around the famous opt-out process the giant social network uses? Was Google to be more kind with our private information? Or was it going to go the way of Buzz [&hellip... Read More
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