Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Nerds, Mascots, and Weddings

By: Gini Dietrich | April 15, 2011 | 
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Thanks to my cycling coach, Bryce Walsh, Rusty Speidel and I decided to join #30daysofbiking this past Sunday. The weather was perfect and it was a great start to my season. I even started on my cycling tan (which I love except when I have to put on a strapless dress. Then it’s pretty ugly). But now the weather sucks again and I’m back on the [&hellip... Read More
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Saying No to Clients

By: Gini Dietrich | April 14, 2011 | 
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All you people have failed me. I have not a single Facebook question to answer this week. So, instead of seeing my pretty face, you get some written something instead. OH WAIT! I’m wrong. I just scrolled through a lot of status updates and found this from Andy Donovan. Yay Andy! You saved everyone from failure! “Coming off the presentation this week with you, Carol Roth [&hellip... Read More
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Accepting Standard LinkedIn Invites

By: Gini Dietrich | April 13, 2011 | 
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Many months ago, Arik Hanson and I were having a Twitter conversation about LinkedIn. His question? How do you feel about getting “I’d like to add you to my professional network” requests without any mention of how the person knows you? That drives me nuts. I do a ton of speaking and I “meet” a lot of people through that, as well as online. If you [&hellip... Read More
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A Review of Triberr and the Spin Sucks Analytics

By: Gini Dietrich | April 12, 2011 | 
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It’s been a month that I’ve been a member of Triberr. I’ve had lots of direct messages, emails, and Facebook messages asking what the heck it is and how I like it. So I’m here to tell you. For those of you who don’t know, or haven’t seen the shorted tribr link, Triberr is a way for you to retweet the work of bloggers you know [&hellip... Read More
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An Entrepreneur’s Journey: Mine

By: Gini Dietrich | April 11, 2011 | 
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My good friend Troy Claus asked me to write this for his blog, where he has a fabulous series called “The Entrepreneur’s Journey.” So, if you read it there first, there is nothing new to see here. Move along until tomorrow. It’s a very vivid memory. Sitting in the conference room at Fleishman-Hillard with our Ocean Spray clients. There are five or six three-inch binders full [&hellip... Read More
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PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers

By: Gini Dietrich | April 9, 2011 | 
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It has come to my attention that not every blogger knows about or uses PostRank. My mission today is to change that! You see, PostRank is one of the tools that AdAge uses to determine their Power 150. But, even if your goal isn’t to get into the top 10 (like it is ours – I’m not competitive), the information it gives you, layered on top [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Introverts, AVEs, and Coaching for Women

By: Gini Dietrich | April 8, 2011 | 
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It’s another blood boiling week for the PR industry. I realize Spin Sucks got it’s name because, well, spin sucks. But sometimes it’s exhausting having to communicate over and over and over and over and over again that publicity is not PR. Earlier this week, Matt Royse had a fantastic guest post on the seven ways social media is changing PR. In the comments, and later [&hellip... Read More
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Two Qualities Every CEO Needs

By: Gini Dietrich | April 7, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time! I always want to write “Clap! Clap! Clap!” when I say that. Kind of like I always want to say, “Hello. I’m Johnny Cash.” when I get in front of a microphone. But I never do because I’m afraid no one will get it and then I’ll have flopped before I even began. Wow. That was quite a tangent. [&hellip... Read More