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Introducing Megan Beausang!

By: Gini Dietrich | December 2, 2010 | 
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As promised, I have a little treat for you! Rather than listen to me all congested and sniffling up a storm, you get to hear our new chief financial officer, Megan Beausang, talk about what it’s like to work here and what she plans to do to help us achieve Global Domination.  Plus, you can’t tell by looking at her, but she has a little surprise [&hellip... Read More
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Money Is Not a Motivator

By: Gini Dietrich | December 1, 2010 | 
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In my quest to become a better leader and a better communicator, I read everything I can get my hands on and I practice, practice, practice (my piano teacher, who was also my great-aunt, used to say, “Perfect practice makes perfect). I likely drive my team nuts at times because I practice on them. Sometimes the skills I’m developing work and sometimes they don’t. It’s not [&hellip... Read More
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First Impression: Eight Ways to Avoid a Bad One

By: Gini Dietrich | November 30, 2010 | 
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I’ve been curious about a phenomenon we’re seeing when we interview candidates these days. Their first impressions suck. Not everyone, but I’d venture to say 90 percent of them.Why do they suck? Because they’re not doing any research on Arment Dietrich nor are they reading Spin Sucks before they interview with us. Maybe it’s because we’ve been using Twitter as our recruiting playground and people have [&hellip... Read More
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Terror Management Theory

By: Gini Dietrich | November 29, 2010 | 
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I’d be lying if I said Arment Dietrich hasn’t had a lot of change since October of 2008. It started with the bank cutting off our access to capital, then we got letters during the holidays from clients expressing their wish to discontinue our services because of the economy, then we did (what we thought) a really deep lay-off, then we had to do another round [&hellip... Read More
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Happy Thanksgiving

By: Gini Dietrich | November 26, 2010 | 
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From my family to yours!... Read More
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TSA X-Rays, Enhanced Pat-Downs, and Traveling

By: Gini Dietrich | November 24, 2010 | 
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In the United States, today is the busiest air travel day of the entire year. So I figured it was a good time to talk about what’s going on with TSA, the new x-ray machines, and the “enhanced”  pat-downs. I am not a TSA fan. I travel a ton and their rules vary from airport to airport. Last year, I was in the Detroit airport and [&hellip... Read More
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Facebook Contests: Seven Tips for Flawless Execution

By: Gini Dietrich | November 23, 2010 | 
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We just finished hosting our Facebook photo contest, where John Heaney was the winner for “Legally Gini.” It was great fun because, well, it made fun of me (though a friend called and said, “Is someone going to get fired over this?”). Look, I have four brothers. I learned A LONG time ago to laugh at myself or I’d have been miserable with their constant teasing [&hellip... Read More
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What Is Your Twitter Policy?

By: Gini Dietrich | November 22, 2010 | 
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The Beast and I went for a run this morning (what can I say? It’s too dark to ride and waaaay too warm to be inside) and I listened to Mitch Joel and Mark Schaefer debate the Twitter elite on the Six Pixels of Separation podcast. If you have 40 minutes while exercising or commuting to work, I recommend you listen to it. As always, they [&hellip... Read More
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Top 5 Stories for Week Ending Nov. 19, 2010

By: Gini Dietrich | November 19, 2010 | 
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Mr. D told me last night he can’t wait until it snows just so I’ll stop talking about why we don’t have snow yet. But did you know that Chicago had snow on October 16 last year? It’s November 19 and it’s supposed to be SIXTY DEGREES on Monday. Bah humbug, is what I have to say! I WANT SNOW! I told Mother Nature yesterday if [&hellip... Read More