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Gin and Topics: Strawberry Pie and a Gun Leaving People Speechless

By: Gini Dietrich | March 9, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 62I really thought yesterday was Friday. I got up to write Gin and Topics and got halfway through before I realized it was only Thursday. What a disappointment! But that’s OK. Friday is here now. Only one thing…it’s daylight savings this weekend. So you’re going to lose an hour. Try not to be too grouchy about it. And…for all of [&hellip... Read More
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Five Ways to Measure Social Media Efforts

By: Gini Dietrich | March 8, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 587A couple of weeks ago, I was standing in line at security in the Ft. Lauderdale airport. I was fascinated at the three and a half hour line (which I thankfully didn’t have to go through) and commented on it to the guy standing behind me. We started to talk and he asked me what I was doing in Florida. [&hellip... Read More
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Rush Limbaugh’s Non-Apology Creates Bigger PR Crisis

By: Gini Dietrich | March 7, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 178Can we give the Moron Award to Rush Limbaugh? For those of you who haven’t heard, last week Limbaugh called a Georgetown law student a “slut” and a “prostitute” for speaking at a Democratic House of Representatives event. She called for  religion-affiliated institutions, such as Georgetown, to cover contraception in their health plans. Because it’s not covered, she said some [&hellip... Read More
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It’s Lonely At the Top

By: Gini Dietrich | March 6, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 155A few weeks ago, the Harvard Business Review ran an article titled, “It’s Time to Acknowledge CEO Loneliness.” It’s an interesting article that discusses extravagant compensation packages, fancy jets and hotels, mansions for homes, and car services. All while feeling very lonely because, as a leader of an organization, you seemingly have no one on your side. I recommend you [&hellip... Read More
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Let’s Change the World On International Women’s Day

By: Gini Dietrich | March 5, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 185This Thursday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. It’s not a day that’s widely celebrated in the United States (a fact we’d like to change), nor is it a Hallmark made-up holiday. It’s a day that celebrates women and Oxfam America thinks we can do some good, if we all participate leading up to the day. This isn’t just for [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Limbo Skating and Unbelievably Strong Brothers

By: Gini Dietrich | March 2, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 58It’s Friday. Which means it’s going to snow in Chicago. Right, Mother Nature?!? Do you hear me?? It’s going to snow in Chicago! Actually, I just looked at the radar and it’s all rain. It’s too warm. Booooo! We had a special day this week – it was Leap Day and one of the topics for today is based around [&hellip... Read More
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Lessons You Can Take from The New York Times Storytelling

By: Gini Dietrich | March 1, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 244We’ve been talking a lot (particularly this week) about the companies that are doing social all wrong. Let’s turn the tables today and look at a company that is doing it exactly right. The New York Times. It’s not like they’ve been without fault. When they announced their online premium paid subscription model last year, many people flocked to RSS [&hellip... Read More
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Claire’s Rips Off Tatty Devine and Sticks Head In Proverbial Sand

By: Gini Dietrich | February 29, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 130Oh come on! Seriously. Why is this so hard? Yes, there is another company shutting down comments to their Facebook wall, ignoring tweets, deleting comments, and going silent. This time it’s Claire’s Stores, who is accused of ripping off independent jewelry designer, Tatty Devine. Last week the U.K. designer blogged, “Can You Spot the Difference?” and showed their designs next [&hellip... Read More
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