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A Quick Round-Up of the Week’s Post (So Far)

By: Gini Dietrich | October 13, 2010 | 
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I woke up at 2:08 this morning with an overwhelming feeling that something was wrong. And then something was wrong. I’ll spare you the details, but I think it’s food poisoning. So, rather than write my blog post at 5:14 a.m., which is what I typically do (and what time it is as I write this sentence), I’m going to soak in the tub and slowly [&hellip... Read More
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Having Children Means You Can’t Run a Start-Up

By: Gini Dietrich | October 12, 2010 | 
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This past Sunday, I received a nice note from my hilarious friend, Laura Petrolino, asking me to comment on Saturday’s TechCrunch story, “Women don’t want to run start-ups because they’d rather have children.” If you’ve not yet had a chance to read the story, you can find it here.  First, congratulations to Penelope Trunk, the founder of Brazen Careerist. The article was well-written and she makes [&hellip... Read More
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New Gap Logo Deserves Applause

By: Gini Dietrich | October 11, 2010 | 
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I’m strugging to understand why everyone is making such a big deal about the new Gap logo. Sure, it looks like someone without any creativity designed it, but let’s be real – so did the original logo. So why, then, is everyone all up in arms about this? A few people DM’d me on Twitter asking me my thoughts and during the weekend I read what [&hellip... Read More
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Top Five Stories for Week Ending Oct. 8, 2010

By: Gini Dietrich | October 8, 2010 | 
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We’re on day three of the Livefyre commenting system and I think I’m in love. I may want to marry it, but first I want to hear from you. Do you like it? Do you like how you can @ reply someone and bring them into the conversation? Do you like how it sends one email with a bunch of comments in it instead of 16 [&hellip... Read More
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How Much Should I Budget for Social Media?

By: Gini Dietrich | October 7, 2010 | 
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The Arment Dietrich Facebook question of the week comes from Rich Burghgraef, who asks, “How much should I budget for social media?” I think he’s asking the wrong question and I tell you why in the video (or click here if you’re in RSS and can’t see the video). Plus I talk about how much to budget for internal resources and external resources. And I talk [&hellip... Read More
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Edelman Has a Brand Integration Boutique?

By: Gini Dietrich | October 6, 2010 | 
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Arment Dietrich is a boutique marketing and communications firm. There are a lot of really good boutique companies. From Canada to Sweden to the U.K. and throughout the U.S., I can easily name the top 10, but Edelman is not among them. Sure they’re a top 10 firm, easily, in the world of large companies, but boutique? I don’t care how you skin it, that is [&hellip... Read More
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Communication and Marketing Trends for 2011

By: Gini Dietrich | October 5, 2010 | 
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It might be too early in the year to write this post, but Patti Knight and I had a conversation yesterday about the future of brick and mortar offices and it got me thinking about trends for next year, let alone 10 years from now. So following are what I think are going to be the communication and marketing trends for 2011. 1. Content, content, content. [&hellip... Read More
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Customer-Centric and Customer-Centered Organizations: Which Do You Prefer?

By: Gini Dietrich | October 4, 2010 | 
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Perhaps it’s because we’re working night and day on the beta version of “Project Jack Bauer” (stay tuned for information on that!) or perhaps it’s because we’ve always been in a client service business and I think a lot about ways to make our process even better, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about customer-centric and customer-centered organizations. Beth Harte and Anna Barcelos describe the [&hellip... Read More
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Top Five Stories for Week Ending Oct. 1, 2010

By: Gini Dietrich | October 1, 2010 | 
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I’m having a hard time believing it’s already October. Just a year ago I was wondering if we were going to make it through the recession and trying to figure out what it would take to move us back into growth mode. Guess I lost sleep for nothing…and man it went by fast! Following are the top five stories for week ending Oct. 1, 2010. If [&hellip... Read More