Gini Dietrich

New Community Manager at Arment Dietrich

By: Gini Dietrich | June 24, 2010 | 
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I am super excited to introduce you to Dan Hindin, the new community manager at Arment Dietrich! While Dan is with us for only three months while he finishes his master’s degree in integrated marketing communications at Northwestern University, we’re all hoping he decides to join us full-time after he graduates. In today’s vlog, I ask Dan the one thing he wants to accomplish by the end of August and what it’s really like to work here.

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

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Andy Donovan
5 years 11 months ago

Welcome to the Arment-Dietrich team Dan – not only is it a most envied place to work and interact with specialists like Gini and your new team but the couches look more comfy than mine. 🙂 Congrats to you all. Cheers,

Andy

Ryan Knapp
5 years 11 months ago

Congrats Dan! Enjoy your time and I look forward to seeing the ideas that you are drawing up!

Daniel Hindin
5 years 11 months ago

Aaaahhhh! I’m famous!

Kat Jaibur (@katjaib)
5 years 11 months ago

Congratulations, Dan! (I think.) You seem like a quick study, what with the locking up of food, etc. What a great place for you get your feet wet. Gini is a bundle of energy (explains why Pete The Tapeworm is so damn hungry) and I’m sure she’ll make your months there feel like dog years. (3 Gini months = 3 years elsewhere).

Gini, you are bubbly, effervescent and charming as ever. But I am noticing that you keep your shoes hidden. hmmmmmm…..

Great vlog, guys!

Daniel Hindin
5 years 11 months ago

Thanks, guys!

Andy, I was one of the enviers (I don’t think that’s a real word) for many months. This is literally a dream job for me. I’ve had my eye on Gini for quite a while.

Ryan, stay tuned. We’re gonna do some fun stuff around here this summer!

Kat, three years sounds just fine by me. I’m already loving it here. I feel like Dr. Dolittle working in the same office with a dog and a worm, but, hey, when in Rome…

Paige Worthy
5 years 11 months ago

I’m so excited for you, Dan!
Can’t wait to work with you more in the future. (I hope!)

P.S. Free brunch.

Courtney Dial
5 years 11 months ago

Dan – A Big Congrats to You! What an amazing team you are joining! I couldn’t be more thrilled and excited for you – and jealous 😉 Gini IS the World’s Best Boss, after all. Congrats again, Dan!

Matt Cheuvront
5 years 11 months ago

1) Gini is awesome
2) Dan is awesome
3) Jack Bauer is awesome

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know all three of you – and with your powers combined…look out!

Seriously. Congrats Dan and very nicely done Gini. Here’s to even more future success for all of you!

Sally G.
5 years 11 months ago
Welcome Dan ~ I think this will be a win/win for all and may your 3 months be as fulfilling as they’ll be exciting! Congratulations Gini!! Not only did you snag an incredibly handsome young man who can select a shirt that not only complements the setting beautifully (without getting lost in it) … but who can also blush in the same colour gradiant! (Sorry Dan, I think you’re charming – and I’m also Canadian, so I toss u’s around with wild abandon.) I’m also glad that Dan was able to tell you what it’s really like to work there.… Read more »
Daniel Hindin (@danielhindin)
5 years 11 months ago
Paige, free brunch is the only thing on my mind. Where’s my free brunch? Courtney, great getting to know you a bit already, and looking forward to more good stuff! Actually, Paige and Courtney, you both owe me blog posts, so…get to work! Haha, just kidding, but I’m definitely excited to see you guys with bylines soon on these very pages. Matt, thanks a bunch, buddy. When you add Pete the Tapeworm into that mix, I think we’re an unbeatable team! Sally, I know it’s already a win for me, and I only hope Gini will see it the same… Read more »
Patrick Reyes
5 years 11 months ago

Dan, welcome to the team! I agree with Andy in that working at AD is a most envied place to work! Gini is awesome (even if she loves the Bears) and super smart. You will learn a ton from her!

Enjoy the summer and I look forward to getting to know you more!

PR

Kevin Vandever
5 years 11 months ago
Dan, I agree with those above who say that working at AD is a most envied place, but for it to remain that way for you, please, for the love of all that’s holy and good, do not…I repeat, DO NOT challenge Gini to ANYTHING! I’ll say no more, just trust me on this. Oh, and Dan, you forgot to mention that what drew you to Arment Dietrich more than Gini, Patty, Pete, The Beast or anyone/anything else was the rocking tag line on the web site. It’s OK, you’re new and were probably a bit nervous to do the… Read more »
Abbie S. Fink
5 years 11 months ago

Dan – you’re going to have a blast with Gini, Patti, JB and of course, Pete.

Blair Minton
Blair Minton
5 years 11 months ago

Thank God you’re there Dan…certainly Gini needs the help!

Daniel Hindin (@danielhindin)
5 years 11 months ago

Thanks, Patrick! Go, Bears!

Kevin, I’m pretty competitive myself (and when I say pretty, I mean extremely), so this could be an interesting summer. And I may be a new employee, but I’m not new to the AD community. I’m well aware of the tagline and feel completely ashamed for not mentioning it. 😉

And thanks, Abbie. I already am!

Daniel Hindin (@danielhindin)
5 years 11 months ago

Haha, Blair! I still don’t know how Gini does all that she does day after day. She’s a superhero in my book. I’m still holding out hope that we’ll unmask the clone at some point. I’m convinced that even the clone has a clone!

Molli Megasko
Molli Megasko
5 years 11 months ago

Not a single shout out to the girl in New York City? Jack gets more praise than me!

Mimi Meredith
5 years 11 months ago
Wow…at first I just wanted to be Gini. Now, I think I want to be Dan. But this crisis of identity is well founded when there are such authentic and fun people doing really good things we all are glad to be a part of, even if it’s vicariously. And, we actually all do benefit tremendously from all that Arement Dietrich has shared and will continue to serve up for the good of social media, relationship building, and world peace. (Okay, sorry, I had to see if you were still reading and I have this thing for writing in three… Read more »
Daniel Hindin (@danielhindin)
5 years 11 months ago

Ha! Thanks, Mimi. That’s so nice of you to say about me, Gini and Arment Dietrich!

Molli, I was thinking the exact same thing, but you beat me to it. Those who know the inner workings of AD also know that you are the glue that keeps it all together — well, you and Patti both. I was envious of you a year ago when I met you during a wine:thirty, and I’m just so thrilled to be working along side you now. I only wish it wasn’t the girl in NYC, but rather the girl in Chicago!

Jeff Lipschultz
5 years 11 months ago

Dan, congrats.
My only question for you. What bike do you ride?

Want quality time with the boss? Get up early and ride the lakeshore with her doing about 20 mph (or more). Just don’t pass her–that’ll really tick her off.

Daniel Hindin (@danielhindin)
5 years 11 months ago

Thanks, Jeff! Unfortunately, I had to sell my GT mountain bike when I packed all my belongings into my Honda Civic and moved back to Chicago from California. The bike didn’t make the cut.

I’ve been thinking about buying one, but biking in the city honestly sounds too dangerous for me. We’ll see if a few months with Gini changes my stance on this, but for now, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Jon Buscall
5 years 11 months ago

That’s SO cool for you, Dan. I hope things work out for you. What a great place to be working.

Nick
5 years 11 months ago

Wow Dan, talk about a lot of welcoming love. It has been a pleasure working with you so far. I am sure we will have a lot of fun when I get to Chicago in a week and a half.

Jason Verhoosky
5 years 11 months ago

Welcome Dan, and congratulations! I have to jump on the band wagon and state my envy of your opportunity to not only work with Gini, but you get to hang out with JB & Pete;)
Looking forward to interacting with you, and seeing your ideas come to life.

Daniel Hindin (@danielhindin)
5 years 11 months ago
Jon, I’m looking forward to your upcoming guest post! Everyone should look out for that one. Nick, I can’t wait to actually meet you in person after all this email/social media communication. I know you’re going to rock it here in Chicago! Jason, that appears to be the overwhelming sentiment. Everyone seems to want to work here, and I’m not sure how I ended up the lucky one who gets to. I won’t question it, though. Just rolling with it and bringing my best every day. And let me just say, I’m overwhelmed with the love and support I’m already… Read more »
Anne Mahoney
5 years 11 months ago

Dan – this is awesome! Congrats on such an exciting summer venture with Gini; it looks like such a great place to be. I look forward to hearing more! ~Anne

Kelsey
Kelsey
5 years 11 months ago

Wow Dan. This seems very serendipitous for you, I look forward to hearing about all the cool things you are doing.

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Daniel Hindin (@danielhindin)
5 years 11 months ago

Hi, Anne and Kelsey! It’s great to see a couple of my fellow Medill IMCers stop by to say hello. I appreciate your support! I hope you’re both enjoying your summers so far. Can’t wait to hear how your projects are going!

Jelena
5 years 11 months ago

Welcome Dan! It’s been nice getting to know you this week. Whatever you decide to do after graduation, you’ll have an incredible advocate in Gini, either at AD or while searching for employment elsewhere!

Daniel Hindin (@danielhindin)
5 years 11 months ago

I appreciate the warm welcome, Jelena! It’s been great interacting with you so far, and I’m looking forward to seeing the post I cornered you into writing on Facebook! You’re right, Gini has been a tremendously generous advocate for me — even way before I started working for her. I’m a very lucky guy!

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