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Nine Quasi-Crazy Predictions for the Communications Industry in 2013

By: Guest | December 27, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Lou Hoffman.  Looking into the communications crystal ball is fraught with peril. Who could have predicted HP would buy a company for $10.3 billion only to discover they misread the price tag by a few billion? And yes, this does fit under the communications umbrella, as you’ll see in a moment. Still, my crack research team of one – that would be me [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Tips for Using Evernote Effectively

By: Gini Dietrich | December 27, 2012 | 
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I’m taking a few days off to recharge before hitting it hard again next week. But in order to not go completely dark here, I took a look at some of the most popular blog posts of 2011. This blog post about Evernote was in the top five AND I have some things to add to it that will be helpful for you each month in [&hellip... Read More
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Online Reputation Management: A Gift that Keeps on Giving

By: Guest | December 18, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by John Millen. During the holidays, most of us take some time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going. This year, why not consider a new tradition: Manage your online reputation. After all, a strong online reputation is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Your online digital footprint is now your digital life resume. What people read on the [&hellip... Read More
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On Continuous Improvement through Honest Feedback

By: Guest | December 17, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Rebecca Todd. I have to admit the whole idea of writing thoughts that will be read on the Internet scares the bejesus out of me. When Lindsay Bell first asked if I may be able to conjure up some words to be shared on Spin Sucks, the excitement and honor of being asked propelled me down the street, my dance-walking stylings garnering [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Use the Google Keyword Tool for Content Ideas

By: Gini Dietrich | December 13, 2012 | 
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GEEK ALERT! Last night at dinner, I sat between Andy Crestodina and Jeannie Walters and we talked about content. Yes, we are a bunch of geeks who find this interesting dinner talk. You see, like anyone else, we all have trouble coming up with ideas. And, she was lamenting how she doesn’t come up in search results around certain terms. Andy whipped out his phone, brought [&hellip... Read More
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The True Art of PR is Combining Creativity with Results

By: Gini Dietrich | December 11, 2012 | 
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Last week, we talked about the idea that many of our bosses or clients think we’re not creative enough. It created a lot of really good conversation about why we’re not creative enough, what being creative really means, and how to bring that back into the trade while remaining focused on measurable results. Then Alex Wood sent me an article from an Australian media and entertainment [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Enterprise 2.0 Meets the LOLCats

By: Arment Dietrich | December 5, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Allen Mireles.  Recently I posted about the explosion of growth we’re seeing in social networks. And how those of us who’ve learned to use the social web are called on to be patient–with the scores of people still trying to figure it all out. Even when they’re being annoying because they don’t know any better. I was thinking of the familiar [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

PR Department: Metrics, Budgets, and Outsourcing

By: Gini Dietrich | December 5, 2012 | 
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This past summer, I presented a webinar about Marketing in the Round, the book written by Geoff Livingston and me. Maddie Grant, the co-founder of SocialFish and host of the webinar, asked me to keep the presentation to about 35 minutes so there was plenty of time for attendees to ask questions. And questions there were! There were so many questions, we thought answering some of them would make a [&hellip... Read More
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Bah Humbug! New Study Shows PR Industry Lacks Creativity

By: Gini Dietrich | December 4, 2012 | 
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Boy, it’s a tough time to be in PR. First, the web (and particularly social media) has upended what the industry has done for more than 50 years, leaving us to scramble and fight for social, content, crisis, reputation management, influencer relations, and more. Now a study by the Holmes Report, NowGoCreate, and Ketchum shows the industry is lacking in creativity, big ideas, resourcing, and creative [&hellip... Read More
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Poor Grammar Sucks: Four Resources for Better Writing

By: Gini Dietrich | November 28, 2012 | 
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Last night I took an overnight international flight and had all of three hours of sleep. But the sun is rising in the United Kingdom and it’s already Wednesday while most of you are still sleeping away Tuesday. During the flight, I had an amazing customer experience. I don’t know if it’s because the cabin crew for British Airways is that much better than American flight [&hellip... Read More