Gini Dietrich

Augusta National Faces Scrutiny on “No Women” Rule

By: Gini Dietrich | April 5, 2012 | 
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I don’t know where to begin with this one. I’m astounded. Did you know Augusta National Golf Club does not allow women to join as members? And did you know they only began allowing African American members in 1990? Did something happen last night and I woke up in 1912? Does this really happen in 2012? Yet, here we are. Twenty-two years later and we’re still [&hellip... Read More
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PR Crisis for Skittles In Wake of Controversial Teen Shooting

By: Gini Dietrich | April 4, 2012 | 
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I’ve been watching a different kind of PR crisis unfold with great interest – that of Skittles. Skittles, you say? Taste the fruity rainbow, Skittles? Yes, Skittles. Because of the symbolism of the candy (Trayvon Martin was carrying only Skittles and a drink when he was shot), college student governments are buying it in bulk and reselling it to raise money for his family. The candy [&hellip... Read More
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Etch A Sketch Hits PR Mecca With Romney Gaffe

By: Gini Dietrich | April 3, 2012 | 
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Do you remember your first Etch A Sketch? How many of you still have one? I’ll bet those of you with kids have one in your house. The company is 104 years old and hasn’t had a new PR campaign in decades. Until now. Enter a really stupid comment made by a Romney senior aide, who said, for the general election, the candidate could hit the reset [&hellip... Read More
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Seven Principles to Building an Online Reputation

By: Gini Dietrich | March 29, 2012 | 
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Today I’m speaking at re:think in Oslo, Norway (more on the city later). The conference organizer, Arnt Eriksen, asked me to consider speaking on something that is near and dear to my heart, but a topic I hadn’t yet created a presentation around. The topic? Principles of Building an Online Reputation. So I thought I’d do something a little bit different today and share with you [&hellip... Read More
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Why Goldman Sachs Needed a Crisis Plan

By: Gini Dietrich | March 27, 2012 | 
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It was just a couple of weeks ago that Greg Smith wrote a scathing OpEd for the New York Times about his former employer, Goldman Sachs, on his way out the door. But it feels like an eternity. Smith wrote, during his 12 year tenure, the culture at Goldman shifted from valuing teamwork and “always doing right by clients” to one where people “callously … talk [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Seven Simple Steps to Become a Trusted Advisor

By: Guest | March 22, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Bill Dorman. You work in an industry which fits your personality like a glove; the work is fun and rewarding. You truly help your customers become better businesses. But your ‘industry’ has a perception problem and, at times, it can be less than flattering. The ‘misconceptions’ certainly don’t apply to you because you have risen above it but, unfortunately, you [&hellip... Read More
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Five Ways to Build the Perfect Web Marketing Storm

By: Gini Dietrich | March 20, 2012 | 
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I hate to admit this out loud, but I know only a fraction about content marketing for the web. I learned this flaw last night, as I watched the webinar Andy Crestodina is doing for us on Thursday – Build the Perfect Web Marketing Storm. He talks about five weather systems in building the perfect storm: Blogging, email marketing, search engine optimization, social promotion, and writing. [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Five Reasons to Begin Podcasting Today

By: Guest | March 15, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Kristine Simpson.  It all started with Inside PR, a 15-minute discussion about PR, social media, and communications and how they intersect and on occasions diverge, hosted by Gini Dietrich, Martin Waxman, and Joseph Thornley. And now I have become an advocate of the podcast. As the producer of Inside PR, I have seen what a podcast can do to build your brand [&hellip... Read More
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Call for Regulation In the PR Industry

By: Gini Dietrich | March 14, 2012 | 
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Have I mentioned before that Spin Sucks? No? Huh. Well, Spin Sucks. Particularly in the case of The Guardian, which just published a blog post titled, “Have You Ever Been Lied to By a PR?” Which, apparently, was in response to a Press-Gazette blog post, by the editor, with the same title. The gist of it is all PR professionals (at least in the U.K., though [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

The Two Missing Links in Your Content Strategy

By: Arment Dietrich | March 7, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Lisa Gerber. I’ve had a very challenging week leaving me with only one thing on my mind I can write about: My dog Jackson. Jackson is very big and grew fast so he has bad joints causing him a lot of pain. When the bones don’t grow at the right pace compared to each other, they don’t meet well in [&hellip... Read More