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BlogCatalog is Saying One Thing and Doing Another

By: Gini Dietrich | June 29, 2010 | 
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You know I’m not one to mince words and that I value my integrity as one of my best traits, so I’m always SHOCKED when someone isn’t as overtly honest as me. Right now, I’m reeling from a situation I just learned about from friend, blogger, and wickedly smart entrepreneur Danny Brown. I’m so shocked and angry, I don’t really know where to begin... Read More
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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 [&hellip... Read More
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Creating An Editorial Calendar for Your Blog

By: Gini Dietrich | June 16, 2010 | 
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Before you get to see me take the dare of vlogging in my cycling gear AND talk about whether or not you need to create an editorial calendar for your blog, I have a favor to ask. This very blog has been nominated for PR Blog of the Year. Would you please go over to Arik Hanson’s blog and vote for us? We’re in the very [&hellip... Read More
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Working with Bloggers

By: Gini Dietrich | June 1, 2010 | 
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Beginning today, and once a week, you can find a Q&A interview here with someone influential in the PR, communication, or social media world. To start the series, I talked with Mickie Kennedy, the founder of eReleases, about how small business owners work with bloggers to develop credibility and awareness for their products or services. With some pretty big name bloggers practicing checkbook journalism, do you [&hellip... Read More
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How Do You Pronounce Ghoti?

By: Gini Dietrich | May 25, 2010 | 
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One of my favorite sessions during Counselors Academy this past weekend (as it is every year) was Darryl Salerno’s English As a First Language. I am an English major, and take great pride in my grammar and spelling skills, but this session always does me in. As my friend Roger Friedensen says, “This is a great way to keep your ego in check.&#... Read More
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Counselors Academy Nuggets of Wisdom

By: Gini Dietrich | May 24, 2010 | 
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I’m just back from Counselors Academy in Asheville, which is part of PRSA. The annual spring conference brings together agency leaders from the U.S. and Canada and, this year, there were about 120 of us. Between riding the Blue Ridge Parkway, hitting mecca at Mast General (see photo), playing Sorry on a Saturday night with seven other PR pros, Club 461, dueling pianos, a 60s party, [&hellip... Read More
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It’s Time to Rid PR Firms of the Billable Hour

By: Gini Dietrich | May 5, 2010 | 
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Yesterday Martin Waxman, Joe Thornley, and I were recording our second podcast for Inside PR and our topic was the evil billable hour in PR firms. It’s live today and you can listen to it here. But, because a podcast is so one-sided and because we went off on a tangent that I want to explore further, I thought we could discuss it here... Read More
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Using Social Media to Find a Job

By: Gini Dietrich | April 28, 2010 | 
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On Tuesday I moderated a PRSA social media panel and the conversation has me thinking. While we didn’t spend a lot of time talking about how to find a job through social media, we did touch on it and the message was clear. I wanted to share it with you today to prepare you for Help A PR Pro Out (#HAPPO) day on Friday. First, to [&hellip... Read More
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iPhone 4G Prototype Means Checkbook Journalism for Gizmodo

By: Gini Dietrich | April 20, 2010 | 
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I know today is supposed to be video blog day, but we are postponing for a day so we can discuss what’s going on with the iPhone 4G prototype, Gizmodo, and checkbook journalism. Never mind the latest reports that say Gizmodo may have been punk’d by Apple or the way they “outed” the 27-year-old engineer who “lost” the iPhone 4G prototype, I want to talk about [&hellip... Read More
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KFC Puts the SPIN on the Double Down Sandwich

By: Arment Dietrich | April 14, 2010 | 
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Guest blog post by Nick Harrison The question lately has been if KFC’s new double decker sandwich will kill you. So will it? Of course not! But Nick, you’re likely saying, with the calories and fat content it is surely a cardiac arrest wrapped in paper…right? Nope! Let me explain. It won’t kill you because only a small percentage of you will actually eat it. If [&hellip... Read More