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The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

By: Laura Petrolino | December 3, 2014 | 
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Spin Sucks CraziesBy Laura Petrolino

On the second day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you… two secrets to become a Spin Sucks Crazy and the PR win of 2014.

Becoming a part of the Spin Sucks Crazies is no doubt on the 2015 list of many.

So today, we are going to help all of those “Crazies-in-Training” out there and share the two super special, hashtag-password-protected, secret handshake locked, ancient code hidden in a secret wall of an Egyptian tomb secrets to becoming a certified member of our team of Crazies.

You Must Have a Super Power

Now these aren’t just your typical, every day super powers, such as flying or super-sonic speed. Those are way too boring for our Crazies.

These are unique super powers, found nowhere else.

Some examples include:

  • Darryl Robinson-Keys can find a pun or alliteration out of almost any situation.
  • Danny Brown is a world famous teeth musician.
  • Superman might be faster than a speeding bullet, but Paula Kiger comments on every blog post at light speed.
  • Brian Tudor plans Spiderman’s social calendar.
  • Bill Dorman is an expert of paying for drinks that are free.
  • Liz Reusswig spreads a forcefield of “nice” everywhere she goes
  • The JackB lives a life of mystery and intrigue, while in his free time working as Dear Abby.
  • If Tolstoy was around to comment on blogs, he’d be constantly trying to emulate Howie Goldfarbwhose comments combine the art of longevity and ridiculousness to form, well, something…
  • Heather Tweedy seems mild mannered…until she pulls out her amazing hair-changing, avatar shape-shifting powers mid-comment thread.
  • Eden Spodek, among other things, is a magnificent meme maestro. Give her a topic and, like black magic, she’s give you a meme.
  • Rob Biesenbach leverages his handsome mug to distract and disorient comment spammers. Ever wonder while other blogs complain of spam and troll commenters we never do? Rob is the secret.
  • Corina Manea is one of the leaders of our European “Crazies Abroad” program, where she fights destructive spin overseas. 

As you can see we only accept extraordinary. Please take note when submitting your application for Craziness—average superpowers need not apply.

You Must Take the Pledge

(Note: If you film yourself taking the pledge you get brownie points)

I, (enter you name) do solemnly swear to do my part every day to fight the forces of destructive spin. I promise to read the Spin Sucks blog daily and with intention (exceptions made for family emergencies, natural disasters, and other pre-approved excuses), support my fellow Crazies, ask questions when I have them, and use the lessons of integrated, results-focused communications for good vs. evil.  While I might not always comment, or comment at all (we love our “phantom” Crazies too) I shall do my part to help transform the PR industry.

Then you must yell “Spin Sucks” as a cheer.

Spirit fingers required. Pom pom usage a definite bonus, along with any efforts to organize a parade, big band salute, or fireworks that explode to spell out “Spin Sucks” in the sky.

And that’s pretty much it.

We look forward to meeting and learning from our 2015 Spin Sucks Crazies Inductees. You all are what makes our world go round. Our very own PR and Marketing Pro Avenger Team.

You teach us daily, make us think, make us laugh, and make Spin Sucks what it is with your unique, amazing, and often ridiculous super powers.

And now we turn it over to the Crazies themselves: What additional tips do you all have for all those wanna-bes out there?

About Laura Petrolino


Laura Petrolino is the director of operations at Arment Dietrich. She is also a ninja. When not working with clients, collaborating with the Arment Dietrich team, or practicing her roundkicks, you can find her walking her dog, working out, or exploring the great outdoors.

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LSSocialEngage
1 year 6 months ago

My comment is simply this. I beat Paula in the comments today… YAY!

HeatherTweedy
1 year 6 months ago

It may be worth noting that with his assortment of bright pants, @http://www.livefyre.com/profile/12073404/ is already halfway to full superhero outfit at all times.  #Prepared.

ginidietrich
1 year 6 months ago

LSSocialEngage LOL!!

biggreenpen
1 year 6 months ago

ginidietrich LSSocialEngage SIGHHHHH……… #LosingMyTouch

Digital_DRK
1 year 6 months ago

From my stance atop the Spinsucks soap-box, I would like to mention that this league of literal legends shares at least one common superpower (if not more), the power of “inclusivity”. 

I’m going for brownie points (nothing to do with points from Danny Brown), and Youtubing that pledge later today! 

Nicely done Laura Petrolino

belllindsay
1 year 6 months ago

“And that’s pretty much it.” BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

lizreusswig
1 year 6 months ago

Yes…Come join the Crazies!  If you’re reading this you definitely want/need/must take this pledge, shake the pom-poms and get in on the fun!!  My only advice…be you – it’s the best super power of all!  

And, LauraPetrolino why is my nice in quotes? 😉

belllindsay
1 year 6 months ago

lizreusswig LauraPetrolino Liza said “shake the pom-poms”!!!!!

Digital_DRK
1 year 6 months ago

belllindsay Wheeler on the Spinsucks crazy bus go round round round……..

belllindsay
1 year 6 months ago

lizreusswig LauraPetrolino Liza…?? #ooops

belllindsay
1 year 6 months ago

biggreenpen ginidietrich LSSocialEngage On today of ALL DAYS, Paula!!

annelizhannan
1 year 6 months ago

lizreusswig Being the season of naughty and nice, I bet Laura just wanted to make sure you could never be mistaken for having just a seasonal disorder as you are nice all year round 😉

annelizhannan
1 year 6 months ago

Haha @howiegoldfarb and Tolstoy! Difference is with Howie you never could figure out his battle plan maneuvers of war and he always gives you a piece of his mind. He wins through magnificent confusion as you have no choice but to laugh your way to defeat 😉

Eleanor Pierce
1 year 6 months ago

Yay crazies!!! This is just all around fantastic.

RobBiesenbach
1 year 6 months ago

HeatherTweedy Ha! Breaking out the red pants (okay, one of the pairs) tonight for the local PRSA/IABC holiday party!

RobBiesenbach
1 year 6 months ago

Rule #1: always comment on post where you’re mentioned!

NancyDavis
1 year 6 months ago

I have superpowers! First of all, I demand cake randomly and expect it to show up. I can leap tall buildings in a single bound, and have even written a blog post in which Gini loses to bacon. Also, I am awesome, so there you go!

EdenSpodek
1 year 6 months ago

Does it help if my excuse for not posting earlier was because I was IMing with belllindsay? 🙂 Rule #2 admit ginidietrich is the real Wonder Woman! And never underestimate the power of Pixelmator, Skitch and PicMonkey.

Corina Manea
1 year 6 months ago

If you read the list from bottom up, I am the FIRST! Beat that! :))

rosemaryoneill
1 year 6 months ago

You didn’t mention the hazing ritual. (Or is that secret?)

biggreenpen
1 year 6 months ago

rosemaryoneill Shhhh…….

biggreenpen
1 year 6 months ago

belllindsay biggreenpen ginidietrich LSSocialEngage Crazy, right?

biggreenpen
1 year 6 months ago

I only have two things to say (for now): a) I have a carrier pigeon and I am not afraid to use it and b) I may have to write my own blog post about how to be a crazy #HehHehHeh

lizreusswig
1 year 6 months ago

Oh no! Don’t scare them away! 😉

lizreusswig
1 year 6 months ago

You really are AMAZING!

lizreusswig
1 year 6 months ago

Love it! The Howie-Tolstoy thing was so heady on just one cup of coffee!

lizreusswig
1 year 6 months ago

Yeah…I’ll answer to pretty much anything! Lol

lizreusswig
1 year 6 months ago

@annelizhannan You really have the nice super power! xo

EdenSpodek
1 year 6 months ago

lizreusswig Thanks Liz! Coming from the nicest person here that’s a HUGE compliment.

LauraPetrolino
1 year 6 months ago

biggreenpen Oh…you and your pigeon are big talkers…We better see a post now!

JodiEchakowitz
JodiEchakowitz
1 year 6 months ago

You guys really are crazy… and now there’s a blog post to prove it! 😉

Todd Lyden
1 year 6 months ago

I submit to nothing- especially not for GERT!

LauraPetrolino
1 year 6 months ago

biggreenpen belllindsay ginidietrich LSSocialEngage I’m so impressed Lubna! I don’t think I’ve ever beaten her!

LauraPetrolino
1 year 6 months ago

RobBiesenbach HeatherTweedy This is an excellent point Heather. In fact, Rob is always prepared with proper uniform so to be able to jump to service and fight spin at a moment’s notice. His dedication is very impressive!

LauraPetrolino
1 year 6 months ago

Digital_DRK Laura Petrolino Oh you better YouTube the pledge! It’s your duty! I have a big gold star waiting for you when you do!

OH and..”brownie points (nothing to do with Danny Brown)” HAHAHAHAH!

LauraPetrolino
1 year 6 months ago

belllindsay Simple for the superheroic out there. Filter out the weaklings from the start!

LauraPetrolino
1 year 6 months ago

annelizhannan lizreusswig HAHAHAHAHA! Exactly!

RobBiesenbach
1 year 6 months ago

LauraPetrolino HeatherTweedy I just need facepaint like that guy on my left.

biggreenpen
1 year 6 months ago

LauraPetrolino biggreenpen belllindsay ginidietrich LSSocialEngage It’s okay, Laura, we all have our shortcomings (outweighed by our numerous #PetroPositives).

LauraPetrolino
1 year 6 months ago

belllindsay lizreusswig LauraPetrolino Well Liza…it’s because nice (out of quotations) is just ordinary. You are superhero caliber “nice” so the quotations are for emphasis…..just go with that explanation

Eleanor Pierce
1 year 6 months ago

RobBiesenbach LauraPetrolino HeatherTweedy YES you do. Because “be more like Bowie” is always the correct answer.

LauraPetrolino
1 year 6 months ago

annelizhannan HAHAHA! Tactical war laughter! 🙂

LauraPetrolino
1 year 6 months ago

RobBiesenbach Good work! What a shining example you are!

LauraPetrolino
1 year 6 months ago

EdenSpodek lizreusswig Hahaha! OMG! I’m dying! You all are the best!

LauraPetrolino
1 year 6 months ago

EdenSpodek belllindsay ginidietrich HAHAHA! Beautiful! Wonder Gini never goes out of style! (and the Spin Sucks belt….amazing)

LauraPetrolino
1 year 6 months ago

Corina Manea You deciphered the secret code! Strong work!

biggreenpen
1 year 6 months ago

LauraPetrolino biggreenpen I just put it in my wordpress as a pending post! But try as I might to restrain myself from getting a LITTLE BIT SAPPY …… I owe my self-imposed unemployed status (which recently changed a bit) to my ability to comment so quickly. This little community of crazies has been a lifeline. And I am grateful. The pigeon will be happy to deliver that message anywhere. Even Maine. (But he’s worried about Florida for reasons that are all to apparent to you!).

LauraPetrolino
1 year 6 months ago

rosemaryoneill Rosemary! This is the recruiting blog post! We save that for later! Geez….

LauraPetrolino
1 year 6 months ago

Todd Lyden It’s too late. Sorry! By commenting here you just signed your life away to indentured crazie-hood

LauraPetrolino
1 year 6 months ago

JodiEchakowitz HAHA! Oh, I don’t think any further proof was necessary…. 😉

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