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Gini Dietrich

The Launch of Spin Sucks Pro

By: Gini Dietrich | May 3, 2011 | 
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No, it’s not Facebook question of the week time.

So why the video, you ask?

Because it’s here! It’s finally here.

The launch of Spin Sucks Pro.

Yesterday was, um, challenging (to say the least) and, at 5:00, we decided it was better to wait until this morning than to launch after everyone had gone home for the night.

It’s not perfect. You could say we’re still in beta. The user experience is not quite where we want it to be yet, but we know some of that will come as you begin to participate in the community and consume the content.

There are still some kinks in the navigation and some of the curriculum isn’t loading correctly. But we’re working to fix that stuff immediately.

In fact, you still can’t go to spinsuckspro.com to check things out. Instead, we have a workaround while we wait for IP addresses and DNS servers and propagating and stuff I don’t understand to work. But we thought it was better to give you something than tell you it was going to be another week.

So you can click here and be taken to the live site.

What we’d love your input on is, well, everything.

A few things to note:

  • The home page has some highlights of things happening within the site (discussions and most popular content, for instance), but you can’t access it unless you are a member of the community.
  • You do have to register (it’s free and easy) to get access to the free content. Once inside (and I’m sorry for all of the information it asks for – we’re changing that next week), you’ll be able to access recommended resources and the free trial content. I know some of you won’t like registering, but those are the rules if you want the free stuff.
  • The blog will always remain free. It will always be here and we have an RSS feed to it on Spin Sucks Pro.
  • We are giving an early adopter rate of $50 per month, which is the same price as our webinars so take advantage (normal price is $85 per month for each tract; digital is the only tract available right now).
  • As early as next week, we’ll let you lock in your $50 per month price, if you commit to six months or a year. If you don’t commit, your price will jump to $85 per month on June 1.

So, here it is…Spin Sucks Pro (and, if you can’t view the video in your Reader and you’re DYING to watch me talk for three minutes, you can click here and it will magically appear).

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

98 comments
Marcus_Sheridan
Marcus_Sheridan

Hey Gini, way late, so I apologize, just wanted to say I'm thrilled for you and for SSP. You're really a visionary lady-- I mean that in all seriousness.

Cheers,

Marcus

Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

When I get back from Vermont Snoop Dogg submitted his song for you. He was miffed I chose Flava Flav first. Grats on Spin Suck Pro's launch! finally Jack Bauer get's his name back! 8)

lgdrew
lgdrew

Gini, congrats on the launch! SpinSucksPro really looks great! Did you see Jack Bauer trending on Twitter the other day?? The whole Twittersphere is excited for the launch! : )

3HatsComm
3HatsComm

I'm late to the comment party, so I just gotta say: Show off. I say it with love, is that better? Kidding, I might have to buy you a belt, as I'm guessing your pants are falling down from working your butt off on this. Hat tip Gini, seriously! :-)

Mark_Harai
Mark_Harai

Gini - Congratulations on the launch of SpinSucksPro!

You're going to rock the social web and show other entrepreneurs how to get it done.

It's just plain awesome and so are you!

KyleAkerman
KyleAkerman

Congrats Gini, Lisa, and the whole AD team! I just took a quick "Spin" around the site and it looks like a winner! Holla!!!

hackmanj
hackmanj

Go rock this thing Gini!

C_Pappas
C_Pappas

CONGRATS!! Cannot wait to get in there and start consuming content!

Nikki Little
Nikki Little

Huge congrats to you and your team! Can you breathe any easier yet? Probably not, but just thought I'd ask. ;) This will be awesome - no worries!

Lori
Lori

CONGRATULATIONS Gini! It sounds like you've done a LOT of work on this -All the Best!

Lori

Griddy
Griddy

Yihaaaaa! Wooopeeee! Yipdidoooo! Wooot! Wooohhoooo! Yay!

and a big phat CONGRATS to Gini, Lisa and the whole team!

I can't imagine the time, effort and passion that went into this and I KNOW it will be a great success and beneficial to all!

Cheers to your success guys!

Now get the bottle opener out will ya? ;)

barrettsbook
barrettsbook

Congratulations you guys -- here's to your success!

dannyiny
dannyiny

Congratulations on the launch, Gini!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@3HatsComm Serious show off! We had to widen the doors in the office, just so I could fit my head through them. (thank you!)

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@Nikki Little HAHAHA! This is just the starting line. But the FUN begins now. Because I get to engage here AND there. It's really my dream job.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@Lori Thank you, my friend! I'm pretty sure we got it launched because of my necklace.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@Griddy It's coming! And it'll be a pop, not an opener, but you get the gist. Now we have REAL work to do! xoxox

Griddy
Griddy

@ginidietrich Bottle opener as in the one for corks! And the other popping one is good too hehe :).

So proud of you Gin!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@deleted_91832_Sean McGinnis Someday I'm going to go on vacation and I'm going to call you every day from the beach. While you're working and freezing your butt off in Chicago.

Griddy
Griddy

@ginidietrich You better!!! I will get the champagne ready on my end! Their will be no virtual drinking here! hahaha

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