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, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks,Β co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She alsoΒ is the lead blogger atΒ Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

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KenMueller
KenMueller
5 years 2 months ago

Congrats, Gini and gang! Looking good!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@KenMueller It’s not great yet…still LOTS of kinks. But we’ll get there!

amvandenhurk
amvandenhurk
5 years 2 months ago

Delaying to get it right is always the right choice. So no worries!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@amvandenhurk Now if I could delay it until it’s perfect!

NoudW
NoudW
5 years 2 months ago

Congrats. Looks promising!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@NoudW Thanks! Now we can start working out the kinks!

amvandenhurk
amvandenhurk
5 years 2 months ago

@ginidietrich Nothing is ever perfect and it shouldn’t be. Perfection means no room for change or grow for me. Beta is always best.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@amvandenhurk I could hug you right now!

amvandenhurk
amvandenhurk
5 years 2 months ago

@ginidietrich Virtual hugging in process!

NoudW
NoudW
5 years 2 months ago

@ginidietrich That”s about the best approach possible: let users/visitors “debug” stuff πŸ™‚

PhilipNowak
5 years 2 months ago

Congratulations Gini!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@PhilipNowak Thank you!

FranchiseKing
5 years 2 months ago

Best of luck.

Now, forget the comments for a few hours, and grab some members, Gini!

JL

ParkRidgeDDS
ParkRidgeDDS
5 years 2 months ago

Love it…your passion and diligence are so apparent…

NancyMyrland
NancyMyrland
5 years 2 months ago

Congratulations Gini and Team! I’m really excited for all of you as I know how much time, work and passion you’ve put in to this project. I look forward to checking it out, and know if will be fantastic! I’m very proud of you!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@FranchiseKing I thought that was YOUR job?!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@ParkRidgeDDS I love you for saying so! I don’t feel so passionate or diligent right now…it’s been a long few days. πŸ™‚

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@NancyMyrland Thank you, Nancy!!

KDillabough
KDillabough
5 years 2 months ago

Congratulations Gini: All things DON’T come to those who wait…but to those who DO and take action.

Bravo to you for setting this bird in flight, and encouraging and engaging others to join in the ride.

As @amvandenhurk says, “nothing is perfect”, and nor should we strive for perfection. Rather, the Kaizen approach…the relentless pursuit of finding a better way…is something that you demonstrate ongoing, and we should all aspire to.

I wish you every success with this, and will be watching and participating with vigour and enthusiasm. Cheers! Kaarina

bdorman264
bdorman264
5 years 2 months ago

Yay, rock and roll…………….good choice to go ahead and roll it out. Don’t be like the space shuttle and keep pushing it back wk after wk. I know you are a perfectionist, but you have enough street cred that you will be cut some slack.

Hopefully today is much smoother than yesterday. Good luck.

BobReed
BobReed
5 years 2 months ago

Congrats, Gini! Count me in as an early adopter.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@KDillabough Thank you, thank you, thank you! I could also hug you right now!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@bdorman264 I hope you’re right! Thanks!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@BobReed Thanks Bob! And you can give me all your feedback, live and in person, next week!

KDillabough
KDillabough
5 years 2 months ago

@ginidietrich Woohoo: group hug!

samtaracollier
samtaracollier
5 years 2 months ago

Congrats Gini! I checked out Spin Sucks Pro and it looks fantastic. I can’t wait to read through all the content πŸ™‚

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@samtaracollier It’s going to take you a loooooong time to read through it all!

samtaracollier
samtaracollier
5 years 2 months ago

@ginidietrich Just the way I like it! I love your video on the home page. Need to borrow that shirt some day!

BethHarte
5 years 2 months ago

Congrats team!! Now the real fun begins. πŸ™‚

FranchiseKing
5 years 2 months ago

@ginidietrich Ok. Ok.

JodiEchakowitz
JodiEchakowitz
5 years 2 months ago

Congrats Gini! I can’t wait to check it out!

EdenSpodek
5 years 2 months ago

Congratulations, Gini! I’ve been poking around and SpinSucksPro looks great. I really want to see what Elmo and Kermit have to say. πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait to see more.

Lisa Gerber
5 years 2 months ago

@BethHarte the real fun? Like we get go on vacation!

Lisa Gerber
5 years 2 months ago

@ginidietrich @BobReed in person feedback – that’s exciting. I’m looking forward to seeing you!

RamonMartinezJr
5 years 2 months ago

Congratulations on the launch!

ExpatDoctorMom
ExpatDoctorMom
5 years 2 months ago

Big congrats Gini! Will check it out!

dannyiny
5 years 2 months ago

Congratulations on the launch, Gini!

barrettsbook
5 years 2 months ago

Congratulations you guys!

barrettsbook
5 years 2 months ago

Congratulations you guys — here’s to your success!

Griddy
5 years 2 months ago

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? πŸ˜‰

Griddy
5 years 2 months ago

@Lisa Gerber @BethHarte Yes – I heard Gini is taking you all to the Bahamas for a week ;). You better start packing Lisa – you don’t want to miss the dingy muwahhaha

EricaAllison
5 years 2 months ago

YAY you did it!!!! So excited for you and @Lisa Gerber and your entire Spin Sucks Pro, most of all that Jack Bauer who has worked tirelessly holding his mug up on the beta image for so long, intriguing us as the man of intrigue that he is!

So proud of you all. For your listening pleasure…here’s a little song for you to play around the office today: http://new.music.yahoo.com/dora-the-explorer/tracks/we-did-it–9054327

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@Griddy @Lisa Gerber @BethHarte Uh…I know EXACTLY what Beth is talking about. And it’s NOT the Bahamas. But, as soon as we hit that first milestone, everyone is invited for champagne!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@JodiEchakowitz Thanks Jodi!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@EdenSpodek LOL! I’m SO HAPPY someone else thinks that’s funny. I was dying and everyone here just rolled their eyes at me.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@RamonMartinezJr Thank you!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@ExpatDoctorMom Thank you!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@dannyiny Thanks! We’ll see how that viral marketing worked, after all!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@barrettsbook Thank you!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 2 months ago

@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

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