Alexa Garthwaite

Get More Done With Effective Meeting Planning

By: Alexa Garthwaite | December 4, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin Email Reddit Stumble ShareShares 96 By Alexa Garthwaite Meetings are an unavoidable part of business. Every company, from the smallest start-up to the largest corporate giant, has to hold them. Sometimes, these are productive – participants come up with new ideas, make bold decisions, and leave with a sense of accomplishment and achievement. However, all too often, meetings drag on unnecessarily [&hellip... Read More
Lindsay Bell

Truth, Lies, and Facebook Memes

By: Lindsay Bell | December 4, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin Email Reddit Stumble ShareShares 210By Lindsay Bell So, as I sat down to write this post, I had lots of ideas going through my mind. And I’m not going to lie, most of them were negative. You see, in the past few months I’ve encountered some truly despicable behavior in the digital space. No sugar-coating it. I’ve heard people bad-mouthing others. [&hellip... Read More
Philip Given

Social Photography: Shoot More, Share More

By: Philip Given | December 3, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin Email Reddit Stumble ShareShares 103By Philip Given There is a perennial divide between gear-obsessed hobbyists and seasoned photography pros. “It’s not about the equipment,” the pros say, “just get out there and shoot.” This is truer than ever before as we’re armed with an incredibly powerful photographic tool right here in our pockets – the camera attached to our mobile device [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

PR Spam: The Haggler Takes the PR Industry to Task

By: Gini Dietrich | December 3, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin Email Reddit Stumble ShareShares 176By Gini Dietrich It’s always fun when a media outlet – such as the New York Times – takes a swat at the PR industry. That’s exactly what they did a couple of weeks ago when David Segal, the writer of The Haggler column, wrote “Swatting at a Swarm of Public Relations Spam.” The good news is he took [&hellip... Read More
Joe Cardillo

Email Marketing is a Conversation

By: Joe Cardillo | December 2, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin Email Reddit Stumble ShareShares 114By Joe Cardillo The recent redux of Gmail had a lot of people worrying about where their marketing emails were ending up. Did that important, four-alarmer crisis email get buried in the Promotions tab or get flagged as spam? What about the beautifully designed newsletter your team spent days editing and laying out? Where did it go? Once the alarm [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Social Media: Six Ways to Evolve in 2014

By: Gini Dietrich | December 2, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin Email Reddit Stumble ShareShares 395By Gini Dietrich I hope everyone in the U.S. had a really good Thanksgiving! If you follow me on Facebook, you already know that we made bracelets on the Rainbow Loom, took a cycling “class” in my basement, cooked and ate Thanksgiving dinner, saw Frozen, went ice skating, made our own pizzas, and visited The Bean at [&hellip... Read More
Kate Finley

Why Newswire Services Don’t Work (and When They Do)

By: Kate Finley | November 27, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin Email Reddit Stumble ShareShares 125 By Kate Finley I have a confession to make. It’s hard to say this in front of everyone and I’m hoping you won’t judge me harshly but it has to be said: I don’t use newswire distribution services. I also don’t think “putting a news release on the wire” is earned media (aka organic PR.) Instead, I [&hellip... Read More
Martin Waxman

Six Digital Media and PR Lessons From 2013

By: Martin Waxman | November 27, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin Email Reddit Stumble ShareShares 219By Martin Waxman OK – maybe I’m jumping the gun – but I’ve been caught up in the U.S. Thanksgiving/holiday spirit and I must have fast-forwarded to the end of 2013. Have no fear, it’s not my final post of the year for Spin Sucks. But I thought I’d kick off the annual round-up season by reflecting [&hellip... Read More
Laura Petrolino

Human Connection Creates Stronger Businesses

By: Laura Petrolino | November 26, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin Email Reddit Stumble ShareShares 194 By Laura Petrolino I once worked on a project focused on improving human connection through better communication. The communication in question was the human connection between employees and the customers they communicated with on the phone every day. The basic dilemma for them, and for many people in similar positions, is how you improve ‘connection’ when [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

The 82 Things I Love

By: Gini Dietrich | November 26, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin Email Reddit Stumble ShareShares 167By Gini Dietrich I was trolling through Google+ the other day, when I saw an interesting update from Kaarina Dillabough. It was a link from Judy Dunn’s blog post called, “Can You Name 99 Things You Love in 10 Minutes?” Because this is my last post before Thanksgiving (we have our normal guest bloggers tomorrow and then [&hellip... Read More
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