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Niches, Starfish, and Circles: The Potential of Google+

By: Guest | August 15, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by John Fitzgerald. The concept of Google+ Circles is not a revolutionary one. Many of us already use digital tools to segment our contacts and the information we share with them, including multiple email addresses, Twitter accounts, and Web sites. We share different content on LinkedIn than we do on Facebook or on Twitter. Google+ makes segmentation easier, but do we need [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Achieving Workplace Equality

By: Gini Dietrich | August 15, 2011 | 
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Last week Sean McGinnis sent Margie Clayman and me an old blog post (old meaning 18 months old) that Clay Shirky wrote. Without even clicking on the link, I knew “A Rant About Women” was going to make me mad. I read half of the post before I got really angry. Then, in disgust, I closed it and didn’t go back to it. But it kept [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Gaming, the Economy, and Riots

By: Gini Dietrich | August 12, 2011 | 
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HAHAHA! I almost forgot all about Gin and Topics today. I did a radio interview with Barry Moltz (you can listen here). Then spent some time chatting with Marcus Sheridan about the webinar he’s doing for us on August 25 (info coming on Monday!). Then made sure Pete the Tapeworm had enough to eat so I could focus on some writing today without interruption. And then [&hellip... Read More
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The Facebook Dirty Secret

By: Guest | August 11, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest is written by Howie Goldfarb Twitter or Facebook? Most consumer brands use both now. But what is the difference if you are crafting your strategy related to increasing sales? Twitter is selling and Facebook is marketing. Twitter is selling Selling is finding someone and persuading them to buy your product. On Twitter, I can search, contact, ask questions, overcome objections and close the sale... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Ethics In Public Relations

By: Gini Dietrich | August 11, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap!). But this week I have a different video for you. Johna Burke and I had a little chat about ethics at Counselors Academy in Las Vegas (well, really Lake Las Vegas, which is nowhere near the Strip) in May. I know that was months ago, but she just posted it. Talk to her about it!... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Communication In the Digital Landscape

By: Arment Dietrich | August 10, 2011 | 
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Last fall, before I joined the Spin Sucks Pro team, Gini Dietrich asked me to contribute a letter to Dear CEO, an ebook compiling advice from more than 30 PR and Marketing experts to CEOs in the new era of communication. Following is my letter. You can purchase the eBook here for $40. Dear CEO, You may have discovered you have become the leader of a media company [&hellip... Read More
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Leadership Lessons In Washington

By: Gini Dietrich | August 10, 2011 | 
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Let’s see. I’ve already talked about religion here, when I talked about how missions prepare Mormon men and women for leadership positions. So why not talk politics, too? Actually, I’ve been trying to find both communication and leadership lessons in what’s happening in Washington. Because I’m so disgusted by it all, it’s hard to separate the emotion from the business. But I think I finally have [&hellip... Read More
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Five Ways to Build Trust with B2B Customers

By: Guest | August 9, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Marianne Worley. Not long ago, B2B companies thought customers wanted to buy from great companies. Marketers promoted products and services with self-important platitudes, such as: 1. We are the leader in the industry. 2. We were founded by the smartest engineer in the world. 3. Our products are unsurpassed. Today, a few companies still cling to this old strategy, but the [&hellip... Read More
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Three Blogs You Must Read

By: Gini Dietrich | August 9, 2011 | 
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A couple of weeks ago, solopreneur and PR pro extraordinaire, Kellye Crane, wrote a blog post title, “Three People You Must Read.” She recommended Valeria Maltoni, David Meerman Scott, and Jeremiah Owyang. I concur! Then Justin Goldsborough followed suit and recommended three of his own. While Ingrid Abboud aka Griddy aka Brigitte was vacationing in Greece (and kept texting me photos as if I wouldn’t be [&hellip... Read More