Arment Dietrich

Plan for the Unexpected

By: Arment Dietrich | December 28, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Lisa Gerber. As I write this, it’s the morning after Christmas. Boxing Day. We’re cleaning out the boxes here. Getting ready for the weekend, New Years, and more importantly taking advantage of down time to clean out. I love this time of year. It’s quiet everywhere. My house is quiet, the blogosphere is quiet, and my newsfeed is full of comatose [&hellip... Read More
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What’s Your Number?

By: Guest | December 28, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Erika Napoletano.  No, this post isn’t about a crappy pickup line or some other awkward online dating experience. In all honesty, it’s the result of a pretty awesome dating experience (at least one that doesn’t involve a guy showing up at my house drunk with a gun – but I digress – and yes, that actually happened). Still digressing. Over [&hellip... Read More
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The Benefits of a Three Monitor System. Or Not.

By: Guest | December 27, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Brian Meeks. Gini Dietrich gives me cookies, so I write. At the end of my last guest blahg post, I may have implied there would be a follow-up extolling the virtues of having multiple monitors. This was a joke. Gini left a comment that she was looking forward to the post, which was also, likely, a joke. Though, I can’t be [&hellip... Read More
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2012: A Year Destined for Entrepreneurial Success

By: Guest | December 27, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Rieva Lesonsky. Although I’m a bit superstitious, I’m going to go ahead, channel iconic 1950s television personality (and songwriter, who knew?) Steve Allen, and say I think 2012 is going to “be the start of something big.” I know there are naysayers out there who will disagree, and point out the numerous reasons I’m being too much of a Pollyanna, [&hellip... Read More
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Boxing Day: No Rest for the Social

By: Guest | December 26, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Martin Waxman.  Well, it’s December 26 and I’ve finished my holiday shopping – finally! By that I mean, the shopping I needed to get done before Christmas.   That’s what the 24th is for, right? And now it’s Boxing Day in Canada and the UK.  What?  Don’t worry, I haven’t become a pugilist or joined Fight Club. Boxing Day is our equivalent [&hellip... Read More
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Newsjacking!

By: Guest | December 26, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by David Meerman Scott. I’ve been in and around the real-time news business my entire career, both on the news creation side (working for Knight-Ridder and other publishers) and the PR side of the house. The transformation I see in the news business right now opens the best opportunity ever for smart marketers to bypass all the spin B.S. and reach journalists [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Moron Award, Pandas, and Drunk Kitchen

By: Gini Dietrich | December 23, 2011 | 
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It’s my last Gin and Topics of the year. In fact, it’s my last post of the year. Lisa Gerber has two guest bloggers set up for every day next week. So, for those of you who’ll be working, you’ll have some good reading material to keep your brain fed. My friend Michael Schechter (aka Shrek) is going to write next week’s Gin and Topics…and I [&hellip... Read More
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Five Types of Social Curation

By: Guest | December 22, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Tammy Kahn Fennell Curation You hear that word a lot.  There’s even an entry in Wikipedia for digital curation: Digital curation is the selection, preservation, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets. But what does that mean to you, as a social media user, marketer, business? Is there a such thing as “social curation?” It is starting to emerge. In a recently article [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Three Apps, Social Networks, or Platforms for 2012

By: Gini Dietrich | December 22, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! This week I have a very special surprise for you…a guest appearance by none other than the rock hot Jayme Soulati. She was in Chicago and I met her for lunch, with the condition that she do a video with me. We had soup, sammiches, and shared a cupcake…while flirting with the super cute waiter. And the [&hellip... Read More