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The Game Show Guide to Life and Business

By: Guest | October 2, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post if by Carmelo Bryan. Don’t you hate it when you get shafted on a business transaction? It sucks. But it seems to happen all too often. The mechanic takes advantage, the refund doesn’t come through, or promises far exceed the product delivered. Remember that 60’s show “Let’s Make a Deal” with Monty Hall? Or maybe you know the new version with Wayne Grady. The [&hellip... Read More
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What the Changing World of PR Means to Today’s Organizations

By: Gini Dietrich | October 2, 2012 | 
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Last week was an interesting week in the high-tech, social media, Internet geek world. First, Twitter is trying to figure out how to clean up its act, have a consistent brand, and make money, so it’s shutting out third-party app developers. Then, Justin Timberlake announced a new MySpace, taking advantage of the hits Facebook has had on Wall Street. And rage on the social networks helped get the NFL referees [&hellip... Read More
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On Crashing Weddings and Online Conversations

By: Guest | October 1, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Geoff Reiner.  I crashed my first wedding in my late teens. I was with my older cousin who was rather intoxicated. A few minutes after our grand entrance, we were kindly asked to leave. I crashed my second wedding a few years later. This time, I went alone. Let me rephrase – when I say I crashed weddings, I actually just [&hellip... Read More
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Apologies in a Crisis and Other Lessons from Apple

By: Gini Dietrich | October 1, 2012 | 
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On Saturday morning, Mr. D and I made our way to Michigan Avenue to visit the flagship Apple store. I would have preferred the less touristy store in Lincoln Park, but we were there to get his new iPhone 5 and it was where they sent us (in other words, we had no choice). Because he’s never upgraded his phone (he still had the very first [&hellip... Read More
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The Three Things Edition 1

By: Gini Dietrich | September 30, 2012 | 
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One of my very favorite blog posts of the week is Six Links Worthy of Your Attention that Mitch Joel does with  Hugh McGuire and Alistair Croll every week. It typically has links I wouldn’t otherwise read because they’re outside my scope of work and personal passions. But I learn something every week and I appreciate the work these guys put behind each blog post. After [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: A New MySpace and a Toy Train in Space

By: Gini Dietrich | September 28, 2012 | 
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I am so excited! After 25 weeks (yes, more than six months) of back-to-back travel, I am home for 24 glorious days! If any of you want me to travel, pack, or drive anywhere in the next 24 days, the answer will categorically be no. Ken Mueller asked me what I’m going to do with all that extra time. As a matter of fact, I’m going [&hellip... Read More
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Dreamforce: A Must Attend Event for Marketers and PR Professionals

By: Guest | September 27, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Katherine Krieger I am an unabashed podcast geek. I produce a podcast and listen to about 16 others each week. As a marketer, my most treasured listening pleasures are Mitch Joel’s Six Pixels of Separation and Christopher S. Penn (and John Wall’s) Marketing Over Coffee. So when I was invited to Dreamforce and realized I would get a chance to hear both [&hellip... Read More
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If This, Then That (IFTTT) Lets You Automate the Internet

By: Gini Dietrich | September 27, 2012 | 
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Alright. We’re going to let our nerds flag fly today. Yesterday, when I wrote about IFTTT and how Twitter is locking them out of their API, lots of you said, “What the heck is this tool?” I was super excited to hear this because I thought I was behind the eight ball on it and couldn’t talk about it. But you did not disappoint and now I get [&hellip... Read More
Yvette Pistorio

Spin Flicks: Six Great PR Movies

By: Yvette Pistorio | September 26, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Yvette Pistorio. A few weeks ago, I asked the Arment Dietrich Facebook community about their favorite PR movie. As is typical, there were some really great answers and some smart aleck answers. So I removed the ones that didn’t really count and looked at what was left. It turns out, there were many good ones. So we narrowed them down to what [&hellip... Read More