Arment Dietrich

Is PR Ready for the Social Cyborg?

By: Arment Dietrich | September 5, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Allen Mireles.  Recently I was introduced to the term “social cyborg” and fell head-over-heels in love. I was familiar with the concept of a cyborg, a fictional character who has superhuman abilities due to mechanical implants, but this term was new to me. As I read more, I became intrigued and found myself wondering: Is PR ready for the social [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Self-Hating PR Pros and the Change in Industry

By: Gini Dietrich | September 5, 2012 | 
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A few weeks ago I was in a meeting with a prospective client. At the end of the conversation, the chief marketing officer said, “I see you don’t refer to yourselves as PR pros… and your proposal doesn’t have any mention of it. Why is that?” I explained that when people say they need a PR firm, they really mean they want someone to get them [&hellip... Read More
Guest

How to Sell Video Marketing to the C-Suite

By: Guest | September 4, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Adria Saracino. YouTube has more than 800 million unique viewers every month. And more than 500 years of YouTube videos are watched every day on Facebook. This is evidence enough video is incredibly popular, and not only for social purposes. With such a captive video audience, video marketing has become increasingly popular thanks to improved technology, Internet connections, and the sheer [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Performance-Based Pricing in a Billable Hours Industry

By: Gini Dietrich | September 4, 2012 | 
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A few weeks ago, I met a really interesting business owner. He has built a company that does more than marketing communications. They also do packaging and point-of-purchase and sales. A full-on marketing firm that also does something pretty fascinating: Performance-based pricing. Of course, I was a little skeptical (and very curious) to hear this. After all, when people in our industry charge for performance, it [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Featuring Kids of Friends and More

By: Gini Dietrich | August 31, 2012 | 
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Woo hoo! It’s the start of a long weekend in the U.S. What are you going to do this weekend? Some of you were talking last night on Facebook about a four-day weekend. Clearly my boss sucks. We only have a three-day weekend. But it shall include cycling, cooking, friends, reading, wine, and perhaps even a movie or two (which will make Mr. D super happy). [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Five Tips for Holding a Twitter Chat that Doesn’t Suck

By: Guest | August 30, 2012 | 
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 Today’s guest post is written by Melissa Woodson. Twitter is an excellent venue for sharing news with fans and followers, promoting products and businesses, and supporting worthy causes. To that end, Twitter chats are becoming increasingly popular as a way to build brand awareness and extend networks. A Twitter chat is brought together by a common hashtag, open to anyone who wants to participate, and is [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Lessons (and Stats) from Six Years of Blogging

By: Gini Dietrich | August 30, 2012 | 
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A few weeks ago, you may have seen a very sly mention of the very first blog post written for Spin Sucks (which was published at 11:35 p.m. and we wonder why no one read it). I almost hate to mention it again because it was so bad. But I do so because, as of September 11 (yes, the anniversary), we have been blogging for six years [&hellip... Read More
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Transmedia Storytelling for Content Creators

By: Guest | August 29, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Jason Konopinski. In its simplest form, transmedia is a storytelling technique that ties multiple platforms together to tell a common story. It represents a process where elements of fiction are dispersed across multiple delivery channels for the purpose of creating a unified and coordinated entertainment experience, with each medium making a unique contribution to the unfolding of the story. A [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

How Successful People Spend the First Hour of their Day

By: Gini Dietrich | August 29, 2012 | 
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Mitch Joel does a nice roundup of articles on his blog every weekend. Unlike Gin and Topics, though, his are serious and very informative. He, Alistair Croll, and Hugh McGuire each recommend two links for one another and they all end up in a blog post. A very cool way to do a roundup and something I look forward to seeing every Sunday. This past weekend, [&hellip... Read More