Gini Dietrich

Social Media Policy: When Are Your Own Opinions Not Okay?

By: Gini Dietrich | September 24, 2013 | 
Tweet185 Buffer Share95 Share43 +135 Pin3Shares 361 By Gini Dietrich A couple of years ago, I watched a young woman tweet about how much she hated her job and her boss. Part of me wanted to message her to tell her to take that stuff off the public timeline. Clearly she didn’t know what she was doing. And then I saw her boss tweet to her, [&hellip... Read More
Martin Waxman

Publicity: Confessions of a Publicist

By: Martin Waxman | September 23, 2013 | 
Tweet83 Buffer Share3 Share18 +14 PinShares 108 By Martin Waxman I started my career in PR as an entertainment publicist. That’s what it said on my business cards and I was so proud of that title. I was no Sidney Falco, but Sweet Smell of Success has always been one of my favorite movies. As a publicist, my job was getting things noticed by the mainstream [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Content Marketing: How SEO Affects What You Write

By: Gini Dietrich | September 23, 2013 | 
Tweet168 Buffer Share40 Share46 +129 Pin3Shares 286By Gini Dietrich It’s no surprise Google continues to change its algorithms to prevent people from gaming the system. Panda, Penguin, in-depth articles, death of news releases…the constant changes are confusing and hard to keep up with even if you’re not a content farm or practice black hat search engine optimization. If you consistently produce relevant and interesting content, the [&hellip... Read More
Lindsay Bell

The Three Things, Edition 49

By: Lindsay Bell | September 22, 2013 | 
Tweet49 Buffer Share7 Share10 +1 PinShares 66 By Lindsay Bell-Wheeler Welcome to the 49th edition of The Three Things, the weekly update of three links, podcasts, videos, or books you can’t miss from  Michael Schechter (A Better Mess), Howie Goldfarb (Blue Star Strategic Marketing), and yours truly, Lindsay Bell. For those of you new to this series, The Three Things arrives in your inbox on Sunday mornings [&hellip... Read More
Yvette Pistorio

Gin and Topics: Star Wars, Broadway Rap Songs, and End Zone Dancing

By: Yvette Pistorio | September 20, 2013 | 
Tweet50 Buffer Share10 Share12 +1 PinShares 72By Yvette Pistorio Another week comes and goes…do weeks seem to be going by really, really fast or is it just me? You know what, don’t answer that! Labor Day weekend has come and gone, my tan is fading, but my favorite season is upon us! Although we did have a few 90 degree days in Chicago a few weeks [&hellip... Read More
Kate Finley

Five Tips to Get Last Minute Media Coverage

By: Kate Finley | September 19, 2013 | 
Tweet109 Buffer Share20 Share19 +14 PinShares 152 By Kate Finley If you’re a PR professional and an idealist, please stand up. You’re not alone. Most of us are, and that’s part of why we are so good at what we do. We see the bright side in order to add sunshine and joy to our clients lives through reputation building, increased awareness, tangible results, and bright, [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Work/Life Balance: The Cost of Always Being On

By: Arment Dietrich | September 19, 2013 | 
Tweet211 Buffer Share199 Share62 +111 PinShares 483By Jason Konopinski I have a confession: I despise business travel. As someone who values their routine, shuffling through security, subjecting myself to scans of my private bits, and wrangling itineraries and bookings just isn’t my idea of a good time. Forced downtime doesn’t jive with my personality. It’s also why I choose Amtrak for business travel over planes three [&hellip... Read More
Unmana Datta

Why Paper is Still My Favorite Productivity Tool

By: Unmana Datta | September 18, 2013 | 
Tweet108 Buffer Share29 Share27 +112 Pin11Shares 187By Unmana Datta In many ways, I’m a denizen of this age. I scoff when others lament the demise of paper and print. It’s all very well to talk about the smell and feel of new books when you buy two books a year. I buy several a month, and in the good old days before handheld readers, would give [&hellip... Read More
Lindsay Bell

Join DJ Waldow for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

By: Lindsay Bell | September 18, 2013 | 
Tweet51 Buffer Share19 Share13 +15 PinShares 88 By Lindsay Bell-Wheeler Well, guess what…the cat’s away again today! Gini Dietrich dragged her flu-ridden body to another speaking engagement (she’s wearing a surgical mask, surely!) so I have the great pleasure to play host to the incredible Mr. DJ Waldow! According to DJ, email marketing is NOT dead and if anyone should have an educated opinion on the [&hellip... Read More