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Business Leaders Kill Morale; Threaten Jobs Over ObamaCare

By: Gini Dietrich | November 19, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 117I’m having a hard time with some of my fellow business leaders right now. On November 4, CEO Matt DeRose sent an email to his 600 employees stating that if Obama won a second term, he would layoff or position most of his team for part-time employment. He stated, “Increasing expenses brought on by recent regulations, taxes, and the [&hellip... Read More
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The Three Things, Edition 8

By: Gini Dietrich | November 18, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 55Welcome to the eighth edition (!!!) of The Three Things, brought to you by Michael Schechter, Howie Goldfarb, and me. We are four days from Thanksgiving. Are you ready? I haven’t even thought about what I’m cooking this year. I guess I’d better figure it out! For those of you new to this series, The Three Things arrives in your inbox [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Haunted Toaster, a Singing Dog, and Prank Call

By: Gini Dietrich | November 16, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 63Last night I was the “special” guest on Heckler’s Hangout, the brain child of Margie Clayman and Brian Vickery, with a little help from Sam Fiorella. It is supposed to be 15-30 minutes of an expert presenting a topic and then the audience gets to heckle that person. But, when I was told this was the case a mere [&hellip... Read More

Celebrating a Million Likes on Instagram

By: Guest | November 15, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 212Today’s guest post is by Tony Bennett. Last week marked an unprecedented milestone in my otherwise ordinary life; it’s the first time I’ve ever accumulated a million of anything! Sadly, it’s not dollars, but a million likes on Instagram certainly is a gratifying consolation prize. While there’s no “easy-button” for building such an engaging fan base, there are three [&hellip... Read More
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The Seinfeld of Blog Posts

By: Gini Dietrich | November 15, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 163My friend Ken Jacobs and I were talking the other day about Seinfeld. What a great show that was! I remember where I was (at a TV station in South Bend, Ind.) when they announced the show was going off the air. I suppose, if you’re so inclined, you could work backwards to figure out how old I am. [&hellip... Read More
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The Vacation Nation: Unlimited Paid Time Off

By: Lindsay Bell | November 14, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 144Today’s guest post is by Lindsay Bell. I don’t know about you, but from where I’m sitting up here in the Great White North, it’s getting pretty chilly. Winter storms are on the horizon, and while Gini Dietrich might be a snow bunny, I, my friends, most certainly am not. Right now I’m starting to dream of southern climes. I’m [&hellip... Read More
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Instagram Web Profiles Provide Excellent Marketing Opportunity

By: Gini Dietrich | November 14, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 219I realize we are nine days behind the news of the Instagram web profiles, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about them! First, let’s get this out of the way… I LOVE THEM! Not as much as I LOVE PINTEREST, but it’s pretty cool we can point people to our Instagram streams online now. With that out of [&hellip... Read More

Don’t Make a Crisis Out of Opportunity

By: Guest | November 13, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 89Today’s guest post is by Sean Fleming. Every single interaction with the public is an opportunity for you to espouse your brand’s voice and values. If social media has done anything it has been to break down the barriers between customers and the businesses from which they buy. Oh, and it’s also made it easy for bored married people [&hellip... Read More
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Oracle Social Screws Up the Social Media Game

By: Gini Dietrich | November 13, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 158This past Saturday morning, I was tagged (along with six other friends) in a Facebook post by Danny Brown. In it, he questions why Oracle Social, which launched their page just a mere five days prior had 456,000 likes (it’s now more than a million in six days). I took a stroll over to the Oracle Social page and, [&hellip... Read More