Gini Dietrich

50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock

By: Gini Dietrich | August 20, 2012 | 
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I’m taking a few days of vacation time (before Patti Knight kills me) so we went through the 2010 most popular blog posts and updated a couple to run here again. Enjoy! It’s interesting to go back and look at both what I was reading two years ago and where I was getting blogging ideas. This blog post idea was shamelessly stolen from Jeff Bullas and “30 Tips To [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: The Chatroulette Version of Call Me, Maybe?

By: Gini Dietrich | August 17, 2012 | 
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A long, long time ago, when I switched my Twitter handle from BearsFan07 to ginidietrich, I met a handful of people who’ve become in real life friends. One of those people is Justin Brackett. Justin celebrated a birthday yesterday so I thought to honor him I would show you what he did last week and posted to Facebook (which was then shared and reshared and reshared). [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Ring! Your Best Web Marketing Tool is Calling

By: Guest | August 16, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Andy Crestodina. The best web marketing tool is sitting right in front of you. It’s on your desk. It’s in your pocket. It’s your phone. Great online networking seeks to build even stronger connections. But stay online and you’ll eventually reach the “post of diminishing returns.” Ask yourself: 1. How often do you upgrade past tweets and email to a [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

What Social TV Means for Marketers

By: Gini Dietrich | August 16, 2012 | 
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Last week, I was invited to speak on a panel at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communicators conference. All in, there were about 1,000 journalism professors in Chicago for the annual conference, here to learn about new technologies, how business will affect their student’s future careers, and ethics in new media. There were five of us on the panel, and we each had [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

How Media Training Could Have Saved Five Olympic Athletes

By: Arment Dietrich | August 15, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Allen Mireles. Media training, long considered a mainstay of public relations, is more important today than ever before, but must include the appropriate use of social media. Recently, no fewer than five Olympic athletes have demonstrated poor judgement in their online communications, several of which resulted in harsh penalties. British cyclist, Bradley Wiggins, showed poor judgment in tweeting about his [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Join Margie Clayman for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

By: Gini Dietrich | August 15, 2012 | 
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We’re going to try something new here today. We’re going to have a live Q&A with Margie Clayman, the recent author of The ABCs of Marketing Myths. I’ve participated in such things at Danny Brown’s blog (he’s going to be so proud I’m stealing from him again) and we did a live chat on Spin Sucks during BlogWorld in 2011. The cool thing is that Livefyre [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Get the Kids Off the Phone and Meet in Real Life

By: Guest | August 14, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Janet Tyler. The brats of the digital world—Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and a brood of other social networks—will spend all day talking at us if we aren’t careful. Communication pros spend big chunks of their time conversing on these social sites, treating them like kids – nurturing, taking their pulse, measuring their height and weight, and testing their temperature. We [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

PR Pros Not Keeping Up with What Journalists Want

By: Gini Dietrich | August 14, 2012 | 
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I’m sure most of you remember when the plane went down in the Hudson River. Do you also remember the photo that accompanied most of the news reports? It was the image to the left, which was tweeted by one Janis Krums, who was on the ferry crossing the River when the plane landed and he tweeted a photo of it. This is when Twitter became [&hellip... Read More
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Three Critical Traits Of a Social Media Grown-Up

By: Guest | August 13, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Mark Story. Cathryn Sloane’s article “Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25” caused a bit of firestorm last month. The debate surrounds how experienced – and old – someone should be to succeed as a social media practitioner. I weighed in, as did the Huffington Post. and most people took Cathryn to task for suggesting young people “get” social [&hellip... Read More