Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Kevin Bacon and Men In Heels

By: Gini Dietrich | October 21, 2011 | 
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While I was in Florida this week, winter arrived in Chicago. In October. Global warming, my butt. It gets earlier and earlier every year…and stays later and later. It’s all good, though. I love the colder temperatures. It means hats, scarves, sweaters, and boots. It also means riding my bike on the trainer so if anyone has any good tips for keeping me from getting bored [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Six Reasons Entrepreneurs Suck

By: Guest | October 20, 2011 | 
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  Today’s guest post is written by Marc Girolimetti. I’ve been blessed by living among entrepreneurs my entire life. I’ve learned a lot from them and they inspired me to drop the dreams of being the next Jacques Cousteau and head straight to Babson College, which has been named the #1 undergraduate program for entrepreneurship for 15 consecutive years. As a result of choosing a life of [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Pros and Cons of a Blogging Committee

By: Gini Dietrich | October 20, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap!). Christina Huerta works for Keymark Enterprises, a company that creates 3D modeling software for engineers. I have a friend who is the CFO for an aeronautics company and they use 3D modeling software to show clients and prospects what something will look like once it’s been produced. It’s. So. Freaking. Cool. Neither here nor there, but [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Building Community with MarketMeSuite

By: Arment Dietrich | October 19, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Lisa Gerber. You may have heard a thing or two lately about CEOs and their communications challenges (cough, Netflix). Well, MarketMeSuite CEO Tammy Kahn Fennell had the pleasure of sending a slightly different email to their paying customers recently; customers would no longer have to pay for their product. That’s right! MarketMeSuite (MMS), a premium social media dashboard, is now free. [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Three Ways to Create Content through Stories

By: Gini Dietrich | October 19, 2011 | 
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After hearing Martin Waxman recount the keynote Soledad O’Brien gave on the opening day of the PRSA conference (I was playing hooky), about storytelling, and having written about creating an online conversation just yesterday, I’ve been thinking a lot on the topic. Once upon a time, storytelling was the way we passed information from generation to generation. Before tweeting and Facebook and text messaging, we had [&hellip... Read More
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Profiling Your Social Customer

By: Guest | October 18, 2011 | 
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Today’s post is written by Jennifer Roberts. I was riding up one of the canyon roads in Boulder, Colorado a few weekends ago. I wanted to use the ride to work out how to write an article linking my online social behavior with the concept of a social consumer. But my high-end Sella Italia Lady saddle was distracting me; it was uncomfortable. I refocused and thought [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Create An Online Conversation

By: Gini Dietrich | October 18, 2011 | 
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We’ve talked about listening to the online conversation. And we’ve talked about assessing where your customers and prospects are already participating online. These should have done two things for you: 1) Helped you see a pattern of where people are talking about you, the company, or the industry (i.e. blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc.); and 2) Helped you understand where the people you already do business with are spending [&hellip... Read More
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Five Effective Ways to Say No

By: Guest | October 17, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Ingrid Abboud aka ‘Griddy.’ Well lookie here – it seems I get to hang out at Aunt Gini’s house again. It’s been a while since I totally ignored her 500 word limit rule for guest posts my last visit ;). Oh, and here’s a head’s up – I’ve thrashed the word limit this time round as well! Sorry Gin – but Lisa [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Jobs Czar Should Look to Small Business Leaders

By: Gini Dietrich | October 17, 2011 | 
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Did you see Jeffrey Immelt, the chairman of GE, on 60 Minutes last Sunday? He’s been given the jobs czar title by President Obama, with the sole charge of convincing companies to hire, and Lesley Stahl was there to understand more. Her big question…whether or not the man who has sent more jobs overseas than any other chief executive has what it takes to create jobs in [&hellip... Read More