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Social Media Use At Work

By: Gini Dietrich | February 20, 2012 | 
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Last week I was working with a group of CEOs and one of the leaders said to me, “How do I get my employees to use social media? None of them want to do it.” It’s like pulling teeth sometimes. Most, if not all, use Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter in their personal lives, yet seeing that passion translate to work is oft missing. And executives are [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Tweeting Beyond the Grave and Gorillas On Camera

By: Gini Dietrich | February 17, 2012 | 
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It’s Friday! I was on the plane last night and realized it was Thursday, not Wednesday like I thought. Do the weeks go by faster and faster as the year progresses? Or maybe I’m just getting old. Don’t answer that! I won’t keep you from getting to Gin and Topics. There are some good ones this week. Thanks to everyone who sends me links. Keep ‘em [&hellip... Read More
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McDonald’s May McFail, But They Still Have the Monopoly On Games

By: Guest | February 16, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Anne Weiskopf. I don’t frequent McDonald’s, or any fast food restaurant, but I am a fan of their business model. They’re a $27 billion dollar company that is not afraid to test customer engagement using social media. What’s not to like? A few weeks back Twitter was lit up like the Golden Arches themselves with headlines of a provocative nature FAIL: [&hellip... Read More
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A Break from Social Media Is Killing Carnival Cruise Lines

By: Gini Dietrich | February 16, 2012 | 
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I’ve been watching, with great interest, how Carnival Cruise Lines has handled themselves during the past few weeks surrounding a crisis of tantamount proportions. You may recall their sister company, Costa Concordia, is the ship that wrecked off the shores of Italy, killing 32 people and injuring more than 30. Beyond the human tragedy, the company has found itself in a social media crisis, brought on by – [&hellip... Read More
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PRSA Response to PR Definition Criticism

By: Guest | February 15, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by David C. Rickey, chair of the PRSA PR Defined Task Force, in response to Redefining Public Relations by Gini Dietrich. The discussion and debate around the Public Relations Society of America collaborative “Public Relations Defined” initiative, in which PRSA and 12 allied professional organizations have given public relations and other communications professionals a platform to shape a modern definition of public [&hellip... Read More
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The Ever-Looming Inbox

By: Gini Dietrich | February 15, 2012 | 
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During this week’s Inside PR (yet to be posted), Joe Thornley, Martin Waxman, and I discuss the ever-looming inbox. You see, I’m a “get it cleaned out every day” kind of person. Having unopened, unread, or unanswered emails makes me nuts. Mr. D makes fun of me. He says no one else in the whole world uses email the way I do. Sure, I’ll admit I’m [&hellip... Read More
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The Trouble with PR Links

By: Guest | February 14, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by John-Henry Scherck. He apologizes today’s post isn’t very romantic, but he hopes it woos some PR hearts.  There has been a great deal of chatter in the search community about PR vs. SEO, or how PR campaigns can supplement the link building done by SEO. The idea that a PR campaign can take the place of an SEO campaign is [&hellip... Read More
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Facebook Timeline Coming for Businesses

By: Gini Dietrich | February 14, 2012 | 
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Happy Valentine’s Day! I have a secret. Nothing I write today is going to outdo Shonali Burke’s Valentine’s Day blog post. So please go over there, get it out of the way, and come back. It’s OK. I’ll wait. Now, wasn’t it worth it? I, for one, am pleased to finally see the movie star’s talents coming through. Enough of this PR stuff. Let her do [&hellip... Read More
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Shift from a Tactical to a Strategic Approach

By: Guest | February 13, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest video is by Deirdre Breakenridge.  There is a great deal of discussion lately about redefining public relations. The shift in communication has changed the way we do our jobs. In fact, it has expanded our roles and is an exciting time for those of us who are able to adapt. The funny thing is, we still hear about organizations rushing to Twitter and Facebook and [&hellip... Read More