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Will Facebook Collections Kill Pinterest?

By: Gini Dietrich | October 10, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 404I almost hate to tell you about this because it’s not yet available to us, but it’s really freaking cool. I’m going to tell you and then you’ll have to wait. But I’m not sure how I feel about it because (as most of you know) I LOVE Pinterest. And this, from what I can tell, will be a [&hellip... Read More

The Giant Robot Guide to Combining Marketing Tactics

By: Guest | October 9, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 173Today’s guest post is by Andy Crestodina When I was a kid, I watched Voltron, Defender of the Universe. Unlike other giant robots, Voltron was actually five robotic lions that could combine into one huge robot. I loved it. Those robot lions were tough, but there’s no way they could have defended the universe by themselves. Your marketing is [&hellip... Read More
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NFL Crowdsources Videos; Increases Social Media Presence

By: Gini Dietrich | October 9, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 156I love football. I love everything about it. The weather, the game, the stadium…everything. Growing up in Utah, we didn’t have a local team so we got to decide on our loyalties. My brothers were huge 49ers fans and I decided to be a Bears fan. And, after moving to Chicago some 15 years later, I got myself season tickets. [&hellip... Read More

Six Tips to Clear and Effective Communication

By: Guest | October 8, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 273Today’s guest post is by Luke Capizzo With rapidly multiplying communications channels and increasingly instantaneous expectations, one critical piece of our basic writing can be lost: The correct tone and organization to get our messages across effectively. We’re constantly searching for how to get more accomplished while staring at glowing rectangles. The answer can be as straightforward as writing [&hellip... Read More
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Should Journalists Be Required to Link to Inspiration Sources?

By: Gini Dietrich | October 8, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 176Martin Waxman, Joe Thornley, and I always record Inside PR late on Friday afternoons. It gives us time to reflect on the week, plus we typically don’t have any interruptions that late so it’s a good time to focus. This past week, which will run on Wednesday, Joe asked us if we’d read, “Acknowledging Antecedents, Again” by Darren Barefoot [&hellip... Read More
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The Three Things, Edition 2

By: Gini Dietrich | October 7, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 90Welcome to the second edition of The Three Things! We had a fairly decent first edition last week so we’re moving on to week two. I’m using the same image as last week because I think it’s hilarious and because Shrek (am I allowed to publicly call you that?), Howie, and I don’t yet have a photo together. If [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: The Hexaflexagon and the Most Adorable Boy

By: Gini Dietrich | October 5, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 94I think winter arrived in Chicago overnight. When I went to bed last night, it was in the upper 60s. When I woke up this morning, it was so cold, Jack Bauer was snuggled up as close as he could get to me, under the blankets! Neither one of us wanted to get out bed. Guess that means it’s [&hellip... Read More

Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?

By: Guest | October 4, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 187Today’s guest post is by Jayme Soulati  If your blog was ranked (how does that even happen?) and suddenly had a ton of subscribers, would that change your outlook on blogging? Would you love every minute of it and revel in your success? Or would it suck the joy out of it for you? Let’s back up…when you launched [&hellip... Read More
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KitchenAid Handles Offensive Tweet Crisis Extraordinarily Well

By: Gini Dietrich | October 4, 2012 | 
Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 661I woke up this morning to a flurry of emails about KitchenAid. Apparently, whomever runs their Twitter account made the fatal mistake others before have done. Brands such as Chrysler, Kenneth Cole, and CelebBoutique have all made the mistake of tweeting something offensive from the business account, when it clearly was meant for the person’s personal account. It should [&hellip... Read More