Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: The Magnited States of America

By: Gini Dietrich | June 10, 2011 | 
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Did everyone see Google yesterday? In honor of Les Paul’s birthday, they created a little guitar that you can actually play. And, due to popular demand, they’re keeping it there for another day. So. Freaking. Cool! If you haven’t had a chance, head over there and cut yourself a little song. It’ll even teach you how to play certain songs. It’s a good loss of productive [&hellip... Read More
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The Website Is Alive and Well

By: Guest | June 9, 2011 | 
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Jennifer Devitt is a co-owner and VP of business development at SYDCON Web Development. What’s the one thing mobile, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, Facebook, Twitter, and QR codes all have in common? Websites. Ultimately, what are Facebook and Twitter? Websites. Where do PR, marketing, and ad campaigns direct customers and prospects? Websites. What tool in your online quiver takes priority? Your website. But Wired Magazine declared the [&hellip... Read More
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Pros and Cons of Co-Authoring a Blog

By: Gini Dietrich | June 9, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! This week’s question comes from Alex Wood. He asks: “Hey Gini, happy Friday from Australia! I have a blog Q for you (and anyone else who feels like chiming in) Q: Are there any truly successful blogger ‘partnerships’ out there? I mean, two ppl working together on the one blog with the one vision. Sure, more hands, [&hellip... Read More
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Maker’s Mark Hires Jimmy Fallon and #FAILS

By: Guest | June 8, 2011 | 
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An entrepreneurial attorney with an MBA, Adam Zuckerman is a blogger and people connector inspired by the intersections of business, law, media, technology, and all things outdoors. You may have noticed that Maker’s Mark has tapped actor, comedian, and television personality Jimmy Fallon to narrate it’s most recent TV commercial, “It isn’t about hype.” For those unfamiliar, Jimmy is an ex-SNL cast member, now hosts NBC’s Late [&hellip... Read More
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Social Media and Music In the 70s

By: Gini Dietrich | June 8, 2011 | 
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My friend Rusty Speidel wants to be a rock star when he grows up. A real rock star. Not of Internet fame, but of Jimi Hendrix fame. Because of that, he’s totally plugged in (no pun intended) to the music industry. And he sends me trend emails all the time…mostly to see what kind of connection I’ll make between the music industry and social media, based [&hellip... Read More
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Make Sharing Easy. Your Happy Customers Will Thank You.

By: Guest | June 7, 2011 | 
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Samantha Collier is an artist, mother, law firm business development coordinator and social media enthusiast, and a @developsocially partner. The Experience I recently traveled to San Francisco for a conference. The firm I work for sponsors an upscale annual dinner for approximately 180 guests. I was co-organizing the event so it was critical that everything be perfect; particularly the food, which, we all know, can make or [&hellip... Read More
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Help Change the Laws On Stalking

By: Gini Dietrich | June 7, 2011 | 
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It was 2:40 a.m. and the phone rang. “Hello?” “I saw you today.” “Excuse me?” “You were wearing a black suit, a blue and white checked shirt, black pantyhose, and black and white heels with a peep toe.” “Who is this?” “I’ll be watching you.” I sat up straight in bed. A man’s voice I didn’t recognize knew exactly what I wore to work that day. [&hellip... Read More
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Eleven Reasons Domino’s Turnaround Campaign Worked

By: Guest | June 6, 2011 | 
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Adam Toporek is the owner of IntenseFence Management Solutions and blogs about small business and franchising. The past decade has seen some great public relations campaigns, particularly in the for-profit realm. Doritos knocked it out of the park when it “crashed” the Super Bowl, Tourism Queensland put its island on the map when it created The Best Job in the World, and Old Spice reignited its [&hellip... Read More
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What You Can Learn about Gaming from Klout +K

By: Gini Dietrich | June 6, 2011 | 
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I’m not a fan of Klout. Determining influence based on how someone participates online (mostly Twitter) is baloney. For instance, it shows I’m more influential than Jay Leno, which is just laughable. But I have to hand it to them. With the launch of +K, they’ve incorporated four elements of gaming that makes me envious…and make me want to log into my account every day... Read More