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Curiosity: An Essential in Every PR Pro’s Toolkit

By: Guest | March 10, 2011 | 
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As digital PR specialist at Mall of America, Lisa Grimm’s time is devoted to developing and implementing social media strategy, community management and other marketing communications initiatives. “I read once, which I loved so much, that this great physicist who won a Nobel Prize said that every day when he got home, his dad asked him not what he learned in school but his dad said, [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Pros and Cons of the Facebook Comments Plugin

By: Gini Dietrich | March 10, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! Ken Colburn asks, “What are the pros and cons of the new Facebook Comments plugin that just launched?” For those of you who don’t know, last week (last week? two weeks ago?) Facebook launched a service that allows you to post your blog comments to your stream. From the development blog: Comments Box is a social [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Social Media Pet Peeves

By: Arment Dietrich | March 9, 2011 | 
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Grammar Pet Peeves was a big hit last month and I couldn’t help but notice that a LOT of us were having fun. I honestly hesitated writing this because I felt like I might be preaching to the choir. A lot of us get it. We understand social media, we’re certified geeks, and we are here to learn at an even deeper level. But every day, [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Quora Is Not for Normal People

By: Gini Dietrich | March 9, 2011 | 
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Although she meant it for Facebook question of the week, Abbie Fink asked us about Quora and I thought I’d answer it today AND do a video question of the week, from another Facebook friend, tomorrow. She asked, “Quora: Do or do not. Why or why not? Figured I’d rather ask you than ask Quora.” My response? Do not. At first I was really pleased with [&hellip... Read More
Guest

QR Codes & Mobile: The Time is Now

By: Guest | March 8, 2011 | 
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Stephanie True Moss, is chief creative officer at True Moss Communications, Inc., a creative design group that offers Web Design | WordPress | Mobile | Print | SEO | Graphic Design | Social Media | QR Code Consulting. Smart phones are everywhere and so are QR Codes! By now you have seen and may have scanned your share of QR Codes. If you haven’t they can be fun and lead to videos, pictures, mobile information and more that [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Using Evernote for Better Time Management

By: Gini Dietrich | March 8, 2011 | 
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A few months ago,  Danny Brown, Frank Dickinson, and I had a comments conversation on Danny’s blog about Evernote. I said I love it; they both couldn’t understand why. Frank asked me if I’d write a guest post on why I love the tool. Yes, it’s taken me a few months to get to it. Oy. But I’m here now! This first ran on Frank’s blog and caught the attention [&hellip... Read More
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Stomping On My Brain Under a Palm Tree

By: Guest | March 7, 2011 | 
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David Kilmer works for Blue 541 and Coeur d’Alene Magazine, frequently from a boat in a warm place. In this little Mexico surf town, there’s yoga on the beach every morning. It’s one of many reasons my boat is anchored here in Barra de Navidad at the moment. For four or five months out of the year – I’ll admit it’s easy to lose track – [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Where Is the Professionalism In PR?

By: Gini Dietrich | March 7, 2011 | 
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This first ran on Shonali Burke’s blog, Waxing Unlyrical. If you read it there, there is nothing new to see here. If you don’t know Shonali or her blog, I suggest high-tailing it over there. After you’ve read and commented on this piece first. Of course. Oh. And read the comments here. They’re new, too. Week before last, TechCrunch took a stab at PR professional Timothy Johnson. Actually, [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Keeping the Dirty Laundry Inside

By: Arment Dietrich | March 5, 2011 | 
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You know that feeling when you’re watching a really bad sitcom or movie where the plot is driven entirely by a stupid miscommunication that could easily be resolved if someone would just say what’s on their mind? And you’re sitting there going, c’mon!! tell him you really do love him, NOW. And then your companion says, but then there wouldn’t be a movie? (and you’re thinking, [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Train Wrecks Across the Web

By: Gini Dietrich | March 4, 2011 | 
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I don’t know where you live, but March came in like a lamb in Chicago. Which is scary to me because, when the rest of the country has spring at the end of March, we’ll be in some sort of deep freeze which will keep me from being outside on my bike! Don’t you keep me from my bike, Mother Nature! You already kept me from [&hellip... Read More