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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
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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
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The Two Faces of Marketing

By: Guest | March 3, 2011 | 
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Beth Harte is a seasoned marketing and communications thought leader, author, and speaker with a passion for excellence and a pragmatic mind for business and results-oriented outcomes. When Gini Dietrich asked me to share a version of my tongue-in-cheek 9 Truths About Marketers post on Spin Sucks, I responded with a resounding “heck, yeah!”  If there is an industry where spin runs rampant—it is marketing... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Social Media Differences In the U.S. and Canada

By: Gini Dietrich | March 3, 2011 | 
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This past weekend, I attended PodCamp in Toronto, as both a panelist and guest of my second city. Minus the cab driver at the airport telling me to get out of his cab, putting my suitcase on a bus, and telling me to take that instead (it was free; he was not) and the 92 minutes I spent in customs explaining I didn’t need a work [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Three Things They Don’t Teach You in Business School

By: Arment Dietrich | March 2, 2011 | 
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I’ve been at Arment Dietrich for almost five years, and as any longer-term employee at a company can tell you, I’ve learned much more than I ever did in business school. Yes, I’ve learned about marketing, HR and management theories, a dibble-dabble in finance, but there are three main ideas that have been presenting themselves to me as I reach my half-a-decade-mark that I would like [&hellip... Read More
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Facebook Is Sharing Your Home Address and Phone Number

By: Gini Dietrich | March 2, 2011 | 
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It’s time to change your Facebook settings again. This time? Your profile. Good ol’ Zuck, in an effort “to encourage users to be more liberal in sharing their data and online activity,” is going to be sharing your home address and phone number(s) with external sites. Yes, you read that correctly. Your phone number and address soon will not be private on Facebook, allowing them to share [&hellip... Read More
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Bad Advice Night at the Mixer

By: Guest | March 1, 2011 | 
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Davina K. Brewer is doing solo PR as 3Hats Communications, helping Atlanta small businesses with marketing, design, dog washing or whatever hat she wears that day. I was at a networking thingy the other night, one of those business card swap meets with everyone trolling for new customers. Yes that includes myself as, shockingly enough, Apple and Coke aren’t beating down my door, wanting to give [&hellip... Read More