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Social Good Is In, Negativity Is Out

By: Guest | January 30, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Ifdy Perez. There is so much good in this world, don’t you agree? I love HuffPo’s new Good News section because I get to start off my day reading and curating inspirational stories to my online community of do-gooders. In fact, just this morning, I read a story about how a daughter was able to postpone the foreclosure on her [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Take a Different Approach to Brainstorming

By: Gini Dietrich | January 30, 2012 | 
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I had a really interesting experience last week. This may not be new to some of you, but it was new to me…and it was really freaking cool! I was invited to participate in a think tank for Interlochen, a center for the arts in Traverse City, Mich. More on them in a minute. They invited four experts to join four staff and two board trustees [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: #McFail, Chobani, and Social Media

By: Gini Dietrich | January 27, 2012 | 
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Well, I guess I have to do a real Gin and Topics this week that is all serious and PR/marketing focused. Why, you ask? Because NO ONE sent me funny videos this week. Here I sang your praises last week and then you let me down this week. Bah humbug. So you’re going to have to think this week. No fun for you! If you want [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Who’s the Real Loser In Social Search?

By: Arment Dietrich | January 26, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post (and video) is by Lisa Gerber. It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! I’m coming to you from my deck at Schweitzer Mountain outside of Sandpoint, Idaho…and I have a guest appearance I think you’ll enjoy seeing! Today’s question comes from Barry Silver. Barry is a long-time Spin Sucks reader, the inventor of the name Gin and Topics, and a good friend. [&hellip... Read More
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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Fire a Client?

By: Gini Dietrich | January 26, 2012 | 
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Yes, I know it’s Facebook question of the week time, but we’re trying something new this week. You see, Social Fresh wrote last week about the best times of the week and day to blog, in order to get social shares. Historically, Mondays and Tuesdays on Spin Sucks are our big days, but the Social Fresh research proves we might be missing something on Thursdays. I’m [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

FTC Guidelines and Disclosure for PR Agencies

By: Arment Dietrich | January 25, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Lisa Gerber. In the past few weeks, I’ve been asked on more than one occasion why we add “(client)” to the end of certain tweets. In 2009, when the FTC revised their guidelines for online endorsements and testimonials, there was a lot of discussion on how this affected PR agencies and brands when working with bloggers. Not a lot of [&hellip... Read More
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The Pinterest Debate Between Two Friends

By: Gini Dietrich | January 25, 2012 | 
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This post is running concurrently on Future Comms. On Facebook just after the first of the year, Paul Sutton posted something about not understanding what the big deal is about Pinterest. It won’t be a surprise to you that I commented. I said something about how he was off his rocker (except I think I was a bit more nice than that). So he challenged me [&hellip... Read More
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Five Reasons QR Codes Suck

By: Guest | January 24, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by John Fitzgerald.  A recent study revealed 79 percent of college students have no idea how to scan a QR code. Let that sink in for a second. Four out of five 18- to 22-year-olds don’t know what to do when they see an ugly barcode slapped on a print ad targeted at them. If college kids can’t grasp a new [&hellip... Read More
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Privacy and Autonomy for Introverts at Work

By: Gini Dietrich | January 24, 2012 | 
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Late last year, Lisa Petrilli published The Introvert’s Guide to Success. It popped into my brain when I saw, “The Rise of the New Groupthink” in the New York Times last week. Combine those two pieces of content and you may have actually heard me yell, “Hurrah!” You see, I’m an introvert. And, until about two years ago, I thought there was something wrong with me [&hellip... Read More