Gini Dietrich

Five Things to Watch Out for as Facebook Goes Public

By: Gini Dietrich | April 2, 2012 | 
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Because I had a lot of time to read last week (what with not sleeping and all), I got caught up on this month’s Fast Company. The cover story is called “American Idol,” and it’s about Mark Zuckerberg and the pending IPO for Facebook. Because of their IPO quiet period, Facebook did not comment. Rather the writers combined five years of interviews to put together 12 page [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: A Blind Dog and a Phone Talking Elephant

By: Gini Dietrich | March 30, 2012 | 
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Holy. Cow. What a week! You know how I say I’m an introvert and all of you exclaim, “No way!”? Well, today is very apparent I am introvert. I haven’t had more than three hours of sleep since Sunday night. I spoke yesterday morning, attended the conference, had dinner with my fellow speakers and the conference sponsors, and then I thought for sure I’d hit the [&hellip... Read More
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The Realities of Successful Entrepreneurs

By: Guest | March 29, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Mark Harai. I often read articles about the bliss, excitement, and glory of being an entrepreneur. Don’t get me wrong, these are certainly part of the overall journey, but typically just the icing on the cake. Everything in between the start of the climb to the icing at the top define you as a person and shape your entrepreneurial career. [&hellip... Read More
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Seven Principles to Building an Online Reputation

By: Gini Dietrich | March 29, 2012 | 
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Today I’m speaking at re:think in Oslo, Norway (more on the city later). The conference organizer, Arnt Eriksen, asked me to consider speaking on something that is near and dear to my heart, but a topic I hadn’t yet created a presentation around. The topic? Principles of Building an Online Reputation. So I thought I’d do something a little bit different today and share with you [&hellip... Read More
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Five Steps to a Social Listening Program

By: Arment Dietrich | March 28, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Lisa Gerber. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised anymore. Maybe I’m just sad now: At how many organizations are missing opportunities to be involved in the conversation. How many times a day do you come across a scathing review; one that influences your decision not to buy? And would that decision be influenced the other way if the organization had [&hellip... Read More
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Facebook Speaks Out Against Employers Asking for Passwords

By: Gini Dietrich | March 28, 2012 | 
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I’m having a really hard time understanding some employers today. As I travel the country and spend time with business leaders, it’s very disturbing to me how many have firewalls installed that prevent their employees from using the social networks during business hours. As if they aren’t just using their phones to get online during the day. Some business leaders go so far as to take [&hellip... Read More
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Big Data: Five Essential Skills for Public Relations to Master

By: Guest | March 27, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Kami Huyse.  Let’s face it, most people who go into public relations do it because our skill sets run in a certain direction. We are great writers, we love strategy, we think broadly about issues, we are connectors, and we “love people” (that is a little PR joke). But math and analytics? Most of us would say, “Not really.” However, [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Why Goldman Sachs Needed a Crisis Plan

By: Gini Dietrich | March 27, 2012 | 
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It was just a couple of weeks ago that Greg Smith wrote a scathing OpEd for the New York Times about his former employer, Goldman Sachs, on his way out the door. But it feels like an eternity. Smith wrote, during his 12 year tenure, the culture at Goldman shifted from valuing teamwork and “always doing right by clients” to one where people “callously … talk [&hellip... Read More
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Four Ways to Optimize Content for B2B Search

By: Guest | March 26, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Anna Barcelos.  Two weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal reported Google will be changing its search engine (“The changes to search are among the biggest in the company’s history…”) to include semantic search. Semantic search will help the search engine to better understand meanings of words to provide more relevant search results. Not long after that article, CNET published a story [&hellip... Read More