Lindsay Bell

How Online Bullying Affects Your Brain

By: Lindsay Bell | April 10, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 131If familiarity breeds contempt, then what does contempt breed? Apparently, more contempt. It’s no secret in the social space we all loathe the ‘negative Nellies.’ Their goal? To engage in online bullying and spew hateful, hurtful commentary on Facebook pages or blog posts day after day. Trust me, we’ve experienced more than our fair share of the same here at [&hellip... Read More
Yvette Pistorio

Corporate to Agency Life: Differences Between the Two

By: Yvette Pistorio | April 10, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 197I come to you to talk about the differences between corporate to agency life because I’ve done both. I worked on the corporate side for the first five years of my career. Only recently (about seven months ago) did I join an agency. Moving from corporate to agency life really showed me how different they are – and it’s not [&hellip... Read More
Rebecca Benison

A News Release is Not an Article and Vice Versa

By: Rebecca Benison | April 9, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 152The more often we read a news release in our job every day, the more we find journalists have transitioned into the PR field. This is great news for all involved because it is advantageous for a professional to understand both ends of the spectrum. But, while former journalists often make wonderful PR pros, the two career paths are very [&hellip... Read More
Lindsay Bell

Brainstorming for Grown-ups

By: Lindsay Bell | April 9, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 157Let’s play a round of ‘would you rather.’ You know, that game the kids play these days where they ask you things like “Would you rather cut your arm off with a pen knife or poke out both your eyeballs with a dull stick?” Either way – ouch! Now how about this one: Would you rather spend 12 hours in [&hellip... Read More
Mack Collier

Brands: Customers aren’t Your Social Media Mouthpieces

By: Mack Collier | April 8, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 215A few years ago I attended a social media conference where the keynote was given by the chief marketing officer for a brand that was touted for ‘getting’ social media. I couldn’t wait to hear this CMO walk us through how this global brand effectively leveraged social media to connect with its customers. About five minutes in, the CMO spilled [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Collaborate: Five Heads are Better than One

By: Arment Dietrich | April 8, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 221Internal collaboration is essential in today’s marketplace. The world is moving too quickly; products and services are changing before our eyes every day. The pace of life feels frantic. We need to be able to collaborate. If we don’t put our heads together and share ideas and viewpoints, we risk missing something essential in the blur of the hours racing [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

The Three Things, Edition 27

By: Gini Dietrich | April 7, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 46Welcome to 27th edition of The Three Things, the weekly update of three links, podcasts, videos, or books you can’t miss from Michael Schechter (Honora, A Better Mess), Howie Goldfarb (Sky Pulse Media), and me! For those of you new to this series, The Three Things arrives in your inbox on Sunday mornings (unless you don’t suscribe, but that can easily be fixed if you [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: A Home Made Firework and a Dancing Usher

By: Gini Dietrich | April 5, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 81Well, boys and girls, this is it! I’m taking some time off to celebrate my 10 year anniversary with Mr. D and to get some non-blog writing finished. You will not have another Gin and Topics from me until April 26. I know it’ll be rough, but I’m leaving you in super capable hands. Rebecca Todd is taking over for [&hellip... Read More
Liz Reusswig

The Problem with Multitasking

By: Liz Reusswig | April 4, 2013 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 253Hi, my name is Liz and I am a persistent multitasker. I can hear all you fellow multitaskers droning, “Hi, Liz.” They say the first step to changing is admitting you have a problem. That’s the issue, though, is multitasking a problem? I’ve always been proud of my “ability” to multitask, do I really need to change? So, I started a [&hellip... Read More
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