Guest

Google +1 and the Future of Search

By: Guest | May 5, 2011 | 
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Sean McGinnis consults with small to mid-size customers about DCAL – Digital Customer Acquisition and Loyalty. He blogs about SEO, Internet marketing, social  media, leadership and a variety of other topics at 312 Digital. At face value, the new Google +1 seems like their latest foray into the world of “social” but it’s really much more than that. The +1 button is an incredibly important play for [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Facebook Does Not Mean Private

By: Gini Dietrich | May 5, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time and, because I did a video on Tuesday, you get prose today instead. Well, that and I’m lazy again this morning. I still need to ride so no video for you! Nancy Davis is an avid Spin Sucks reader and one of the sane commenters in a sea of crazies (myself included). She works and lives in Jersey and, I [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

The Art of the Apology

By: Arment Dietrich | May 4, 2011 | 
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It’s been said, that the hardest words in the English language are I love you and I’m sorry. Last week a colleague no-showed for a scheduled conference call. It wasn’t really that big of a deal, because I was at my desk, and had other things to work on (you know, like the Spin Sucks Pro launch), but I did have errands to run and I was [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Take the Easy Route. Everyone Is Doing It.

By: Gini Dietrich | May 4, 2011 | 
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This past weekend, Danny Brown, Geoff Livingston, and I had an email conversation about the sameness of the blogosphere. Mark Schaefer has long called it the social media chamber: Something I’ve always been overly sensitive to not becoming. Tools such as Storify quickly aggregates content, without having to create it. And paper.li pulls tweets into a newspaper-like format for you to share with your followers. Things [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Social Media Stress Disorder

By: Guest | May 3, 2011 | 
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Brian Meeks has delusions of novelist, which he feeds by writing the Henry Wood Detective series (Available soon and on his blahg) Kathryn sat at her desk watching her Twitter stream on TweetDeck.  There were a couple of people talking about a movie; she hesitated to jump in, because she had been watching for while. It always stressed her out, to feel like a lurker. Her [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

The Launch of Spin Sucks Pro

By: Gini Dietrich | May 3, 2011 | 
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No, it’s not Facebook question of the week time. So why the video, you ask? Because it’s here! It’s finally here. The launch of Spin Sucks Pro. Yesterday was, um, challenging (to say the least) and, at 5:00, we decided it was better to wait until this morning than to launch after everyone had gone home for the night... Read More
Guest

Transparency and Accountability In Government

By: Guest | May 2, 2011 | 
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Tom Garrity is the president of The Garrity Group Public Relations, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico Let the sunshine in… For years, the private sector has been preaching social and new media advice to government; “Come on in! The water is fine!” The government responded by creating websites, posting pictures of elected officials, some even ventured out with (gasp!) electronic newsletters. Many states and municipalities are [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Death of Bin Laden Spreads Rapidly through Social Media

By: Gini Dietrich | May 2, 2011 | 
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With the news last night of Osama Bin Laden being killed, I’m not sure anything PR or marketing related today is appropriate. I made the joke late that I was sure the President was so threatened by Spin Sucks Pro that he had to upstage us. Or maybe he was really wanting the attention back on the United States after the Royal Wedding. Kind of funny? OK. [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Inside View Makes Your New Business Meetings Productive

By: Gini Dietrich | May 1, 2011 | 
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The big SOBCon is happening as I type and, while I was unable to attend this year (forthcoming Spin Sucks Pro launch, cough), I did manage to make it over to the opening night party, hosted by Social Media Club, on Thursday night. I tell you this because I quite unexpectedly, and very pleasantly, had the opportunity to meet Cindy King from Social Media Examiner. Notwithstanding [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: The Royal Wedding Edition

By: Gini Dietrich | April 29, 2011 | 
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I told you I’m obsessed! I promised Lisa Gerber I’d watch the wedding with her, so I’m DYING right now! I cheated a little bit and watched them leave the church and saw the two kisses, but no wedding yet! And come on. Even for you haters (cough, Danny Brown), you have to admit they look completely and totally in love. And she is drop-dead gorgeous [&hellip... Read More