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Using Competition to Drive Brand Engagement

By: Guest | July 19, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Natalie Sisson Let’s face it, humans are competitive by nature. Since 8th Century BC, the Ancient Olympic Games have shown us that we like to have a platform on which to stand following our Herculean efforts of doing better than everyone else. Fast forward to the 21st Century and smart brands know how to work that sense of competition to [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Spotify Is Not Your Dad’s Radio Station

By: Gini Dietrich | July 19, 2011 | 
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Let’s talk about something a little less polarizing today, shall we? Something like, say, how freaking cool Spotify is and that everyone should get (at the minimum) a free account?! OK. Yes, let’s do that. First things first. If you don’t have an account, go get yourself one. Click here and it should let you in. It’s my invite code, but I don’t think it gets [&hellip... Read More
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Unleashing the Entrepreneurial Mind By Becoming An Intrapreneur

By: Guest | July 18, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by JK Allen. I’m an entrepreneur. My business is “me” and my client is my employer. As entrepreneurs, we are often challenged with less-than-ideal situations and we find ways to turn them into opportunities or learning experiences. Over the last year or two, my heart has been consumed with the idea of being self-employed again which has led me to despise [&hellip... Read More
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Beware the Google+ Experts

By: Gini Dietrich | July 18, 2011 | 
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There is something going on in the social media world that is really bothering me. The “experts” are taking advantage of people who feel like they’re going to be left behind if they don’t figure out Google+. Now. And, because we all are limited in our time, people are shelling out money to have someone teach them how to use the tool. Stop it. Right now... Read More
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Gin and Topics: The Shiny, New Penny

By: Gini Dietrich | July 15, 2011 | 
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I’m super excited about the launch of Spotify in the U.S. I got my invite yesterday and I’ve already told it I’m in love with it. In fact, I may have to marry it and have it join my iPhone, iPad, Trek Madone, and Westone earphones family. If you’re interested in streaming music, sharing it with your friends, listening to what your friends are playing, linking [&hellip... Read More
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Four New Ways to Spark Blogging Inspiration

By: Guest | July 14, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Marijean Jaggers. I’m not a person who gets writer’s (or blogger’s) block. The challenge of writing daily, however, sometimes leaves me less than enthusiastic about the content I’m creating. Hey, we all get a little stuck for fresh ideas every once in a while, right? I’ve been paying attention to what gets my synapses firing again when it all gets [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Should I Have Multiple Twitter Accounts?

By: Gini Dietrich | July 14, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap!) and we have two questions that are pretty similar in nature. So, no pun intended (which you’ll understand when you watch the video), I’m going to kill two birds with one stone. My IRL BFF, Carlos Cruz, asks, “What’s your opinion, should you have just one twitter account? Or one personal and another professional?” And Hansjörg Leichsenring [&hellip... Read More
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The Mars and Venus Guide of Online Communication

By: Arment Dietrich | July 13, 2011 | 
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Warning: This post is loaded with rash generalizations and stereotypes. Just to tick you off (John Falchetto). And it’s written by Lisa Gerber. My husband was telling me a story the other day and I, having the curious mind of the female gender, inquired for further detail. He, of course, was unable to provide the requested detail. His response? “I don’t know. Dudes don’t ask that.” I [&hellip... Read More
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Communication Lessons from News of the World

By: Gini Dietrich | July 13, 2011 | 
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When I was a kid, I remember my dad coming home from work and telling my mom he’d had to fire someone. I very vividly remember the image it conjured in my head. MY dad had set some poor man on fire! What about his family? What about MY family? Was my dad going to go to jail? Isn’t setting a person on fire murder? At [&hellip... Read More