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Three Truths that Made the Difference

By: Arment Dietrich | September 28, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Frank Dickinson of Huckleberry Media Connection. Not where you want to be in life or business? Tired of that sickening feeling in the pit of your gut? Do you find yourself blaming others? The Company. The Pay Plan. The Job. The Wife. The Husband. The Childhood. The Money Problem. The Kids. Have you ventured out and been slapped back? Ready to quit? DON’T [&hellip... Read More
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The Top 10 Reasons the Packers Suck

By: Gini Dietrich | September 28, 2010 | 
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I have Bears season tickets so Jeannie Walters, Mr. W., Mr. D, and I made our way to Soldier Field last night for the game. Fully expecting a disappointing night, I felt like I was going to throw up with anticipation. Sure we’d won against the Lions in the season home opener (a gift, really) and we stunned the Cowboys last week, but I had more [&hellip... Read More
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Social Media Primer eBook Out Today

By: Arment Dietrich | September 27, 2010 | 
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The moment you’ve all been waiting for, or maybe it’s just the moment we’ve been waiting for…the launch of our Social Media Primer eBook! We’ve incorporated the top questions we get asked about social media and laid out our thoughts along with comments taken directly from Spin Sucks readers!  (Yes, you’ll have to buy the book to see if one of your comments made a feature.) [&hellip... Read More
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Using Phones In Meetings: Professionally and Personally

By: Gini Dietrich | September 27, 2010 | 
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I’ve been thinking a lot recently about in-person conversations. A few weeks ago, I was at dinner with some friends and, with the exception of two of us, everyone was on their phones the entire time. Don’t get me wrong: I love technology as much as the next person and I love to check-in on Foursquare and tweet photos while I’m out. But we’ve gotten to [&hellip... Read More
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My Latest Addiction: Genieo

By: Arment Dietrich | September 24, 2010 | 
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In place of today’s Top Five post, we have a special guest post by Shelly Kramer, founder and chief imagination officer of V3 Integrated Marketing, about a new must-have tool. I don’t need drugs. I just need technology. And technology that makes my life easier makes me swoon. My latest heartthrob is a private, unmineable news reader that combines my social streams with my news streams. [&hellip... Read More
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I Love Boobies

By: Arment Dietrich | September 23, 2010 | 
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Have you heard about the “I love boobies” bracelet campaign?  I’m guessing you have, but if not, you’re hearing about it here, which means it served its purpose. Keep A Breast Foundation is a non-profit organization whose goal is to raise awareness of breast cancer – to younger generations.  In doing so, they created a saying that sparks a cool, edginess among the younger crowd, jumped [&hellip... Read More
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How to Limit Time Spent on Social Media

By: Gini Dietrich | September 23, 2010 | 
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It’s the Arment Dietrich Facebook fan question of the week time! This week, Dallas Kincaid asks, “How do you limit the amount of time employees spend on social media?” I answer him in the video and invite you to provide your insights, tips, and comments below! (If you’re receiving this in your RSS feed and can’t see the video, please click here)... Read More
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Five Signs A Social Media Star’s Reputation Is Spin

By: Arment Dietrich | September 22, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Liz Strauss, founder of SOBCon. The social business space has made me many lifelong friends. Standup humans who I would stake a claim for, people who know business, strategy, and the unique art of relating to humans as humans. Yet as I move through the social space, I’ve watched a few stars lose sight of the relationships they’ve made. In these few cases, [&hellip... Read More
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PR Pros: Stop Treating Bloggers Like Second-Class Media

By: Gini Dietrich | September 22, 2010 | 
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How many of you go to cocktail parties and, when you say you’re in public relations, the person you’re speaking with says something along the lines of, “Oh. You’re a spin doctor.”?  And how many of you own businesses that need external PR help but have spent way too much money for nothing in return? I don’t have proof of this, but I believe, as industries [&hellip... Read More