Gini Dietrich

Your Bad Mood Is As Contagious As the Common Cold

By: Gini Dietrich | February 16, 2011 | 
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I got cross-country skis for my birthday. For those who know me well, you know I am an avid cyclist. During season, I ride about 300 miles a week. I love my bike. But during the winters, which are really long here in Chicago, I’m stuck on a trainer. In the basement. Not moving for an hour or more. Watching sitcom after sitcom on DVR, hoping [&hellip... Read More
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Quora’s Two Greatest Challenges

By: Guest | February 15, 2011 | 
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Joe Hackman is the founder of Managed Solutions and a blogger, podcaster, technology enthusiast, and fan of conversation. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you’ve probably at least heard of Quora. It has been particularly hot among technophiles in recent months. When I joined, I noticed that within my Gmail address book it found only two technology startup CEOs. Both of them had interaction on [&hellip... Read More
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Live HAPPO Event On Feb. 24

By: Gini Dietrich | February 15, 2011 | 
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If you’re new to Spin Sucks, you may not know about HAPPO – Help a PR Pro Out, which was “invented” last year by Arik Hanson and Valerie Simon in order to help those looking for a job to network and broaden their reach. The duo asked their friends across the country to champion their efforts in each city and to use social media to leverage [&hellip... Read More
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Why We Say No

By: Guest | February 14, 2011 | 
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Lisa D. Jenkins is an erratic blogger growing into her Big-Girl Business Panties one terrifying decision at a time. One of the hardest things we do is to make the choice not to work with everyone who wants to hire us. That’s easier read than done. In some cases, we say no to protect ourselves. Those of us building our young reputations and growing new client [&hellip... Read More
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The Now Revolution: Want a Free Copy?

By: Gini Dietrich | February 14, 2011 | 
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I received my copies of “The Now Revolution” last Thursday. While I’ve had a few days to dig into it, I’m not quite finished reading it so am not ready to give you a review. What I will tell you, though, is I have lots of pages dog eared and lots of notes in the margins. So you’re going to get a full-on review when I [&hellip... Read More
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The Top Five Stories and a Contest Winner

By: Gini Dietrich | February 11, 2011 | 
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Dang. It’s time to chose a Top Five contest winner. And I don’t know what to do. There are SO MANY great ideas…and some that won’t work, but really made me laugh. In retrospect, we should have narrowed it down and let you guys choose your favorite. But we promised to choose, and announce, today so that ship has sailed. We really love Gin and Topics from [&hellip... Read More
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A Message from Gini Dietrich’s Mom

By: Guest | February 10, 2011 | 
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My momma, Christy Norton, is today’s guest blogger. This is not the first time she’s been on Spin Sucks. Last summer she made her debut in our weekly video blog. In honor of my birthday she writes about grounding me for my entire life and other fun stuff. Here she is…Skirsty, momma, mumsily, Mamma Mia…my mom. Happy Birthday Gini Gin!!!! I wish that we were together celebrating, [&hellip... Read More
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PR Conferences: Which Are the Best?

By: Gini Dietrich | February 10, 2011 | 
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It’s video blog time! This week a real video instead of my Blair Witch Project-esque video of the Great Chicago Blizzard. The Arment Dietrich Facebook question of the week comes from Erica Allison, founder of Allison Development Group. She asks, “OK, because it’s on my mind and I’m planning my educational opps for the year, which two conferences are a MUST ATTEND for a PR pro [&hellip... Read More
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Social Media is No Longer Super Neat-o

By: Arment Dietrich | February 9, 2011 | 
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This post was already cooking in my brain last week and then Gini Dietrich wrote about  social media in Egypt. She got in my head a little bit but I have more to say, so pardon some of the redundancy (we could all use a little repetition, couldn’t we?). I had a real estate developer client many years ago. They were very proud of the fact [&hellip... Read More