Gini Dietrich

What Is Your Twitter Policy?

By: Gini Dietrich | November 22, 2010 | 
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The Beast and I went for a run this morning (what can I say? It’s too dark to ride and waaaay too warm to be inside) and I listened to Mitch Joel and Mark Schaefer debate the Twitter elite on the Six Pixels of Separation podcast. If you have 40 minutes while exercising or commuting to work, I recommend you listen to it. As always, they [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Top 5 Stories for Week Ending Nov. 19, 2010

By: Gini Dietrich | November 19, 2010 | 
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Mr. D told me last night he can’t wait until it snows just so I’ll stop talking about why we don’t have snow yet. But did you know that Chicago had snow on October 16 last year? It’s November 19 and it’s supposed to be SIXTY DEGREES on Monday. Bah humbug, is what I have to say! I WANT SNOW! I told Mother Nature yesterday if [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Is Neuromarketing Good for Us?

By: Arment Dietrich | November 18, 2010 | 
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A recent article in the New York Times illustrates how neuromarketing will soon be a part of our everyday lives. New studies show there is scientific evidence on how to manipulate the brain’s electrical frequencies when watching TV and, specifically, commercials. This is called neuromarketing. The idea behind neuromarketing is that advertisers tap into our subconscious, causing deep responses to certain stimuli. (Not far off from [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Photo Contests, Webinars, and a New CFO

By: Gini Dietrich | November 18, 2010 | 
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Today’s video does not feature a Facebook question of the week. Rather, I do some housekeeping. The Arment Dietrich Facebook photo contest is closed and the three finalists will be announced tomorrow. You get to choose the grand prize winner (who, BTW, will win a Flip camera, so be sure to vote!). The ninth trend for the Dec. 15 webinar has been identified and the winners [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Underwear Models, Law Library, Twitter Bring Buzz to Diesel

By: Guest | November 17, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Jon Ivanco, a lawyer in training and entrepreneur. On Thursday, Above the Law broke the story of the Diesel underwear ads that came out showcasing the lovely Brooklyn Law School library. This story is continuing to pop up all over my Twitter feed that is cued to search “law school.” The reality of the situation is wherever there is a scandal, social media [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Building Your Online Presence Around Mobile Payments

By: Gini Dietrich | November 17, 2010 | 
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So many things are happening this week, it’s hard to choose just one blog topic. Facebook is taking on Google in the email space. AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are joining forces so we no longer have to carry wallets. And Google is launching a recommendation engine. You know the old adage about not trying to catch up, but leapfrogging ahead of your competition? I feel like [&hellip... Read More
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The Era of Social Data Convergence is Here!

By: Guest | November 16, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Chuck Hemann, director of analytics for WCG. My boss, Bob Pearson, is fond of talking about integration in communications. The reality, as he sees it (and I agree), is that it doesn’t really matter where social media falls within the organization. What’s key to the success of the organization’s communications efforts is that social media is integrated with PR, marketing, investor relations, or [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

The Online Community Secret Sauce

By: Gini Dietrich | November 16, 2010 | 
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People ask me all the time what my secret sauce is for online community building and I always make some self-deprecating comment about how my mom pays people a lot of money to be nice to me. But I’ve really been thinking about what it is that creates such a strong sense of community and why they want to continue giving. And not just the Spin [&hellip... Read More
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Spirit Day and Wearing Purple: Did You Get the Memo?

By: Guest | November 15, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Paige Worthy, a Chicago-based freelance writer and editor. Early last month, I heard some conversations on Twitter about a cause called Spirit Day, which would take place on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Here’s the gist, from GLAAD’s website: The idea behind Spirit Day, first created by teenager Brittany McMillan earlier this month…can be summed up in three words: Everyone Rally Together. It’s…a way to [&hellip... Read More