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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
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Choose the Ninth Social Media Trend

By: Gini Dietrich | November 15, 2010 | 
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A few weeks ago, I blogged about the eight social media and marketing trends to pay attention to going into 2011. Since then, I’ve used those trends when I speak and they have created a great starting point for conversation with business leaders, marketers, and students. The blog post also created some really great conversation in the comments, with the addition of things such as crowdsourcing, [&hellip... Read More
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Top 5 Stories for Week Ending Nov. 12, 2010

By: Gini Dietrich | November 12, 2010 | 
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I’m just now noticing a trend in the stories I collected this week. Sixty percent of my recommendations are hysterical. Guess I was either in a really good mood this week or needed to laugh really badly. Regardless, I think you’re really going to enjoy the stories (and one video) this week. Presenting…the top five stories for week ending Nov. 12, ... Read More
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Does Blogger Outreach Really Require Engagement?

By: Guest | November 11, 2010 | 
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Guest post by David Spinks, co-founder of BlogDash. Creating highly targeted, personalized pitches is more important than how “engaged” you are with influencers when conducting blogger outreach. Any knowledgeable social media professional you speak to will tell you that it’s important to engage with influencers (bloggers, tweeters, etc.) before you pitch them. I have two questions... Read More
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Future of Websites

By: Gini Dietrich | November 11, 2010 | 
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The future of websites causes big debate. Where should I build a web presence? Do I have to have a corporate website? Can I build my corporate site on Facebook or a blog? To that effect, the Arment Dietrich Facebook question of the week comes from Ann Manion. She congratulates us on reaching 1,000 fans (thank you…and a photo contest ensues) and she asks, “Is the [&hellip... Read More
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Announcing the ‘Gini Who?’ Photo Contest

By: Arment Dietrich | November 10, 2010 | 
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We’ve been talking about giving back to our Arment Dietrich community and, when we surpassed 1,000 Facebook fans, we decided to put a contest into place. And get this, first prize wins a Flip camera!  Yes folks, you heard right. Once the contest ends, you will get to vote on the top three you like best. I will choose the grand prinze winner and that person [&hellip... Read More
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Using Social Commerce

By: Gini Dietrich | November 10, 2010 | 
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Social commerce. According to Wikipedia, “Social commerce is a subset of electronic commerce that involves using social media, online media that supports social interaction and user contributions, to assist in the online buying and selling of products and services. More succinctly, social commerce is the use of social media in the context of e-commerce.” But what does that mean to you... Read More
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Two-Minute Drill: NFL’s PR Mess Goes from Bad to Worse

By: Guest | November 9, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Harrison Kratz, a junior at Temple University and president/founder of Kratz PR & Management. When I was asked to write this post, I was told to pick a topic I was passionate about. I immediately knew the direction I was going to take. I have always been passionate about the NFL, but that passion is now for the wrong reasons. During the past [&hellip... Read More
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Holy Crap, Cooks Source!

By: Gini Dietrich | November 9, 2010 | 
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Holy crap, Cooks Source! What the heck are you thinking?! By now you’ve probably heard that the magazine is in a whole lot of hot water. Monica Gaudio wrote a piece about the origins of apple pie on a website for medieval recipes. She was alerted by a friend that the piece had run in Cooks Source with her byline (the friend just had the intention [&hellip... Read More