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How to Measure Results When It’s Not Tied to Sales

By: Guest | April 18, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 299Today’s guest post is written by Jenn Whinnem. Even if your social media isn’t tied to sales or revenue, you can still measure its effectiveness and value. Just more than a year ago, I switched from the corporate to the nonprofit sector, specifically philanthropy. The Connecticut Health Foundation (CT Health) has no products to sell, nor do we accept [&hellip... Read More
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10 Rules for Transforming Your Agency

By: Gini Dietrich | April 18, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 144It’s time for the monthly Spin Sucks Pro webinar (tomorrow!) and, this month, we’re excited to have Paul Roetzer, who just wrote The Marketing Agency Blueprint. I like Paul. Like me, he founded and grew an agency (PR 20/20) and he has a lot of the same business philosophies as me. You know what that means? You’ll like him, too. [&hellip... Read More
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A Strong Cast of Characters is Vital to Telling Your Company’s Story

By: Guest | April 17, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 173Today’s guest post is written by Brad Marley. You can’t tell a great story without great characters. Charles Dickens knew it. Stephen King knows it. Heck, even the dude who wrote “A Million Little Pieces” beefed up his life story to make himself more interesting to his readers. While the premise of a story might be the impetus to [&hellip... Read More
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Flying Car Creates PR Controversy

By: Gini Dietrich | April 17, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 163Remember when we were kids and we had this vision that someday everyone would be driving a flying car? Maybe it started with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and was influenced even more by the Jetsons. Wherever it started, I just knew in my lifetime the roads would be in the sky. Well, we’re not quite there yet (don’t worry, [&hellip... Read More
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Four Benefits of Charitable Content Strategies

By: Guest | April 16, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 121Today’s guest post is written by Adria Saracino.  I am a marketer. I like to think I’m also a do-gooder. Combining the two always seemed natural. I mean, if you have a business and can affect change, why wouldn’t you do all you can to support a charitable cause? That is why, as a marketing consultant, I always recommend [&hellip... Read More
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The Spin Sucks Blogging Process

By: Gini Dietrich | April 16, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 222Last week, Mitch Joel wrote a blog post called, “Watching Me Blog.” It was in response to Chris Brogan’s piece, “Watching Mitch Joel Blog,” which he wrote while we were all in Norway and, literally, watching Mitch blog. In his post, he details how he blogs – from his philosophy all the way through publishing and distribution. But the [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: A Cardboard Arcade and Texts from My Dog

By: Gini Dietrich | April 13, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 77For the first time ever, I have way more content to fill Gin and Topics than I have space. This is a good problem to have, right? It also means I have to prioritize what you see today and what is saved for next week, based solely on my opinion. I hope I chose correctly! Let’s see. I have [&hellip... Read More
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In Search of My Voice

By: Guest | April 12, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 117Today’s guest post is written by Brent Carnduff. Ahh voice – that mystical, alluring, and evasive quality that defines successful writers and defies the rest of us. Where does it come from? How do you find it? As near as I can tell, its much like what Supreme Court Justice Robert Stewart said about pornography, “It is hard to define, [&hellip... Read More
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Instagram, LinkedIn, and Google+ News

By: Gini Dietrich | April 12, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 141It’s been a busy week in the PR/marketing/social world! On Monday, Facebook bought Instagram for $1B. That’s billion. With a “B.” On Tuesday, LinkedIn announced they’re rolling out some new features. And yesterday, Google+ launched a new design that looks scarily similar to Facebook. All three changes are exciting for marketers, but are driving fear in the hearts of [&hellip... Read More
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