Gini Dietrich

Wal-Mart in Hot Water: Honesty and Transparency an Issue

By: Gini Dietrich | June 18, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 277You know how we talk about transparency on the web? As in, if you’re working with a client and you promote their products or services, you need to disclose it? Or, if you’re doing the same on behalf of the company you work for, you’d better be darn sure it’s indicated that you work there? In fact, according to the [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Commencement Speeches and an Ultra-Talented Kid

By: Gini Dietrich | June 15, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 82Happy Friday everyone! Summer has definitely arrived for most of the country (except for Lisa Gerber, who got snow this week), which means summer hours at Arment Dietrich! That’s right. If you make up four hours during the week and you work here, you can leave at 1:00 on Fridays. Hold on, hold on. Don’t send your resumes at once. [&hellip... Read More
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Six Steps to a Super Sizzle Reel

By: Guest | June 14, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 95 Today’s guest post is written by John Fitzgerald. A sizzle reel is a short promotional video. It can be used to promote  just about anything and can include virtually any type of media – video, print, websites, photos, and radio sound bites. Typically a sizzle reel is something the ad agency does when submitting for an award or pitching [&hellip... Read More
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How to Pitch a Story Like a Pro and Get Results Every Time

By: Gini Dietrich | June 14, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 383Dear PR Pros, Why must we continue to have this conversation? Is it because you’re too busy “pitching” to read anything about your industry? Perhaps you don’t read blogs, in general? Are you so busy following up with the 10,000 spam emails you send to journalists that you just don’t have time to actually learn how much more effective pitching would [&hellip... Read More
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Social Media Global Domination and too Many Friends

By: Arment Dietrich | June 13, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 151Ever hear of Hofmann hot dogs? They’re from Syracuse (where I was born and raised) and they are possibly the best ever made. The first time I took my husband to Syracuse, he asked me what the city was known for, in terms of food. Hoffmann hot dogs, of course! So whenever we go there, we HAVE to bring home [&hellip... Read More
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Four Step Process to Create an Integrated Marketing Campaign

By: Gini Dietrich | June 13, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 294I’ve been reflecting recently on the changes that have happened to the public relations industry in the past few years. We’ve seen more technological advances in the past five years than we’ve seen in the last 50 combined. It used to be all we had to worry about was advertising, public relations, and direct marketing. Then we added websites and [&hellip... Read More
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Two Types of People Who Need Micromanagement

By: Guest | June 12, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 112Today’s guest post is written by Monica Wofford.  Micromanagement: The act of tediously following up with those you lead to make sure they get the job done. High performers hate it when you micromanage them, but there are two other types of employees who need it. If not, they’ll fail and take your team down with them. Even with these [&hellip... Read More
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Can Algorithms Replace Human Writers? (Part Two)

By: Gini Dietrich | June 12, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 199A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about Narrative Science and the idea around algorithms replacing humans for news stories. At the time, I based my cynical piece (as is my custom) on the things I’d read in Wired, Crain’s, Slate, and The Atlantic. My biggest issue with the company is the idea that a computer could replace, [&hellip... Read More
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Two Blogging Camps: Which is Better?

By: Guest | June 11, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailShares 137Today’s guest post is written by Craig McBreen. Several weeks ago Gini Dietrich wrote about “smart” posts vs. those other posts. I think she kinda said: Stupid spreads like a virus. It’s not exactly like comparing Mad Men to Keeping Up With the Kardashians or Charlie Rose to Snooki, but those top 10 lists sure go viral, don’t they? After reading [&hellip... Read More
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