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Creating An Editorial Calendar for Your Blog

By: Gini Dietrich | June 16, 2010 | 
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Before you get to see me take the dare of vlogging in my cycling gear AND talk about whether or not you need to create an editorial calendar for your blog, I have a favor to ask. This very blog has been nominated for PR Blog of the Year. Would you please go over to Arik Hanson’s blog and vote for us? We’re in the very [&hellip... Read More
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Five Social Media Trends

By: Gini Dietrich | June 15, 2010 | 
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On this week’s InsidePR, our co-host, Joe Thornley, was on his way to Regina for CPRS and was unable to make the recording time. So you get Martin Waxman and me this week while we discuss five social media trends. Martin and Joe spoke at the conference on Monday about the same topic so, if you happened to see them (neither one of them in jeans, [&hellip... Read More
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Using the Internet for Business Growth

By: Gini Dietrich | June 14, 2010 | 
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This article originally appeared in Franchise Times, a monthly publication focused on the start-up, growth, and sustainability of franchises in North America. A couple of months ago, I moderated a panel on social media for the Public Relations Society of America Chicago. Along with some local big hitters, Jack Monson from eNR Services was on the panel. I tell you this because eNR plays in the [&hellip... Read More
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Blogging Tips: 52 Different Ideas!

By: Gini Dietrich | June 13, 2010 | 
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Earlier this year, I found Jeff Bullas and his blog and devoured his content. What initially caught my attention was “30 Tips To Make Your Company’s Blog Rock,” to which I added a few more tips. I blogged about it here. Then, last week, he compiled tips from his comments and came up with “50 Ways to Optimize Your Blog.” So, shamelessly stealing from him, I [&hellip... Read More
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Leadership In the New Economy

By: Gini Dietrich | June 10, 2010 | 
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One of my favorite leadership coaches, Randy Hall from 4th Gear Consulting, and I sat down for a few minutes while we were in Asheville a few weeks ago. We discuss leadership in the new economy, how to take your business forward, letting go of some old perspectives, and where to find the leaders in your organization (hint, they’re not always in leadership positions)... Read More
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Predictable Success: An Interview with Les McKeown

By: Gini Dietrich | June 9, 2010 | 
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It won’t come as a big surprise that I love Les McKeown’s new book, ‘Predictable Success.’ A book that puts business life stages into perspective, it enables not just business owners, but also employees to manage through the tough times in order to get to the stage that every business wants – success. The book was published on Monday and I had the opportunity to discuss [&hellip... Read More
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Using Social Media for Lead Generation

By: Gini Dietrich | June 7, 2010 | 
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I just read an article by Lisa Barone in Small Business Trends titled, “How Does Social Media Aid Lead Generation?” The article lists five reasons it accomplishes exactly that, but what I like most about the article are the surveys she quotes. “According to a May survey by virtual events provider Unisfair, 66 percent of respondents said lead generation is their greatest concern for 2010. The [&hellip... Read More