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The Name Game: ‘AAAA Taxi’ Won’t Cut it Anymore

By: Guest | October 11, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Ken Mueller. What do you think when you hear Spike’s Salon & Spa? Joe’s Garage says one thing, but what about Fifi’s Garage? The name of your business is important. It says a lot about you, and it can convey all sorts of information: From what you do to who you are, and what your mindset is as well. The name of [&hellip
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Gini Dietrich

Review of Content Marketing Measurement Platform Squeeze

By: Gini Dietrich | October 11, 2012 | 
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I have something new for you to try! It’s way cool and I think you’ll like it. By way of background, I get asked to review a lot of products, books, and services. But I rarely post reviews on Spin Sucks, which goes to show you how very little I’m impressed. But when Jodi Echakowitz asked me to check out Squeeze, I promised her I would, but [&hellip
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Lindsay Bell

Dear Pinterest: I Loathe You No Longer

By: Lindsay Bell | October 10, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Lindsay Bell. Ahhhh, Pinterest. How I’ve loved to loath you all these years. Well, actually, it’s only been a couple of years, hasn’t it? You little spunky punk, you. You’ve done fairly well for yourself, I won’t take that away from you. You made Time magazine’s list of “50 Best Websites of 2011.” You managed to edge out LinkedIn, YouTube, and [&hellip
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Gini Dietrich

Will Facebook Collections Kill Pinterest?

By: Gini Dietrich | October 10, 2012 | 
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I almost hate to tell you about this because it’s not yet available to us, but it’s really freaking cool. I’m going to tell you and then you’ll have to wait. But I’m not sure how I feel about it because (as most of you know) I LOVE Pinterest. And this, from what I can tell, will be a direct competitor. And it’s on the site [&hellip
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The Giant Robot Guide to Combining Marketing Tactics

By: Guest | October 9, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Andy Crestodina When I was a kid, I watched Voltron, Defender of the Universe. Unlike other giant robots, Voltron was actually five robotic lions that could combine into one huge robot. I loved it. Those robot lions were tough, but there’s no way they could have defended the universe by themselves. Your marketing is no different. It’s marketing combination that gets [&hellip
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Gini Dietrich

NFL Crowdsources Videos; Increases Social Media Presence

By: Gini Dietrich | October 9, 2012 | 
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I love football. I love everything about it. The weather, the game, the stadium…everything. Growing up in Utah, we didn’t have a local team so we got to decide on our loyalties. My brothers were huge 49ers fans and I decided to be a Bears fan. And, after moving to Chicago some 15 years later, I got myself season tickets. But it’s not just Soldier Field that [&hellip
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Six Tips to Clear and Effective Communication

By: Guest | October 8, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Luke Capizzo With rapidly multiplying communications channels and increasingly instantaneous expectations, one critical piece of our basic writing can be lost: The correct tone and organization to get our messages across effectively. We’re constantly searching for how to get more accomplished while staring at glowing rectangles. The answer can be as straightforward as writing internal messages with the same intensity and [&hellip
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Gini Dietrich

Should Journalists Be Required to Link to Inspiration Sources?

By: Gini Dietrich | October 8, 2012 | 
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Martin Waxman, Joe Thornley, and I always record Inside PR late on Friday afternoons. It gives us time to reflect on the week, plus we typically don’t have any interruptions that late so it’s a good time to focus. This past week, which will run on Wednesday, Joe asked us if we’d read, “Acknowledging Antecedents, Again” by Darren Barefoot (an awesome name, by-the-way). I had not [&hellip
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Gini Dietrich

The Three Things, Edition 2

By: Gini Dietrich | October 7, 2012 | 
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Welcome to the second edition of The Three Things! We had a fairly decent first edition last week so we’re moving on to week two. I’m using the same image as last week because I think it’s hilarious and because Shrek (am I allowed to publicly call you that?), Howie, and I don’t yet have a photo together. If you are a Spin Sucks subscriber, this [&hellip
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Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: The Hexaflexagon and the Most Adorable Boy

By: Gini Dietrich | October 5, 2012 | 
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I think winter arrived in Chicago overnight. When I went to bed last night, it was in the upper 60s. When I woke up this morning, it was so cold, Jack Bauer was snuggled up as close as he could get to me, under the blankets! Neither one of us wanted to get out bed. Guess that means it’s time to get out the flannel sheets! [&hellip
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