Gini Dietrich

Airtime Rivals Skype and Google Hangouts

By: Gini Dietrich | July 11, 2012 | 
Tweet92 Buffer Share10 Share10 +115 Pin1Shares 128Well, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning, both of Napster fame (and later Sean Parker, played by Justin Timberlake in The Social Network) are at it again. This time with a video chat service that is said to rival Skype and Google Hangouts. I’m not sure it’s better than either of those services, but it’s Justin Timberlake’s alter ego so we [&hellip... Read More

Was Samuel Adams America’s First PR Man?

By: Guest | July 10, 2012 | 
Tweet83 Buffer Share12 Share17 +18 Pin1Shares 121Today’s guest post is written by Mike Rieman. My seven-year-old son loves history. Selfishly, I would like to think he picked up this love from me. It’s not unusual for us to watch a documentary on the Civil War, WWII, or Abraham Lincoln together, but I digress. Recently, when offered the chance to attend numerous camps this summer, he jumped at [&hellip... Read More
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Technology vs. Paper for Your Task List

By: Gini Dietrich | July 10, 2012 | 
Tweet140 Buffer Share14 Share50 +137 PinShares 241Yesterday afternoon, Allen Mireles and I were talking about our to-do lists. Not from the aspect of how busy we are, but in how we track everything so balls don’t get lost. You see, I love technology. I love Evernote and Instapaper and Dropbox and Google Reader and alerts in my calendar that tell me when it’s time to do [&hellip... Read More

The Problem With “Down and Dirty” Marketing

By: Guest | July 9, 2012 | 
Tweet90 Buffer Share6 Share14 +17 PinShares 117Today’s guest post is written by Bob Reed.  I have to get something off my chest. I like strategy and process. I like developing communications roadmaps that take companies someplace and accomplish something. I’m not one of those “pull it out of no where” communicators. A strategy based on engaging in correct and extended tactics during a long period of [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Kermit, Celebrating America, and Van Gogh

By: Gini Dietrich | July 6, 2012 | 
Tweet53 Buffer Share3 Share5 +1 Pin1Shares 62Wow. For the first time in months, I don’t have a Gin and Topics draft blog post ready for my tweaks on Friday morning. I’d love to blame it on all of you, but I am dreadfully far behind in my Twitter DM stream and email. I know I have submissions from Deb Dobson and Mark Wohlschlegel. But Ifdy Perez! [&hellip... Read More

Miracle Max Presents 11 Things that Aren’t Quite Dead

By: Guest | July 5, 2012 | 
Tweet84 Buffer Share14 Share4 +117 PinShares 119Today’s guest post is written by Margie Clayman. Have you ever watched The Princess Bride? If not, you really need to get on that. Go ahead. I’ll wait for you. Just kidding. Now for the rest of you, I’m sure you know and remember Miracle Max, the character played by Billy Crystal and a lot of make-up. Max is the [&hellip... Read More
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Travel Essentials for Speakers, Authors, and MarComm Pros

By: Gini Dietrich | July 5, 2012 | 
Tweet79 Buffer Share7 Share11 +121 Pin68Shares 186Last week, Shonali Burke wrote a blog post called, “Travel Essentials for PR Pros…Or What’s in Your Wallet?” Because it’s the day after the Fourth and most Americans are probably wondering how they’re going to get through today without a nap, I thought I’d copy her and do the same. It’s a fun little exercise and won’t require a ton [&hellip... Read More

How Instagram Makes Communities Better

By: Guest | July 3, 2012 | 
Tweet170 Buffer Share11 Share21 +122 PinShares 224Today’s guest post is written by Christopher Ryan. My little sis said to me the other day, “Isn’t it weird Instagram doesn’t have a website and you can only use it on a mobile device?” “No, not really,” I said. Attention is shifting to mobile and that’s where the people are. Our conversation reminded me of Jeff Jarvis’ What Would Google Do? [&hellip... Read More
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Seven Tips for Sharing the Road with Cyclists

By: Gini Dietrich | July 3, 2012 | 
Tweet120 Buffer Share24 Share7 +1 Pin1Shares 152I know this has nothing to do with PR, marketing, or anything digital, but it’s important to me. And, I figured, it’s a holiday in the U.S. tomorrow and Canadians are coming back to work today, so I don’t think you’ll mind. For those of you who don’t know, I’m a pretty avid cyclist. I’m not one of the best, [&hellip... Read More