Gini Dietrich

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

Overcome Writer’s Block Forever

By: Guest | July 2, 2012 | 
Tweet254 Buffer Share55 Share41 +133 PinShares 383 Today’s guest post is written by Andy Crestodina. Take a nap. Eat a sandwich. Call a friend. Take a hot shower. Music, nature, and 99 other tips are… not in this article. This article is about the true source behind writer’s block. Tweet254 Buffer Share55 Share41 +133 PinShares ... Read More
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You Can Be the Next YouTube Star

By: Gini Dietrich | July 2, 2012 | 
Tweet109 Buffer Share18 Share9 +115 Pin2Shares 153Last night, Joe Jaffe, Alan Wolk, Bob Knorpp, and I recorded episode 207 of BeanCast, in which we discussed whether or not size matters. No, no. Not that kind of size. The online kind of size. You know…the comments, viewers, followers, fans, community kind. We talked about Facebook and mobile payments and the right time of day and week to update [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Talking Animals and Sexy Farm Boys

By: Gini Dietrich | June 29, 2012 | 
Tweet46 Buffer Share14 Share8 +17 PinShares 75So, is it hot where you are? I’ve been getting a kick out of everyone posting the temperatures in their city. It turns out, it’s hot EVERYWHERE. Yesterday, Chicago had its first 100 degree in seven years. Think global warming is a farce? Explain this! I hate to see what August is going to bring. But the good news, I [&hellip... Read More