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Leaders Must Be Present

By: Gini Dietrich | December 9, 2008 | 
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Last night I attended the PRSA Chicago senior leaders event, where Helen Ostrowski, the chairman and CEO of Porter Novelli, was honored. She discussed an Arthur Page Society meeting at which Jeff Immelt spoke and said the most important thing leaders can do right now is be present. Be present. That means all of the advice we give our clients… Get out of your office and [&hellip... Read More
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The World's Best, Biggest, Greatest

By: Gini Dietrich | December 8, 2008 | 
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We have a running game with our out-of-state friends; we stop at every Mexican place that says, “The world’s {insert adjective} margaritas!”  In Chicago, that’s quite a game as you only have to get in a cab and drive up and down Lincoln before you’ve had a few too many. My good friend Martin Waxman last week blogged about this very topic, but in terms of [&hellip... Read More
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Suspended indefinitely?

By: Arment Dietrich | December 3, 2008 | 
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If only we were all famous enough to bash our ex’s to the world.  I have to admit, it would feel pretty good to stab those relationship cheaters, liars, and lazy mama’s boys where it counts — across national headlines!  But I would like to think if it was going to jeopardize my career … I could get over it in other ways.    Not Sean [&hellip... Read More
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Lovie Smith—A Class Act

By: Arment Dietrich | December 2, 2008 | 
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Are you a Lovie Smith fan?  I am.  Maybe not for the reasons one might think, considering he is an NFL coach of a very popular team in one of the largest cities in the good ole’ US of A.  Sure, there is that important fact that he coached the Bears to a Super Bowl, and he won the Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year [&hellip... Read More
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Was this a hoax or is "mean" a more accurate description?

By: Arment Dietrich | December 1, 2008 | 
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The United States recently experienced a historical election that captivated the entire nation.  Barak Obama was elected as our next commander and chief.  It was hard not to get swept into the candidate debates, the many news stories and various opinions.  Both sides spoke passionately of their plans for the current ailing economy and I personally was undecided to the bitter end. ... Read More
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Is your company cutting back on your holiday party? – Suck it up.

By: Arment Dietrich | November 24, 2008 | 
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We can’t have a Grey Goose fountain or limo transportation? It’s devastating when I read the news and come across entertainment and celebrity news about how it’s a bummer that companies that usually go all out for their holiday parties have to cut back due to the economy this year... Read More
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99 percent job placement – really?

By: Arment Dietrich | November 21, 2008 | 
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Every night I watch CBS2Chicago news leading right into David Letterman’s hilarious opening act. I love the first 20 minutes of Letterman! This past Monday, there was a very interesting story about a company, Environmental Technical Institute (ETI), pitching future employees into buying what ETI has to offer... Read More
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By: Arment Dietrich | November 20, 2008 | 
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{democracy:3}... Read More
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Dan Abrams Forms Media-Strategy Firm

By: Gini Dietrich | November 19, 2008 | 
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Dan Abrams, the former general manager of MSNBC, is launching a media-strategy firm, according to today’s Wall Street Journal.  His advantage is using a panel of journalists if your company faces a difficult public relations isssue to “weigh in on how media outlets would likely respond to different PR strategies.” One of Abrams’s investors believes “big companies will be attracted to its ‘expert network’ and it’s [&hellip... Read More
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Er, Excuse me?

By: Arment Dietrich | November 19, 2008 | 
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Could I possibly have heard that correctly?  Did that radio announcer really just say what I think she said... Read More