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Four Common Online Reputation Problems

By: Guest | September 20, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Rich Gorman. The Internet has often been likened to the Wild West, and not without reason. Anyone with a vendetta and enough determination can eventually tarnish a company or an individual’s online reputation. Online defamation is a particularly big problem for smaller brands; not only must small business owners contend with bad reviews and damaging allegations, but also with the many internal [&hellip
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Gini Dietrich

Augmented Reality for PR and Marketing Pros

By: Gini Dietrich | September 20, 2012 | 
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I spoke last night to the PRSA Central Ohio chapter. I really love Columbus. It’s a great little town and, every time I visit, people are sooooo nice to me. I was there for all of three hours, but I still felt very welcome. One of the things we talked about was augmented reality. I realized as we chatted, I spend a lot of time showing [&hellip
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Arment Dietrich

For the Love of Language

By: Arment Dietrich | September 19, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Lisa Gerber. It’s my last post as chief content officer for Spin Sucks today. I’m feeling a little nostalgic, so I hope you’ll indulge me in a story. Ever since I was six years old, I have had a love affair with language. Then, my love was mostly for foreign languages. I loved the idea that people used different words [&hellip
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Gini Dietrich

Learn How to Measure What Matters

By: Gini Dietrich | September 19, 2012 | 
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It’s been three months since we’ve had a webinar (we took the summer off) and it was worth the wait! I just had the opportunity to watch the pre-recorded video Tim Frick created about how to measure what really matters (cough, no ego-centric metrics, cough) using Google analytics and Sprout Social and all I have to say is…WOW. Admittedly, I am an analytics nerd. I love [&hellip
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Faking it on Social Media: What are the Costs?

By: Guest | September 18, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Stacey Acevero It may be something we never detect or notice while we’re on Twitter – but it’s very prevalent: Fake followers. As communications professionals, we try to place emphasis on the quality of our networks, rather than the quantity, but what is it about those follower numbers that makes us feel so good? Be wary professionals…fake social media accounts are [&hellip
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Gini Dietrich

Join Sarah Robinson for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

By: Gini Dietrich | September 18, 2012 | 
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I have a fun little surprise for you today. One Ms. Sarah Robinson has written a book and she’s going to be hanging out on Spin Sucks today. It worked so well with Margie Clayman that we’re going to make this a regular thing. Which means you can ask the author anything. And today’s author is Sarah. A Little Background I met Sarah on Twitter in [&hellip
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How Yahoo! Contributor Academy Built Free Educational Courses

By: Guest | September 17, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is by Jelena Woehr Say you’re a teacher developing next semester’s lesson plans, when the principal walks in. “I’ve made some changes,” he says. “Instead of giving you a student roster, I won’t be telling you anything about your students—not even their grade level—until they’ve completed your teacher evaluation form. Oh, and, by the way, you have 10 seconds to catch and keep [&hellip
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Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Crazy Football Fans and Awkward Pregnancy Photos

By: Gini Dietrich | September 14, 2012 | 
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I believe fall has arrived! Which I would be totally excited about, but it also means football season and my Bears had a rough game last night. What makes things worse is they lost to the Packers. It’s one thing to lose a game. It’s an entirely different thing to lose to the cheeseheads. But alas! Next week is a new week and you’ll find me [&hellip
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How to Get Results with Facebook Ads

By: Guest | September 13, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Jennifer MacDonald. It seems one can hardly market their business on Facebook without paying for something. Yes, a business page is free, but because only 16 percent of your followers see your posts, turning them into a sponsored post ad is an excellent way to get better visibility and gain more followers. Facebook sponsored post ads can generate real results [&hellip
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