Arment Dietrich

Public relations helps Hancock communicate

By: Arment Dietrich | July 7, 2008 | 
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    Will Smith’s new movie, Hancock, was a box office hit this past Fourth of July weekend. As a badass superhero with an even bad-er attitude, Hancock works with a public relations practitioner, played by Jason Bateman, to help with an image-makeover.  ... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Ethics in PR: It Should Be a Given!

By: Gini Dietrich | June 30, 2008 | 
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It’s been everything I can do not to comment on Scott McClellan’s book, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception.” ... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Out with the old in with the new

By: Arment Dietrich | June 26, 2008 | 
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We are in an industry and era where digital success equals company greatness. The hard part is proving it to the old fashioned. I just got an email from my good friend who decided to pack up and travel the world before settling down with his life. Staying in touch with someone who is traveling the world can be very tough or expensive if you dare [&hellip... Read More
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F.A.D.S. 2008 Best Marketing Blog!

By: Arment Dietrich | June 24, 2008 | 
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With new design comes new opportunities!  We found out just this morning that your one-and-only spinsucks.com is nominated for best marketing blog by the Blogger’s Choice Awards!  And by somebody we don’t even know.  So thank you “lamsemjaza”, we appreciate the readership and the love for the nomination.     So, if you hate spin and love FADS, vote here! ... Read More
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Social media and PR: Molli and Brigitte share their thoughts

By: Arment Dietrich | June 19, 2008 | 
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We went to the PRSA social media luncheon earlier this week, and it turned out to be pretty interesting. And the food was good, for a change! We weren’t going to blog about this. But yesterday, we saw that one of the panelists, the Chicago Tribune’s Eric Benderoff, blogged on it. As if that wasn’t a sign we should jump in, the comments on his blog [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Sexy Dolls Affect Minds of Young Girls

By: Arment Dietrich | June 13, 2008 | 
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My younger sister, Mimi, celebrated her 14th birthday on May 17, this year, making her eight years younger than me for the next 10 months. Despite our age gap, many family members and close friends call her my “mini-me” due to our striking resemblance. And they have every reason to–we’re the same height, have the same eyes, wear the same clothes, talk the same and, oh [&hellip... Read More
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Going Green in Greensburg

By: Arment Dietrich | June 12, 2008 | 
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Blog Written by Maggie Hassler When there are so many examples of spin in today’s media, it’s refreshing to see publicity picking up on an inspiring story. On May 23, Greensburg, Kansas citizens’ lives were turned upside down, literally, when a tornado swept through destroying their community. Rather than be defeated by this tragedy, the city has embraced new opportunities, some say as an homage to [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Diet Taste of Chicago

By: Arment Dietrich | June 12, 2008 | 
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Blog posting by Cory Sealey A recent Chicago Tribune article made everyone aware that this year’s “Taste of Chicago” there will be super healthy items available for sampling, like potato chips from Billy Goat Inn, a slice of deliciousness from Eli’s Cheesecake, and the staple of supermodels the world over – apple pie with ice cream on top. This year organizers have some crazy ideas about [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Spin of the sponsors

By: Arment Dietrich | June 10, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Elizabeth Holland When I think of sponsored campaigns, I think of likely pairs such as Nike and the Chicago Marathon,Haagen Dazs and honey bees, Home Depot and Trading Spaces. On the other hand, some sponsorships are funding organizations with oppositional principles in order to gain favorable recognition. For example, Discovery Communications has recently budgeted $100 million to re-make its home television network into [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

‘A crazy, outrageous lie’

By: Arment Dietrich | June 9, 2008 | 
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Blog written by Angela Loiacono The current story regarding Gina Gershon and a Vanity Fair piece, which paints a picture of an affair with Bill Clinton, is the picture perfect example of spin. The article, which says that Gershon had been “visiting” Clinton, clearly implies an affair between the two.  Gershon calls the piece a “crazy, outrageous lie” and is up in arms about the ordeal. [&hellip... Read More