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#FollowFriday: Adam Toporek

By: Gini Dietrich | October 12, 2012 | 
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I was doing my due diligence on today’s #FollowFriday and was shocked to learn I’ve never recommended Adam Toporek.

What the heck is wrong with me?

Adam is an IRL (in real life) friend and social media friend and it’s rather shocking I’ve never introduced him to you.

For those of you who hang out in the comments here, you likely already know him. But, for the rest of you, you’re in for a treat!

I met Adam in Orlando at the PRSA International Conference, when Martin Waxman, Joe Thornley, and I (via Inside PR) hosted a cocktail reception on the opening night.

He and Bill Dorman made the trek over to meet me and attend the reception to meet other friends, such as Shonali Burke (she always steals the stage!), though I suspect Adam came along more to keep Bill in line than anything else. Bill was threatening to show up in Speedo, after all.

He also brought along his better half, but she’s an entire blog post on her own.

Then I got to see him again at Social Slam in Knoxville in April. I like this every six months thing, Adam. But that means we have to get together again this month!

On the business side of things, Adam runs an organization called IntenseFence Management Solutions. They work with entrepreneurs and franchisees on growth through better customer experiences.

He also is a franchise owner, a regional developer for not one, but two, national brands, and owner of Intersekt Media, a web design and development firm.

But he clearly needs more to do because he also writes Customers that Stick, a blog about – you guessed it! – customer service.

But, most importantly, he’s one of the good guys. He’s smart, he’s focused, he’s knows how to grow a business, and he’s one of the nicest people around.

It’ll be easy for you to stalk him because he’s all over the web providing really valuable and interesting information.

You can find him on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. You also should subscribe to his blog. Because I said so.

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

109 comments
adamtoporek
adamtoporek

@soulati No worries... took me forever to see that you gave me a shout out on the same day!

barrettrossie
barrettrossie

Nice blog, Adam! And nice to meet you. Hope you didn't have a lot of other stuff planned for today! 

Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes
Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes

Adam is one of the good guys and no I am not saying that because I saw the picture of him and Bill holding rifles. No, guns wouldn't influence me at all. ;)

KateFinley
KateFinley

So you're smart, busy AND nice? Perfect! I'm Kate and I'm looking forward to following you. I'm also intrigued about your "better half" too as I'm sure she's amazing ... Next Follow Friday, @ginidietrich ?

 

Have a fabulous day :)

 

 

Adam | Customer Experience
Adam | Customer Experience

Just for clarification, I should point out that Intersekt Media hasn't been operational in years. Apparently, I need to go fix my LinkedIn page, which is surely full of cobwebs and tumbleweeds.

magriebler
magriebler

A blog focused on the customer experience? Good news indeed. I'll be visiting often. (A recent title spoke to my soul: "What Are Customer Complaints? They're Gifts.")

 

Gini's #FF recommendations are gifts too. So nice to meet you.

TonyBennett
TonyBennett

Better late than never, I suppose... But what were you thinking featuring some oddball superhero guy before someone with so much street cred? Alright, Adam, I'm gonna go stalk you now since I have permission. Don't be scurred, I'm not the creepy stalker type!

bdorman264
bdorman264

Threatened? If we wouldn't have had inclement weather and had to move your gig inside, it was on, Speedo luv.........

 

I don't know who the wingman is, but Adam and I will show up for just about any social event. We also met up w/ @dino_dogan and @shonali on different occasions AND we like to shoot guns. We have been skeet shooting twice.....but that's how we roll in the wild wild west w/ our gun racks and dogs in our pickup trucks in the F L A.

 

I was telling my son I was meeting Adam at this skeet shoot and he wanted to know where I met him; I replied 'the internet'................doh.....................but it was true..........:).

 

Adam has become a very good friend online and off; you made a great choice because he deserves all the social love he can get. 

 

Thanks for sharing. 

Adam | Customer Experience
Adam | Customer Experience

 @kateupdates  @ginidietrich Kate, do you know how much Gini charged me for all three of those adjectives!

 

My better half isn't even on Facebook; if she ended up on a Follow Friday, I'd be in the dog house for sure. Right next to Jack Bauer... er, I mean @KenMueller .

 

A great day to you as well!

Adam | Customer Experience
Adam | Customer Experience

 @TonyBennett Not the creepy stalker type -- are you sure you're hanging out on the right blog?

 

I've seen you leaping tall buildings and stuff Tony, but glad to meet you formally. Look forward to seeing you at CTS -- hopefully, we can do a comic with you and my orange man.

Adam | Customer Experience
Adam | Customer Experience

 @bdorman264  @dino_dogan  @shonali Seriously Bill, you can't even walk by my party without crashing. A little restraint please! In social, I am definitely the wingman. When the King of All Social enters the room, we all are just supporting cast.

 

Kidding aside, you are one of those examples of what social can be when the relationship deepens. A real friend, as you say, offline and on. You're always there; I hope I return it as it deserves.

Adam | Customer Experience
Adam | Customer Experience

 @ginidietrich Never get in the way of a good story!

 

It feels like 16,000 some days. I've been divesting a bit this year, so I definitely need to update my About page.

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