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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, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

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112 responses to “#FollowFriday: Adam Toporek”

  1. KenMueller says:

    What the heck IS wrong with you??? I LOVE Adam!

  2. Oh jeez, now I love Adam too. This is becoming some kind of adulation party and I don’t have enough love for many more people.
     
    Bless you both, for all the right/wrong reasons.

    • ginidietrich says:

      @DaveThackeray If you need to make room for only one of us in your life, you can choose me. Adam won’t mind.

      • @ginidietrich no rash decisions. Great investigation is underway, not dissimilar to the kind of deep dive you get when a moose is on the loose in a heavily conurbated area. Adam’s edged ahead a smidgeon because I like the featured area at the top of his swanky new(ish and definitely to me) site, customersthatstick.com.
         
        Maybe if I ask a question that gets answered in one of your super fun videos it might go back to neck-and-neck. 😀

  3. Soulati says:

    @ginidietrich love that boy…@adamtoporek!! Congrats, Adam!

  4. rdopping says:

    Clearly Adam is one of those over-achievers I have heard so much about. Dude, you really are everywhere. Great to see your winning smile here for #FF. Cheers!

  5. lauraclick says:

    Hooray for Adam! So glad I got to finally meet him at Social Slam. You’re totally right – nicest guy ever! 🙂

  6. Aww shucks Gini, I am honored to join the Spin Suck #FF alumni association. Do I get a decoder ring? Is there a secret handshake?
     
    Thanks so much for the kind words! You are a gem, and I am glad we can count ourselves as IRL friends.
     
    I was just heading out when I saw this; I will be back to comment bomb this place properly!

  7. Erin F. says:

    Congratulations on the Friday Follow, Adam!

  8. Hajra says:

    I recently “met” Adam because we are in the same tribe (on triberr), I have been to his blog, but haven’t commented as yet, so he doesn’t know that I am secretly almost-stalking him! 
     
    Ok, here goes – Hi Adam! Glad to have met you, will come by your blog soon!

  9. RebeccaTodd says:

    Happy Follow Friday, Adam!  I have been following your twitter for a while, thanks to the comments here at Spin Sucks.  But thank to this post I realized I have not been following your blog.  I have fixed this oversight and look forward to reading your thoughts.  Enjoy your day!

  10. belllindsay says:

    I’ve been following Adam forever on Twitter. He’s a good head, as we Maritimers like to say. 😉 Let’s all get together for this 6 month anniversary meetup! Wouldn’t that be a blast!? Congrats Adam, and welcome to Follow Friday insanity! Keep your eyes peeled for Howie HouseMusic !! 🙂

  11. bdorman264 says:

    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.

    • ginidietrich says:

      @bdorman264  That’s one of my very favorite stories about how you met Adam!

    • @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.

    • belllindsay says:

      @bdorman264  @dino_dogan  @shonali Bill, I think you and @Adam | Customer Experience need to get a room! Sheeesh. 😉

  12. TonyBennett says:

    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!

  13. magriebler says:

    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.

  14. Shonali says:

    How do I steal the stage?!! Though, what else would you expect from a former actress? ;P @Adam | Customer Experience and @bdorman264 are two very special people. That was a very special evening. And hear hear!!!

  15. 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.

  16. Adam and I have been connected for a while, sharing each other’s content and doing a bit of commenting as well. Always good to see you shine the spotlight on great people, @ginidietrich .

  17. kateupdates says:

    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 🙂

    • @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!

  18. 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. 😉

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

  20. Vidya Sury says:

    Lovely to see you here @Adam | Customer Experience  and what a delightful post! Thanks! 😀

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