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#FollowFriday: Allen Mireles

By: Gini Dietrich | August 31, 2012 | 
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I have super exciting news!

Well, it might not be news for all of you because you’ve probably seen her around here or are already working with her, but it’s official, official so now I can share.

Allen Mireles has joined our team as vice president aka client service extraordinaire aka super strategic thinker aka resident Pollyanna.

Resident Pollyanna? What?

It’s true. Allen is probably the kindest person on earth…or at least in my world. I’ve never heard her say an unkind thing about anyone. In fact, you feel guilty venting any frustration to her because she sees the good in everyone. I’ll bet she could even find good in the devil (well, red does look good on him, she would say).

Not only is she our very own Pollyanna (you’re going to really hate her in a second), she’s extremely passionate about her work. She gets really excited about doing good work, bringing new ideas, and helping clients grow. She gets almost as excited about numbers as I do (I’m over-the-top).

She is experienced and respects people’s roles and responsibilities. She loves working under pressure and tight deadlines. She always says, “This is what makes life interesting.” (See, Pollyanna!)

And now she’s ours!

On the personal front, she has two sons in their 20s (her son, Gabriel, is making his first Gin and Topics debut at noon today) and her husband, Jesse, is an award-winning graphic designer and artist. He’s extremely talented and is, in fact, creating genius work as I write this to show (and sell) in galleries. You never know…maybe you’ll someday own a Mireles that is worth a gazillion dollars.

As for Allen, you’ll find her in the comments, you’ll find her blog posts here every other Wednesday, and you can find her on Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, on our Facebook page, and on her own blog.

I think she already knows what she’s in for, but you can warn her anyway. Welcome, Allen!

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.

83 comments
Nikki Little
Nikki Little

Congrats, Allen, Gini and team! @ginidietrich I completely agree with you - every time I've had a conversation with Allen, she always exemplifies what it means to be a good-hearted and genuinely kind person. 

LucretiaPruitt
LucretiaPruitt

Best. News. This. Year.Seriously - you guys are going to take over the universe. I'm perfectly good with that. I love y'all.

dc2fla
dc2fla

Absolutely perfect! Congratulations to the team. And love.

jeffreypjacobs
jeffreypjacobs

What a great match! This team is really going to rock it ( not like it didn't already!). Cheers to you!

etelligence
etelligence

I just started seeing her around more (Edge Rank has been popping your Facebook posts up more often too Gini!) and I was thinking a lot of these same things. Congratulations Allen, and you too Gini!

Carmelo
Carmelo

Hey Allen ... what a great decision. Everyone wins on this connection. Especially us!  

TonyBennett
TonyBennett

Before I get all congratulatory and say "yay this is great, you're my kinda gal, Allen" I'd like to voice my jealousy during the hiring process, Gini. Just because she's more qualified, has more experience, and is a better fit DOES NOT mean that I should have been shafted for the interview. Anyway, Allen, if you didn't know this already, I'm totally full of crap. Very happy and proud of Charles Arment for having the savvy to make this happen. Congrats Allen!

magriebler
magriebler

John Ruskin once said, "A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money." Clearly Allen will be the most priceless of colleagues! How lovely to have her here at Spin Sucks.

Tinu
Tinu

Congratulations Allen! Best Follow Friday announcement ever. :)

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KellyeCrane
KellyeCrane

Wow- what a cool thing this is! I don't know Allen as well as I'd like, but she's one of those people who's always freely sharing her smartness online, making you want to know her more. Congrats to Gini on an exciting hire, and look forward to hearing more from Allen on the AD team!

mickeygomez
mickeygomez

Yay! So happy for everyone involved. I've been doing a happy dance in celebration since I first read the news (festive party lampshade optional). Woohoo!

jennimacdonald
jennimacdonald

Allen welcome aboard, looking forward to seeing you as part of the Spin Sucks team, aka keeping @ginidietrich  in line. Poor @lisagerber and @pattiknight need some help!  : )

Lisa Gerber
Lisa Gerber

Welcome Allen!! It's been great getting to know you and work with you so far! :)

davevandewalle
davevandewalle

I'll pile on with congratulations. Congratulations! Will there be cake?

laurahill9
laurahill9

Congratulations!!! Great addition to your marketing team!!

lizreusswig
lizreusswig

Congrats to all of you! I love Pollyannas! :) oh, Allen - good luck & have fun!

crestodina
crestodina

Congratulations, Allen! I hope this means we'll see you in Chicago more often!

AnneReuss
AnneReuss

 @allenmireles What she said. You and Ginny are treasures! Hope to meet you in the near future and can't wait to get to know you more! 

TonyBennett
TonyBennett

@Danny Brown Hey, wait, Danny - how do you authorize a post about superheros without any mention of me? I'm like THE social media superhero™ (minus all the credentials of course).

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @crestodina You know what she said? She said, "I guess this means we have to come to Chicago more often. Oh darn."

TonyBennett
TonyBennett

@jasonkonopinski no kidding, Jason... He does ALL the heavy lifting while Gini is out in world book tours and claiming credit for all the accolades that spin sucks has gotten this year. Some people are just glory hogs I guess.

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