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#FollowFriday: Amy Vernon

By: Gini Dietrich | January 4, 2013 | 
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I would like to introduce you to my wife, Amy Vernon.

You see, a few months ago, I told her I love her so much, I want to marry her. She accepted on one condition: I share her with Tinu Abayomi-Paul.

Which is all fine and dandy. EXCEPT. Tinu hasn’t publicly shared her love and I think this blog post is as good as it comes. So I win First Wife position!

In all seriousness, Amy is one of the smartest women I know. And that’s saying a lot because I surround myself with a lot of smart women.

She is a self-proclaimed Internet junkie, but I will back that up by telling you this: She is the highest-ranked female submitter on Digg…OF ALL TIME. 

That makes her more than a junkie. That makes her a glorified geek.

Also, she keeps a blog called Bacon Queen, in which she brings the latest and greatest news about bacon every day (hey, Amy! Did you see the episode of “The Next Iron Chef” where they had to cook five meals with bacon?). I am dead serious. She has recipes, links, products, and more. If you love bacon (and I know many of you do), you should check this out.

It turns out she’s kind of a big deal. I mean, she has nearly 70,000 subscribers on Facebook (to put that in perspective, I have 313). She’s the general manager of social media for New York City-based Internet Media Labs, where they do cool things such as help you manage big data or visualize your social networks so you can find the best content. And she’s the mother of two boys.

Even though she grew up in New York, we have a kinship in that she went to Northwestern University, just up the street from where I live now. Too bad I didn’t know her then!

She’s on every social network known to man so I’ll let you check out her about.me page to learn more. And, if you’d like to read more about her professional life, Lani Rosales did a fascinating interview with her over at AGBeat.

Happy Friday to Amy!

(Ignore this; it’s for Technorati: NWDSWTNZ8P3T)

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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katskrieger
3 years 4 months ago

Nice to meet you Amy! Connecting now! Now I have to go to your blog and cry that I had oatmeal for breakfast. :-)

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@katskrieger LOL! You can pretend it was covered in bacon.

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@katskrieger Nice to meet you, Katherine! :)

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

*blush* I guess I should update BaconQueen, lol. I’ve been kind of lax on it lately. :)
 
Thank you, Gini!

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@AmyVernon I looked at it and you have something working right because there was an update yesterday!

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich Yay! I’m not a total screwup!

HeidiMassey
HeidiMassey
3 years 4 months ago

YEA @AmyVernon Wonderful choice, @ginidietrich Amy is the absolute bestest! She likes all my Facebook stuff. She’s a really smart grammar nazi–cept when she says “gone missing.” She’s funny as can be. And she isn’t afraid to say the truth. About anything to anyone. And she has an awesome new puppy named Lumi, with the coolest blue eyes I have ever seen. So happy to start my day reading this post!!!

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@HeidiMassey  @ginidietrich I challenge you to find where I wrote “gone missing”
 
*whistles real casual-like, sidling out of the room*

HeidiMassey
HeidiMassey
3 years 4 months ago

@AmyVernon  @ginidietrich 
 
I couldn’t find it at first…because you edited your damn comment! Bwhahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!! 
 
Amy Vernon …in case you go missing… Wednesday at 9:11am
 
Amy Vernon …in case you disappear… Wednesday at 1:41pm

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@HeidiMassey  @ginidietrich Everyone needs an editor. :)

Erin F.
3 years 4 months ago

@AmyVernon  @HeidiMassey  @ginidietrich This is true, too. Even editors need editors.

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@Erin F.  @HeidiMassey  @ginidietrich When I was a newspaper editor and worked weekends, I almost always had to write some sort of news story when we ran out of bodies. I’d make my reporters edit me before it was sent through to the copy desk.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 4 months ago

Holy cow, I had no clue @AmyVernon was such a big-wig!! 😉 I am so glad I’ve gotten to know Amy this year, beyond all the smarts she has a *killer* sense of humour (#what?) and the best dog ever! Welcome to Follow Friday Fandom, Amy!

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@belllindsay I would agree about my dog, except she got away from me and managed to get under the back deck to eat cat poop. So not so much today. But other days, sure. 😉

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 4 months ago

@AmyVernon Mmmmmmmm. Cat poop.

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@belllindsay Breakfast of AKC champions!

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@AmyVernon  @belllindsay This is why God made dogs and two year olds cute…so you don’t kill them.

jasonkonopinski
3 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich  @AmyVernon  @belllindsay True story.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 4 months ago

@jasonkonopinski  @ginidietrich  @AmyVernon And husbands. 😉

jasonkonopinski
3 years 4 months ago

@belllindsay  @ginidietrich  @AmyVernon It’s the only explanation as to why I’m still kicking. Right?!?!

mickeygomez
3 years 4 months ago

Hooray! Amy is ridiculously smart, funny, an exceptional writer AND she has one of the top four most adorable dogs in the world (the others being Sophie, Shiloh and Jack Bauer). The best part? She doesn’t take herself too seriously. Then again, she had me at bacon.

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@mickeygomez If by ridiculously smart you mean I know about lots of stuff about ridiculous things, then yes.

jasonkonopinski
3 years 4 months ago

@mickeygomez Ahem.

mickeygomez
3 years 4 months ago

And, um, @jasonkonopinski too? #WhatDidIDoNow?

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@mickeygomez Phew! I thought you were going to leave out JB and he was going to have his feelings hurt.

mickeygomez
3 years 4 months ago

Like I’d leave out JB. Please. That’s just crazy talk, @ginidietrich

hessiej
3 years 4 months ago

I love Amy! The more I get to know @AmyVernon the more I’m enthralled by her knowledge of all things internet. She’s spunky, full of energy and apparently doesn’t need as much sleep! I guess that means you’re self-actualized, right Amy! I second the #followfriday!

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@hessiej Ah, “need” and “get” are two different things. All those times I have 10- to 12-hour sleeps on weekends (I have a great husband!) belie the “need” :)

jasonkonopinski
3 years 4 months ago

She rules, ’nuff said. If we ever align our schedules, she’ll be a guest on my podcast. 😀

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@jasonkonopinski Sure, sure. I’ve heard that before.

jasonkonopinski
3 years 4 months ago

@AmyVernon I sit on a throne of lies.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 4 months ago

@jasonkonopinski  @AmyVernon He does.

jasonkonopinski
3 years 4 months ago

@belllindsay  @AmyVernon Kisses.

RebeccaTodd
3 years 4 months ago

Happy Follow Friday, Amy! Nice to meet you.

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@RebeccaTodd Thanks, and nice to meet you, too!

wordwhacker
wordwhacker
3 years 4 months ago

All true

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@wordwhacker Aww, thanks, Linda.

KenMueller
3 years 4 months ago

Mmmm. Bacon. I like her already.

hessiej
3 years 4 months ago

@KenMueller You need to move to Canada!

HowieG
HowieG
3 years 4 months ago

@hessiej  @KenMueller oh come now we all know Vermont has best bacon anywhere! and it isn’t round! 😉

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@KenMueller :)

John_Trader1
John_Trader1
3 years 4 months ago

@AmyVernon  when will Congress pass a National Day of Bacon Awareness? 
 
P.S. – I sorta already knew about your awesomeness.

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@John_Trader1 Whenever Congress gets involved, you know things have kinda jumped the shark. :)

Erin F.
3 years 4 months ago

@AmyVernon  @John_Trader1 True statement.
 
Happy to learn of/meet you, Amy!

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@Erin F.  @John_Trader1 Thanks, Erin!

Tinu
3 years 4 months ago
So. I go to sleep for four hours and you try to steal first wife position from me? Under a bogus claim of public love proclamation? You know what? I’ll handle this with Amy. When I see her IN PERSON. Again. Like we planned. In Vegas. Joking aside (I AM WATCHING YOU DIETRICH), Amy deserves to be recognized. She’s one of the people who definitely doesn’t get accolades proportional to her talent or work ethic. There are hundreds of things that make her a special human being, professional and friend. But the one that’s most rare is her integrity. You… Read more »
AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@Tinu See, that’s why I married you. And Gini. Oh, damn. I’m getting confused now. See you tomorrow.

jasonkonopinski
3 years 4 months ago

@AmyVernon  @Tinu Sigh. I wish I were headed to NMX. :/

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@Tinu YOU DON’T SCARE ME!!!

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich  @Tinu I am totally LMAO right now. For realz.

Tinu
3 years 4 months ago

@AmyVernon Just wait until we get to VEGAS!!!!! @ginidietrich

Tinu
3 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich Good. If there’s no reason to be scared of me, I won’t bother with an alibi. 😉

jenniferwindrum
jenniferwindrum
3 years 4 months ago

I do think at one point @AmyVernon  was my wife…or maybe that was just in my head @Tinu ? For realz, you are the bestest, Amy. Somehow, in between doing all of her incredible work “stuff,” she manages to be an awesome friend too. Oh, and @ginidietrich , great pick!!

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@jenniferwindrum  Thanks, love! Sorry about your Huskers. :(

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@jenniferwindrum  @Tinu  @ginidietrich Some people make it easy to be friends with. <3

HowieG
HowieG
3 years 4 months ago
Yes @AmyVernon started Free Bacon Fridays at the IML. I understand it draws a lot of riff raff and hangers on. Last year they wouldn’t let in Bloomberg so he threatened to buy the business just to get the bacon. Luckily controlling shares are held by @Erin F. who has them locked up in a trust only able to be sold should Texas and Oklahoma secede and join Russia in a loose federation of ruled by the Pope and Lindsay Lohan. Not often a business titan is spurned but a wordsmith. But then @jasonkonopinski stopped @realdonaldtrump from buying his fly… Read more »
belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 4 months ago

@HowieG  @AmyVernon  @Erin F.  @jasonkonopinski HOWIE!!! *swoon*

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@HowieG  @Erin F.  @jasonkonopinski Howie! You weren’t supposed to tell anyone about that. Now everyone’s gonna know I’m old.

jasonkonopinski
3 years 4 months ago

@AmyVernon  @HowieG  @Erin F. You’ve been Goldfarb’d.

Erin F.
3 years 4 months ago

@HowieG  @AmyVernon  @jasonkonopinski That’s right. I hold the keys to the kingdom.

AnneReuss
AnneReuss
3 years 4 months ago

I’ve been secretly in love with @AmyVernon since I met her in NYC. I hope I cross paths with her more often. I’m NO where near wifey status but Amy…I cook a mean bacon pasta. Really. Let’s have a date next time I come back to visit, k??

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@AnneReuss Absolutely, Anne! I’d hang out with you even if bacon weren’t involved. :) I hope to make it out to Chicago sometime this year, too.

HeidiMassey
HeidiMassey
3 years 4 months ago

@AmyVernon  @AnneReuss Chicago? REALLY??? YEA!!!!!

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@HeidiMassey  @AmyVernon  @AnneReuss YEAH!!!!

Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes
3 years 4 months ago

Technorati responds, “Swordfish.”

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes The rooster crows at midnight.

Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes
3 years 4 months ago

@AmyVernon
 
“Listen to me, Hillary. I’m not the first guy who fell in love with a woman that he met at a restaurant who turned out to be the daughter of a kidnapped scientist, only to lose her to her childhood lover who she last saw on a deserted island, who then turned out fifteen years later to be the leader of the French underground.’

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes  @AmyVernon OMG. Nerds.

Carmelo
3 years 4 months ago
Hmmmm… now I know whom to stalk at NMX! i’d been wondering all along why I was going now I have a purpose. Wait, why stalk? After all, I’ve been officially introduced by Gini herself so I can just go right into a marriage proposal. After all, I’ve clicked your links and read all about you now …    I quote: “And if I’m out with certain friends, I pretty much have no choice but to have bacon.” I ask you Amy: What more do I need to know?    We don’t have to set a date. Vegas is very… Read more »
AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@Carmelo True story: I got married (for real) in a drive-thru in Vegas. 15 years ago. :) No bacon involved, even.

Carmelo
3 years 4 months ago

@AmyVernon LOL … oh wow. That’s just awesome! So, I’m Johnny come lately once again! :-)

Marketing Gal
2 years 9 months ago

AmyVernon Carmelo If I ever become brave enough to take the plunge again, I will being doing the same thing….maybe even tossing an Elvis into the mix!  =)

rdopping
rdopping
3 years 4 months ago

Anyone that likes bacon is ok in my books. Nice to meetchoo @AmyVernon

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@rdopping Back atcha!

Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing

I had no idea! Someone  who is always accessible with banter and posts and making life on the ‘webz more terrific? Amy, I bow to you…thanks for all you do and who you are. Better yet, what took you so long, Twin, to feature this hot tamale?

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing Awww. Thanks. :)

ginidietrich
3 years 4 months ago

@Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing When you only do one a week, there is a HUGE backlog.

AlaskaChickBlog
3 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich  @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing  (‘S why I HAVE to get miss fancy shoes up here… or I’ll never get there! LOL)

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AlaskaChickBlog
3 years 4 months ago

Wow! I am SURROUNDED by totally amazing women! It simply cannot get any better than that. Period. This is going to be an incredible (and insanely busy) year! Happy to meet another spouse of yours! (Hi Amy!)

AmyVernon
3 years 4 months ago

@AlaskaChickBlog Hi! :) Wait – @ginidietrich has another spouse?

barrettrossie
3 years 4 months ago

Amy, how nice to make your acquaintance. Any friend of bacon is a friend of mine. Do you have any preferences among national brands? (Yes, this a serious question… Kinda!)

AmyVernon
3 years 3 months ago

@barrettrossie Oscar Mayer’s thick cut is actually quite good. Believe it or not, I am not extraordinarily picky when it comes to brands. Smithfield is good, too. :)

Peter Bordes
Peter Bordes
3 years 4 months ago

Thanks from all of us Internet Media Labs for the #FF love for our Amy Vernon !

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