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Gini Dietrich

#FollowFriday: Dallas Kincaid

By: Gini Dietrich | April 20, 2012 | 
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I have this friend. Some of you may know him. He’s a trouble causer, pot stirrer, and menacing force of nature.

But I love him…and many of you do, too (particularly if we’re friends on Facebook).

For those of you who don’t know him, allow me to introduce you to Dallas Kincaid.

Dallas is the founder of Xecunet, a company that provides Internet services to businesses. I’m very jealous of him because he’s managed to build a company that doesn’t require him to go to the office every day. I still haven’t figured out how he does that, but he does…and he does it well.

But that’s not why I love him. I love him because he really does cause trouble. A LOT of trouble.

One of my favorite things he does is he’ll randomly announce, on Facebook, that it’s his birthday and he’s disappointed no one has said anything. It’s HILARIOUS to watch his friends stumble all over themselves to wish him a happy birthday, only to learn he’s just screwing with them. He does this no less than four times every year, but it still works.

Most recently, he began what I’ll call a “Dallas was found in contempt of court” campaign. It began with an update that said he refused to do something in court. Then he followed it up with being found in contempt. Then he followed it up with a countdown to when he would spend a week in jail.

Now, if you know Dallas well (or even if you don’t know him well, but pay attention to his Facebook stream), you’ll know this is all made up. And yet, his friends were commenting, texting, emailing, and calling to see what he did. It’s pure awesomeness.

He harasses me non-stop on my Facebook wall, which has caused many, many of my offline friends have friended him on Facebook. Just so they can get more of The Dallas.

He’s a smart butt (as my mom would call him), but he’s very, very funny.

You can check him out on Twitter, his blog, and maybe (if you’re really nice) he’ll accept you as a Facebook friend.

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.

38 comments
Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

So glad I ditched Facebook. Now if only he was on the Twitter it would be cool. Oh wait he is. I will check out his fed and see how funny he is.

 

 @DallasK    'Today is find a cute puppy and steal it from a loving home day. Then wait till the 'Lost Posters' up and return for reward'

 

 @DallasK 'PR/Marketing is such a lame line of work. Now working at Hooters? That is f-n cool'

 

 @DallasK 'Enjoying my 5th bloody mary before 9am because I don't have to go to an office like @ginidietrich does'

 

I love him already @ginidietrich 

 

Sean McGinnis
Sean McGinnis

How in the hell is it possible that we were not friends on facebook and I was not following him on Twitter? Inconceivable!

TheJackB
TheJackB

<i>He harasses me non-stop</i>

I am sensing a common theme here. ;)

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BobReed
BobReed

I guess I'll have to friend him... he lives in one of my favorite states.

Todd Lyden
Todd Lyden

Gertie, have you reached the bottom of the follow barrel?

DallasK
DallasK

I just want everyone to know that there is a very rigorous Facebook friending process for me.  It involves committees, a talent competition, and a bathing suit competition.   

jennimacdonald
jennimacdonald

 @ginidietrich is this the Dallas that I met about a year ago and found out he used to live in Maine and worked on a radio station in Augusta? @dallaskincaid is that you??? Sorry if my memory fails me.

NancyD68
NancyD68

 @Sean McGinnis I love that word! Me too! How is that possible? Is it possible? Or...do we have the same poor taste?

DallasK
DallasK

 @ginidietrich  @BobReed So far Gini you're the only person to fall for the "you have to put on a bathing suit for me to friend you" line.

DallasK
DallasK

@KenMueller @jennimacdonald @ginidietrich @dallaskincaid I spent a good 10 years in radio and tv. I still do some news/talk but mostly for fun.

DallasK
DallasK

@jasonkonopinski @ginidietrich Math, it's your friend.

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