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#FollowFriday: Davina Brewer

By: Gini Dietrich | February 18, 2011 | 
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Davina Brewer. Full of wit. Master of the text slang. Communication professional. Atlanta resident. LSU graduate (Geaux Tigers!). Solopreneur. Wearer of many hats.

I spent a lot of time in Atlanta last year (clients and speaking) and I had the pleasure of meeting Davina at a TweetUp (an event that you plan with and meet people you know from Twitter) last spring. She is everything you expect from knowing her online…and more.

One of the wittiest people I know, Davina (like Ingrid Abboud and Howie Goldfarb) writes book-length comments that attract great conversation. She also is the master of text/acronym slang and I sometimes have to look up what the heck she’s saying. She’s prepared me well for text conversations I have with my goddaughter and my nieces and nephews.

Her business, 3 Hats Communications, represents public relations, design, and meeting planning. Get it? Three hats. LOL! OK. I clearly need more sleep.

She does work with local Atlanta businesses – everything from franchises to the Olympic games. Talk about being able to plan events – I’d say the Olympics give you bragging rights.

Davina’s blog, of the same name as her business, covers everything from writer’s block (“At the Corner of What and Ever“), social media (“Unfollow Friday: I Chose Me“),  leadership (“New Post Category: How Dumb Was I?“), and blogging (“My Top Five PR and Social Media Posts“).

She made a commitment at the first of the year to blog more consistently and, not only has she held to it, but she’s providing really good, really witty content. I love the images she uses (a lot are from someecards), which almost always make me laugh. But I’m warning you. Have the Urban dictionary ready so you can keep up with the acronyms. FWIW.

Connect with Davina on Twitter and LinkedIn and subscribe to her blog. YWRI.

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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EricaAllison
5 years 5 months ago

YAY!!! davina brewer Rocks!!! Great choice for your #FollowFriday! In the short time I’ve known her in my online world, I completely agree- witty, a master of the Acronym, and an all around great gal!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@EricaAllison Did you, um, happen to look up YWRI? I had to create an entry in Urban Dictionary for it. 🙂

Shonali
5 years 5 months ago

I LOVE 3hatscomm . Apart from her wit and sass, what I also really appreciate about Davina is that she consistently makes an effort to comment on blogs. Especially for folks like me, who are not “big” bloggers, that is huge. She walks the social talk. IMHO. FWIW. :p

jennwhinnem
jennwhinnem
5 years 5 months ago

I am a huge fan of Davina and I am glad you are too Gini! Her blog posts not only offer what she’s really thinking, but they are also rich with links to other content – reading her posts take TIME and I come away knowing so much. Plus, she cares. She really lives the spirit of social. Finally, anyone who has the guts to respond with a LMGTFY link is a hero of mine.

HowieSPM
HowieSPM
5 years 5 months ago

All I can say is when I finally can convert my Livefyre points into fabulous trips and prizes I will owe Davina big time!

HowieSPM
HowieSPM
5 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich @EricaAllison Urban Dictionary? Did not know there was one. Was it started by @diddy ?

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 5 months ago

@HowieSPM @ginidietrich @EricaAllison Not sure I know what “YWRI” means, can’t seem to find it and any text or urban slang dictionary. 😉

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@jennwhinnem Jenn, you and I have such good taste!

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 5 months ago

@Shonali Too much time on my hands, that’s what it means. That and I can’t help myself… when I read something good, something that makes me think, then I just gotta jump in with one of those novella-esque comments. Thanks.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@Shonali IMHO. FWIW. LOL!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@3HatsComm I don’t think it means you have too much time on your hands. Your priorities are straight. I wish I had some of it from you.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@3HatsComm @HowieSPM @EricaAllison I added it to the Urban Dictionary today! It’s under review so I hope it gets accepted.

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 5 months ago

@jennwhinnem Not to shatter your ilusions Jenn, but I’ve only done the LMGTFY links a few times. Glad you appreciate the links; at times I fear I over do it, but then I consider an audience that may not be as familiar with all this marketing communications mumbo jumbo, so hopefully they’re helpful. Or at least trick readers into thinking I’m smarter than I really am. 😉

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 5 months ago

@HowieSPM I get to go on said fabulous trip right? A little kickback on the prize? I am in need of a new MacBook.

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich Funny Gini, last night I had some time late and I thought “cool, I can work on this project.” Then it hit me: OMG I am entirely too old, need a life like NOW. Sad. Just sad.. but can’t help it. I really do enjoy the conversation, THIS part of social. It’s the WORK part that you have to MAKE the time for, but totally worth it. Especially if I get one of @HowieSPM prizes.

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 5 months ago
Well if one thing @ginidietrich this shows I have you all fooled. http://www.muwhahaha.com/ And it shows I really need to update my website (also on the new year to-do list); I do plan events, but the PR, social, writing and design, networking, are a much bigger part of what I’ve been doing lately. The acronynms: the shorthand is good for texting, and I’ve found it works well for Twitter too. Dirty little secret, it’s message board/chat room slang. My “wit” stems from my taste in movies, TV and hanging with the “cool kids” on the Interwebz. The graphics: Someecards, Despair… Read more »
Shonali
5 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich ROTFLMAO!

Shonali
5 years 5 months ago

@3HatsComm And thank heavens you do (like the sound of your own typing) else where would the rest of us be, eh @ginidietrich ?

Shonali
5 years 5 months ago

@3HatsComm With all due respect :p rubbish. You’re being self-deprecating now! Even though I haven’t met you IRL, you are, I think, a kind and generous person, despite (or maybe because of) the snark and sass, all of which I really like about you.

Ben_ProfitBlog
Ben_ProfitBlog
5 years 5 months ago

Awesome. just added her. I miss living in ATL

EricaAllison
5 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich @3HatsComm @HowieSPM I did not look it up…I intuitively knew it means You. Won’t. Regret. It. or at least that’s my interpretation! Wondering what @HowieSPM interpretation might be…

JoyFull_deb
JoyFull_deb
5 years 5 months ago

I just had to say #Geaux #Tigers….and YAY, an LSU grad (of course, I am a #LSU Tiger, myself)…I’ll be following her. Thank yeaux, Gini!!

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 5 months ago

@JoyFull_deb Bayou Bengals FTW!

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 5 months ago

@Ben_ProfitBlog Thanks… must disclose I live in the burbs, Cobb.

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 5 months ago

@EricaAllison @ginidietrich @HowieSPM My guess was You Will Really.. then I couldn’t figure out the I. Hat tip, Erica.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@JoyFull_deb LOL! You always make me laugh with your Louisiana speak!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@Ben_ProfitBlog Wait. Where do you live now?

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 5 months ago
@Shonali I do like the social, this is fun even though it is work. I don’t like some of the work work, my lack of “off button” – stupid work/life balance stuff. *eyeroll* Just never enough time to do all the nothing I want (Calvin & Hobbes quote) much less the stuff I have to do. My sass is legit, though I am a big sappy, softy. My generosity – also part of the “real” me – has ulterior motives: trolling for friends, referrals, rich clients who pay in unmarked bills.. even just a few new Twitter followers, go I… Read more »
ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@3HatsComm @Shonali HAHAHAAH! I didn’t know about the muhahah site. Hilarious! I’m with Shonali – very glad you like the sound of your own typing.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@3HatsComm @Shonali Trolling for friends. LOL!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@3HatsComm @EricaAllison @HowieSPM Erica is right!

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich @Shonali I have a few little sound and gif sites bookmarked, sneak them in once in a while.. little easter eggs of silly, sassy goodness.

ginidietrich (Gini Dietrich)
5 years 5 months ago

#FollowFriday: Davina Brewer | Spin Sucks http://tinyurl.com/6k2tee3

johnfalchetto (John Falchetto)
5 years 5 months ago

#FollowFriday: Davina Brewer http://tinyurl.com/6k2tee3 via @ginidietrich

ericamallison (Erica Allison)
5 years 5 months ago

Go Davina! A must #Follow! RT @ginidietrich: #FollowFriday: Davina Brewer | Spin Sucks http://tinyurl.com/6k2tee3

jennwhinnem (Jenn Whinnem)
5 years 5 months ago

ABSOLUTELY RT @ginidietrich: #FollowFriday: Davina Brewer | Spin Sucks http://tinyurl.com/6k2tee3

ginidietrich (Gini Dietrich)
5 years 5 months ago

Today’s #FollowFriday is @3HatsComm. Find out why here http://tinyurl.com/6k2tee3

johnfalchetto
5 years 5 months ago

Thanks Gini, I remember reading Davina’s blog a few weeks ago and feeling really old. I knew almost none of the acronyms. I can now read almost fluent ‘Davinese’
I read her blog regularly because it cuts all the BS you can find in some other blogs (present company not included). I love the way she presents challenges, you feel like you are talkign to an old friend. Davina says it as it is.
Yes a well deserved FF.
Have a great weekend ladies.

tabithaedwards (Tabitha Edwards)

#FollowFriday: Davina Brewer | Spin Sucks http://tinyurl.com/6k2tee3 via @ginidietrich

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 5 months ago

@johnfalchetto It’s almost time for wine here!

ginidietrich (Gini Dietrich)
5 years 5 months ago

Want a new blog to read? Check out today’s #FollowFriday http://tinyurl.com/6k2tee3

steveology (Steve Farnsworth)
5 years 5 months ago

RT @ginidietrich: Want a new blog to read? Check out today’s #FollowFriday http://tinyurl.com/6k2tee3

gabymenta (GAby Menta)
5 years 5 months ago

Want a new blog to read? Check out today’s #FollowFriday http://tinyurl.com/6k2tee3

JoyFull_deb (Deb Bruser)
5 years 5 months ago

#LSU grad!!!…RT @ginidietrich #FollowFriday: Davina Brewer | Spin Sucks http://tinyurl.com/6k2tee3

jeremycoremedia (Jeremy Whittaker)

RT @ginidietrich: Want a new blog to read? Check out today’s #FollowFriday http://tinyurl.com/6k2tee3

MichaelBowers (Mike Bowers)
5 years 5 months ago

Always looking for new blogs to read RT @ginidietrich: Want a new blog to read? Check out today’s #FollowFriday http://tinyurl.com/6k2tee3

janbeery (Jan Beery)
5 years 5 months ago

RT @ginidietrich: Today’s #FollowFriday is @3HatsComm. Find out why here http://tinyurl.com/6k2tee3

HowieSPM
HowieSPM
5 years 5 months ago

@ginidietrich @JoyFull_deb Suck Dem Haids!

HowieSPM
HowieSPM
5 years 5 months ago

@3HatsComm HA! I was told at 300 points we get a Mac Book. At 450 a Mac Book Pro. @JennaLanger can confirm but I am pretty sure I am correct.

jennalanger
5 years 5 months ago

@HowieSPM @3HatsComm Well @jmatthicks does have over 450 points and just got a new MacBook Pro, but unfortunately the events are unrelated. Maybe if you sell your points on the black market you can get some goods! 🙂

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