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#FollowFriday: Dwayne Alicie

By: Gini Dietrich | March 15, 2013 | 
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#FollowFriday- Dwayne AlicieAs I am known to do, when someone spends some of their day in the comments here, I make a concerted effort to check them out, read their content, and make sure to engage with them in other places on the web.

One of those people is our new friend Dwayne Alicie.

There is one thing that is super impressive about Dwayne: At 33 he went back to school. Yes, while you were thinking, “Gosh, it’d be great if I could go back to school and do X,” he did it!

Okay, maybe that was just me (I really wanted to do the executive MBA program), but I just talked about it. I never made it happen.

Somehow along the way he fell in love with PR and marketing and he blogs about that from a “non-traditional” student’s perspective.

A Virginia native, he lives in San Francisco and is getting a business administration degree at San Francisco State University. It’s hard to tell if he likes the city. He doesn’t post any pictures of it or discuss great finds at farmer’s markets or anything cool like that.

He says he likes riding his bike, but what I want to know is how he gets up those ginormous hills in San Francisco. I’ve always said if I lived there, my quads would be three times the size they are now. Perhaps I’ll get an answer to that today.

Another thing I want to know is why he has two Twitter accounts (ah ha! Google knows all!): One that gets a little more love than the other.

So there you have it. A quick intro into the life of Mr. Alicie. We have lots of questions, kind sir, so let’s get to it!

In the meantime, you can find him on Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest (yay!), and on his blog, Alicie in Wonderland.

P.S. I just realized Dwayne is getting a double-hitter here today because he sent me one of the videos appearing in Gin and Topics. Sorry, buddy. Your 15 minutes of fame will be all gone as of midnight.

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.

104 comments
barrettrossie
barrettrossie

From another Virginian (born in Richmond, went to UVa) who then spent 19 yrs in San Francisco, and finally ended up at... Spin Sucks... congratulations! Nice to meet you Dwayne! 

dalicie
dalicie

@barrettrossie 'ello and thank you! It looks like we were even here at the same time, for a bit! How is WA treating you?

dalicie
dalicie

@Frank_Strong Frank, thank you for taking time to tweet this out to your followers.Your job search is going well, I hope?

KevinVandever
KevinVandever

Hi @dwaynealicie Welcome to...whatever this is. I'm in IT and don't even know what most of these people are talking about half the time, or maybe I don't know what half of these people are talking about most of the time, but in either case, I started listening and posting a few years ago and can't seem to escape. You may want to run while you have the chance.

DwayneAlicie
DwayneAlicie

I have two twitter accounts????  Wait, "dalicieQ" is an impostor!  A really creepy impostor at that... wow. Thank you for finding that; I hadn't googled myself for paparazzi photos in 5 minutes. Everyone: torches and pitchforks and "Mark as Spam!"

 

Biking in SF is kind of love-hate. You learn where to go and you learn what The Wiggle is. You do get unusually large quads! : ) And sometimes you feel spunky and start up a hill, only to pop a really terrifying unintentional wheelie. Just yesterday I was thinking, "no matter how many times I go up this hill it will never, ever, ever be 'easy,' will it?" And I was talking about the commute to school that I make twice a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

 

But then there's the view from the top, and the flying glide down it on the way home.

 

And speaking of easy-riding delights, thank you @ginidietrich for making me your Follow Friday (victim) today. The blog and community you have circled here have been a HUGE inspiration for me, and continue to be on a daily basis. Nowhere else are there smarter, crazier crazies.  The best part of waking up really is Spin Sucks in my inbox! 

 

 

johnny2004
johnny2004

%s Hi, Gini. Happy Friday. Hope many, many people follow you on %s. You're the best!!! Ciao.

Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

I know that face. Hold on.

 

<googles name>

 

Yep www.americasmostwanted.fbi.gov

 

Wanted for 37 bank robberies across the northwest eastern art of Nebraska.

Wanted for terrorizing a playground in @shellykramer 's neighborhood giving free @chobani to everyone BTW Shelly lives Kansas City (which isn't in Kanasas very bizarre).

Wanted for pushing an elderly woman into oncoming traffic to move up one spot in line at the Apple Store in the Market District of SF the night the IPhone4S went on sale.

Wanted for feeling fruit at Whole Foods claiming he was going to find one Peach with a bruise and tell everyone.

Wanted for running guns to the Contras in Nicaragua back in 1986 (I know go figure but he is way older than his boyish good looks seem to imply)

Wanted for holding all the green M&M's ransom until Mars brought back the Swedish Fish M&M's which didn't go over very well in 1997.

 

 @ginidietrich it says he is armed and dangerous.

 

What do we do?

DwayneAlicie
DwayneAlicie

 @barrettrossie Great to meet you, as well! I grew up in Southwest VA (Tazewell County), went to UVA for a couple of years and stayed in Charlottesville for 10 more before moving to SF (via train, by the way!) I do love the west coast, though I have to say I miss the warm, humid, heliotrope-scented summer nights, don't you?

barrettrossie
barrettrossie

@dalicie There are definitely good point about living in a place where they really don't need a traffic report. :-)

DwayneAlicie
DwayneAlicie

 @rdopping Ha ha!!  Thank you Mr. Dopping. Such a pleasure to be acquainted with you, both here and on your awesome blog!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @HowieG  Crap. I'm going to have to take down this blog post now, aren't I?

dalicie
dalicie

@barrettrossie Oooops, just reiterated a tweet, there...my internet went down last evening, so I wanted to make sure I got back to you. : )

dalicie
dalicie

@barrettrossie SF has absolutely exploded in the past few months ... I barely recognize Valencia lately, and I bike it almost every day.

dalicie
dalicie

@barrettrossie I can imagine -- I totally avoid rush hour even though I'm on my bike. SF has exploded in the past few months ... blerg!

dalicie
dalicie

@Frank_Strong That's fantastic. I'm working on a search myself, and it's really about the journey, at any rate. Meeting people and such!

DwayneAlicie
DwayneAlicie

 @ginidietrich Thank goodness they haven't said anything too bad -- that we can see. I'm starting the verification process now, which ... is something I only ever dreamed I would have to do. I feel like a Kardashian! Should I bike down to Twitter HQ and see if they will verify me? Didn't some celeb do that and was denied?

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