Lindsay Bell

#FollowFriday: Gini D

By: Lindsay Bell | April 19, 2013 | 
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#FollowFriday: Gini DWell friends, our fearless leader Gini has returned from Paris.

She ate a lot of fabulous food, did a lot of walking and sight seeing, and spent a lot of time in cafes – all while managing to avoid causing a national incident of some sort.

Word on the street was she had the U.S. Embassy’s number on speed dial, just in case.

In another shocking turn of events, Starbucks lover Mr. D copped to being ‘coffee’ed out’ by Paris.

I naturally had to ask Gini if she’s ‘wine’ed out’.

Always the trouper, she insisted she’s not – which means she didn’t drink enough in my humble opinion.¬†All kidding aside, starting Monday Gini’s back, refreshed and speaking french.

She’ll be blogging up a storm and sharing her weekly #FollowFriday surprises with you all, so today for our last #FollowFriday guest post,¬†we have something extra super special in store for you.

Chuck Kent, Creative on Call, Inc.’s¬†president and creative director – and one seriously talented guy –¬†graciously agreed to take the helm. Holy cow, did he knock it out of the park!

So, without further ado, we present our very first video #FollowFriday.

Watch closely, and see if you’re featured.

Oh Gini D from Creative on Call, Inc. on Vimeo.

About Lindsay Bell


Lindsay Bell is the content director at V3 Marketing, and works in Toronto. A former TV producer, she’s a strong advocate of three minutes or less of video content. She has a cool kid, a patient husband, two annoying cats, and Hank Dawge, a Vizsla/Foxhound/moose hybrid. Ok, maybe not moose.

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rdopping
rdopping
3 years 12 days ago

One word. Brilliant!

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

rdopping Thanks, Ralph!

rdopping
rdopping
3 years 11 days ago

Awww clap. I meant Ms. Dietrich. Ok. You too then.

ginidietrich
3 years 12 days ago

OMG, Chuck! This is BRILLIANT!! I’m convinced!!

sydcon_mktg
3 years 11 days ago

ginidietrich¬†You gotta “change his FF luck” LOL!!! Love this!

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

sydcon_mktg¬†ginidietrich¬†I feel my #FF-ing luck changing already :) ¬†(BTW, my wife was a little concerned that that might be offensive… I assured her that if she was familiar with this crowd she wouldn’t be concerned… it’s not nearly as bad as Konopinski’s “Spin-Suck’d” if you as me.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 11 days ago

creativeoncall¬†sydcon_mktg¬†ginidietrich¬†Wow. You know what kind of filthy mind/mouth *I* have: I thought you were actually saying “effing” – HAHAHAHA!!

HowieG
HowieG
3 years 11 days ago

belllindsay creativeoncall sydcon_mktg ginidietrich funny Gini has Moderator next to her name but she does nothing in moderation!

allenmireles
3 years 11 days ago

So very good! My new favorite.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 11 days ago

Isn’t it GREAT!! We all need a few giggles today.

katskrieger
3 years 11 days ago

O M G

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

katskrieger¬†That stands for “Oh My Gini” ¬†right? (Oh, just tell it does)

aimeelwest
3 years 11 days ago

Brilliant, just what I needed to see on a Friday morning! Thank you Chuck :)

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

aimeelwest¬†Thanks! ¬† Please feel free to brighten up your Saturday mornings, too, with my #SocialSong Saturday …. here’s the first one, which featured (who else) Gini… ¬†http://ow.ly/kdXpb

Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes

Well done Chuck, loved it!

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes¬†Thanks! ¬†Its the least that I, as a Spin Sucker, could do to support Gini’s well-deserved vacation.

KateFinley
3 years 11 days ago

This. Is. Awesome.
Feature him! Feature him!

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

KateFinley¬†Yeah Gini… what she said :)

yvettepistorio
3 years 11 days ago

Hahaha!!! LOVE this!

RebeccaTodd
3 years 11 days ago

Ahh I love this so much Chuck!!! I’ve followed your social songs for a while now, and great to finally hear one for our intrepid leader, Roboboss! Errr…I mean Gini D!

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

RebeccaTodd¬†Thanks Rebecca! I’m having a good bit of fun with #SocialSong Saturday… for those who don’t know, it’s my weekly “Twitter Love Song” to those tweeting the really good stuff. ¬†Gini was actually my impetus for stretching a bit and doing it in the first place… just her ability to be herself on video, and do it in a production style I’ve come to refer to as “Social Media Casual”

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 11 days ago

creativeoncall RebeccaTodd Oh my god. Social Song Saturday ROCKS!!! Everyone needs to check it out!

sydcon_mktg
3 years 11 days ago

LOL!! I say Chuck is next Fridays follow! Bravo!

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

sydcon_mktg¬†I dunno… my Fridays are kinda busy. ¬†But if Gini insists on featuring me next Friday, well, I’ll try to make time. ¬†Just gotta remember to order her that pair of Jimmy Choos to seal the deal…

RobBiesenbach
3 years 11 days ago

All I can say is, bravo on spelling “trouper” correctly. You are in the elite 3% of the population that seems to know that. Thank you.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 11 days ago

RobBiesenbach¬†Woohoo!! Spelling awards! ūüėÄ

StephanieFlo
3 years 11 days ago

If you can win #FF I think this is what it looks like, well done Chuck!

JoeCardillo
3 years 11 days ago

Hah!
Geez, Chuck just knocked it out of the park.

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

JoeCardillo¬†Thanks… I have to admit, music has always been one of my favorite forms of marketing creativity… especially when there’s a chance to make it fun. ¬†I am also infamous for singing in meetings (whether anybody wants me to or not).

JoeCardillo
3 years 11 days ago

creativeoncall¬†JoeCardillo¬†Gives me ideas. I’m pretty sure everyone in my new office knows I’m weird so I might have to just sneak in a ukelele and tune up

John_Trader1
John_Trader1
3 years 11 days ago

Flipping creative. Well done¬†creativeoncall¬†— you shot and scored on this one. I just can’t see any way GD can’t feature you now. It’s a lock!

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

Maybe if we all record a sing-along version in a Google+ Hangout she’ll featured the lot of us!

RebeccaTodd
3 years 11 days ago

creativeoncall John_Trader1 Really, with her background, G should compose a dance to support the song!

biggreenpen
3 years 11 days ago

I loved this! The only thing that would have made it a NOTCH more effective would have been the mention of writing instruments, like … big green felt tip ones … but maybe there will be a sequel. :-)

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

biggreenpen¬†I’m still working on a good rhyme for “biggreenpen”…

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 11 days ago

creativeoncall¬†biggreenpen¬†Clean pigpen…..Frig, Big Ben!….Dig mean men….Pig’s mean hen…..

AmyVernon
3 years 11 days ago

HA! Awesome. :)

jennimacdonald
3 years 11 days ago

This made my day, and i needed it with my mind focused on Boston. Thank you. creativeoncall you should get your own day of the week, #WiseWednesday?! Just saying. : )

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

jennimacdonald¬†creativeoncall¬†Maybe #WiseGuyWednesday… of course, I’ve already grabbed #SocialSong Saturday, so please join me there!

Matt_Cerms
3 years 11 days ago

creativeoncall¬†how long did it take for you to come up with these fine lyrics? I’m going to guess not too long (hence your Twitter handle)….

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago
Matt_Cerms¬†creativeoncall¬†Ah, now you come to the crux of why I always try to work on a flat fee basis ‚Äď sometimes the good ideas come quickly, but they’re still good, valuable ideas. Let’s just say in this case it was harder, and more time consuming, to record and edit (even simply) this piece than it was to write the song. ¬†it also pays to have good inspiration, which Gini, Lindsay and all of the “Spin Suckers” are so good at generating. ¬†That’s actually less of a schmooze than it is a comment on the nature of community. To that point,… Read more »
Matt_Cerms
3 years 11 days ago

creativeoncall¬†Matt_Cerms¬†Love it. I must say, we are pretty luck to have Spin Sucks as part of our morning routine. I know “you can only suck up so much in the comments section” — but this community is what social networking is all about: learning, laughing, and inspiring. And I’ll take a listen to the Social Pros podcast! Thanks, Chuck!

JoeCardillo
3 years 11 days ago

creativeoncall¬†Matt_Cerms¬†I love that phrase “Spin Suckers”¬†
Might need a followup song…

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

JoeCardillo¬†creativeoncall¬†Matt_Cerms¬†That’s funny… I was thinking of that as one of the original song options, but I couldn’t get the tune to “Ghost Busters” out of my head for it, so I moved on… Doesn’t mean it can’t/shouldn’t be done, though…

Matt_Cerms
3 years 11 days ago

JoeCardillo¬†creativeoncall¬†Matt_Cerms¬†Chuck, you might want to claim copyright on the phrase. It is gold! I’m trying to run some melodies in my head. Stand by, guys…

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

Matt_Cerms¬†JoeCardillo¬†creativeoncall¬†Hey, we could always crowd source a lyric. ¬†I actually hate crowd sourcing (it’s too often a crutch for lack of creativity, or just plain cheapness), but for Spin Suckers, I’ll make an exception.

bdorman264
3 years 11 days ago

Whew, I’m glad I barely made it in under the wire; the bar has been raised just a little too high for me to make the cut now….
Great job Chuck.

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

bdorman264¬†Thanks. ¬†Of course, there are any number of other art forms for you to use… interpretive dance perhaps? ¬†Rumor has it Gini likes dance

bdorman264
3 years 11 days ago

creativeoncall¬†Yeah, after I saw Ken Mueller’s interpretive dance gig with a wig on, that kind of set the bar too high for me in that arena as well.

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

bdorman264 creativeoncall Darn, I missed that one!

EdenSpodek
3 years 11 days ago

Talk about setting the bar high! ūüėȬ†creativeoncall¬†thanks for adding some sunshine to an otherwise gloomy day.

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

EdenSpodek¬†creativeoncall¬†I don’t know if the bar is set that high, but I’d love to meet all the local (Chicago area) Spin Suckers in a bar to sing / record it live some time. Now THAT would be fun.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 11 days ago

creativeoncall EdenSpodek That would be amazing!!

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

belllindsay¬†creativeoncall¬†EdenSpodek¬†Hey Lindsay, next time you’re gonna be in town let’s get a bunch together… You’ve gotta be there!

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 11 days ago

creativeoncall EdenSpodek Yes sir! Definitely! :)

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

belllindsay¬†creativeoncall¬†EdenSpodek¬†See also the thread below about crowdsourcing a lyric for a follow-up song “Spin Suckers”… Gini better jump in on this before her brand gets commandeered by a musical monster!

EdenSpodek
3 years 11 days ago

creativeoncall¬†belllindsay¬†EdenSpodek¬†Maybe we’ll all be in Chicago at the same time. That would be awesome.

JoeCardillo
3 years 11 days ago

creativeoncall EdenSpodek I believe some Spin-Sucks-aroake is in order?

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 11 days ago

JoeCardillo creativeoncall EdenSpodek Oh. I do a MEAN Karaoke.

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

belllindsay¬†JoeCardillo¬†creativeoncall¬†EdenSpodek¬†I’ll work on that…

HowieG
HowieG
3 years 11 days ago

If there is ever a Breakfast Sausage that needs a name and a Jingle it will be Gini D and creativeoncall you will make freaking bank on the commercials!

This was awesome. You trumped me and you aren’t even the real Donald. I am way impressed. How am I going to top this? Going to have to hire one of those planes that flies over the Lake Michigan Beaches with the big banners announcing at Rick’s Dance Club 2 for 1 shooters all Friday but free for Gini D or something.

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

HowieG creativeoncall Yep, the free shooters should do it.

belllindsay
belllindsay
3 years 11 days ago

HowieG creativeoncall BAHAHAHAHA!!!!

JoeCardillo
3 years 11 days ago

HowieG¬†creativeoncall¬†I was looking forward to the “Blanket the US with 50,000 Gini Keychains” campaign but your idea is way better

Adam | Customer Experience
3 years 11 days ago

creativeoncall¬†Your amps go to 11 my friend. Well done! I have to agree with¬†bdorman264¬†I’m glad I got in before you raised the bar so high. I pity future #FF applicants — for competing with this and because of¬†ginidietrich¬†and her rules.
Great stuff!

creativeoncall
3 years 11 days ago

Adam | Customer Experience creativeoncall bdorman264 ginidietrich Thanks Adam!

Chuck Kent
Chuck Kent
3 years 9 days ago

Really had fun doing this… now on to the live version, with all the Spin Suckers singing along!

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[…] Lindsay Bell used the best photo I took in Paris in Friday’s blog post, this photo is of the famed bookstore were Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Stein, and many other authors […]

Gary Ricke
Gary Ricke
3 years 8 days ago

You’re a mad man Chuck! Well played sir.

Chuck Kent
Chuck Kent
3 years 8 days ago

Thanks!

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[…] you saw last week’s #FollowFriday, which Chuck Kent produced while I was still on vacation, you’ll know precisely why […]

dbvickery
3 years 1 day ago

I love Chuck’s music videos! Outstanding musical suck-up, Chuck!

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