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#FollowFriday: Joe Thornley

By: Gini Dietrich | December 14, 2012 | 
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One of my favorite people on the face of this earth is Joe Thornley.

You probably recognize his name (and maybe even his voice) because he co-hosts Inside PR every week with Martin Waxman and me.

As well, he is the fearless leader at Thornley Fallis, our Canadian strategic partner in global domination.

The other day he sent me a bunch of articles to read and I exclaimed, “Joe! How do you find such great content?” He laughed and said, “I spend all my time reading, not creating.” Which is what makes us such a good team. He finds really interesting and off-the-beaten path content and I write about it.

He also has one of the driest senses of humor, which I love (it’s my favorite) and Martin and I spend a good amount of our recording time trying to make him laugh.

He’s wicked smart. The kind of smart that is intimidating, but he’s not unapproachable. If anything, he’s too approachable (if there is such a thing).

This past summer, I had the distinct pleasure to meet his wife and we had such a good time at dinner it lasted nearly five hours!

He is the CEO of both Thornley Fallis, an agency that’s been around for 16 years, and 76Designs, the digital side of the business.  He began his career in government work and has brought that expertise to his business. But he’s also expanded their expertise to blue chip and Fortune 50 clients. Consistently called one of the best PR firms in all of Canada, he’s built a really good legacy for the industry and himself.

If you don’t already know him, I highly recommend you check him out. He’s extremely savvy on the social networks. You can find him on Twitter, Google+, Flickr, LinkedIn, Pro PR (his blog), and on Inside PR, in our Facebook group, or in our Google+ community.

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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.

44 comments
barrettrossie
barrettrossie

 @ginidietrich -- so THAT'S your secret, now we know! Joe, nice to meet you. I'll commence stalking you online immediately. 

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

Happy Follow Friday, Joe! Always nice to meet with another canuck. 

Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

Careful @ginidietrich you do know that Joe uses socialized medicine right? Like all Canadians he probably glows in the dark, says Aboot instead of About, and types Colour instead of Color. Oh and he has to give his fealty to the Queen who I heard you but heads with a lot over fashion and parade events.

 

Seriously starting to wonder about the crowd you have fallen in with. @jasonkonopinski and I have contacted Celebrity Intervention about you. And we need your passport so you don't flee across the border. In fact I think Joe and @martinwaxman have planted @belllindsay to be a spy for their Government because I know when they annex texas (hey who doesn't want to annex texas?) they will want to take Chicago as well (gladly give Chi-town to Canada).

 

Hi Joe nice to meet the person behind the company name. Happy Friday!

magriebler
magriebler

Reading and people who read absolutely rule! Lovely to meet you, Joe. Enjoy your day in the sun here at Spin Sucks.

ElissaFreeman
ElissaFreeman

Oh Canada! Love features on my fellow countrymen! Must meet Mr. Thornley one day...! I mean if you like him Gini....

belllindsay
belllindsay

Another top notch Canadian makes it to the FollowFriday Hall of Fame! I have had the pleasure of meeting Joe as well, and I wholeheartedly endorse all that you've said about him @ginidietrich ! Smart, smart man. Congrats, Joe! :D 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @Shonali I feel like every time he sees you, he gets an interview with you. He loves you, too. 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @RebeccaTodd Shoot. I'm just now realizing I should have introduced you to him at Social Mix.

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

 @ginidietrich Ahh shoot! Well, you will just have to come to The Great White North again soon, G! Roo coo coo coo coo coo coo coo.

Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

 @ginidietrich  @jasonkonopinski Jason has the A-D logo blow up 5 ft high and has it on every wall of his office and his home. So yes he adores you. Open his wallet it has photos of jack Bauer.

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