Gini Dietrich

#FollowFriday: Jon-Mikel Bailey

By: Gini Dietrich | January 25, 2013 | 

When Marketing in the Round came out last spring, it was a lot of fun for me because I got to meet some of Geoff Livingston’s peeps, especially the ones who live in his hometown.

Jon-Mikel Bailey is one who quickly became a friend of mine, mostly because he has that sense of humor that is completely insane. Everything he says, writes, and does makes me laugh. Everything (no pressure in the comments here today, JMB!).

For instance, he sent me an email the other day with the subject line: Three Things (Ha! See what I did there??).

Alluding, of course, to The Three Things we do here every Sunday. It made me laugh!

Professionally, he is one of four partners in web and mobile design and development firm, Wood Street, also the name of their blog.

They started the business because websites (at the time) were being created just to have one (kind of like today’s “we need a Facebook page because everyone else has one”). They saw a need to change that thinking to encourage strategic marketing and communications and evolved that into the creation of sites that allow two-way conversation.

They will celebrate 11 years in business this August, which means they’ve not only survived the eccentric web environment since 2002, but an economic disaster (no small feat in itself!).  And they’re very proud of the fact they’ve been profitable since day one.

That is extremely difficult to do, especially in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Bravo, I say! Bravo!

He’s married and has a little girl – who is gunning after her dad’s leadership position at work (and probably will be better at it) – and two dogs.

He plays the drums, he cooks (I challenge him to a duel!), and he’s hilarious (did I mention that?).

You can find him everywhere on the web, depending on your communication preference. He’s on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, the Wood Street blog, and you can learn more about him in this cool interview.

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.


Followed! @jonmikelbailey , I'd love to go through all your photos... and steal the ideas! (But I'd never do that, I'm an EX-ad guy...) 

Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

Plays the drums? Phbltt! @jonmikelbailey is snowing you about playing drums. Do you know he sends out pictures like that playing the guitar, clarinet, xylophone, spoons-washboard-jug, grand piano. Go to his website. Click the request photo button. He will send you any you want. @belllindsay had him take one playing the tuba. @KenMueller had him take one conducting the royal ancient semi autocratic philharmonic of southwest fiji.


See that is what @jonmikelbailey does @ginidietrich you just think he is in the web and mobile design business. He just has a business card he gives out says whatever he wants. When I met him in 2009 his card said Car Detailing Phenom. At Ibiza Rave Clubs his card says 'Baron Von Bailey'. He told @jasonkonopinski he is a Whale Whisperererer'


But you outed him @ginidietrich good job. About time he was brought to justice in the court of Spin Sucks. Will he have to serve penance like @bdorman264 ?


Welcome to the club Jon-Mikel! Cooking and drums?! Awesome! I would pay to see and eat at a culinary duel between you and @ginidietrich for sure! 


Thanks Gini! You shouldn't have! Seriously, you really shouldn't have. Now the readership for your blog will suffer greatly. But seriously, thanks! My best friend and brother-in-law live in Chicago. Next time I'm out there, you better have a kitchen and you better be ready. IT'S ON!


Wow. Little did I know, I'm so ahead of the game I'm *already* following you! LOL {pats self on back}


Best. Picture. EVER!


Funny AND plays the drums? Be still my heart. Welcome to Follow Friday Fandom, Jon-Mikel, I am running off to follow you everywhere right now! :D