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#FollowFriday: Kat Krieger

By: Gini Dietrich | November 16, 2012 | 
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About a year ago (maybe longer?) I received a tweet from one Ms. Kat Krieger (Katherine, if you’re speaking to her professionally) asking me if I’d be willing to appear on the Brand Connections podcast, Brand Fast-Trackers.

Hosted by Brian Martin, the founder and chairman of Brand Connections, Kat’s job is to invite guests who are doing cool things in the marketing, advertising, and PR worlds.

Brian and I had so much fun during our first recording last October that Kat invited me back in May when Marketing in the Round came out.

From there, Kat and I began a totally awesome friendship. For my birthday this past year (February 10th for those of you so inclined to write it down now so you don’t forget), she sent me the most delicious chocolates I have ever tasted. In that little box of chocolates from NuNu Chocolates were these salted caramel chocolate delights that were so good, I was happy there were only two so I didn’t eat the entire box in one sitting.

Though we still haven’t met in person, we became Facebook friends, where I harass her husband about letting her reorganize closets (and even volunteer to help), get to know her two adorable little girls through photos and hilarious stories, and learn about her parenting joys and challenges.

She also is trying her hand at feeding her family non-processed, non-sugared, non-dairy, non-genetically modified foods, which in and of itself is extremely admirable. I’m trying the non-processed thing and it’s not as easy as you think. But it made me laugh out loud when her husband told her all of that was great, but they still needed sour cream in the fridge because it makes everything better.

For those of you who are Gin and Topics fans, she is the source of many a video featured there.

She pretty much, all around, rocks and you need to get to know her.

Stop by the comments and say hello today. You also can find her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest (!!!), LinkedIn, and the Brand Fast-Trackers blog.

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.

92 comments
KatSKrieger
KatSKrieger

@howiegoldfarb Thx for sharing Howie...and for the best comments ever!! @spinsucks @ginidietrich #burningman indeed!

Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

The real story about how @KatSKrieger got to know @ginidietrich is we were at burningman and Kat said  'you look like a marketer'. And I asked what gave me away she said the flashing disco ball hanging from the furry handle bars of my beach cruiser. And I thought it was my Armani Suit that I wore in the 107F sun. She asked me who is an up and comer in marketing. I said @ginidietrich but ironically she thinks she is in PR. Kind of like when a pet thinks they are people. Well @ginidietrich is a marketer who thinks she is in PR. Then @KatSKrieger broke out this amazing chocolate that she shared all around. She said it is even better than NuNu Chocolates. Wow. It was the best chocolate I have ever had. I almost gave up food completely for that chocolate. @belllindsay was there. She tasted that chocolate. OMG I want some more right now!

 

You all have to move to Vermont. We do so much farm to table. Even our maple syrup is made at our friend's organic dairy farm (yes we get raw milk and amazing cheeses!) and with the Vermont Fresh Network and the ridiculous amount of local products you can seriously reduce your food intake of processed food down to a minimum. And everyone seems to have a garden. Our local healthfood store has lots of live foods and Isadora got me a sprout kit for my birthday.

 

Grats @KatSKrieger  and so glad you are making @ginidietrich wait for her next birthday for the really rocking chocolates! (She will be 47 btw)

KateFinley
KateFinley

Yay I finally made it over here today! Kat so happy to see you featured. It's been fun to follow you online but I have to say it's going to be even MORE fun now that I know how you're eating!! I had no idea. I regularly blog about eating unprocessed and am following a Paleo lifestyle currently. My husband has yet to adopt all of my ways but I'm slowly winning him over (at least that's what I tell myself). 

 

One of the things that first struck me about you was that you are just plain nice. You were willing to invite me to your TribeBC - Marketing, Branding and More tribe even though I was a totally newbie. That meant a lot to me.

 

Oh and since @ginidietrich included your Pinterest, I will follow you there too.

 

Bottom line: Kate likes Kat. :)

barrettrossie
barrettrossie

Kat, your husband likes sour cream (and I'm with him there) but wasn't it Julia Child who said "with enough butter, everything is good"? Get that boy some butter -- salted! 

Carmelo
Carmelo

Hey Kat. So you're the one who keeps me laughing! (video submissions) Thanks! Although sometimes I can't break away even when I have things to do. Won't hold that against you, however, because the laughter is usually exactly what I need.

 

Anyway, very nice to meet you. Gini has GREAT taste in friends so you must be nigh unto perfect! ;-) 

yvettepistorio
yvettepistorio

Hello Kat!! I've met you on the AD FB page but nice to know more about you!!

John_Trader1
John_Trader1

I already had the pleasure of knowing Kat from the Spin Sucks community, but it's so nice to read a bit more about what makes her tick. Love the videos you submit Kat! 

AJ Ogaard
AJ Ogaard

Hi Kat! Nice to meet you. Gini shared some really nice things about you. 

 

Like the way you highlight special people on #FollowFriday Gini. 

katskrieger
katskrieger

Pausing on my responses to *gasps* go to a meeting. More later! :-)

Sean McGinnis
Sean McGinnis

FINALLY! You've written a #FollowFriday where I get to meet someone new! About time. Sheesh.

 

Hi Kat! Nice to meet you!

Latest blog post: Hello world!

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

Nice to meet you, Kat! Wow very admirable on the eating regime. Amazing! Enjoy your follow Friday!

belllindsay
belllindsay

 @HowieG  @KatSKrieger  @ginidietrich HOWIE!!!! *swoon* While Burning Man was quite an out of body experience (especially when Howie told me he had arranged for ME to light the bon fire!), I have to ask: Am I the only person in this crew who's not a frikken HIPPIE!!?? And Gini will be 45, not 47. (fired. again.)

katskrieger
katskrieger

@HowieG @KatSKrieger @ginidietrich @belllindsay Ok this is how I know I've REALLY made it!! Ha!

KateFinley
KateFinley

 @barrettrossie Oh yes, *salted* butter makes everything better. After going over a month without butter, I put a tablespoon on a couple cups of green beans ... I ate the whole pot. It was like crack. Or, what I imagine crack to be like? :)

katskrieger
katskrieger

 @Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes It's becomes easier over time. I mean I'm not crazy about it....every kid needs a box of Mac & Cheese now and then, but then we get Amy's brand. We buy say pasta sauce when my big batches run out. The big battle is non-GMO. Veeeeeerrrry hard. A lot of "healthy" brands include them. 

Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

 @Shonali  @KatSKrieger uhm Shonali remember as Paparrazi you are being paid to follow Kat around, tail her on the freeway, take photos of her at red caret events.

katskrieger
katskrieger

 @RebeccaTodd The gluten free has been the biggest thing....all the baby weight and then some just melted like butta!

AJ Ogaard
AJ Ogaard

 @ginidietrich That's funny Gini because I felt a someone following me and had to keep turning around. Who's there? Ha! I love your sense of humor. Hi! 

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

 @katskrieger I eat vegan, but still have to cut out white sugar, then gluten is on the list. The non-processed thing is amazing! Do you have space to grow a garden? 

katskrieger
katskrieger

 @RebeccaTodd I'm a stevia hound. But it's hard to find a brand. I've been using NUStevia packets forever, so I am probably immune to any taste differences. Love agave, I also love using dates when I am making "sweets"

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

 @katskrieger I need a dehydrator! Great idea. I LOVE kale chips mmm! Yes, I used agave and demerera, but have to cut out sweet lady s...

katskrieger
katskrieger

 @RebeccaTodd Unfortunately not. I keep meaning to start an herb garden. We are doing more and more vegan. I am a cheese hound, but not got the "Uncheese cookbook" - really excited to try it. Lots of recipes of all sorts of different cheez's from cheddar to mozzarella to feta. YAY!

 

We do have a dehydrator and make yummies in there. Kale chips that taste like cool ranch doritos - yes please! Raw brownies made with dates. More!

 

Sugar is actually harder than wheat. But you will feel so much better once you do it. 

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