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#FollowFriday: Kevin Fawley

By: Gini Dietrich | March 16, 2012 | 
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You know how you meet someone and you know you’ll be friends forever?

That’s how it was with Kevin Fawley. I mean, I already “knew” him on Twitter and Facebook, but when I met him in person last fall, I just knew BFFs.

He is the chief hustle officer (I think that’s a cool way of saying business development) for SoMeGo, a social media and community firm out of DC.

He also is the VP of marketing for the DC chapter of Social Media Club (poor soul).

That’s all fine and great, but the reason I love Kevin is because he is extremely passionate about this space, knows what he’s doing, and isn’t afraid to debate someone if he thinks they’re doing it wrong.

His blog, Fearless Hustle, is all about social media, entrepreneurship, and life.

Entrepreneurship, you ask?

You see, Kevin had his own business that didn’t make it. He’s not afraid to tell you that. And he’s also not afraid to tell you why. The lessons he learned are good for any entrepreneur, no matter which phase of business growth you’re in.

The company was Suite Diggs and it was a furniture company designed to make buying furniture easy and affordable (Suite Diggs, get it?). Ask him about it.

Personally, I don’t think it’s anything he did wrong other than, you know, starting a company in the worst economy this country has seen since the Great Depression.

While you ask him what he learned from that experience, tell him to blog more. He’s really good at it, has some very interesting insight to share, and isn’t saying the same things as everyone else.

He’s extremely intelligent, very funny, and can talk sports, social media, life, or even growing grass (which I did last summer and it was a huge test of my patience – Kevin supported me through it).

Check him out on Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, at Fearless Hustle, and on my favorite…Pinterest!

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.

50 comments
rachaelseda
rachaelseda

Just reading this now and can I say I think @KevinFawley absolutely rocks?! And now I know what has been missing in my life lately...bugging Kevin! I need to get back on that, ha!

geoffliving
geoffliving

@KevinFawley @ginidietrich Hey, Ken! hope to connect sometime soon. Cheers!

JohnFalchetto
JohnFalchetto

@ginidietrich Hello :) What is this I read PR pros aren't liars?

DoTime_WX
DoTime_WX

@ginidietrich We view you in the same manner (I do anyways) "Social Media Genius... and funny too"

Marcus_Sheridan
Marcus_Sheridan

Love it when the Virginia boys get highlighted! I've had the chance to get to know Kevin over the past couple of months and I love the guy's passion and think he's going to do some great things in this industry. Glad he made the sacred list of Spin Sucks #FF members. ;-)

 

Hope your week was a great one Gini!

 

Marcus

KevinFawley
KevinFawley

@MichaelBowers thanks so much, Mike. What's going on w/ you? Any big plans for St. Paddys Day??

TheJackB
TheJackB

Growing grass? What sort of grass are we talking about here? I never thought that I would say this but back in the day when I owned my home I spent lots of time at a nursery discussing what would be best for my yard.

 

I bet someone has a blog all about this and if they don't well opportunity is knocking.

 

Nice to meet you Kevin.

bustedjj
bustedjj

@jasonkonopinski Hey, thanks, Jay.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

@JohnFalchetto Are you just trying to get me worked up??

Lauriceodpdy
Lauriceodpdy

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MichaelBowers
MichaelBowers

@KevinFawley Nothing much planned. Working today and baseball stuff with the kids over the weekend.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @TheJackB Not THAT kind of grass. The lawn kind. I've spent a TON of time nurturing it. 

kevinfawley
kevinfawley

 @trontastic Levi, what's up man? I'd love to grab a beer sometime. We've actually got an SMCDC event coming up on Wed. You should come out! I'll hit you up on twitter so we can chat more. #DCChillin 

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kevinfawley
kevinfawley

 @KenMueller Ken, I'm making it my mission to find you every social network I can. Your name seems to pop up in my stream a lot. Glad we're finally connecting. Any big St. Paddy's Day plans?

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kevinfawley
kevinfawley

 @Anthony_Rodriguez insights, huh. That might be a little generous haha. Crazy rants is more like it. Would love to hear your thoughts about my posts. Have a great weekend, Anthony. 

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kevinfawley
kevinfawley

 @jasonkonopinski Now we're connected on FB and LinkedIn! Thanks for hitting me up, Jason. I'd be really curious to know how many other mutual friendships we share...

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DoTime_WX
DoTime_WX

@ginidietrich Lol, that's what I thought too!

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