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#FollowFriday: Lindsay Bell

By: Gini Dietrich | September 14, 2012 | 
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Alright. I know Lindsay Bell got a #FollowFriday last October, but there is a very good reason for the repeat.

She is joining our team!

For a couple of years now, we’ve been trying to find a way to work together. You see, not only do I think she’s hilarious, I find her writing extremely compelling and very engaging.

Sadly, the reason we have finally been able to make it work is because Lisa Gerber is leaving us. Lindsay is stepping into her spot to manage the guest bloggers here, create content we can sell (like the webinar we’re having next Thursday about Google analytics), and (finally) launch Spin Sucks Pro.

Lindsay spent most of her career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and most recently was in charge of content at Radian6 and then Jugnoo. When she started at Jugnoo, I figured if we couldn’t hire Lindsay directly, the next best thing was to have her as a client!

But now she’s working with us and that means you’ll have LOTS of interaction with her.

Some things you need to know about her:

  • She pretends she’s a tough maritimer, but really is one of the kindest and most considerate people I know
  • She has a 13-year-old son
  • She has super bad allergies, which makes her fit in really well with the rest of us here
  • She loves beer like I love wine
  • She is very smart and extremely witty
  • She doesn’t “do” office politics (it’s a good thing; I dont either) and she doesn’t do windows
  • She lives in Toronto so we really are doing this whole global, virtual thing
  • She has a great sense of humor
  • She smokes and the only reason I’m saying this is because I’ve been trying to guilt her into quitting for years so now you can help me with that goal!

So if you don’t already know Lindsay, please welcome her into the Spin Sucks fray. And, if you do know her, please comment below on what you love about her so others get to know her a little bit better.

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.

251 comments
CatNickery
CatNickery

@belllindsay Loved the announcement! That's how every new hire should be announced :) Didn't realize you already started! :D how's it going?

janbeery
janbeery

Gini,

Welcome to international! Everything happens for a reason, enjoy the blessing of getting to work with Lindsay. Welcome to Gini's team, Lindsay! Have fun!

Lisa, I'm sure you will be missed. I just know, you are going on to great blessings for you too! 

 

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

Just catching up on my weekend blogs, so I am just seeing this now!  Woohoo HUGE congrats to Lindsay! What a great addition to the Arment-Dietrich team! I can't wait to see what sort of amazeballs mischief you two will concoct together. Exciting day for you both!

lauraclick
lauraclick

Congrats and nice to meet you, Lindsay! I look forward to getting to know you. :)

 

But, I am sad to see @lisagerber go! I wish you the best, Lisa! 

JulieTyios
JulieTyios

Wahoo, congratulations Lindsay!! Well deserved, and what an amazing team you guys will be. ROCK!! :)

Nikki Little
Nikki Little

Congrats and welcome, Lindsay! 

 

Lisa, best of luck on your future endeavors! It was great working with you on guest posts. 

bdorman264
bdorman264

Office politics? Can you really have 'office politics' with a virtual office? Social can be snarky, so I suppose so, huh?

 

I'm certainly sorry to hear that Lisa is leaving but Lindsay will be a great addition and fit in very well. I know her just enough to have picked up on her sense of humor; I look forward to seeing her around. 

 

So if you do another #FF for @HowieG are you going to hire him too?

 

Congrats Lindsay, cool beans indeed. 

belllindsay
belllindsay

@Frank_Strong Ha! Thanks Frank, appreciate you sharing my fab news! :) @SpinSucks

belllindsay
belllindsay

@sydcon_mktg Cheers, and thanks for the share! :) It's been a wild week!

macoup63
macoup63

@belllindsay Congratulations on your job!!

LiveRob
LiveRob

@belllindsay Congrats Lindsay! Good things come... and are best celebrated with a #FF beer!

belllindsay
belllindsay

@CatNickery Yeah, pretty cool, I must say! Things are going great, just getting comfy with different platforms, etc.. Thanks!

belllindsay
belllindsay

 @RebeccaTodd  I will leave all the mischief making to 'da boss! LOL Couldn't be happier Rebecca, feel very lucky. :D xox

Lisa Gerber
Lisa Gerber

 @lauraclick  @lisagerber Thanks, Laura!! Change is good. :) Lindsay will do some great things here, and I'm excited for the next adventure. 

belllindsay
belllindsay

 @JulieTyios Thanks Julie!! I'll be learning lots from this group of smarty-pants, that's for sure! :D xox

Lisa Gerber
Lisa Gerber

 @Nikki Little It was always great to work with you, Nikki. and I won't be far. :) I'll still bump into you 'round here!

belllindsay
belllindsay

 @bdorman264  @HowieG Thanks Bill!  And trust me, some of the worst office politics I've ever experienced has been virtual. ;) 

belllindsay
belllindsay

@JohnMcCauley Thanks John, it's my dream to work with Gini and her team. I'm really happy. ;)

sydcon_mktg
sydcon_mktg

@belllindsay My pleasure! I was a bit late to see the announcement due to my insane day! Does this mean you might come visit us in Chicago?

belllindsay
belllindsay

 @sydcon_mktg Thanks Jennifer! I'm thrilled to be a part of it - mondo brain power on that team, needless to say! I hope my general dorky nature doesn't drive everyone crazy! LMAO!! Cheers! :) 

belllindsay
belllindsay

@macoup63 Thanks Mary - great new picture BTW!! :)

belllindsay
belllindsay

@LiveRob Cheers Rob, having a vodka (or two) tonight! LOL Beer tomorrow! :D Everything happens for a reason, right? :)

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

 @belllindsay Ahh I don't believe in luck! I believe in people being rewarded for their hard work and thoughtful soul. So I find this to be very deserved rather than in any way tied to chance. Don't be so humble- you kick ass lady! xxoo

belllindsay
belllindsay

@sydcon_mktg I'm hoping too, one day! Have never been there, would love to visit! We *must* meet IRL if I ever do!

macoup63
macoup63

@belllindsay You are welcome and thank you for the compliment!

LiveRob
LiveRob

@belllindsay As a guy who is also currently "shaking the snow-globe of life" as I like to call it, I couldn't agree more!

Lisa Gerber
Lisa Gerber

 @lauraclick  You can ask! :) I am re-launching my business which I put into sleep mode for the past few years. I'll have more news in October. 

kmueller62
kmueller62

@belllindsay i'll remember that...

kmueller62
kmueller62

@belllindsay well, you could mow my lawn for me...

belllindsay
belllindsay

@kmueller62 I want to just chill today. Wanted to read my paper but it never arrived. GRRR. Might relax and read my Kobo!

kmueller62
kmueller62

@belllindsay just lovely. Thinking it might be a great day to spend some time writing on the porch. Though I do have to mow the lawn.

belllindsay
belllindsay

@kmueller62 Morning! How are you doing this fine Saturday!?

sydcon_mktg
sydcon_mktg

@belllindsay Yes we must! Or if the kiddo makes it to canada for hockey!

belllindsay
belllindsay

@LiveRob That is HUGE! But hey, I left the CBC after 20 years to jump into the great unknown, and it was the best thing I ever did. :) #doit

ebonysager
ebonysager

@LiveRob Gimme a break. I'm moving out of my comfort zone. Before now drinks outside of Leslieville or the Beaches was a big deal. ~_^

LiveRob
LiveRob

@ebonysager oh stop it. You might have to bring the tonic, but I'm sure they have plenty of vodka in Barrie.

ebonysager
ebonysager

@LiveRob @ebonycox she is alway up for an adventure. You better stock up on the V&T. Do they have that in Barrie? #PBBinB

LiveRob
LiveRob

@ebonysager You know @ebonycox is welcome in Barrie anytime! #PBBinB

LiveRob
LiveRob

@belllindsay Leaving a city I love and a job I could keep for 30 years to try something new in Barrie. #SnowGlobeShaker #MightBeCrazy

belllindsay
belllindsay

@ebonysager I love people who shake the snowglobe! @LiveRob @EbonyCox

belllindsay
belllindsay

@LiveRob Really?? You're shaking the snowglobe? More deets please! :)

ebonysager
ebonysager

@belllindsay Congratulations! @LiveRob Booooo...stop shaking my snow globe! @EbonyCox is also against this change.

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