Gini Dietrich

#FollowFriday: Lindsay Bell

By: Gini Dietrich | October 21, 2011 | 
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You’re in for a treat today!

Lindsay Bell is one of a kind and you’re about to learn why.

I first got to know Lindsay when she was working with Radian6. As you probably know, their community is everywhere and they do a fantastic job of spreading the word and adding value.

Lindsay is no different. She got to know me on Twitter, read the blog, and built a relationship in a way that is very human.

She is a former television producer – she worked at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation – so she’s had an entire career of building relationships with human beings. And she’s really, really good at it.

Top that with her ability to write and you have a PR professional’s dream. Heck, she’s a client’s dream.

Take, for instance, the blog post she wrote earlier this week about the things her dad says, including, “You can s**t  in one hand and wish in the other and see which one you fill first.”

We’ve talked a bit this week about storytelling and she does that brilliantly in this blog post (if you’re in need of storytelling help, read her blog!). She starts off by relaying her dad’s sayings, which are, in and of themselves, awesome. And then she goes on to applying those sayings she learned as a kid to business life. It’s a talent and one you can mirror if you read her carefully.

Hey Lindsay! They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. You don’t mind my telling people to mirror you, do you?

Lindsay is on the job hunt and is one of the best content creators I know. If you’re in need of a content creator or know someone who is, I suggest you give her a call (or tweet or Facebook message or Google+ circle or email). She knows how to determine what your audience wants and how to deliver it in the most valuable way.

And if you’re looking for someone exceptionally cool to know, check out her blog, follow her on Twitter, or circle her on Google+. YWRI.

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.

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76 responses to “#FollowFriday: Lindsay Bell”

  1. belllindsay says:

    This has made my day/week/month/year. I am beyond honoured. Thank you Gini! 🙂

  2. @Dayngr says:

    I second that! She’s brilliant and it’s been my pleasure to work with her and an honor get to know her. The company that snags her is going to be one lucky company!

  3. ginidietrich says:

    @kbloemendaal Morning sunshine!

  4. ginidietrich says:

    @kbloemendaal Morning sunshine!

  5. kbloemendaal says:

    @ginidietrich same to you!

  6. ginidietrich says:

    @DoctorJones Don’t worry…@belllindsay and I have already talked about you behind your back

  7. belllindsay says:

    @ginidietrich Shhhhhhhhh!!! 🙂 @DoctorJones

  8. belllindsay says:

    @ginidietrich Shhhhhhhhh!!! 🙂 @DoctorJones

  9. ginidietrich says:

    @belllindsay It’s my pleasure! Now you have two of us telling you about the biggest room in the house. But…you do know this means you have to hang out here all day? Wait til skypulsemedia drops by. You’re not going to accomplish much today.

  10. ginidietrich says:

    @@Dayngr Thanks for stopping by, Trish!

  11. HowieSPM says:

    @ginidietrich@belllindsay what do you mean much today. Gini go down your #FF list. You will find person after person who have hired mafia hit-poodles to track you down and piddle on your shoes for bringing me into their life. Luckily some on the list were already suffering because I found them on my own. Now poor Lindsay not only had her career peak (like mine recently) her life will never be the same.

    I am going to get my coffee and I will be back. That is a promise and a threat!

    ps. pssst! Lindsay don’t let Gini know I am sometimes a softie grats on the Follow Friday. 8)

  12. She rocks. ‘Nuff said.

  13. belllindsay says:

    @HowieSPM@ginidietrich HA! I’ll keep that between me and thee! 🙂 And thanks!

  14. C_Pappas says:

    Lindsay – Best of luck in the job hunt! The right thing will come at the right time! And you got some serious skill (from the little I saw) and you will be scooped up soon for sure!

    Gini – thanks for another great intro! I checked out her blog and it’s awesome! Just subscribed and looking forward to being a loyal reader!

  15. C_Pappas says:

    Lindsay – Best of luck in the job hunt! The right thing will come at the right time! And you got some serious skill (from the little I saw) and you will be scooped up soon for sure!

    Gini – thanks for another great intro! I checked out her blog and it’s awesome! Just subscribed and looking forward to being a loyal reader!

  16. HowieSPM says:

    @jasonkonopinski I heard Led Zeppelin playing as the background music for her Twitter page.

  17. @Dayngr says:

    @ginidietrich@dayngr

  18. HowieSPM says:

    I just realized @belllindsay is in Toronto. When I was 6 I lost my Mickey Mouse Wallet at the Toronto Zoo with 5 Canadian Dollars in it. I was hysterical. Then it happened.

    Loudspeaker: Will the owner of the Mickey Mouse Wallet please come to the lost and found.

    My parents took me there and guess what? The money was still in it. Now I grew up in NYC area. That stuff does not happen. I was blown away at the ethics people there had. Then of course they had no idea @DannyBrown was going to move there and bring his pool stealing dog. Or that satisfeye would go into cahoots with southsideadguy and start an advertising mafia.

    But back then in 1973 it was still a nice safe city with friendly people.

  19. HowieSPM says:

    @belllindsay for some reason @DannyBrown didnt show up in the ‘move there’ comment

  20. HowieSPM says:

    @belllindsay ok well it’s dannybrown who was supposed to have his name inserted in

    Then of course they had no idea Danny Brown was going to move there and bring his pool stealing dog.

  21. belllindsay says:

    @C_Pappas Thank you so much. I’m a big believer in “things happen for a reason”. Although I am now feeling like I better not suck not once not ever. Um, thanks Gini. 😉

  22. belllindsay says:

    @HowieSPMsatisfeyesouthsideadguy Today? Compton. And Rodeo Drive. All rolled into one. However, back in ’88 when I was all goth/punked out, an American guy walking ahead of me outside the Eaton Center dropped 20 bucks. I caught up with him and gave it back. He couldn’t believe A) that anyone who looked like me would do that and B) that anyone living in TO would do that. Little did he know that I am actually a Maritimer! 🙂

  23. belllindsay says:

    @HowieSPM@jasonkonopinski Oh GAWD! Anything but. Nazareth…?

  24. ginidietrich says:

    @MichaelBowers Morning!

  25. belllindsay says:

    @josiecino thanks Josie!! Xo

  26. hackmanj says:

    Woohoo, this is a new one for me. Hello Lindsay!

  27. ginidietrich says:

    @C_Pappas I love her writing! Which means you will too.

  28. ginidietrich says:

    @HowieSPM You having a Mickey Mouse wallet is a nice tidbit that I will file away for later.

  29. KDillabough says:

    @belllindsay@HowieSPMsatisfeyesouthsideadguy That’s just how we roll in T.O.:)

  30. KDillabough says:

    @belllindsay@HowieSPMsatisfeyesouthsideadguy That’s just how we roll in T.O.:)

  31. KDillabough says:

    @ginidietrich@HowieSPM Me too. Along with more +K’s for FB and figuring out how to get space daiquiris as a Klout topic, haha!

  32. AmyMccTobin says:

    See Gini, that’s why I come here every week and spend (waste:) endless hours learning about new folks and new ideas…. Always good stuff.

  33. KDillabough says:

    Great #FF @ginidietrich , and “hi” to my fellow Canadian @belllindsay . Formerly at CBC huh? My mom was GM of International Sales back in the day, my brother produced TV and radio (Gzowski’s Morningside/ Avi Lewis counterspin) and I did colour commentary at Olympic Games for CBC. Wonder if our paths ever crossed:)

    Best wishes on the job hunt: Will keep my eyes and ears peeled. And yes skypulsemedia , we Canadians do things like return wallets…even Micky Mouse ones. I wonder if I can add Micky Mouse wallets as a +K? Mwahahahaha Cheers! Kaarina

  34. ginidietrich says:

    @KDillabough We need to get scotch on your Klout list. We’re working on bacon for you right now.

  35. ginidietrich says:

    @AmyMccTobin Wait til you see the number one topic on Gin and Topics today. You’ll waste a good five minutes.

  36. belllindsay says:

    @KDillaboughskypulsemedia Good heaven’s Kaarina, were you at the 25 John Street building? What a small world. I would have worked just down the hall from your brother also. Spoooky. 😉 Oh, and I have to add, re: the Mickey Mouse wallet – I once had a bright yellow *huge* happy face watch – with a chunky brown leather strap that wouldn’t be out of place on Queen West today! I loved that watch.

  37. belllindsay says:

    @hackmanj Hi Joe, great to meet you! 🙂

  38. josiecino says:

    @belllindsay you are welcome friend 🙂

  39. TheJackB says:

    That is a great quote. I love it, sounds like something my grandfather would have said. Just good solid truth and wisdom.

  40. belllindsay says:

    @caronsue Thanks for sharing, much appreciated! #needwork 🙂

  41. belllindsay says:

    @TheJackB When my dad read the post (he’s 75) all he said was “And I thought you never listened to a *word* I said! Wrong again!!!” – hahahaha

  42. KDillabough says:

    @ginidietrich Yikes!

  43. KDillabough says:

    @belllindsayskypulsemedia Small world indeed.

  44. belllindsay says:

    @jasonkonopinski Dude. You’re the best. 🙂

  45. jasonkonopinski says:

    @belllindsay Nah. 🙂

  46. plgraham says:

    RT @ginidietrich Want to know why @belllindsay is today’s #FF? I tell you here http://t.co/Jz9Ckv0j

  47. TricmStrat says:

    @ginidietrich love the way you do #FFs!

  48. ginidietrich says:

    @TricmStrat Thanks! It’s fun to do them

  49. TricmStrat says:

    @ginidietrich I get so annoyed with ppl who just send out lists of people w/no explanation. U know they just went thru & tweeted w/no thot!

  50. TricmStrat says:

    @ginidietrich I get so annoyed with ppl who just send out lists of people w/no explanation. U know they just went thru & tweeted w/no thot!

  51. belllindsay says:

    It’s a telling comment on today’s society when @petethetapeworm gets more comments, likes and shares than I do. For shame, all of you. 😉

  52. ginidietrich says:

    @TricmStrat It drives me nuts, too. I always just ignore those tweets…even when I’m included.

  53. ginidietrich says:

    @JohnFalchetto Ha!

  54. ginidietrich says:

    @JohnFalchetto Ha!

  55. EricaAllison says:

    Yay! I just met Lindsay Bell this week (hard to believe, I know) and like her already! She said I was *nice* and that’s why she followed me. 🙂 Do me a favor…keep her in the dark a little longer.

  56. ginidietrich says:

    @belllindsay LOL! It sucks he’s more popular than all of us.

  57. ginidietrich says:

    @EricaAllison You ARE nice. There is no darkness about that.

  58. belllindsay says:

    @JohnFalchetto 🙂

  59. belllindsay says:

    @ginidietrich I hate that rat bastard. 😉

  60. belllindsay says:

    @ginidietrich I hate that rat bastard. 😉

  61. belllindsay says:

    @EricaAllison HAhaha!! I always follow my gut, and you *are* nice! 🙂

  62. belllindsay says:

    @@Dayngr Dayngr gurrrl, you are too kind! xo

  63. Brankica says:

    Lol, Jim’s grandma used to tell him the same thing about sh*tting in your hand 🙂

  64. belllindsay says:

    @Brankica Another fave of my Dad’s, along the same lines, was “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.” – Thanks dad! LOL

  65. ariherzog says:

    @CutlerDave Which evokes @belllindsay more: lovely or talented? 😉 @ginidietrich

  66. CutlerDave says:

    @ariherzog They’re equal. @belllindsay’s loveliness is derived from her immense talents for writing & engaging w/her community @ginidietrich

  67. belllindsay says:

    @CutlerDave Nice save there, Cutler! 😉 @ariherzog @ginidietrich

  68. CutlerDave says:

    @belllindsay Thnx 😉

  69. beth_warren says:

    @belllindsay i am super excited to read your blog! And no shame is a good thing! 🙂 cc @ginidietrich

  70. beth_warren says:

    Great to “meet” both of you @ginidietrich and @belllindsay ! Looking forward to reading more brilliance from both of you. 🙂

  71. LaurindaShaver says:

    @belllindsay are you going to the #XSummit?

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