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#FollowFriday: Mark Schaefer

By: Gini Dietrich | June 11, 2010 | 

Mark Schaefer photoToday’s #FollowFriday recommendation is Mark Schaefer, a marketing and communication professional who owns Schaefer Marketing Solutions in Knoxville.

I don’t remember how I “met” Mark; I think it was through my crazy friend Shelly Kramer (who, BTW, is definitely worth following on Twitter).

As an avid reader of his blog for a few months now, the value he brings me daily puts him in my top 10 list. Everything from social media and blogging to funny videos and cartoons, he also writes posts after he’s been out riding his bike, which you know I love!

Last week I was running through an airport, glanced down at my phone the moment his feed arrived, and I saw the headline, “Guy Kawasaki Is the Devil.” Of course that caught my attention, I read it and immediately tweeted it. BRILLIANT! It was very tongue-in-cheek and very funny. And his follow-up post yesterday about what happens when things go viral is very much worth the read.

So follow Mark on Twitter, subscribe to his blog, and comment on his brilliance…because he is, in fact, a genius.

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. Join the Spin Sucks   community!

  • I couldn’t agree more, Gini!

  • Absolutely! Mark’s blog is the first blog I check in the morning. He’s constantly producing quality work. What a star!

  • Gini Dietrich

    Um, Jon? It’s the SECOND blog you check in the morning. Second.

  • Great Recommendation Gini! Such good stuff.

  • Schaefer’s blog is the third blog I visit each day. First, I flip a coin to see whether I read Buscall or Dietrich first. : )

    Every day is a good day but this has been a great day with validation from your peers such as this. I also like this Follow Friday format. I will probably copy it and claim it as my own idea. Carpe postus (seize the post).

    Thank you for your kindness, support and friendship, Gini.

  • Until Jon writes a blog post about you, Mark, I WIN!

  • Brad Lovett

    Mark was the first person I met in Knoxville when I moved here. I appreciate the warm welcome. It’s unbelievable the great things I’ve learned reading his blog.

  • I couldn’t agree more with your #followfriday suggestion Gini. I already follow Mark and now I follow you too. My new motto is “never quit learning” so I like it when others lead the way and Mark’s never led me astray.

  • Gini Dietrich

    Waving hello to new friend Billy!

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