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#FollowFriday: Rebecca Todd

By: Gini Dietrich | July 27, 2012 | 
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If you hang out in the comments on Spin Sucks, you likely have run into Rebecca Todd.

I finally got to meet her yesterday at SocialMix and she’s as charming and smart in person as she is online.

It’s no surprise I like to laugh and she makes me laugh. She has a great sense of humor.

One of the things I love about this blog is that, even though it’s geared toward PR and marketing professionals, it attracts people like Rebecca, who is in sales for a Canadian publishing house (yes, I love my Canadians).

Last month, I wrote about how CBS issued a fake news release (which I thought was hilarious, but many people disagreed) and a great debate opened in the comments. She and I disagreed on our feelings about it, but we had a really good debate that wasn’t full of conflict (it actually was really fun to debate her on it).

She even told me privately:

I feel the mark of an educated mind is being able to entertain other points of view without feeling pressured to change your own.

I love that. It’s something we’re missing in the world. People get so upset when you don’t agree with them and take it personally. When, in fact, we live in a world where we’re able to think on our own and create our thoughts.

But Rebecca? She encourages discourse and even makes you feel comfortable when debating her.

Everyone says the same things about her: Highly intelligent, professional, an expert, a critical thinker, curious, and a life-long learner.

She has spent her career in publishing, traveling not only the country, but also the world. She uses her travels to increase her learning and satiate her curiosity.

She’s a not-to-be-missed. You can find her on Twitter, LinkedIn, and in the comments here.

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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KenMueller
4 years 28 days ago

Yay! I love when I already know the person. Congrats, Rebecca!

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @KenMueller Except i know her in person so I win!

KenMueller
4 years 28 days ago

 @ginidietrich Psh. 

Sean McGinnis
4 years 28 days ago

 @ginidietrich  @KenMueller Always about winning with you, isn’t it… 😉

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @Sean McGinnis  @KenMueller Do you not know me?

KenMueller
4 years 28 days ago

 @ginidietrich  @Sean McGinnis You may be the winner, but Rebecca is the loser, because, well…she knows YOU in person.

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @KenMueller  @Sean McGinnis We’ll let her answer that. I think she’ll disagree.

KenMueller
4 years 28 days ago

 @ginidietrich  @Sean McGinnis publicly, yes.

TheJackB
4 years 28 days ago

 @Sean McGinnis @KenMueller Give him a break Sean, he is trying to compensate for years of rooting for the Phillies. It has to be almost as painful as rooting for the Cubs. 😉

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

@TheJackB @Sean McGinnis @KenMueller I’m a Leafs fan. Do I lose the most?

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

@KenMueller @ginidietrich @Sean McGinnis I loved meeting wee Gini! She laughed at my terrible jokes-I love that in a person!

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

@KenMueller Thanks Ken! It’s been so lovely getting to know you.

KenMueller
4 years 28 days ago

 @RebeccaTodd  @KenMueller huh. Lovely isn’t a word I hear very often…

allenmireles
4 years 28 days ago

She sounds delightful and this is a grand #FollowFriday recommendation, @ginidietrich . Finding and following after inhaling just a bit more strong coffee. 🙂

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @allenmireles Ha! I still need to find Starbucks. After I write Gin and Topics.

KDillabough
4 years 28 days ago

I love Rebecca, and got to spend the day with her yesterday at SocialMix (and I believe I spent a bit of time with that Honourary Canadian Gini too:) Rebecca is smart, fun, engaging and, in Gini’s words, not-to-be-missed. Great #FF Gini:) Luv ya Rebecca:) Cheers! Kaarina

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @KDillabough And, between the two of you, made an excellent audience for our presentation!

KDillabough
4 years 28 days ago

 @ginidietrich You need to take us on the road with you;)

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @KDillabough I seriously do!

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

@ginidietrich @KDillabough Yes! We can be groupies!

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

@KDillabough It was so lovely to spend the day with you Kaarina! I am watching the Olympic ceremonies and I am so thrilled that I spent the day with a Canadian Olympian yesterday. It has been great to connect with you here.

KDillabough
4 years 28 days ago

 @RebeccaTodd Looking forward to our continued connection:) We can compare notes on the Olympics, and I’ll look forward to your stories from down under:)

DallasK
DallasK
4 years 28 days ago

I like her because she always “likes” my facebook comments…

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @DallasK LOL!!!

DallasK
DallasK
4 years 28 days ago

 @ginidietrich It doesn’t take a whole lot to get on my good side.

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @DallasK Oh I’m very well aware. 

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

@DallasK I always “like” your thoughtful discussions on strippers and sharting.

jasonkonopinski
4 years 28 days ago

Rebecca and I have become good chums after first meeting each other here. I’m always thankful for opportunities to engage in strenuous debate without feeling belittled, attacked or intimidated, particularly when ad hominem and straw men seem to be the logical fallacies of the day ‘out there’. 

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @jasonkonopinski ME TOO!

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

@ginidietrich @jasonkonopinski Clearly, I love a good debate. I very much appreciate people who will engage with me without feeling attacked. It’s great to have met you, Jason!

keithprivette
4 years 28 days ago

I have recently become connected with RebeccaAmyTodd  on twitter and thoroughly enjoyed the connection. Good choice for #followfriday

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @keithprivette  Thank you, sir!

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

@keithprivette Thank you, Keith!

faybiz
4 years 28 days ago

Dis-course is awesome… dis teacher is too…
love these…. keep em coming Gert

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @faybiz Thanks Faybiz.

faybiz
4 years 28 days ago

 @ginidietrich I’m thinking I need a new Tweeting name…

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @faybiz Why? How would I know you?

JodiEchakowitz
JodiEchakowitz
4 years 28 days ago

Canadians (even the imports) are a good group of people. Of course, I may just be a little biased! Rebecca and I started following each other on Twitter yesterday following some #SoMix2012 tweets, and based on your recommendation, she sounds like a great person to get to know.

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @JodiEchakowitz I’m OK with the Canadian bias. I love you guys!

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

@JodiEchakowitz Thanks Jodi! Great to connect with you!

lizreusswig
4 years 28 days ago

Looking forward to the day when I meet Rebecca in person, too!

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @lizreusswig You should just travel with me.

jasonkonopinski
4 years 28 days ago

 @ginidietrich  @lizreusswig Oh dear. 

lizreusswig
4 years 28 days ago

 @ginidietrich Will carry luggage & bike helmets for wine and meeting interesting people!!  LOL  (PS – loves dogs, too!!)

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @lizreusswig DEAL!!

DallasK
DallasK
4 years 28 days ago

 @ginidietrich  @lizreusswig Gini is trolling for slaves…again.

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

@lizreusswig You too, Liz!

jennwhinnem
jennwhinnem
4 years 28 days ago

The fake news release link brings me to spinsucks.com . Can you fix? I want to read it!
 
Also hello Rebecca, very nice to meet you!

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @jennwhinnem Grrr! The WiFi in my hotel was terrible. Here you go: http://spinsucks.com/communication/cbs-issues-fake-and-totally-awesome-news-release/

jennwhinnem
jennwhinnem
4 years 28 days ago

 @ginidietrich Thank you – and sorry I missed it the first time. The idea made me giggle.

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @jennwhinnem It’s pretty funny, right? Are you back from vacation?

belllindsay
belllindsay
4 years 28 days ago

 @ginidietrich Damn Canadian internet!!!! 😉 

John_Trader1
John_Trader1
4 years 28 days ago

I’d kill to see what Rebecca’s right eye actually looks like. The windswept hair look makes her look curiously intelligent and extraordinarily wise. I enjoy reading her comments and perspectives here on the blog!

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @John_Trader1 You know what’s funny? We have a picture we took last night and my hair is covering her right eye. Hmmmm….conspiracy?

John_Trader1
John_Trader1
4 years 28 days ago

 @ginidietrich I’m starting to think that her right eye is some mystical portal to the afterlife or another dimension that only those who meet her in person are privy to. It’s frustrating.

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @John_Trader1 I think so, too, now that you mention it!

DallasK
DallasK
4 years 28 days ago

 @ginidietrich  @John_Trader1 Maybe Gini lost her right eye in a bar fight as well? (Chicago is a rough town)

barrettrossie
4 years 28 days ago

 @DallasK Just ask Chic fil A!

DallasK
DallasK
4 years 28 days ago

 @John_Trader1 Maybe she lost her right eye as the result of a bar fight in Toronto? (it’s a rough town)  

John_Trader1
John_Trader1
4 years 28 days ago

 @DallasK With all of those hockey fans milling about, I could see that. Gini has a reputation of being sort of a bad ass anyway.

DallasK
DallasK
4 years 28 days ago

 @John_Trader1 @ginidietrich She’s short and small, it’s an over compensation thing.

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @John_Trader1  @DallasK Actually, I took her eye out in a bar fight.

DallasK
DallasK
4 years 28 days ago

 @ginidietrich  @John_Trader1 You really know how to rev my engine!

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

@ginidietrich @John_Trader1 @DallasK I’m kind of like Mad Eye Moody, so it comes in and out. I usually pop it out before I start fighting. Which happens a lot, especially since I’m a Leafs fan!

TheJackB
4 years 28 days ago

 @John_Trader1 Don’t mess with the Dread Pirate Todd. You have been warned. 😉

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

@TheJackB @John_Trader1 Hah love it! Aargh!

belllindsay
belllindsay
4 years 28 days ago

 @RebeccaTodd  @TheJackB  @John_Trader1 My grandfather had a glass eye that he popped in and out. #justsayin

mediachick76
mediachick76
4 years 28 days ago

I love meeting other smart women named Rebecca. 🙂

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @mediachick76 Ha! Love it!

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

@mediachick76 Yay a fellow Bex! Great to meet you!

HowieSPM
4 years 27 days ago

 @RebeccaTodd  @mediachick76 @ginidietrich took me a minute to figure it why someone named Media loves people named Rebecca. LOL

mediachick76
mediachick76
4 years 27 days ago

@RebeccaTodd You too. Can you give me a follow? I’m having a hard time finding you for some reason

belllindsay
belllindsay
4 years 28 days ago

I met @rebeccaamy yesterday and I can assure you she has multiple eyes. Three in fact. So great meeting up in person finally!! Congrats on your Follow Friday Rebecca Amy Todd !! 😀 

ginidietrich
4 years 28 days ago

 @belllindsay  Where was the third??!

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

@ginidietrich @belllindsay She could sense it. She knows. Lovely to meet you too Lindsay and thanks for all your hard work yesterday!

belllindsay
belllindsay
4 years 28 days ago

 @RebeccaTodd  @ginidietrich  @belllindsay In her armpit. You didn’t see it!!?? Sheeesh. 😉 

HowieSPM
4 years 27 days ago

 @belllindsay  @RebeccaTodd  @ginidietrich why was everyone in Canada? Bacon convention?
 

belllindsay
belllindsay
4 years 27 days ago

 @HowieSPM  @RebeccaTodd  @ginidietrich Bacon and ‘gold-fish bowl sized’ glasses of red wine. 

KDillabough
4 years 27 days ago

 @belllindsay  @HowieSPM  @RebeccaTodd  @ginidietrich Yes!

annedreshfield
4 years 28 days ago

Rebecca is AWESOME. I always enjoy her on Twitter. How fun that you got to meet her! 

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

@annedreshfield Thanks Anne! I hope to meet you too!

barrettrossie
4 years 28 days ago

“The mark of an educated mind is being able to entertain other points of view without feeling pressured to change your own.”  
 
Very nice!

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

@barrettrossie Hah it’s a total parrot-phrase-Twain I think!

HowieSPM
4 years 27 days ago

 @RebeccaTodd  @barrettrossie there is only one way! And that is my way! hmmm I think that was George Bush? Anyhoo. Long Live Ming the Merciless ruler of all the universe!

RebeccaTodd
4 years 28 days ago

Wow Gini thank you so much! It’s been a joy getting to know you online, and a total treat meeting you in person! Your blog has introduced me to a whole world of wonderful people. It was a thrill getting to meet you and so many of your tribe yesterday. Thank you so much for these kind words! I hope your paths can cross in person again soon- I’m in Aus-come down under for a vaycay!

ginidietrich
4 years 25 days ago

 @RebeccaTodd Have a great trip. Be safe…travel calmly…and send lots of photos!

rdopping
rdopping
4 years 27 days ago

Hey. Missed the party. Rebecca, you are awesome. This is a well deserved shout out. Congrats. I loved chatting to you, Gini & Kaarina. Genuine peeps!

RebeccaTodd
4 years 27 days ago

@rdopping Thanks Ralph! It was wonderful to meet you and Janine! Hope to see you again soon.

HowieSPM
4 years 27 days ago
I remember meeting @RebeccaTodd at a Mountie’s uhmm….’convention’ yes that is what it was back in 97′ back when Mounties were still cool. It was really a big rave party..I mean convention in the Yukon back before raves…I mean conventions hit the mainstream. We hit if off discussing how lame Beck was as an artist and that Mounties rock the turn tables way better and why don’t they have hit singles? Had we known the Bieber was coming…..   Then we crossed paths in 2002 at the big anti-war with Greenland march at Polar Bear park in Ontario. She made… Read more »
KDillabough
4 years 27 days ago

 @HowieSPM  @RebeccaTodd  @ginidietrich That is top secret, and the Mounties are protecting that secret.

RebeccaTodd
4 years 27 days ago

@KDillabough @HowieSPM @ginidietrich All I can say is I blast off, err, I mean fly out Tuesday…

KDillabough
4 years 27 days ago

 @RebeccaTodd  @KDillabough  @HowieSPM  @ginidietrich We’ll miss you:)

DallasK
DallasK
4 years 27 days ago

@KDillabough @RebeccaTodd @HowieSPM @ginidietrich Im not going to miss her. She is freakin going to AUSTRALIA.

HowieSPM
4 years 27 days ago

 @DallasK  @KDillabough  @RebeccaTodd  @HowieSPM  @ginidietrich well if you are flying to Australia to help with the annual Kangaroo culling I would be concerned.

belllindsay
belllindsay
4 years 27 days ago

 @HowieSPM  @RebeccaTodd  @ginidietrich Oh, My. GOD!!!!! How does he do it, week after week. I heart you @HowieSPM 

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