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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.

95 comments
Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

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 fun of me because I asked where the Polar Bears were. Then I offended her by saying 'No wonder Greenland wants to invade Canada you have parks named after animals that don't live there!' I decided bringing up the bacon issue was not proper at this time....

 

In 2004 I woke up in an opium stupor in a little cafe in Marrakech and who do I see? @RebeccaTodd  that is who! She said she had been working with the Moroccan Freedom Movement trying to end Camel trafficking in the Maghreb. I asked if she wanted to go to a beach party in Safi the coming weekend for old time sake but she said she didn't party like she used too plus the Camels needed her.

 

Now I see she has come back to Canada and gone all professional and even knows @ginidietrich talk about another amazing reinvention. What will be next? Astronaut? Spear Fishing?

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

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!

barrettrossie
barrettrossie

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

 

Very nice!

belllindsay
belllindsay

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 !! :D 

mediachick76
mediachick76

I love meeting other smart women named Rebecca. :)

John_Trader1
John_Trader1

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!

jennwhinnem
jennwhinnem

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!

lizreusswig
lizreusswig

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

JodiEchakowitz
JodiEchakowitz

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.

Todd Lyden
Todd Lyden

Dis-course is awesome... dis teacher is too...

love these.... keep em coming Gert

jasonkonopinski
jasonkonopinski

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'. 

DallasK
DallasK

I like her because she always "likes" my facebook comments...

KDillabough
KDillabough

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

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