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Gini Dietrich

#FollowFriday: Sean McGinnis

By: Gini Dietrich | April 15, 2011 | 
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If you haven’t figured it out by the title, today’s #FollowFriday is Sean McGinnis.

I did something differently this week. Because I was too lazy to shower before 7 a.m. yesterday and because Sean send me a direct message at least once a week and says, “Where’s my video?”

I figured doing his #FollowFriday via video was a great way to do it. I think he really wants a video interview for his blog, but we’ll see if this suffices…for another week.

So Gini, you ask, why is there a picture of YOU, then, on today’s blog? Well, my dear friends, you have to watch the video to find out.

And you’ll also get to meet my bike, who has been at work with me this week so I can ride when it warms up after noon. Sorry, Sean. He steals about 10 seconds of your fame.

So watch the video and then I’ll give you the stats on where to find Sean. If you can’t see the video in your reader, click here and it will magically appear.

Ah yes. Gumby. He sits on my desk with me, if only to keep me humble. I’m sure Sean will figure out a way that I’ll be thanking him for that someday.

Here is his 411:

In all seriousness, he really is one of the good guys. He’s as much fun, if not more, offline than he is online. And he’s freakishly tall. Mr. D is 6′ 3″ so I’m used to tall, but Sean has to be like 8 feet. He could play for the Bulls. Wait. They’re really good this year. Never mind.

You’ll really enjoy meeting him, following him, reading him, and getting to know him. There are no auto direct messages, no BS, and no feeling that he’s too good for anyone.

Happy Friday!

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

62 comments
bdorman264
bdorman264

You do love that snow, huh?

I like the bike shot, I used to sleep w/ my ball glove..............:)

Sean and I have just hooked up so interested to get to know him.

BTRIPP
BTRIPP

You have to admit ... that pic DOES look "Gumby-esque"!

jeanniecw
jeanniecw

I totally agree. He is the REAL DEAL.

dinodogan
dinodogan

You know..I love that Sean McGinnis...I dont even know why...I just think he's tops :-)

TheJackB
TheJackB

That is the kind of promotion that money can't buy.

ParkRidgeDDS
ParkRidgeDDS

I have to say....my favorite place to land on Fridays is right here...the dialogue is SO entertaining and crazy fun.... I may just stay here all day....who needs to work....

ParkRidgeDDS
ParkRidgeDDS

Love this video version of #FollowFriday.... you already know that you are the inspiration as to why I do my video blogs ( I am such a kiss up ;-) and I love watching yours...they are so normal and natural...as if you are talking to a person instead of the camera. And...Sean McGinnis....if Gini Dietrich loves you....I love you.... Oh and.....psssst....Gini....between you and me....you kinda DO look like Gumby in that picture.....xxxooo

tamcdonald
tamcdonald

Two of my favorite people. Gini and Sean are both are awesome. I will add that Sean is one of the most giving people I know. A true professional that knows how to laugh. I'm seeing a theme here...

danielnewmanUV
danielnewmanUV

Gini: What a great story and recommendation. Sean is a gentleman and a scholar and he is one of the good guys! I look forward to our impending coffee in a few weeks!

Sean - Bring your A game next friday. With this kind of press I'm going to have to bring you back to size a bit.

Lisa Gerber
Lisa Gerber

HAHAHA!! You DO look like Gumby in that picture! (to be clear, you do not normally look like Gumby) Hey, that Gumby has kicked me in the face! I didn't know the origin. and now I do. :)

KenMueller
KenMueller

Followed on Twitter and on his blog. Thanks for the recommendation. And I also love funny. I think funny makes the world go round. I also don't think I could ever hire someone who isn't funny, or at least doesn't have a good sense of humor.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@bdorman264 I DO love the snow! And I used to sleep with my bike in my room and Mr. D put the kibosh on it.

ParkRidgeDDS
ParkRidgeDDS

@deleted_91832_Sean McGinnis LOL ... ARTIS GILMORE!!!....Now THERE'S a blast from the past...I'm thinking most of the people commenting here weren't even twinkles in their parents eyes during HIS heyday!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@TheJackB His wife sent me a big check and asked me to be really nice to him.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@ParkRidgeDDS So funny you say that...I just finished writing Gin and Topics and I tried to keep it all funny stories. Coming in 20 minutes!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@ParkRidgeDDS Come on! You're MY friend! I take back my text from this morning. I don't like you one bit. Did you meet Sean earlier this week at #LCSN?

Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

@deleted_91832_Sean McGinnis You can write a FF for @ginidietrich in like a year then back date it just like they used to do with stock options before everyone got busted. Or looking at my calendar June 10th looks good.

BTW congrats Sean. Now that you have peaked how does it feel? Will you retire now? Or like Michael Jordan will you go to the Wizards as a free agent in hopes of still starting? Or maybe be gracious to come off the bench and ease into a coaching role? And when is your press conference? I don't want to miss it and I have to bring the car in for an oil change and go jogging later so can you please work around my schedule? Thank you.

KenMueller
KenMueller

@deleted_91832_Sean McGinnis I think you hit the nail on the head, Sean. Gini is just "good people." I've only known her an incredibly short time, and only online, but she treats people well and is incredibly genuine and personable. But I'm older than her, so if anything she'll be a little sister. Which means I can pick on her...

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@Lisa Gerber Lisa, in about 10 minutes, I'm coming to your office and kicking you in the shins. When it happens, you'll know it was for this comment.

Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

@KenMueller uhm one place you will find no humor Ken is here at SpinSucks in fact @ginidietrich as you well know by now is all business.

So now back to our discussion about whether the migratory patterns of Candian geese are something they learn or something they are born with. I presented the 1962 study from Queens College Biologist Phineas Johnson that seems to say it something they are born with. But in a follow up 1975 study from Harvard it seems they learn by following their parents on the first winter flight to Palm Beach. What are your thoughts on this?

TheJackB
TheJackB

@ginidietrich Give her my number and when I get my check I'll put together a Bollywood production that will make heads spin. ;)

ParkRidgeDDS
ParkRidgeDDS

@ginidietrich LOL....no... sadly I missed #LCSN this month and the opportunity to meet the awesome Sean...but I gotta tell you...I can't lie. I calls them as I sees them ;-) At least Gumby is cute...it could be worse...at least you don't look like Pokey! ((hugs))

KenMueller
KenMueller

@HowieG @ginidietrich I'm sorry, Howie. I stand corrected. But what I'm really interested in is...what is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

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