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#FollowFriday: Shelly Kramer

By: Gini Dietrich | August 27, 2010 | 

I started following Shelly Kramer on Twitter, gosh, more than a year ago because she is F-U-N-N-Y! One day I get a tweet from her that says, “Do you know Mattie Dietrich?” Um, yes…she’s my sister-in-law. Mattie and Shelly’s daughter, Katherine Meyer, went to college together. And so endeared her to me forever and that is why today’s #FollowFriday is Shelly Kramer and her fabulous blog (that is part personal, part business, and part pure craziness) V3IM.

Shelly is kind of a big deal, though she’d never tell you that herself. She’s on the Forbes list of 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter, she was named a top small business mom by American Express, and the blog was named by Forbes (it looks as though she and her partner may be paying Forbes – jeez!) as a best social media blog by a woman.

Her blog is really fun because it’s not just the same social media echo chamber, but it has videos of her farmer’s market hauls, stories about her twin pre-schoolers, and marketing, social media, search, mobile and email marketing, branding, and design tips.

Check her out. You won’t regret it. I mean, how can you NOT love someone who says they love Milk Duds in their bio?

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!

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  • milk duds! YUM!

  • Truer words have rarely been written. Though I would add, that one (that be you Gini) needs only to look at the mirror to see the parallels between you and the esteemable @shellykramer.

    The two of you set a very high bar; and are extraordinary role models.

    You did leave out the part about her riding with a high-stylin posse!


    • CB,

      You’re a sweetie. And you’re right, Gini is a lovely role model. Me, I’m more like her (slightly) older, (slightly) crazy sister that they try (unsuccessfully) to keep hidden, but who routinely escapes from the lunatic asylum (where they’ve stashed me) from time to time and stirs up trouble.

      But, you’re right — I do have a tip top posse!!!

      Thank you again.


  • Shelly is all that you say — and more. Not only smart and fun, but (like you) truly engaging and with a heart of gold. Not one to put herself on a pedestal. When the sh** hit the fan for me on a personal note last year re: a family member’s health, Shelly was right there, first and foremost, offering help from 1,400 miles away. A true gem and an excellent choice to follow any day!

    • Thanks Kat. I think you’re one in a million, too. And am damn glad to know you.



  • I want to be Shelly Kramer when I grow up. 🙂

    Shelly is super smart, funny and savvy–and more! A woman to be truly respected and admired. I’d love to share a box of milk duds and coffee one day with her [You up for that Shelly?! ;-)].

    • Beth … sharing Milk Duds and coffee with you is on MY list, too!

      And we need to get you to a shrink STAT if you’re thinking that ending up like me is a good goal.

      Honey, you are the epitome of smart and savvy, and have your finger on the pulse of what’s going on in the business world today in a way that is not only admired, but also emulated by many.

      You are MY hero, and I’m older, so what I say goes.

      And thank you, again, for your kind words. Smooches to you and, as a special thank you, I’m sending the Twin Terrorists to Aunt Bethie for a week. You can pick them up at the airport on Sunday.



      • Wait! I want in on this Milk Duds/coffee party! And I’d love to have the Twin Terrorists for the weekend. Beth, pick me up at the airport on Sunday, too!

  • Oh Ginny Gin Gin …. how sweet you are. If you’re not careful, everyone will know that I regularly compensate you for saying nice things about me by regularly feeding Pete the Tapeworm really good food.

    Seriously, your kindness was a lovely way to start my day. Thank you.

    And from an early point in our “relationship” I have considered you a thought leader, trend setter and someone who really knows their stuff when it comes to the frontier that is the realm of new media. And someone who understands how important it is to the changing worlds of marketing, PR and strategic communication.

    It is my honor to call you friend. I can’t wait until we can spend time together, drinking wine, eating some amazing food (that you buy) (naturally) and making fun of one another in person. Then, you can get up and ride your bike 487 miles whilst Facebooking about it and I’ll go have some Milk Duds and think about you riding your bike.

    Thank you again for your kindness. You’re the bestest.


  • Shelly – it seems I’m not the only one who thinks you’re brilliant, funny, and the cat’s meow. Rock on, girlfriend! Rock on.