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Gin and Topics: Kevin Bacon and Men In Heels

By: Gini Dietrich | October 21, 2011 | 
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While I was in Florida this week, winter arrived in Chicago. In October. Global warming, my butt. It gets earlier and earlier every year…and stays later and later.

It’s all good, though. I love the colder temperatures. It means hats, scarves, sweaters, and boots.

It also means riding my bike on the trainer so if anyone has any good tips for keeping me from getting bored out of my mind for two hours while I ride in one place, I’m all ears!

You might notice the new photo on today’s post. My dear friend Annie Weiskopf asked if we could have a different gin this week and I told her if she created it, I would show it. And she did! With the help of her son, Jacob.

Thanks to Anne, we have Hendricks and topics today.

5. A Tall Tale, But True: Men In Heels. I don’t know what’s going on in the shoe industry right now, but they are all the rage. First, men are wearing heels to parties in order to “see over the cattle.” Yes, men in heels. I’m not sure why men would want to wear heels. They’re not super comfortable. And it makes a 6’2″ guy really tall. Add to that, Christian Louboutin describes why his shoes are so popular with us girls. You have to read it to believe it. All the rage. (Thanks to Deb Dobson and Jamie Sandford for their part in this topic.)

4. Moms Continue Flocking to Facebook. If you do any work with moms as a target audience, pay close attention to this study. It shows two-thirds of the nation’s moms are on Facebook. Two. Thirds.

3. Essential Apps for Start-Ups. I’d say these are essential apps for anyone. The other day, ChicagoCabbie (yes, you can tweet him and he’ll pick you up) took my credit card via Square attached to his iPad. So. Freaking. Cool. If you take credit cards, this is a great way to do it. And it emailed me my receipt so I didn’t have to worry about trying to find it at the bottom of my purse when I got home.

2. How to Grow Your Subscriber Lists. It might be because a client has asked us for new ways to grow his readership, but I thought this article was really interesting. It works for email marketing, blogging, or web traffic, in general.

1. Kevin Bacon on Footloose Anniversary. I went to a lot of effort to get you this video so you’d better watch it. It’s priceless. And please, let’s discuss the dance moves at the end. If you can call them that.

Special thanks to my dear friend Anne Weiskopf and her brilliant son, Jacob, for the new photo!

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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Kristy Stewart
4 years 6 months ago

I use Square for credit cards. I haven’t used it a whole lot yet (I’m still green as a business owner) but when I was going through the options my husband brought it up–it trumps a lot of other options I’ve seen out there.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@Kristy Stewart I think it’s pretty darn handy!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@Kristy Stewart P.S. Did you watch #1??

Kristy Stewart
4 years 6 months ago

@ginidietrich Yes, and it brought many a smile to my workday.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@Kristy Stewart LOL!

scrappy_face
scrappy_face
4 years 6 months ago

Impossible not to read a blog with this topic- Gin and Topics: Kevin Bacon and Men in Heels http://t.co/Lh2FjkxI via @ginidietrich

scrappy_face
scrappy_face
4 years 6 months ago

Impossible not to read a blog with this topic- Gin and Topics: Kevin Bacon and Men in Heels http://t.co/Lh2FjkxI via @ginidietrich

Lisa Gerber
4 years 6 months ago

Kevin! I love your dancing, but you need a new couch. seriously.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@seanb_us I’m quite proud of myself for getting Kevin Bacon on there. It took some doing

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@kimgeralds And it’s all in there!

seanb_us
seanb_us
4 years 6 months ago

@ginidietrich 😉

kimgeralds
kimgeralds
4 years 6 months ago

@ginidietrich Kevin Bacon video was just too cute. :-)

debdobson62
debdobson62
4 years 6 months ago

Okay, I so love Kevin dancing!! Made me chair dance in my office.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@kimgeralds It made me laugh!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@Lisa Gerber And what’s on the wall behind him?

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@debdobson62 Was that not hilarious?! He’s clearly lost his dancing skills in the past 27 years.

EmmaofCEM
4 years 6 months ago

Can somebody please tell me why men are wearing heels suddenly? I’m not uncomfortable with blurred gender-lines when it comes to dressing; I’m just uncomfortable with… heels. They hurt. Like hell. So why the sudden popularity (stilleto) spike?

EmmaofCEM
4 years 6 months ago

Can somebody please tell me why men are wearing heels suddenly? I’m not uncomfortable with blurred gender-lines when it comes to dressing; I’m just uncomfortable with… heels. They hurt. Like hell. So why the sudden popularity (stilleto) spike?

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@EmmaofCEM Right?! I don’t know why anyone would do that to themselves. I wear them when I’m on stage or when my pants are too long and I’m too lazy to have them hemmed. But, in general, why would you do that to yourself?!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@bethmosher Ha!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@bethmosher Ha!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@Content_Money LOL

faybiz
4 years 6 months ago

“two-thirds of all online moms” which means there are only 30 million moms online???

AnneWeiskopf
AnneWeiskopf
4 years 6 months ago

Great (and eclectic) topics this week! (I’d say more but that photo is making me THIRSTY!! :)

EricaAllison
4 years 6 months ago

Oh my. Kevin Bacon.

Can we just talk about that couch in the background? Looked like one you might find in say a Cat Lady’s home? Was that a hand towel on the back of it?

And the dancing. He’s in need of a good publicist. That is all.

AnneWeiskopf
AnneWeiskopf
4 years 6 months ago

@EricaAllison Speaking on behalf of stylish Cat Ladies – we do not condone Kevin Bacon’s couch or hand towel.

EricaAllison
4 years 6 months ago

@AnneWeiskopf You are far from the Cat Lady I’m thinking of! And by the way, LOVE Hendricks…it’s my favorite evah! Good styling of the shot, too!

AnneWeiskopf
AnneWeiskopf
4 years 6 months ago

@EricaAllison Erica, let me compliment you on your excellent taste in gin and styling. So, I just walked into my den and realized I DO HAVE THAT COUCH! (Redact previous comment.) Kids and cats. Oy.

Lisa Gerber
4 years 6 months ago

@ginidietrich oh. now i have to re-watch.

Lisa Gerber
4 years 6 months ago

@EricaAllison I totally commented on the couch!!! down there (how do you point down?) anyway, down below. Hilarious.

Lisa Gerber
4 years 6 months ago

@EricaAllison I totally commented on the couch!!! down there (how do you point down?) anyway, down below. Hilarious.

Lisa Gerber
4 years 6 months ago

@EricaAllison I totally commented on the couch!!! down there (how do you point down?) anyway, down below. Hilarious.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@EricaAllison Right?!? And the pictures on the wall?!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@AnneWeiskopf That photo is AWESOME!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@faybiz I guess that’s what it means.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@debdobson I’m quite pleased with myself for sharing that video. It wasn’t shareable.

JMattHicks
JMattHicks
4 years 6 months ago

@ginidietrich You know who you remind me of on TV?

JMattHicks
JMattHicks
4 years 6 months ago

@ginidietrich You know who you remind me of on TV?

M_Koehler
M_Koehler
4 years 6 months ago
I wore heels once. Only once. I have a ton of respect for women in heels as I thought I was going to break my damn neck in them. The heels were part of a Halloween costume just so you do not question me Gini. Hula Girl in heels and with a ukulele (complete with grass skirt and coconut shell bra). We still have pics that I’m sure Kelly will be glad to share. Anything to embarrass me. I’ve never seen this trend you speak of nor do I want anything to do with it. Those moves where schmoove. Better… Read more »
ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@M_Koehler O! M! G! I’m going to FB Kelly and ask her to bring pictures of this on NYE. That is priceless!

AbbieF
AbbieF
4 years 6 months ago

OMG — where did you get that video? I do believe those dance moves were what he did when he was trying to teach Willis how to dance. Loved that movie (and the play) so guess I’ll have to see the remake. But seriously, Kevin, what’s with the hair?.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@AbbieF Um…I didn’t get it legally. Let’s leave it at that, shall we?

EricaAllison
4 years 6 months ago

@ginidietrich It’s sad, really.

EricaAllison
4 years 6 months ago

@ginidietrich Where is Kyra?

EricaAllison
4 years 6 months ago

@ginidietrich Where is Kyra?

EricaAllison
4 years 6 months ago

@AnneWeiskopf Oy. I have ’em both, too! One cat, two kids.

EricaAllison
4 years 6 months ago

@AnneWeiskopf Oy. I have ’em both, too! One cat, two kids.

rosemaryoneill
4 years 6 months ago

@ginidietrich@EmmaofCEM OMG I thought I was the only one with the long pants I can only wear with heels because I’m too lazy to get them hemmed. We should start a support group.

Soulati | PR
4 years 6 months ago

I’d rather talk about that, ahem, couch. And, how about the skeletons in his closet? Did he put on a mask or what?

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@Soulati | PR I feel like he might have been stoned, too. Don’t you think?

Soulati | PR
4 years 6 months ago

I’d rather talk about that, ahem, couch. And, how about the skeletons in his closet? Did he put on a mask or what?

Soulati | PR
4 years 6 months ago

You get the trophy. The only one amongst the cats who mentioned the awesome data provided in this Kevin in Heels post. @faybiz

Brankica
4 years 6 months ago

I had a heart attack when I saw you were really talking about real men on real heels. Sick.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 6 months ago

@Brankica LOL!! I cannot make this stuff up!

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