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Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Rap Songs, Royal Doctor, and Social Media

By: Gini Dietrich | January 4, 2013 | 
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Happy New Year!

Did anyone else feel like this was the longest short week of their life? One of my goals this year is to work no more than 12 hours a day and I blew that on Wednesday, my first day back. But I managed only 12 hours yesterday. Baby steps!

Hopefully your New Year’s resolutions are going better than that.

I’m sorry for those of you who missed Gin and Topics last Friday (cough, Mattie Dietrich, cough). I took a day off! But we’re back and it’s time for your weekly break from PR and marketing.

5. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. I have no words for this. It’s just plain, old awesome. Fallon and Timberlake perform snippets of rap songs through history. It’s 10 minutes, but it’s three different shows weaved together…and worth every second. Your crush on Justin Timberlake will increase after this (guys, you too). I am in love.

4. Waverley Mansion’s Call Me Maybe. I know we’ve had enough of the Call Me, Maybe? meme (even my four year old niece wanted me to sing it to her on Christmas Eve), but this is hilarious. I mean, old people lip syncing to the song? It doesn’t get better than that! Thanks to Rebecca Todd for the find!

3. Royal Family Doctor. If you missed this on SNL, it’s a must watch. It’s “instruction” to the Royal OB/GYN to the Duchess of Cambridge on how to speak to the “Royal A-hem” during examinations. When it’s explained what to do on delivery day, I laughed out loud. It’s very naughty (and kind of rude), but very, very funny! Thanks to Karyn Cooks for the find!

2. Dog Flip. You know me and animals. Anytime they do something funny, it makes me laugh. And this is no exception. This dog literally flips while he eats. Thanks to Mr. D for finding it and knowing it would make me laugh.

1. Socialnomics 2013. Alright. I lied a little bit. You don’t fully get a break from PR and marketing because this revised video from Eric Qualman and his team is a must watch. It’s updated stats on the state of social media and its use in business.

Happy weekend, everyone!

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.

35 comments
debdobson62
debdobson62

Okay, I absolutely love Jimmy Fallon/Justin Timberlake history of Rap, then laughed out loud with the elderly Call Me Maybe...brilliant commercial to be honest and then love the dog flipping while eating. 

PattiRoseKnight
PattiRoseKnight

That dog flip was just what I needed at the end of the longest, short week :)  Now I'll watch the others!

autumnmthompson
autumnmthompson

OMG! I heart Justin Timberlake!   That was awesome.  My daughter asked me to teach her how to dougie......

Hajra
Hajra

I love that puppy. I pity the royal doctor now (yes rude, yes hilarious) And why did they name the child Facebook / twitter. That's like building the foundations of a terribly troubled teenage life. Do they really want their kids to hate them?

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

Also...I LOVE Call Me, Maybe. It is a perfect little pop song. 

RebeccaTodd
RebeccaTodd

I am literally squealing in my office about this puppy. LOVE!!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @Hajra  You know you're advocating for some kid to be named Instagram.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @RebeccaTodd I love the old ladies handing the old men their phone number on pieces of paper. 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

 @rdopping Crud. You just reminded me I still have your blog post from yesterday open and haven't read it yet. Oy.

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