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Gini Dietrich

Join Margie Clayman for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

By: Gini Dietrich | August 15, 2012 | 
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We’re going to try something new here today.

We’re going to have a live Q&A with Margie Clayman, the recent author of The ABCs of Marketing Myths.

I’ve participated in such things at Danny Brown’s blog (he’s going to be so proud I’m stealing from him again) and we did a live chat on Spin Sucks during BlogWorld in 2011.

The cool thing is that Livefyre enables all of this so big shout-out to them!

But today is a little bit different. At noon ET (that’s 11:00 CT, 10:00 MT, and 9:00 PT for those of you who can’t do time zones), Margie is going to be hanging out in the comments so you can ask her anything and everything about the book, why she put her blog on hiatus, and how much she loves me (tons). 

You can ask her why she decided to write a book using the alphabet as her guiding course. How she was able to come up with so many lies the online world tells about marketing. How her brain is able to give you marketing lessons in the form of fictional movie characters (cough, Miracle Max, cough). Or why she decided to self-publish and what that experience has been like.

In order to participate, all you have to do is:

  • Make sure you have a Livefyre account or be ready to sign in with one of your social networks. I learned last night that Livefyre works better on Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer. So keep that in mind if you’re a Firefox user.
  • Set a reminder for noon ET today.
  • Create a list of questions to ask Margie about work, life, love, and monkeys.
  • Come back here, scroll to the bottom, and write a comment in the form of a question. As soon as you hit “post comment,” Margie will see it and reply to you. You can even join the conversation around questions others are asking, if you like.

We’ll be here for an hour so you can join us the entire time or step in and out between noon and 1:00. It’s entirely up to you; just make sure you’re here before 12:59.

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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.

294 comments
GrandmaOnDeck
GrandmaOnDeck

Was unable to tune in on your interview. I really have learned a lot from your blogs over the past year. It is exciting that you have written a book and the format you followed.Always creative. You are number 1. on mt list of 25 leaders most creative.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

@Livefyre It went pretty well, don't you think?

Jeannette Baer
Jeannette Baer

Wow what a cool idea! I got the tag in twitter but did not understand the logistics of this until now that I come to the actual post. Sorry I missed the fun! Will you be holding a segment like this again?  << and I guess that becomes my question:)) 

3HatsComm
3HatsComm

Oh, sorry I missed it. Looks like y'all had fun. 

NancyD68
NancyD68

I  get to be last now! What was your defining moment as a writer or blogger? Certainly we all have those moments where we realize we need to just keep doing what we are doing no matter how hard it gets. What was that moment for you?

JeffHaws
JeffHaws

I got the last question. Clearly, this says good things about me as a person.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

Alright, kids. Thank you for participating! That was fun...and Margie killed it!

JeffHaws
JeffHaws

If you could have a beer/coffee/meal with any 3 historical figures, who would they be?

Rodriguez247
Rodriguez247

What are your thoughts on Facebook allowing brands to be able to advertise in the news feeds of Facebook users who aren’t fans of their pages.

JeffHaws
JeffHaws

How do you feel about LeBron?

meghankrane
meghankrane moderator

Do you ever make it out to San Francisco?

John_Trader1
John_Trader1

Is Gini buying you some sort of ice cream sundae or a sno-cone for doing this? Or are you getting the standard sticker and button with her picture on it?

Sean McGinnis
Sean McGinnis

You're one of the most prolific writers I know of in the blogosphere...even after putting your personal blog on hiatus. What's your method for capturing blog post ideas as they hit you. A steel trap memory or do you use some tool to capture as you go?

Latest blog post:

John_Trader1
John_Trader1

Where does your creative inspiration come from? 

rachaelseda
rachaelseda

And for fun what's your favorite dessert of all time?

rachaelseda
rachaelseda

When you hit a wall of writer's block, what helped you get back onboard?

Livefyre
Livefyre

@hup Our awesomeness always comes through when @ginidietrich and @MargieClayman create conversations with their communities

JeffHaws
JeffHaws

Have you ever been to Atlanta? Are you ever going to come and let me buy you a beer?

 

Sean McGinnis
Sean McGinnis

What's your favorite nickname for Gini Dietrich and why?

 

Latest blog post:

Rodriguez247
Rodriguez247

HAve you ever heard of Michael E. Gerber and what are your thoughts on his books?

CoreyTheInternTull
CoreyTheInternTull

Some people seem so obsessed with Facebook likes and twitter followers in the marketing campaigns.  What would you say to someone that is doing this?  Is there some validity to wanting more followers?

rachaelseda
rachaelseda

Hi Margie! What inspired you to write this book?

lauraclick
lauraclick

What?! Margie wrote a book?!? How did I miss this? And, what I neat idea!

Sean McGinnis
Sean McGinnis

Where does the white go when the snow melts?

Latest blog post:

MargieClayman
MargieClayman

thanks :) @SociallyGenius @SpinSucks @ginidietrich

ryancox
ryancox

I've gotta go eat. This was fun. So my last question is this: What kind of sandwich should I eat @margieclayman ? You pick, I'll consume. Be nice.

 

And for the record, I'll purchase a book, only if I can get a signed copy with a note to me. (I still haven't got @ginidietrich 's book because I want both of them to sign it.)

John_Trader1
John_Trader1

Do Kotler's marketing methods still matter in this day and age? I still keep a copy of his marketing textbook from my undergrad degree on my desk. Should I just torch it?

ryancox
ryancox

What is your go-to dance move?

belllindsay
belllindsay

You're very active on Facebook. Why? 

 

ryancox
ryancox

What was the name of the oldest cat to ever live? She lived to be 38.

ryancox
ryancox

What was the date for Bing's launch? (in preview)

TonyBennett
TonyBennett

There are so many great questions that I MIGHT be able to resist my urge to ask an off the wall question. I remember your post about the blogger hugsb back... I really liked it. So my question, not directly related but similar, is who are 5 people that you consider your PR/SM/Marketing Yoda(s). And you can't say Gini because we already know that she's like the coolest person in the universe(not just on earth).

Rodriguez247
Rodriguez247

Are there anymore lies that you might have left out for lack of a longer alphabet? 

debdobson62
debdobson62

What's the best thing to get tomato juice out from your shirt sleeve (knew I shouldn't eat juicy tomato on sandwich?

ryancox
ryancox

Is this the new #hashtag chat? (semi-serious question)

JeffHaws
JeffHaws

What's your favorite geeky historical reference you've made as a marketing metaphor?

 

Lisa Gerber
Lisa Gerber

Tell us about Blurb and your experience with self-publishing - did you make it within Blurb or just upload a finished file? Why did you choose that over other distribution options? 

ryancox
ryancox

If you had a community of 100K, and you needed to activate a community of marketers, what are 3 tactics you would utilize?

belllindsay
belllindsay

Ever "mythologize" something about yourself? Perhaps some family history? Or skills you have/had? 

CoreyTheInternTull
CoreyTheInternTull

As someone fairly new to the marketing environment, what advise would you give?

 

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