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The Online Community Secret Sauce

By: Gini Dietrich | November 16, 2010 | 
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People ask me all the time what my secret sauce is for online community building and I always make some self-deprecating comment about how my mom pays people a lot of money to be nice to me. But I’ve really been thinking about what it is that creates such a strong sense of community and why they want to continue giving. And not just the Spin [&hellip... Read More
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Choose the Ninth Social Media Trend

By: Gini Dietrich | November 15, 2010 | 
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A few weeks ago, I blogged about the eight social media and marketing trends to pay attention to going into 2011. Since then, I’ve used those trends when I speak and they have created a great starting point for conversation with business leaders, marketers, and students. The blog post also created some really great conversation in the comments, with the addition of things such as crowdsourcing, [&hellip... Read More
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Top 5 Stories for Week Ending Nov. 12, 2010

By: Gini Dietrich | November 12, 2010 | 
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I’m just now noticing a trend in the stories I collected this week. Sixty percent of my recommendations are hysterical. Guess I was either in a really good mood this week or needed to laugh really badly. Regardless, I think you’re really going to enjoy the stories (and one video) this week. Presenting…the top five stories for week ending Nov. 12, ... Read More
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Announcing the ‘Gini Who?’ Photo Contest

By: Arment Dietrich | November 10, 2010 | 
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We’ve been talking about giving back to our Arment Dietrich community and, when we surpassed 1,000 Facebook fans, we decided to put a contest into place. And get this, first prize wins a Flip camera!  Yes folks, you heard right. Once the contest ends, you will get to vote on the top three you like best. I will choose the grand prinze winner and that person [&hellip... Read More
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Using Social Commerce

By: Gini Dietrich | November 10, 2010 | 
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Social commerce. According to Wikipedia, “Social commerce is a subset of electronic commerce that involves using social media, online media that supports social interaction and user contributions, to assist in the online buying and selling of products and services. More succinctly, social commerce is the use of social media in the context of e-commerce.” But what does that mean to you... Read More
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Holy Crap, Cooks Source!

By: Gini Dietrich | November 9, 2010 | 
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Holy crap, Cooks Source! What the heck are you thinking?! By now you’ve probably heard that the magazine is in a whole lot of hot water. Monica Gaudio wrote a piece about the origins of apple pie on a website for medieval recipes. She was alerted by a friend that the piece had run in Cooks Source with her byline (the friend just had the intention [&hellip... Read More
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Top 5 Stories for Week Ending November 5

By: Gini Dietrich | November 5, 2010 | 
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In Chicago, we were promised snow last night and we didn’t get snow! Between Utah (my home state) and Colorado already getting snow and it getting close to ski season, I’m really homesick right now (but no, mom, I’m not moving back). It’s funny how long I’ve been gone, yet my heart still longs to be in the mountains from October through March. When Project Jack [&hellip... Read More
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Can a Tweet be More Effective than a Super Bowl Ad?

By: Arment Dietrich | November 4, 2010 | 
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Ford Motor Company believes social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter can gain them greater word-of-mouth opportunities within their target audiences for less money than Super Bowl ads. “Customers are spending as much time with the mobile smart phone or online as they are watching TV now, so our advertising dollars have to flow to where the people are,” says Jim Farley, Ford’s marketing chief. [&hellip... Read More