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Social Media In Spanish and English

By: Gini Dietrich | October 28, 2010 | 
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It’s the Arment Dietrich Facebook question of the week time…and I’m not sure I have an answer! I know. That NEVER happens! I was JUST telling Justin Brackett’s four year old that I know everything, too.  But Beatriz Mena proved me wrong. She asks, “What do I do with my social media for both Spanish and English visitors?” My answer is in the video, as well [&hellip... Read More
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Moderating Blog Comments

By: Gini Dietrich | October 27, 2010 | 
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As you know, my top 10 blog posts I read on vacation on Monday included Shel Holtz’s blog about moderating comments. Then, as we were recording InsidePR yesterday, we discussed the issue again. You can read Shel’s post here and listen to the discussion with Joe Thornley here. Sneak peak: Joe and I disagree about moderating blog comments. I included Shel’s post because I think it’s [&hellip... Read More
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I’m the Smartest Person In the Room!

By: Gini Dietrich | October 26, 2010 | 
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There is something happening online that really bothers me. People are calling themselves experts, mavens, and gurus. With no real experience or case studies to back up their claims. This is not new – I noticed it was rampant a few years ago when I began participating online. But last night I was reading a list of the top 25 women who both tweet and blog [&hellip... Read More
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Is Your Brand Navigating the Social Stream Blindly?

By: Guest | October 25, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Scott Bishop, director of social influence for Bozell. Is your business out there navigating on the web and the social stream blindly? Not sure what I mean…ok, do you ever find yourself scrambling to find things to tweet about or post on Facebook that ever receive engagement back? Are your metrics increasing? And for the final gut punch…is your business’s social media activity [&hellip... Read More
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Top Five Stories for Week Ending Oct. 22, 2010

By: Guest | October 22, 2010 | 
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Our friend Mark Schaefer has agreed to look out for Top 5 Stories of the Week duties while Gini Dietrich is on vacation. Thank you very much, Mark! I have taken control of this blog. Resistance is futile. You see, Gini beat out my blog {grow} earlier this year for PR Blog of the Year. It’s payback time Dietrich. Spin Sucks is mine, all mine. Well, [&hellip... Read More
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Building a Facebook Presence

By: Gini Dietrich | October 20, 2010 | 
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A couple of months ago, we talked about the huge presence Einstein Bagels has created on Facebook and what that presence has done for their same-store sales. Let’s face it – Facebook has more than 500 million users and they’re spending 700 billion minutes every day engaging with friends, family, and the businesses they frequent. It’s time to figure out how to use the tool to [&hellip... Read More
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Make Your Message Worth Sharing

By: Guest | October 19, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Becky Johns, author of I’m Working On It. The business world is obsessed with social media. It is obsessed with “conversation” and “engagement” and other such buzzwords. Yes, the way people use the web in a social way allows better contact with customers and prospects. And, yes, it presents an opportunity to gather insightful information about consumer behavior. But despite these realities, many [&hellip... Read More
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Five Ways Pie and Social Media Helped Build Community

By: Guest | October 18, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Marijean Jaggers, vice president, Standing Partnership. It may sound funny, but I have a true story of how pie and social media helped build community. I decided a couple of years ago I would master the art of pie making and therefore become the relative and friend everyone knows for making really fine pies. When I’m not baking, I work in public relations [&hellip... Read More
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Eight Social Media Trends for 2011

By: Gini Dietrich | October 18, 2010 | 
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A couple of weeks ago, I promised to write about the additional social media trends I’m seeing for 2011. If you missed the first four (content, FTC rulings, net neutrality, and customer engagement) you can find that Spin Sucks post here. I’ve had a chance to review the post-it note I keep on my desk and following are four additional trends you should pay attention to [&hellip... Read More