Gini Dietrich

How to Make Your Content Go Viral

By: Gini Dietrich | February 7, 2012 | 
144
We have an internal joke when a client or prospect asks us to help them create something viral. We say, “Sure! Have two guys kick one another in the privates and it’s sure to go viral!” The fact of the matter is, you can’t MAKE anything go viral. It’s not about how many shares you can get from your friends and family. It’s about great creative, [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Is Content More Important than Conversation?

By: Guest | February 6, 2012 | 
34
Today’s guest post is written by Brian Carter.  I bet you’ve heard plenty about the importance of conversation in social media. We’ve all heard companies must engage their customers online. We’ve probably said it ourselves. But is conversation the most important thing in social media? What’s The Value of Conversation? Few will question the value of conversation. It extends customer service and makes PR more personal. [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: No Toilet Paper, Tech Terms, and Puppies

By: Gini Dietrich | February 3, 2012 | 
60
It’s a sad, sad day in Chicago. One year ago, we had so much snow the city shut down. Today? It’s in the upper 40s. Mother Nature is clearly confused. As much as I love snow, I do not want it in June. Do you hear me, Mother Nature? No snow in June! As a side note, Anne Weiskopf took the photo I use in every other Gin [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

A Little Break from PR and Marketing

By: Gini Dietrich | February 2, 2012 | 
81
It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! Except. I didn’t record a video. I’m not really sure what happened. Typically I get up long before the sun comes up. This morning, however, Mr. D’s alarm went off at 5:45 and it woke me from the dead. It means I was a little more than an hour behind. Which equates to no video. Well, [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Seven Ways to Win Big with a Contest

By: Guest | February 1, 2012 | 
35
Today’s guest post is written by Anne Weiskopf.  Shaw’s supermarkets (part of the SuperValu chain) launched a holiday giveaway in November worth more than $15 million in prizes and money saving offers across their 169 stores in five states. The concept of the “Wish Big Win Big Holiday Giveaway” is simple and compelling: Shoppers are given a number of tickets based upon their total grocery purchase spend [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

10 Content Ideas that Generate Comments and Shares

By: Gini Dietrich | February 1, 2012 | 
215
As I was trolling the web for a topic for today’s blog post, it occurred to me I haven’t covered many tips or tools lately. I hereby commit to change that. Therefore, today I have created a list of 10 types of content you can use for your blog. When you have writer’s block (cough, Lindsay Bell and Jason Konopinski, cough), you now have something to [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Don’t Be Authentic: Real Social Media Marketing Advice

By: Guest | January 31, 2012 | 
50
Today’s guest post is written by Eric Wittlake. Be Authentic. A chorus of advisors and consultants that have beaten the authentic drum in recent years. It only takes a brief look at the world around us to realize we really don’t want to see authentic in social media. What we really want is something carefully constructed, with enough personality and individuality to look real instead of [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: #McFail, Chobani, and Social Media

By: Gini Dietrich | January 27, 2012 | 
48
Well, I guess I have to do a real Gin and Topics this week that is all serious and PR/marketing focused. Why, you ask? Because NO ONE sent me funny videos this week. Here I sang your praises last week and then you let me down this week. Bah humbug. So you’re going to have to think this week. No fun for you! If you want [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Who’s the Real Loser In Social Search?

By: Arment Dietrich | January 26, 2012 | 
37
Today’s guest post (and video) is by Lisa Gerber. It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! I’m coming to you from my deck at Schweitzer Mountain outside of Sandpoint, Idaho…and I have a guest appearance I think you’ll enjoy seeing! Today’s question comes from Barry Silver. Barry is a long-time Spin Sucks reader, the inventor of the name Gin and Topics, and a good friend. [&hellip... Read More