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Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?

By: Gini Dietrich | May 17, 2012 | 
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Earlier this month, there was an article in The Atlantic written about Facebook…and it’s effect on our loneliness. The article begins by telling the story of Yvette Vickers, the former Playmate and actress who was found dead in her home a year after she died. Her computer was still on and, when they checked her phone to see who she might have talked to before she died, they found [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Man Named T-Rex and Dancing Harvard Boys

By: Gini Dietrich | May 11, 2012 | 
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It’s been a crazy couple of weeks! I keynoted at Social Slam, took Mr. D to Vegas for his birthday, and co-keynoted (with Jay Baer) at Counselors Academy. And, on top of all of that, Marketing in the Round came out and, those of you who pre-ordered it began receiving it this week and sent in pictures (which we’ve posted on Pinterest). But I slept for [&hellip... Read More
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Sixteen Ways to Use Pinterest for PR

By: Gini Dietrich | May 9, 2012 | 
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Yesterday I was invited to talk Pinterest for PR at the Public Relations Association of Louisiana in New Orleans. When Abbie Fink asked me how it went, I said, “It’s really fun talking Pinterest with 30 PR girls (and three guys).” Because, as we all know, I LOVE PINTEREST! Rather than talk to the room from slides, I had written down 16 ways to use Pinterest [&hellip... Read More
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No One Cares About Your News Release

By: Gini Dietrich | May 7, 2012 | 
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A few weeks ago, a Facebook fan asked on our page, “Is it OK to post our news releases on our blog?” Dear Facebook fan, see image to the left. Just a couple of days ago, I was perusing through my personal Facebook stream and a friend of mine posted pretty much the same question. Dear Facebook friend, see image to the left. Actually, what I [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Hungry Lion, Bike Riding Dog, and Kids Singing Queen

By: Gini Dietrich | May 4, 2012 | 
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Friday, Friday, Friday! I’m off to New Orleans tomorrow for the annual Counselors Academy. Jay Baer and I are co-keynoting (the brain child of Martin Waxman), which I’m really excited about! If you’ve ever seen Jay speak, you’ll know he’s going to make me look suuuuuper good in front of my peers. We’re doing something kind of fun and different: We’re interviewing each other on stage. [&hellip... Read More
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Facebook Creates Organ Donor Update

By: Gini Dietrich | May 3, 2012 | 
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I have to admit, Facebook is doing something I can really get behind. They want to lower the number of people who die each year waiting for an organ donation. What? Facebook, the social network? Yes, indeedy. More than 114,000 people in the United States, and millions more around the globe, are waiting for a donated organ that will save their lives. Many of those people – [&hellip... Read More
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Mad Men, Pancake Syrup, and Analytics

By: Guest | May 2, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Justin Graves.  Yes, they have something in common! As anyone who watches any television at all has surely noticed, the new “Mad Men” season has finally started. It’s easy to understand the show’s appeal: It gives the viewer what appears to be an inside look at the creative muscle and oversized egos that launched advertising into the business it is [&hellip... Read More