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Eight Digital Marketing Trends

By: Gini Dietrich | August 22, 2012 | 
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One more day of vacation! I thought we could take a look at our predictions for 2012 trends – now that we’re nearly 3/4 of the way through the year – and see how we did! Following is a list of of trends we predicted for 2012 last November. Of particular interest is the second one, seeing as I just blogged more about it last week. [&hellip... Read More
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50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock

By: Gini Dietrich | August 20, 2012 | 
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I’m taking a few days of vacation time (before Patti Knight kills me) so we went through the 2010 most popular blog posts and updated a couple to run here again. Enjoy! It’s interesting to go back and look at both what I was reading two years ago and where I was getting blogging ideas. This blog post idea was shamelessly stolen from Jeff Bullas and “30 Tips To [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: The Chatroulette Version of Call Me, Maybe?

By: Gini Dietrich | August 17, 2012 | 
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A long, long time ago, when I switched my Twitter handle from BearsFan07 to ginidietrich, I met a handful of people who’ve become in real life friends. One of those people is Justin Brackett. Justin celebrated a birthday yesterday so I thought to honor him I would show you what he did last week and posted to Facebook (which was then shared and reshared and reshared). [&hellip... Read More
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What Social TV Means for Marketers

By: Gini Dietrich | August 16, 2012 | 
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Last week, I was invited to speak on a panel at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communicators conference. All in, there were about 1,000 journalism professors in Chicago for the annual conference, here to learn about new technologies, how business will affect their student’s future careers, and ethics in new media. There were five of us on the panel, and we each had [&hellip... Read More
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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 [&hellip... Read More
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Three Critical Traits Of a Social Media Grown-Up

By: Guest | August 13, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Mark Story. Cathryn Sloane’s article “Why Every Social Media Manager Should Be Under 25” caused a bit of firestorm last month. The debate surrounds how experienced – and old – someone should be to succeed as a social media practitioner. I weighed in, as did the Huffington Post. and most people took Cathryn to task for suggesting young people “get” social [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Monkeys, Seals, Apologies, and Tight Pants

By: Gini Dietrich | August 10, 2012 | 
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Many of you know I LOVE MONKEYS (cough, Jason Konopinski, cough) and you may have already seen this image floating around Facebook, but I just had to share it here…as a special addition to Gin and Topics. Every time I see this posted on another person’s Facebook page, I squeal. I mean, look at him! Cutest. Thing. Ever. It makes me want one! I wonder if [&hellip... Read More
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Eight Common Blogging Mistakes

By: Gini Dietrich | August 9, 2012 | 
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When we started Spin Sucks nearly six years ago (go ahead and look at the very first post; it’s TERRIBLE), we thought we were pretty darn clever. Not only was the spinsucks.com URL available, but we had a fun little acronym: FADS – the Fight Against Destructive Spin. We created an editorial calendar and everyone was responsible for blogging, from the interns on up through me. [&hellip... Read More