Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Limbo Skating and Unbelievably Strong Brothers

By: Gini Dietrich | March 2, 2012 | 
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It’s Friday. Which means it’s going to snow in Chicago. Right, Mother Nature?!? Do you hear me?? It’s going to snow in Chicago! Actually, I just looked at the radar and it’s all rain. It’s too warm. Booooo! We had a special day this week – it was Leap Day and one of the topics for today is based around something really cool on that day. [&hellip... Read More
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Change Your Culture to Invite Social Media Use

By: Gini Dietrich | February 27, 2012 | 
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Last week, we talked about social media use at work. I wrote it about first for my weekly column in Crain’s, the Chicago business journal because so many of the audience members when I speak are now shifting and asking, “How do I get my employees to use social media for work?” There wasn’t much direct conversation on the article, but I had a few private [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: TV for Dogs and Creepy Marketing

By: Gini Dietrich | February 24, 2012 | 
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It seems we have a trend in Chicago. Every time it has snowed this winter (this is only the fourth time), it’s on Friday. I wonder why that is? Mother Nature must be feeling generous to not make us trudge through snow all week long. Because, by Monday, it’s been gone. So here I sit, watching it snow, and hoping we get a little bit more [&hellip... Read More
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Social Media and the Solution to Your Problems

By: Guest | February 23, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Ken Mueller. My wife is trying to kill me. She just read this book, French Women Don’t Get Fat, and apparently one of the reasons French women don’t get fat is because they drink a lot of water. OK, they do a lot of other things as well, but my wife’s big takeaway was: Drink a lot of water. As [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Tweeting Beyond the Grave and Gorillas On Camera

By: Gini Dietrich | February 17, 2012 | 
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It’s Friday! I was on the plane last night and realized it was Thursday, not Wednesday like I thought. Do the weeks go by faster and faster as the year progresses? Or maybe I’m just getting old. Don’t answer that! I won’t keep you from getting to Gin and Topics. There are some good ones this week. Thanks to everyone who sends me links. Keep ‘em [&hellip... Read More
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McDonald’s May McFail, But They Still Have the Monopoly On Games

By: Guest | February 16, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Anne Weiskopf. I don’t frequent McDonald’s, or any fast food restaurant, but I am a fan of their business model. They’re a $27 billion dollar company that is not afraid to test customer engagement using social media. What’s not to like? A few weeks back Twitter was lit up like the Golden Arches themselves with headlines of a provocative nature FAIL: [&hellip... Read More
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The Trouble with PR Links

By: Guest | February 14, 2012 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by John-Henry Scherck. He apologizes today’s post isn’t very romantic, but he hopes it woos some PR hearts.  There has been a great deal of chatter in the search community about PR vs. SEO, or how PR campaigns can supplement the link building done by SEO. The idea that a PR campaign can take the place of an SEO campaign is [&hellip... Read More