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Am I Important? Finding Balance in Influence Score

By: Guest | September 6, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Tammy Kahn Fennell. Social media has given rise to an entire new level of narcissism. We all want to be heard, and to be respected. Twenty years ago I bet you never thought that taking a stroll in the countryside or eating at a restaurant would be worthy of broadcasting out to your friends, family, and business contacts, but here [&hellip... Read More
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A Gigantic Hole In the Online World

By: Gini Dietrich | September 5, 2011 | 
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I didn’t know Trey Pennington, like many of you knew him. Sure, I knew him online and we chatted on Twitter. I also ran into him a couple of times on the speaking circuit. But I didn’t have the same experiences like Mark Schaefer and Olivier Blanchard. I can’t even say I’ve dealt with depression like Geoff Livingston and Bridget Pilloud. But I watched Trey, from [&hellip... Read More
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The Best Blogging Platform and Plugins

By: Gini Dietrich | September 1, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap!). Jeremy Whittaker, my Utah turned Germany friend, asks, “Could you give a rundown of the the best technologies for a corporate blog? I’m looking for the best platforms and plugins that make a blog rock.” Sure, Jeremy! This is a question we get a lot so I have a handy dandy list already created. The video has [&hellip... Read More
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5 Reasons I Should Get More Comments than Gini Dietrich

By: Guest | August 31, 2011 | 
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Today’s Coup de Blog is written by Michael Schechter . Every day, Gini Dietrich leads you to believe that she is kind enough to provide others an opportunity to give their voice on this blog; to share in her audience. This is a flat out lie. Having been a long time reader of Spin Sucks, there is one clear and, frankly, sinister intent for Gini’s so-called [&hellip... Read More
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Use the Tool, Don’t Be a Tool

By: Guest | August 30, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Shad Boots. Unpopular wars, untrusted government, and unemployment levels are high due to recession. Then there’s the increased gas prices, the “me” mindset, terrorist attacks, and governments in foreign lands being usurped. A lot to be negative, uncertain, or otherwise overwhelmed over, but there are some positives. Technology has advanced: A supercomputer, e-commerce, and email have all been invented to [&hellip... Read More
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Using LinkedIn to Prospect

By: Gini Dietrich | August 30, 2011 | 
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When I speak to CEO groups, the first thing I ask the audience is what they want to learn during our three hours together. More often than not, they want to know how to use LinkedIn for prospecting. It’s so simple, it’s a wonder hardly anyone uses it. If you love to make cold calls, you’re sick in the head and there is no need for [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Mourning, Whining, and Rolling

By: Gini Dietrich | August 26, 2011 | 
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What a crazy week! First there is an earthquake on the East Coast (I know it’s not a big deal to you West Coasters, but those buildings can’t withstand that kind of shaking). Then Steve Jobs resigned (which makes me really sad because I think we’ll soon hear of his death). What’s going to be the third big piece of news this week? I hope it’s [&hellip... Read More
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Two Ways Charities Use Social Games Successfully

By: Guest | August 25, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Yasin Akgun. Traditional marketing methods of charities have, for a long time, been offline based activities. For instance, door to door sales, leafleting, street vendors, and tele-sales. Of course, we’ve all seen this changing as more and more charities turn to digital marketing strategies to raise awareness and increase profitability. In the U.K., the BBC published a report showing that millions of [&hellip... Read More