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Three Ways You Suck at Listening to Your Audience

By: Guest | April 12, 2011 | 
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Joey Strawn is a blogger, husband, and President of Empty Jar Marketing. I’m honored to be guest posting again on Spin Sucks and as soon as Gini Dietrich said we were a go, I started thinking what would be most beneficial for you. I thought to myself, “You could write about the importance of creating good content, or maybe talk about some great new tools that [&hellip... Read More
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A Review of Triberr and the Spin Sucks Analytics

By: Gini Dietrich | April 12, 2011 | 
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It’s been a month that I’ve been a member of Triberr. I’ve had lots of direct messages, emails, and Facebook messages asking what the heck it is and how I like it. So I’m here to tell you. For those of you who don’t know, or haven’t seen the shorted tribr link, Triberr is a way for you to retweet the work of bloggers you know [&hellip... Read More
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Invisible Boundaries: Expats and Social Media

By: Guest | April 11, 2011 | 
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John Falchetto, the serial entrepreneur, has worked on three continents helping other expatriate entrepreneurs to start-up, grow, and succeed in challenging environments all around the world. Having lived in repressive regimes in the Middle East for more than a decade, I am a big fan of freedom of speech. I first discovered Spin Sucks when Gini Dietrich wrote Why Brogan’s Bigger Ear marketing is wrong, and [&hellip... Read More
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PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers

By: Gini Dietrich | April 9, 2011 | 
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It has come to my attention that not every blogger knows about or uses PostRank. My mission today is to change that! You see, PostRank is one of the tools that AdAge uses to determine their Power 150. But, even if your goal isn’t to get into the top 10 (like it is ours – I’m not competitive), the information it gives you, layered on top [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Introverts, AVEs, and Coaching for Women

By: Gini Dietrich | April 8, 2011 | 
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It’s another blood boiling week for the PR industry. I realize Spin Sucks got it’s name because, well, spin sucks. But sometimes it’s exhausting having to communicate over and over and over and over and over again that publicity is not PR. Earlier this week, Matt Royse had a fantastic guest post on the seven ways social media is changing PR. In the comments, and later [&hellip... Read More
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Six Verbs You Need to Understand for the New Web

By: Gini Dietrich | April 6, 2011 | 
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Thanks to my friend John Pitocco, I ran into a pretty interesting article about the six verbs for the web, from senior Wired maverick Kevin Kelly. He discussed these verbs during his opening keynote at the Web 2.0 conference, in which he believes are the prevailing forces shaping modern web culture. They are: screening, interacting, sharing, flowing, accessing, and generating. Come again? Can you make the [&hellip... Read More
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PR’s Biggest Mistake When Working With Influencers

By: Guest | April 5, 2011 | 
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Kary Delaria is a digital PR strategist and social media research analyst for Kane Consulting, a social media firm that specializes in cross-channel integration. One of the biggest obstacles I’ve seen to social media success is that many people assume the same strategies and tactics that work well offline can be applied to this space. Most recently, this struck me with regard to influencer outreach. I [&hellip... Read More
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Building Your Online Community

By: Gini Dietrich | April 5, 2011 | 
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A few days ago, I recorded a podcast with Srinivas Rao for BlogCastFM (yet to be published). One of the questions he asked me is what new bloggers can do to find and attract readers and build community. I used Drew Odom as an example. Drew recently wrote a blog post where he used some Spin Sucks content. I received the backlink  and went over there [&hellip... Read More
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Seven Ways Social Media is Changing PR

By: Guest | April 4, 2011 | 
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Matthew Royse is the author of Knowledge Enthusiast. Social media is a game changer for public relations.  It is bringing new challenges and opportunities to the profession and to savvy pros.  I have outlined seven ways that social media is changing PR. Two-way conversation. PR pros can no longer blast out information about their brand or client and expect to succeed.  Consumers and journalists have come [&hellip... Read More