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How Long is Too Long?

By: Guest | January 20, 2011 | 
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Ingrid Abboud aka ‘Griddy‘ is a whole lot of things with a ridiculous amount of interests. Get your mind out of the gutter people! I’m talking about posts and comments. Jeez! When the fabulous Aunt Gini (editor’s note: She calls me this because of the Christmas video with my nieces and nephew) asked me to guest post on Spin Sucks, I was ecstatic. But I’ll be honest [&hellip... Read More
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Guidelines for Working with Guest Bloggers

By: Gini Dietrich | January 20, 2011 | 
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Chris-Tia Tgin Donaldson asks Gini Dietrich on the Arment Dietrich Facebook question of the week, “What are your guidelines for working with guest bloggers? Do you still invite them to write? Do they mainly approach you? Do you require exclusivity for some period of time?” What we do/require is in my answer below (or click here from your reader). What are your guidelines... Read More
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Never Dedicate a Blog Post to Disagreeing with Someone

By: Guest | January 19, 2011 | 
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Editor’s note: I (Gini) asked Martyn Chamberlin to republish a blog post he wrote last week after I wrote about Chris Brogan’s bigger ear marketing advice. I’m a big believer in listening to all sides of a debate and opening our minds because, you never know, you might change your mind. At the very least, you’ll become more wise and understanding. As humans, we love a good [&hellip... Read More
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Living with the Pregnant Widow

By: Guest | January 17, 2011 | 
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Les McKeown is president and CEO of Predictable Success and occasional champion when playing Gini Dietrich in Words with Friends. The Russian poet Alexander Herzen wrote that after a revolution we are left with “not an heir, but a pregnant widow…a long night of chaos” in which the old is gone but the new has not yet arrived. Hello, I’m your client. Nice to meet you. Um…thanks, that’s [&hellip... Read More
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Top Five Stories for Week Ending Jan. 14, 2011

By: Gini Dietrich | January 14, 2011 | 
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Before I bring you the top five stories of the week, I want to wish a happy birthday to the best mom in the entire world…MINE! Happy birthday momma! I love you tons! And, while not on the list of the stories you should read if you missed them, this morning I was listening to the recap of Ted Williams’s visit with Dr. Phil. Have you [&hellip... Read More
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How a Social Media Release Can Help Spread Your Story

By: Guest | January 10, 2011 | 
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This first ran on Dec. 29, but we’re re-running because most of us didn’t work much that week! Guest post by Andy Donovan, founder and president of Donovan Group Inc. and a proud Canadian. I consider myself a bit of a story teller. And conversely, I enjoy other story tellers. This is why, as a communicator, I enjoy what I do for my clients, as I [&hellip... Read More
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The Top Five Stories for Week Ending Jan. 7, 2011

By: Gini Dietrich | January 7, 2011 | 
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Well, I took a couple of weeks off from the top five for obvious reasons, but I’m baaaack! And a crazy week in the news it has been. Groupon is closing a $950MM round of funding (prepping for an IPO, is my guess) and Goldman Sachs invested $450MM in Facebook (prepping for an IPO to beat Groupon to the punch, is my guess). Can anyone hear [&hellip... Read More