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Five Ways Pie and Social Media Helped Build Community

By: Guest | October 18, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Marijean Jaggers, vice president, Standing Partnership. It may sound funny, but I have a true story of how pie and social media helped build community. I decided a couple of years ago I would master the art of pie making and therefore become the relative and friend everyone knows for making really fine pies. When I’m not baking, I work in public relations [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Eight Social Media Trends for 2011

By: Gini Dietrich | October 18, 2010 | 
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A couple of weeks ago, I promised to write about the additional social media trends I’m seeing for 2011. If you missed the first four (content, FTC rulings, net neutrality, and customer engagement) you can find that Spin Sucks post here. I’ve had a chance to review the post-it note I keep on my desk and following are four additional trends you should pay attention to [&hellip... Read More
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Top Five Stories for Week Ending Oct. 15, 2010

By: Gini Dietrich | October 15, 2010 | 
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The rumors are true … I am on vacation next week! So my dear friend, Mark Schaefer, has agreed to write next week’s top five blog post. Be nice to him…he’s doing me a HUGE favor! I am going to be checking in throughout the week and will still be posting something every day. But I can’t pre-write the top five stories so he’s going to [&hellip... Read More
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Social Media: Plan Smart. Implement Smarter.

By: Guest | October 12, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Heather Whaling, co-moderater of #pr20chat. “If you build it, they will come” may have worked for Kevin Costner in “Field of Dreams,” but it’s not a wise approach to social media (or any communication for that matter). Yet, we’ve all heard stories about companies that simply created a Twitter account or Facebook page without a plan – only to be disappointed in the [&hellip... Read More
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Do Social Media ‘Conversations’ Sell Anything?

By: Guest | October 11, 2010 | 
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Guest post by Mark Schaefer, author of {grow}. I was reading a blog post the other day and this comment captured my attention: “Content is NOT king. It is the conversation around that content that is king.” I recently wrote about how many of these conversations we THINK are occurring on the social web that are not occurring at all. A blog comment is not a [&hellip... Read More
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New Gap Logo Deserves Applause

By: Gini Dietrich | October 11, 2010 | 
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I’m strugging to understand why everyone is making such a big deal about the new Gap logo. Sure, it looks like someone without any creativity designed it, but let’s be real – so did the original logo. So why, then, is everyone all up in arms about this? A few people DM’d me on Twitter asking me my thoughts and during the weekend I read what [&hellip... Read More
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Top Five Stories for Week Ending Oct. 8, 2010

By: Gini Dietrich | October 8, 2010 | 
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We’re on day three of the Livefyre commenting system and I think I’m in love. I may want to marry it, but first I want to hear from you. Do you like it? Do you like how you can @ reply someone and bring them into the conversation? Do you like how it sends one email with a bunch of comments in it instead of 16 [&hellip... Read More
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How Much Should I Budget for Social Media?

By: Gini Dietrich | October 7, 2010 | 
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The Arment Dietrich Facebook question of the week comes from Rich Burghgraef, who asks, “How much should I budget for social media?” I think he’s asking the wrong question and I tell you why in the video (or click here if you’re in RSS and can’t see the video). Plus I talk about how much to budget for internal resources and external resources. And I talk [&hellip... Read More