Gini Dietrich

The Dec. 11 #FollowFriday Recommendations

By: Gini Dietrich | December 11, 2009 | 

It’s one of my favorite times of the week – #FollowFriday – because I can highlight a few Twitter friends for you to follow, meet, and engage with in the coming week.

@dougleavy Doug is the grand social media poopah for @westonemusic (he also manages that Twitter account so follow both). He’s a musician so it makes sense that he works for Westone. I keep asking @westonemusic to marry me and he’s playing hard to get. Have I mentioned they’re the best headphones on the market? Follow Doug, get to know him, but also ask him if his alter-ego will please marry me.

@robinwalker Robin, without fail, makes me laugh when she tweets me. Our relationship began when I said I loved East Bank Club (a country club-like fitness center in Chicago where Oprah and Obama both work out) and she asked me if I’d go there with her to audit a stretching class. That made me laugh pretty hard – who doesn’t love that kind of humor? Follow her. She’ll make you laugh. No pressure.

@CameronHerold Cameron owns a company called Back Pocket COO, which works with entrepreneurs (who have big dreams) to operationalize their businesses for better results. He, literally, is their back pocket COO. He was COO at 1800GOTJUNK when they were in hyper growth so he really knows what he’s doing. He’s Canadian (you know I love my Canadians), he’s ultra-smart, he’s down-to-earth, and he wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s a good friend and very much worth the follow.

@justinthesouth I’m re-recommending my friends and Justin is in that group. He hates it when I say this, but he truly is one of the nicest people on the face of this earth. He’s genuinely kind and, no matter what kind of day he is having, he always takes time to ask how you are and if there is anything he can to make your day better. He has big vision for stopping human trafficking and it’s going to be fun to watch him realize his dream in the next few years.

@mebplanner Teresa was one of the first people I met on Twitter and it’s been a long time since I’ve recommended people follow her. She’s an event planner and a photographer. She was out of job for a bit earlier this year and I’ve not watched anyone who is unemployed be as positive and optimistic as she was. She’s worth a follow for her glass is half full attitude, as well as links to her amazing work (no pressure…post more!).

@jelenawoehr I met Jelena in real life early this year and then started following her on Twitter. She is, by far, one of the smartest people I know. She is wise beyond her years (follow her and then tell me your guess on how old you think she is – don’t cheat!) and has a phenomenal sense of humor. Engage with her – you won’t be sorry. She is F-U-N-N-Y!

About Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. Join the Spin Sucks   community!

  • I love the thought and effort you put in to your #ff’s! So many just do long tweets of most of their friends. Good job!

  • Thank you Gini! You’re fantastic.

    And I only had to sneak Pete half a dozen cupcakes to convince him to crawl up into your brain and get you to recommend me 😉

  • Gini Dietrich

    Thanks Carla!

    Um, Jelena? Pete is missing those cupcakes. He never got them.

  • Gini,
    I couldn’t agree with you more on two of my favorites- Robin and Teresa! You are spot on with how they both are. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Robin F2F and what you see online is what you get in person. Still looking forward to meeting Teresa F2F, one of my must dos for 2010!
    I look forward to getting to know the others. Keep up the great #FollowFriday posts!

  • Gini, your #FollowFriday’s have led me to some of my favorite twitter friends. And @justinthesouth is definitely high on that list. He truly embodies what it means to be interested in others, always quick with a hello, fast to RT a link or blog post, giving giving giving. Justin is a guy with a passion for making a difference… and the smarts to pull it off. I’m so glad you’re re-recommending him. Love this!

    And I’ll be following Doug, Cameron, Jelena, Robin and Teresa. But are you implying Robin and Jelena are funnier than me? Say it ain’t so!

  • Gini Dietrich

    Oh Kat. I’m not saying they are more funny than you. You weren’t included in this batch!