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Gini Dietrich

The Oct. 16 #FollowFriday

By: Gini Dietrich | October 16, 2009 | 
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It’s #FollowFriday time! Here are seven new people to follow this week, along with past week’s at the end of the post.

@Robert_Saric One of the first things that drew me to Robert was his bio reads “future NY Times best selling author.” I love that – his goal is there for everyone to see, which means he’ll reach it! Take a gander through his Web site and you’ll see he has the PERFECT attitude for social networking. He joins my Canada contingent. I really think @MartinWaxman is right. I should receive honorary citizenship.

@pateast I met Pat on Twitter and IRL yesterday when I spoke to his Vistage group. He owns a company that does SEO and pay-per-click. If you want to learn how online marketing is done really well, check out Pat and Hannapin.

@ItStartsWithUs I don’t remember how I met Nate, but I do know I got to know him because he comments brilliantly on our blog, and he challenged me to read my first Stephen King novel. But, in return, he has to read Ayn Rand. Check out what he’s doing – he’s a big believer in paying it forward and being good people. He’s very inspirational and worth a follow.

@bneale Bryan is another Vistage member I met yesterday who has it together. He is partner at Caskey, Inc., a sales organization. He has created “The Advanced Selling” podcast for sales teams, which is very effective. If you’re in sales, you must check it out.

@RyanKnapp I initially connected with Ryan because he’s a cyclist! He’s been posting his stats for us to see and we’re trying to talk him into riding cross-country with us next year. He got married last Saturday so wish him a big congratulations!

@KaseyCrabtree I connected with Kasey because her dad is a Vistage Chair and she was looking for some input from members that she could feed him. Since then I’ve learned she is a social media whiz who wants to put her skills to work. Plus she’s a DJ so now you can say you know someone famous!

@pamelalbales I met Pam yesterday at the Vistage meeting, too. One of her first comments to me was that social media “isn’t instinctive.” But, by the time I got back to Chicago last night, she was not only on Twitter, she was connecting and engaging with people she follows. In, literally, less than three hours. Impressive! I’ve created yet one more addict.

Past #FollowFriday recommendations:

Oct. 2

Sept. 25

Sept. 4

August 28

August 21

August 7

July 24

July 17

July 10

July 3 (which is a culmination of the previous five weeks)

For an easy way to follow everyone here, plus those on earlier lists, you can copy and paste the Twitter handles into NinjaFollow.

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

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Joe Heidler
Joe Heidler

It sure is easy to make some great friends through Vistage! Thanks Gini, for introducing some new friends.

Troy Newhouse
Troy Newhouse

I connected with Kasey a couple of weeks ago and have been chatting quite a bit lately.
Love her radio show on Saturday mornings, my kind of music. She is fun to listen to and very into everything she talks about.