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Gini Dietrich

Three Apps, Social Networks, or Platforms for 2012

By: Gini Dietrich | December 22, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)!

This week I have a very special surprise for you…a guest appearance by none other than the rock hot Jayme Soulati.

She was in Chicago and I met her for lunch, with the condition that she do a video with me. We had soup, sammiches, and shared a cupcake…while flirting with the super cute waiter.

And the cute waiter is the reason we’re giddy at the beginning of the video. He charmed the pants off of Jayme (not literally) and even offered to shoot the video for us (we declined).

But, to be sure we were somewhat business-like, I asked Jayme to name three of the apps, social networks, and/or platforms she’s going to use in 2012.

Her answer (and our giddiness) is in the video below (or click here and it’ll magically appear).

This is my last video of the year (unless I convince my family to do something fun and unexpected). Next Thursday we have a special video appearance from Molli Megasko…aka Mini Gini (because of her work ethic).

Happy, happy holidays my friends (and the crazies, too)!

(And, we’re still taking Facebook questions so if you have one, head over there. We’re checking Facebook, even though it’s the holidays!)

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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Soulati | Hybrid PR
Soulati | Hybrid PR

Hi! Thought I'd try to boost the comments above 100 'cuz that's just what I like to do. New Year? No worries! I'm not changin'!

3HatsComm
3HatsComm

HOW did I miss this?! On the road for the holidays, that's how. Anyway nice to see you two together and for all the Dropbox love, I'll add a shout for Box (who just dropped the .net). FWIW.

Soulati | Hybrid PR
Soulati | Hybrid PR

P.S. Sorry, Mom! (Ahem, not really.) Uhmmm, hi? Anyone home? Nope, so I'll have a party with myself at Spin Sucks. Oh, I love my job.

Soulati | Hybrid PR
Soulati | Hybrid PR

I love it when the Ginster is traveling so I can comment more than she in her house. Heh.

Soulati | Hybrid PR
Soulati | Hybrid PR

Can I just say something? Who's gonna invent the tool to advance the video a frame or two so I don't look like such a meanie weanie? Speaking of weenies, Wiener had a baby.

Soulati | Hybrid PR
Soulati | Hybrid PR

'Cuz I'm in the video, thought I'd jump right in to every comment, especially since I'm not at a desktop and it's so much easier! XO!

Soulati | Hybrid PR
Soulati | Hybrid PR

OMG. Can you say dorquette? The one on the left. But, wow. So honored to be sitting by the effervescent (did I spell that right?) Gin Blossom who makes anyone look good. Thanks for your company; it was blue in a tremendously good way (I never tipped a waiter so much in my life).

Stay tuned over at Soulati-'TUDE! for a gift back, Gin...just came up with that brainstorm on the spot, now that I'm back from whirlwind travels.

Happiest holidays, Spin Sucks community!!! XOXO to All, and especially my Twin.

Adam | Customer Experience
Adam | Customer Experience

Pretty cool to see you two together. Next video, just remember that @soulati works blue. :)

Instagram's on my list to investigate -- along with Path, which I don't yet understand.

EricaAllison
EricaAllison

How did I miss this??? Love the two of you together...the rock hot @soulati in a Facebook Q of the week video!! How cool! I have not had the chance to dig into Instagram, but it's on my list, esp since I too have the new iPhone4S. I adore Dropbox and use it with clients when I have super large files to share or to keep up with additions to projects.

Now, about that waiter...

JGoldsborough
JGoldsborough

Good stuff @ginidietrich and @soulati . Instagram is definitely solid. Biased cause we work with them, but try @streamzoo for mobile photo sharing too.And I'll check out Dropbox.

Getting on my Soapbox for a second, I'd like to see people/brands try Facebook, Twitter and blogs in 2012. And actually understand how to use them to drive business or just use them better. So many using those three. But so many not using them well.

Cheers,

JG

TheJackB
TheJackB

Gah, more Apple Kool Aid drinking going on. Don't you remember that Harry beat Voldemort, er Jobs. The turtleneck man is gone.

Although I must confess that I put an iPad on my Chanukah list. It hasn't been delivered but we still have another nights to work with.

I haven't worked with Dropbox yet but I keep hearing good things about it. I need to look at the plans again because if I am not mistaken the "entry" level opportunity didn't provide much in the way of file size to work with. But it definitely looks cool.

Latest blog post: Suicide Isn't Funny

KevinVandever
KevinVandever

Yay! I'm already using all those things. I'm rock hot, too.

LOVE the swearing! We need to embrace it and casual attire in the business world. (That's me being controversial)

Happy Merry Greetings to Gini and all "The Crazies" out there!

Lisa Gerber
Lisa Gerber

Hi Jayme! :)

Dropbox seriously rocks. Just being able to send attachments on your phone and ipad alone has pushed me over the edge from lust to love. I'm so easy.

We were at Naha when we took that awful picture with the iPad, remember? what is the deal with that?

jennwhinnem
jennwhinnem

Okay yes I love Dropbox. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE you get it.

The only person who cusses as much as I do is Jayme. <3

Soulati | Hybrid PR
Soulati | Hybrid PR

Sorry, Friend, there's no room in that cam for 3 of us, but we're gonna have to come up with something for #SoSlam in April 'cuz the whole gang is going to be there! Time to clone you, Gin! @EricaAllison @soulati

Soulati | Hybrid PR
Soulati | Hybrid PR

All you need to do is ignite someone else to join, which I did, and they give you more space. Eazy peezie lemon squeezie. TheJack. #ThatIsAll

@TheJackB

Soulati | Hybrid PR
Soulati | Hybrid PR

Wait! Is he yakking bad about my very plaid purple wool with also very purple and mod scarf on the bench on the streets of Chicago? No #RockHot for you, Kevin...we were trendy for the 'hood and that waiter, darn it. P.S. Don't forget the boys next to us who were very interested in our conversation. @KevinVandever

Soulati | Hybrid PR
Soulati | Hybrid PR

OMG. I remember...Good think I didn't back up my iPad before I switched to IOS5, but now the pic of the boyfriend is gone too, but so is he and thus the blue-eyed waiter flirtations, but seriously that's a secret. @Lisa Gerber

Soulati | Hybrid PR
Soulati | Hybrid PR

 @ginidietrich That's a #RockHot!  Lately, I've been re-tweeting old posts from GPs I've done more than a year ago. Will do this one and see who's paying attention!  Now, How is your Dec. 27 in the afternoon? I have morning meeting in Elk Grove and then can swing over by you by 1 p.m. I think??  Missin' your ass...have a good holiday, sweet Sistah.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich moderator

@jennwhinnem I have zero problem with you cussing. Just not on the blog, which is read by my grandparents, my mom, and my nieces and nephews (who tend to watch the videos - not really read the blog posts). And my family thinks the worst thing I say is, "What the heck." (it's not)

KevinVandever
KevinVandever

@Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing No, no, no. No judgement at all. I love purple and plaid together. In fact, I'm wearing it right now. Actually my mention of casual dress attire is a reference to other dress code conversations I've had with @ginidietrich , specifically around wearing jeans while giving a presentation, but more generally around dress code in business world. Could be a topic for 2012.

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