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SxSW: Why I’m Not There

By: Gini Dietrich | March 16, 2010 | 
I’ve had a ton of people ask me why I’m not at SxSW and, rather than repeating myself via direct message, I figure I talk about transparency all the time so I should tell you why I’m not there. I run a business. Granted, it’s a small business, but I have employees, I have payroll to cut, I have checks to sign, I have clients to [&hellip... Read More
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iPhone Apps: My Top 10 Favorites

By: Gini Dietrich | March 15, 2010 | 
When I moved from a BlackBerry to an iPhone, my life was changed. Those of you who know me well know that I wasn’t super keen on switching, mostly because I was super efficient on my BlackBerry and was afraid the learning curve on typing on the iPhone would be too much. Well, I was wrong! I’ve often joked on Facebook that I’d love to marry [&hellip... Read More
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Kevin Smith and Southwest Airlines: Crisis via Twitter

By: Gini Dietrich | March 10, 2010 | 
I  published this on Associated Content last week and thought it is a good post for Spin Sucks, as well. Enjoy! By now, everyone has heard about Kevin Smith throwing a fit, and telling his more than one and a half million Twitter followers about his experience with Southwest Airlines. Two weeks ago, the filmmaker was flying from Oakland to Burbank on Southwest Airlines. Smith is [&hellip... Read More
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HAPPO: A Few Winners

By: Gini Dietrich | March 8, 2010 | 
It’s been a couple of weeks since our launch of HAPPO (Help a PR Pro Out) and, after digging through 131 incredible blog posts we received just in Chicago, and sending them to potential employers, it’s time to draw the winners of some of the free giveaways our industry organizations have so kindly donated. Before the giveaways, though, please note that potential employers may contact you [&hellip... Read More
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Twitter Business: Case Studies for Using Twitter in B2B Companies

By: Gini Dietrich | March 4, 2010 | 
Spending as much time as I do speaking, writing, and counseling clients on the shift in how we communicate, Twitter invariably comes up at least once a day (if not more). People don’t understand why they’d want to read about what someone had for lunch. Or, sometimes, someone will tell me they HAVE to get on Twitter because it’s all everyone talks about and they need [&hellip... Read More
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Blog: Tips on How to Blog

By: Gini Dietrich | March 3, 2010 | 
I was catching up on my Google reader and subscribed blogs and came across Jeff Bullas, a blogger in Sydney. His blog,, discusses ideas and tips for better Internet marketing, including using the social networks as part of your overall strategy. The blog post that caught my eye, however, is one that has 30 tips for making your blog rock. As I started to comment, [&hellip... Read More
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Facebook: Creating a Fan Page

By: Gini Dietrich | March 1, 2010 | 
This post is guest blogged by Molli Megasko, an account executive with Arment Dietrich. Molli started her career with us and has been integral in how we’ve moved our business model in the past 18 months. She is our Facebook guru and is here to talk to you about creating a fan page, engaging with your fans, and developing creative ideas for posts and photos. Yesterday [&hellip... Read More
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The Tagline Contest Winner!

By: Gini Dietrich | March 1, 2010 | 
The tagline contest started on my personal Facebook page when one of my crazy friends suggested we have a slogan such as Arment Dietrich: Better than Sex. As you can imagine, it created a fun little conversation, which got me thinking, “What if we practiced what we preach and crowdsource a new tagline?” So we started the conversation on Facebook and then we moved it here. [&hellip... Read More
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SEO Search Engine Optimization for Blogs

By: Gini Dietrich | February 22, 2010 | 
In all of my years working with Web guys, I’ve never found someone as good at search engine optimization (SEO) as Nick Harrison at Dashal. Watching him work SEO is like watching a carefully choreographed ballet. Everything he does has a part and, when it all comes together, you suddenly own not just the first couple of listings, you own the entire first page. I asked [&hellip... Read More