By Lindsay Bell

Well friends, just like that, we awoke this morning to another Christmas, come and  gone.

It amazes me every year, just how much work goes into the lead-up, and then how quickly it is over.

It’s like a wedding. All that planning. Then BOOM, you may kiss the bride.

At least with a wedding, you have a honeymoon to look forward to.

Not us. Nope. Post-Christmas, we have the long, cold, dark days of January to look forward to.

Good heavens – where did I go just there?

“Hey Lindsay, Grumpy Cat called. He wants his personality back!”

New Year’s Resolutions

While I’m clearly not a fan of the long, cold, dark winter, I am a fan of the day after Christmas. There are left overs a’plenty. There’s usually not much to do, and nowhere to be. You get to relax. And those pesky New Year’s resolutions haven’t kicked in yet! EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE!

Speaking of resolutions, I know it’s a little tacky and a lot cliched to do the “resolution” thing, but admit it. We all do it.

I’m going to make my 1,565,783rd attempt to quit smoking. And I’m going to try and start exercising more. Gini Dietrich is a tad obsessed with our company fitness statistics!

And while I joke about the Arment Dietrich UP Band competition, I do think it’s amazing, because we all sit around on our derrieres far too much.

My business resolution is to do a serious deep dive into analytics this year – and I’m hoping I can cajole that smarty-pants Andy Crestodina from Orbit Media to help me!

I would love to know what yours are. Whether personal or business related, silly or stupendous, please leave them in the comments section.

What Can We Do for You in 2014?

The next thing you can leave in the comments section is this: Some help!

We want to be the best we can be for you in 2014. In fact, we want to knock 2013 outta the park! But we can’t do it without you.

Let us know what you would like to hear more about.

  • What trends or topics are you particularly excited about for 2014?
  • What areas of PR, marketing, or communications do you want to learn more about?
  • What subject would you like to see explored in depth, through webinars, for example?
  • Is there a person you would love to see interviewed?
  • What have we been missing?
  • And how can we improve?

And on that note, I’m going to get back to my booze’y coffee and Christmas cookies.

On behalf of Gini and the entire team here at Arment Deitrich/Spin Sucks, I’d like to personally wish everyone a continued safe and festive end to your holiday season, and a safe and joyous New Year!

Lindsay Bell

Lindsay Bell is the content director at V3 Marketing, and works in Toronto. A former TV producer, she’s a strong advocate of three minutes or less of video content. She has a cool kid, a patient husband, two annoying cats, and Hank Dawge, a Vizsla/Foxhound/moose hybrid. Ok, maybe not moose.

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