Gini Dietrich

The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Ken Jacobs

By: Gini Dietrich | July 22, 2016 | 

Ken JacobsWay back in the good ol’ days, before social media existed, I met one Mr. Ken Jacobs.

If you follow me on Facebook, you already know that Ken is liking having an additional brother—a much, much, MUCH older brother.

He is one of only a handful of people who can make me laugh so hard, I have an asthma attack.

One time, he coerced my assistant into getting him on my schedule—during the work day!—and then she warned the entire office to be ready at 3 p.m. because they were going to hear me laughing so hard, it would be distracting to the rest of them.

It’s true.

He makes me laugh very, very hard.

A few years ago, he started a tradition of giving me Christmas gifts.

When he is on his way to wherever he is going to see me, he tears photos out of SkyMall…and then he presents those photos with a reason behind my having each one.

(You’ll hear more about this in the Inquisition.)

He is a very funny man and I am proud (albeit a little nervous) to introduce you to him in today’s Spin Sucks Inquisition.

The Spin Sucks Inquisition

I asked Ken the normal questions (which you can find below):

  • Tell us who you are and what you do.
  • What is the biggest mistake you’ve made in the past six months?
  • What is one of the biggest trends you’ll be using this year?
  • What is one thing about yourself that would surprise most people?
  • What is the best book you’ve read in the last six months?
  • What is your latest Netflix binge?
  • The Five Second Rule.
  • Where can people find you online?

If you can’t access the video below, you can find it by clicking here.

Where You Can Find Ken Jacobs

Now it’s your turn to get to know Ken, which you can do by stalking him online.

You can find him on:

And now the floor is yours. Say hello to Ken!

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!

  • This was interesting and all, but I really wish you had focused on Ken’s love of pranking employees, especially that junior employee who he pranked with the old pictures. Oh well. // ANOTHER NETFLIX NON-USER! (But OINTB will be my first binge too ….). And now I’m going to have tap dancing dolphins totally on my mind. Thanks for that. 🙂

    • That pranking was mentioned! I think you may need to go back and watch the entire segment again. #FunForTheEntireFamily!

    • PAULA KIGER!!!!!!!!!

  • Thanks for this, @GiniDietrich. It was great fun spending time with @LauraPetrolino!

    • Laura Petrolino

      I can’t wait to see you on Broadway with your dancing dolphin Ken! Thanks for letting us debut that exciting announcement here first!

      • I didn’t realize you were linking those two disparate thoughts together. I think perhaps, instead, we do an underwater version of “Fiddler On The Roof” at the Miami Seaquarium, with each of my five daughters played by a dolphin!

    • I don’t like you.

  • Ah, no wonder you keep disputing being 45. Ken has revealed your real age.

  • So many good shows to binge watch on Netflix, OITNB isn’t bad, but Sons of Anarchy, now there is a show.

    • I’ve heard Sons of Anarchy is great. I’ll add it to my list to watch while I’m stuck on a trainer this winter.

  • You’re Jewish? What is Netflix?…:)

    The ocean has critters in it by the way; it’s ok to like all the other parts though.

    Good to see you sir in the house of Gini; hope all is well and might take you up on that bagel one of these days. Enjoy your weekend.

    • Come visit! Asbury Park is a place of incredible awesomeness. I really didn’t know it was possible to love one’s city of residence quite this much!

  • Pleasure meeting you Ken!

    • Thanks, Bill. Your photos are wonderful!

  • May I inquire who selected the video screen shot of me above? Even though she no longer works there, I suspect it’s Lindsay Bell-Wheeler’s fault. So she must be fired. Again!

  • I wanted to share that I figured out the two roles I MUST play when the time is right for my community theater “return” (Like Norma Desmond, I hate the word “comeback”. ) It’s Fagin in “Oliver!” and Captain Andy Hawks in “Showboat.” And @lkpetrolino says I’d be ideal in both roles!