It’s one of my favorite times of the week – #FollowFriday – because I can highlight a few Twitter friends for you to follow, meet, and engage with in the coming week.

@dougleavy Doug is the grand social media poopah for @westonemusic (he also manages that Twitter account so follow both). He’s a musician so it makes sense that he works for Westone. I keep asking @westonemusic to marry me and he’s playing hard to get. Have I mentioned they’re the best headphones on the market? Follow Doug, get to know him, but also ask him if his alter-ego will please marry me.

@robinwalker Robin, without fail, makes me laugh when she tweets me. Our relationship began when I said I loved East Bank Club (a country club-like fitness center in Chicago where Oprah and Obama both work out) and she asked me if I’d go there with her to audit a stretching class. That made me laugh pretty hard – who doesn’t love that kind of humor? Follow her. She’ll make you laugh. No pressure.

@CameronHerold Cameron owns a company called Back Pocket COO, which works with entrepreneurs (who have big dreams) to operationalize their businesses for better results. He, literally, is their back pocket COO. He was COO at 1800GOTJUNK when they were in hyper growth so he really knows what he’s doing. He’s Canadian (you know I love my Canadians), he’s ultra-smart, he’s down-to-earth, and he wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s a good friend and very much worth the follow.

@justinthesouth I’m re-recommending my friends and Justin is in that group. He hates it when I say this, but he truly is one of the nicest people on the face of this earth. He’s genuinely kind and, no matter what kind of day he is having, he always takes time to ask how you are and if there is anything he can to make your day better. He has big vision for stopping human trafficking and it’s going to be fun to watch him realize his dream in the next few years.

@mebplanner Teresa was one of the first people I met on Twitter and it’s been a long time since I’ve recommended people follow her. She’s an event planner and a photographer. She was out of job for a bit earlier this year and I’ve not watched anyone who is unemployed be as positive and optimistic as she was. She’s worth a follow for her glass is half full attitude, as well as links to her amazing work (no pressure…post more!).

@jelenawoehr I met Jelena in real life early this year and then started following her on Twitter. She is, by far, one of the smartest people I know. She is wise beyond her years (follow her and then tell me your guess on how old you think she is – don’t cheat!) and has a phenomenal sense of humor. Engage with her – you won’t be sorry. She is F-U-N-N-Y!

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder, CEO, and author of Spin Sucks, host of the Spin Sucks podcast, and author of Spin Sucks (the book). She is the creator of the PESO Model and has crafted a certification for it in partnership with Syracuse University. She has run and grown an agency for the past 15 years. She is co-author of Marketing in the Round, co-host of Inside PR, and co-host of The Agency Leadership podcast.

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