Gini Dietrich

President Barack Obama's Inauguration

By: Gini Dietrich | January 20, 2009 | 

I’ve always wanted to be a rock star.  I mean, how cool would it be to be playing to thousands of people and hear them sing every word to all of your songs?

But today’s inauguration beats that feeling.  I’ve never experienced the excitement, passion, and belief that nearly 1.8 million people held as they watched as President Barack Obama was sworn in.

Despite the freezing temperatures, the lack of accessibility to ticket lines…even if you had tickets, the closed roads, no refreshments (except for $5 hot chocolate), and my still frozen toes, it was historic in a way that most of us probably won’t ever see in our lifetimes again.

Photos, video, and a live interview with NBC Chicago to come shortly.

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, the lead blogger at Spin Sucks, and the host of Spin Sucks the podcast. She also is co-author of Marketing in the Round, co-host of Inside PR, and co-host of The Agency Leadership podcast.