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Off the record? Who doesn't know it means "scoop".

1 year, 1 month ago on There is No Such Thing as Off-the-Record

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I've always said you get what you pay for.

1 year, 1 month ago on FeedBlitz: Three Reasons to Choose a Paid RSS Service

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@Howie Goldfarb @PattiRoseKnight1 with a strong offensive line he doesn't have to be big :)

1 year, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Bob LeDrew

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Hello Bob nice to meet you virtually...Happy Friday!!!

1 year, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Bob LeDrew

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@ginidietrich @belllindsay @chemann1 with technology it's like you are not even gone really.

1 year, 1 month ago on Join Chuck Hemann for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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Happy Friday Tara!!!!

1 year, 2 months ago on #FollowFriday: Tara Geissinger

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@patrickreyes Did I see go Lions? GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 year, 2 months ago on How a Virtual Office Allows You to Stop and Smell the Roses

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You just gave me a flashback of the move and the movers....let me just say that boys will be boys no matter how old they are!

1 year, 2 months ago on How a Virtual Office Allows You to Stop and Smell the Roses

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Nice to meet you Clay!

1 year, 2 months ago on #FollowFriday: Clay Morgan

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For some reason I am craving pumpkin pie ;-)

1 year, 2 months ago on The Magnificent Seven: Top Lead Generation Tactics

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I am a visual person; I will give a second look to something with a cool photo. You are right visual content is key in marketing!

1 year, 2 months ago on How to Leverage Visual Content in Your Marketing Mix

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@Danny Brown @ginidietrich @PattiRoseKnight1 @bobledrew some of the music that is out there that makes millions of dollars has that word in it all the time. I for one could do without that but sadly it sells. 

1 year, 2 months ago on Paula Deen: A Lesson in Crisis Communications

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@bobledrew @PattiRoseKnight1 I agree others will suffer for this but if - and that's the operative word - a lesson is learned from this situation then I believe she can rebuild her brand. I'll be interested in seeing how it pans out....time will tell.

1 year, 2 months ago on Paula Deen: A Lesson in Crisis Communications

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I am a firm believer in - "He without sin should cast the first stone.” - media included.  That said the key take away from Gini's post for me is: "I’m sorry” works when you genuinely mean it. Not “I’m sorry, but…” Just a plain old, I’m sorry. 

I don't think Paula Dean will suffer financially like the man living under the bridge who lost his job and home but I would bet she knows what to do next time something like this happens.

If I had a penny for each time; as a communications professional; I've heard client's counseled on how to genuinely say I am sorry; I could retire.  It really is that simple.

1 year, 2 months ago on Paula Deen: A Lesson in Crisis Communications

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The photo is giving me a Catholic school flashback :)

1 year, 2 months ago on Eight Reasons Infographics Are Overrated

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At first I thought this was going to be business books - not that there is anything wrong with promoting the books written by our community but I was pleasantly surprised and look forward to getting started on these books - they sound great - all of them!

1 year, 2 months ago on The Spin Sucks Summer Reading List

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@EricaAllison @PattiRoseKnight1 I was supposed to go this weekend but there was a change in plans.  I've been to Graceland tons of times - told the boys that he was the real father (wishful thinking) LOL!

1 year, 2 months ago on It’s a Beautiful Day. Slow Down and Enjoy It.

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I love the Millennials one and that is all I will say.  I saw the little boy not wanting to eat before so didn't do that one because it even made his mom cry at the end.

1 year, 2 months ago on Gin and Topics: Prancercise Lady and Baseball Players Called Bowlers

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Entering our time is how we get paid and also to put up a red flag when a client is being over serviced. It is tedious but critical to our business.

1 year, 3 months ago on The Importance of Tracking Time and Other PR Firm Essentials

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A pleasure to meet you Rob!

1 year, 3 months ago on #FollowFriday: Rob Biesenbach

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#5 is my favorite. 

1 year, 3 months ago on Vote for the Spin Sucks Subtitle

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It is so crucial to respond and engage with your community or they won't be around for long.

1 year, 3 months ago on Nine Reasons Fans Don’t “Like” Your Status Updates

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Of all the people I've met in my career you are hands down the one who hates mico-managing. You know it was hard for me at first to feel empowered at times to make a decision vs. waiting for you. I'm getting better about it but it took a bit of time.

1 year, 3 months ago on What PR Firms are Missing: Ideas

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My boys are 31, 26 and 18 so I can really relate to your post.  i say slow down so you can smell the flowers sometimes.

1 year, 3 months ago on It’s a Beautiful Day. Slow Down and Enjoy It.

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Eden is a blogger and a foodie - not surprising Gini took an instant liking to her.  Nice to meet you virtually Eden.

1 year, 3 months ago on #FollowFriday: Eden Spodek

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Question - how many times have you said this not only on the blog but to companies? A million? 

1 year, 3 months ago on Fifteen Reasons Digital Marketing Works for Us…and Not For You

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@Word Ninja @PattiRoseKnight1 I completely agree. It took some time to find the balance but I think we're there. At first everyone would send Gini "quick" emails and if you think about it 10 quick emails from 5 people is 50 quick emails and when it was brought up in a staff meeting we brainstormed and it was decided we would do "end of day" emails and keep a running list of action items for the day and send at the end of the day. Of course there will always be the exceptions that need immediate attention but for the most part we've learned to use email effectively and respect the time of others.

1 year, 3 months ago on The PR Firm of the Future

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@ginidietrich @PattiRoseKnight1 by resist I meant that I was worried I wouldn't be able to do my job successfully because I've been used to working face-to-face with my bosses historically for decisions, signatures, etc.  The weekly 121s work well for me - I get the bulk of my needed decisions on a Monday and have the rest of the week to get it done. And the end of day way we communicate soothes my organized OCD quite well.  Most important (to me) is there money saved not having to commute. That is a huge savings.

1 year, 3 months ago on The PR Firm of the Future

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@ginidietrich @PattiRoseKnight1 Hey I'm on my way out anyway so the majority rules.

1 year, 3 months ago on The Client Service Issue in a Virtual Workplace

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Flexibility is important but so are benefits to me....and more important as long as we're in the business of client service we must work when the client needs us...it's a 24/7 job but it is possible to train clients to not call on a Sunday unless it's a crisis...like maybe the hourly rate doubles on weekends...that may make them think twice about calling if it's not an urgent issue and if it is an urgent issue they will pay double.

1 year, 3 months ago on The Client Service Issue in a Virtual Workplace

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#9 is my favorite.

1 year, 3 months ago on Scale-Up Entrepreneur: Do You Have What it Takes?

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@bowden2bowden no problem

1 year, 3 months ago on The PR Firm of the Future

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@bowden2bowden I'm a boomer too and I felt the same way but also get more done now that I work virtually. The only thing i need to work on is keeping up with professional development reading. When I commuted I would have a folder of "reading" for the ride to and from work. I think I may need to schedule reading time on my calendar like i do actual appointments because it tends to pile up and then at times it is old news by the time I get to reading about it. Other than that i love working virtually too.

1 year, 3 months ago on The PR Firm of the Future

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I would never have thought I'd be happy working from home; and I resisted more than the others and all I can say is boy was I wrong. It took some time to find that balance - which for me meant not working until 10 pm because I didn't have to commute back and forth. I am happy to say now I have found that balance that works best for me...I will work until 10 pm if necessary but it is not the norm.

1 year, 3 months ago on The PR Firm of the Future

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Look out Eminem here comes Jaden Smith.....I LOVED Fresh Prince and Carlton hasn't aged either.  Awesome and i haven't even watched the others yet.  Oh and I feel tiny compared to the fat dancing guy.

1 year, 3 months ago on Gin and Topics: Dancing, Rapping, and Prancing

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@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes @creativeoncall @biggreenpen @ginidietrich  @belllindsay @pattiknight @yvettepistorio @RebeccaTodd @Howie Goldfarb @bdorman264 @aimeelwest 

O M G - at least i know the words and i know that I sing bag so I just don't sing

1 year, 3 months ago on #FollowFriday: Paula Kiger

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Great minds think alike....green is my absolute favorite color.... I love green :) 

1 year, 3 months ago on #FollowFriday: Paula Kiger

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I am catching up on the blog posts during my week off and applaud you Yvette! You handled the situation like the true professional you are.  You did nothing wrong and in fact set an example of what others might do if they experience the same situation. You go girl!

1 year, 3 months ago on Four Tips for Dealing with a Plagiarism Accusation

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In a world of instant gratification I think the key takeaway from this blog is that it doesn't happen overnight....it takes time to grow a community; lots of time but it's worth the wait :)

1 year, 3 months ago on Building a Community: What’s the Secret Sauce?

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And don't forget sometimes free therapist (not licensed and much cheaper) LOL.

1 year, 3 months ago on What is PR? Tactics a PR Pro Will Use Today

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I have a question; what if a person opens the link and steps away; is that counted as time spent if they forget to close the link?

1 year, 3 months ago on Three Data Points to Measure Your Blog Efforts

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Happy Friday Aimee! And happy birthday! Friday birthdays continue all weekend - that's my rule anyway!

1 year, 4 months ago on #FollowFriday: Aimee West

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Once in awhile you can find that stellar future employee as an unpaid intern but it will most likely be a rare find.  I'm reminded of the saying "you get what you pay for". 

1 year, 4 months ago on Five Things You Can’t Expect from an Unpaid Intern

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The bra strap comment doesn't surprise me at all.  I blame it on Don Drapper of Mad Men.  I think the Amy's Baking Company Bakery Boutique and Bistro is a case study for all CEOs on what NOT to do....epic failure is putting it mildly.

1 year, 4 months ago on The PR Industry Does Need Better PR

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Standing behind someone in the community and doing so without making the situation worse is a tricky one. I think "he" wanted attention and sometimes giving that attention just makes "him" worse to others because it worked before.  Yvette did nothing wrong by writing about a subject she feels comfortable about and I'm pretty sure once "he" said something she offered to credit him. So, if that didn't make him happy (and I don't think it did) then his issue is something more and not something we want to try to figure out - in my opinion.

1 year, 4 months ago on A Blogging Community: Why it’s Important to Have One

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This is the best Gin and Topics so far....The Cleveland Clinic is outstanding and I LOVE the switching of key to room 808 - CLASSIC!


1 year, 4 months ago on Gin and Topics: Lip-Sync Contest and Silly Men

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