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This may go down as the Spin Sucks post with the most cursing ever,

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Crisis Communications: What Happens When You Swear at Your Customers

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@ginidietrich @JayDolan Sure. Let me know where to send the invoice. :-)

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Content Creation without Ever Writing a Word

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This is too much text. Can you make it more visual?


Also for those who are more artfully inclined, comics are a great visual medium.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Content Creation without Ever Writing a Word

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Gini - I'm leaving my cats to you as my legacy.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Your Legacy: How Do You Want to be Remembered?

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@Howie Goldfarb @JayDolan  Only if your comment allows me to comment.

8 months ago on Spin Sucks (the Book) is Here!

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Congratulations! Looking forward to reading it! If I review it, I promise you'll get $100 worth of free snark. ;-)

8 months ago on Spin Sucks (the Book) is Here!

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@Howie Goldfarb @JayDolan  It's a good thing I don't want to be taken seriously in social media. :-)

8 months ago on Why We Won’t Shut Off Blog Comments

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@Danny Brown @JayDolan  I better go back to the drawing board.

8 months ago on Why We Won’t Shut Off Blog Comments

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Comments don't add to my vision of The Anti-Social Media. That doesn't mean that comments aren't right for other blogs. They just weren't right for me anymore.


I'm not trying to build a community. I love my regular readers. But I don't think many of them want their name associated with a blog that has a regular "F*** You! Friday" feature. Call me crazy that way.


The other issue I have is I frequently find myself defending my points to people on my own blog. Who wants to read something funny and then see people arguing about it? That's no fun and takes away from the spirit of my blog. 


Every blog is different. What works for me may not work for you. And maybe I'll change my mind in a couple weeks.


But for now, I enjoy being a trendsetter. :-)

8 months ago on Why We Won’t Shut Off Blog Comments

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I'm never going to be a #FollowFriday.


My virtual life is over.

8 months, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition is Coming!

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@ginidietrich @JayDolan  You'd be amazed at how many times I pull a screenshot out of Evernote of a customer being "ALL. CAPS. ANGRY." to "OMG Thank you! :-D"

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Vanity Metrics in PR May Be a Necessary Evil

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This is why it's important to build a framework of metrics that all tie back to the communications goals. Vanity metrics play a role, but you can see all of measurable factors that are tying back to larger business objectives.


I've also been known to keep a huge repository of brand engagements, so that people can see how conversations shift and what types of interactions take place and how those change over time.

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Vanity Metrics in PR May Be a Necessary Evil

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@ClayMorgan @JayDolan  I started in the middle of Cata. I'm about to take a break though, not much for me to do while I wait for the next expansion.

8 months, 4 weeks ago on The Game of Content

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I am a World of Warcraft fanatic (For the Alliance!), and one of my favorite pieces of content I saw about it was this infographic putting into context all of the people, time spent and actions taken in the game.

8 months, 4 weeks ago on The Game of Content

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Howie , like Devon, I'd argue that a lot of this is how you set up the ads to begin with. Did you set up the ads in a split test on demography, geography or interests? This is a standard practice I use to make sure that I can allocate budget (and impressions) with the audiences that are most likely to respond.


Even then, you can still go in and see who responded to the ads best by using the Facebook Ads Reporting feature and do a data breakdown to see the gender and ages of people who were responding.


However, targeting is only one aspect of it. If the content of the ad isn't compelling, it doesn't matter how well you target any advertisement.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Can Facebook Target Better than TV?

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@belllindsay @JayDolan I don't know you well enough to make fun of you. Yet.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014 Business and Personal Goals

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I have a whole list of goals for 2014. My favorite is to take a selfie every day in 2014. I'm also trying a 2014 exercise streak, where I exercise every day. Five days down, 360 to go.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014 Business and Personal Goals

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@biggreenpen @ClayMorgan I once had the idea for "The Anti-Social Media" Tweet down. You had to avoid looking t your phone at all during the meet up, or you'd get kicked out.

11 months ago on #FollowFriday: Top Social Media Predictions for 2014

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@belllindsay Most social media predictions are painfully obvious.

11 months ago on #FollowFriday: Top Social Media Predictions for 2014

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@Digital_DRK Agree on the second screen. I just hope marketers and communicators get smarter about those experiences.


And watch out for the robots. They're going to steal our jobs!

11 months ago on #FollowFriday: Top Social Media Predictions for 2014

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@Howie Goldfarb I hope not. I hate check-ins. They're like saying, "Look at me! I have a life off the internet I need to tell the internet about."

11 months ago on #FollowFriday: Top Social Media Predictions for 2014

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I feel ya sister.

11 months ago on #FollowFriday: Top Social Media Predictions for 2014

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At seven I wanted to be an archaeologist. Once I got through high school and college I pursued acting and music. Now I'm in social media communications.


I give it five years before I'm a cat lady down in HR.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Best Childhood Dream Jobs

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@ginidietrich @JayDolan Maybe her secret is that she is Johnny Cash. You never know!

11 months, 4 weeks ago on Truth, Lies, and Facebook Memes

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Regarding number eight - Did you shoot a man in Reno just to watch him die?

11 months, 4 weeks ago on Truth, Lies, and Facebook Memes

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I will die happy if I never get another infographic pitch for my blog.

12 months ago on PR Spam: The Haggler Takes the PR Industry to Task

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@jasonkonopinski @JayDolan "Jason likes Acme Co. Suggested post..."

1 year ago on #FollowFriday: Our New Paid Media Manager

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@Howie Goldfarb @jasonkonopinski @JayDolan I dunno, some leave me feeling bitter and remorseful about my online life.

1 year ago on #FollowFriday: Our New Paid Media Manager

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Congratulations! Now get back to serving me some of those sweet sweet Facebook ads.

1 year ago on #FollowFriday: Our New Paid Media Manager

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@Howie Goldfarb @belllindsay @JayDolan @biggreenpen The league I'ma part of started in DC and they started a branch down here when a few of the players moved here. 

1 year ago on Three Secrets to Your Own Success

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@belllindsay @JayDolan @biggreenpen Kickball. You would not believe how hardcore my team is. 

1 year ago on Three Secrets to Your Own Success

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I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that was considering what kind of blog post this was going to be after that first list.

And I recently found my crazy sport. Best decision of 2013 for me.

1 year ago on Three Secrets to Your Own Success

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@ginidietrich @JayDolan Well then. Our overall objective is sound: Position Jay Dolan as a social media thought leader. However, we'll need to shift strategy and tactics. We'll use a paid, earned and owned approach to heavy up these next two months, promoting Jay's content to highly influential PR, marketing and social media influencers. We'll tie these tactics back to metrics based on web traffic, speaking engagements and as look at a few social metrics to see if the volume of conversation around Jay increases. We'll do this for the remainder of 2013 and evaluate in 2014 to see how successful this approach is.

That enough strategy there? ;-)

1 year ago on Six Ways to Be a Strategic Thinker in PR

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If my title is already "Senior Strategist," do I need to be more strategic? ;-)

1 year ago on Six Ways to Be a Strategic Thinker in PR

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I should try this sometime.

But that might mean I need to spend an hour or two not running Facebook and Twitter ad campaigns.

1 year ago on How Content and Social Media Fit into a CEO’s Day

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I'm really glad I don't have to be a man. I've been considering being a cat for a while now.

Seriously though, I've been debating about reading this one and now I feel like I need to give it a good read.

1 year, 3 months ago on Lean In: Inspiring, Empowering, and Why You Should Read It

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@ginidietrich I'll have my lawyers call your lawyers. ;-)

1 year, 4 months ago on Online Habits: Is Less Really More?

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I've been thinking a lot of the same thoughts recently. As I've started writing again, I have to think about, "Is this worth the time I'm putting into it?" and "Is this the level of quality I want to deliver?"

Also, did you copy my art style? 

1 year, 4 months ago on Online Habits: Is Less Really More?

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@giesencreative @ginidietrich @JayDolan One just needs to practice daily. 

1 year, 5 months ago on Seven Tools for Writing Blog Posts

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I write emails every day. Doesn't that count?

1 year, 5 months ago on Seven Tools for Writing Blog Posts

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I vote for the one that uses my picture.

1 year, 5 months ago on Vote for the Spin Sucks Subtitle

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I'm already the most humble person on the internet. No need to stroke my ego.

1 year, 6 months ago on Building a Community: What’s the Secret Sauce?

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@HowieG @ginidietrich With great power comes great responsibility. Or something. 

And next time I'll recommend someone completely inappropriate. Like Courtney Love.

1 year, 7 months ago on The Five Stages of Writing a #FollowFriday Post

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@biggreenpen Hmm, maybe you're convincing me to actually interact with real people once again.

1 year, 7 months ago on The Five Stages of Writing a #FollowFriday Post

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@Keena Lykins My one cat is a smarty-pants. He can open the door to my fridge. THE FRIDGE.

1 year, 7 months ago on The Five Stages of Writing a #FollowFriday Post

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@belllindsay @Word Ninja There is a stick cat I do draw on occasion.

1 year, 7 months ago on The Five Stages of Writing a #FollowFriday Post

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@belllindsay @CherylSchirillo @ginidietrich My Mom reads my blog, and she doesn't get upset when I use curse words.  Just sayin'.

1 year, 7 months ago on The Five Stages of Writing a #FollowFriday Post

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