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Hey Gini, I would like to see on the hot seat one of the up and comers in PR: Jessica Lawlor @jesslaw. What do you say?

Have an amazing Merry Christmas and joyful holidays!

Happy Holidays!

xoxo from Spain!



2 days, 16 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: March through December

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@deardebt Thank you so much Melanie!

4 days, 7 hours ago on How I Left My Day Job to Pursue a Freelance Writing Career

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@djwaldow Thank you so much DJ. You´ve been and are an inspiration to me. 

5 days, 5 hours ago on INSANITY

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@annelizhannan Yeah, Bad Pitch caught my eye too. It should be fun.

5 days, 6 hours ago on Nine PR Blogs to Read

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I can totally relate to "There is Never Enough Time to Read All the Things"! 50 hours in a day would solve the problem for me! :)))

As for social media addiction, I am a very happy social media addict who doesn´t need nor want cure! ;)


5 days, 6 hours ago on What Sucks About Being a Communications Professional

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@jesslaw Thank you Jess. You are amazing!

5 days, 16 hours ago on How I Left My Day Job to Pursue a Freelance Writing Career

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@Gina Horkey Thank you Gina!

5 days, 16 hours ago on How I Left My Day Job to Pursue a Freelance Writing Career

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@biggreenpen Thank you so much Paula. Wow, that´s courage! I agree with you 100%. We owe it to ourselves to do what we like and love.

5 days, 17 hours ago on How I Left My Day Job to Pursue a Freelance Writing Career

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Great list. Congrats you´all!

6 days, 3 hours ago on The Eight PR Up-and-Comers

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@EdenSpodek Thank you so much Eden! Wow, four years! I can´t wait to get there! :)

6 days, 4 hours ago on How I Left My Day Job to Pursue a Freelance Writing Career

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Hey Carrie! Great to see you on the hot seat and having fun.

Woa, horse trainer, so cool! Pictures please for the Spin Sucks crazies album! I am sure @ginidietrich has an album somewhere.

Have an amazing weekend everyone!

1 week, 2 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Carrie Morgan

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No. 2 sounds good, I'll look into it. Thank you. Just for the record, I am fan of no. 7 for a while now! ;)

I would add: The Work Talk Show with Nick Westegaard and DJ Waldow and Living Your Passion with DJ Waldow.

1 week, 3 days ago on Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed

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Used no. 2 in August, because I was eager and excited to share and talk about it. So, not working for me in December :(((((

Either way, great gift ideas.

1 week, 4 days ago on The Sixth Day of Christmas: Top Six Gifts for Communicators

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If you read the list from bottom up, I am the FIRST! Beat that! :))

2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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I just came across this article: http://www.thechangeblog.com/calling/. I stay with  "Your “why” is more important than your bank account."

2 weeks, 5 days ago on INSANITY

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@SteveWoodruff Great article Steve. Thanks for sharing.

2 weeks, 5 days ago on INSANITY

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I too agree with Al, @djwaldow. I left my job...last week to do something different, to pursue what I love. It´s liberating!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on INSANITY

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Yay! I can´t wait! Already signed up and scheduled a reminder on my phone. Yes, I live with reminders!

2 weeks, 6 days ago on AMA: The Spin Sucks December Webinar

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Loved it, loved it, loved it! More inspiration for this Christmas´ gifts. Thanks Gini.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on 14 Books to Read…or Skip

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all, Spin Sucks crazies!

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Grateful Challenge

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Loved it! I´ve published my post before seeing yours. LOL.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Grateful Challenge

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Well, sending messages out there about how much you love/hate your boss/job is just childish, really. Go tell him/her straight to his/hers face or just quit. Find something else to use all this negative energy, a hobby maybe.

Unfortunatelly, going to this platforms to vent only tells you (and the rest) what kind of person you are. The question is: do you like yourself now? 


1 month ago on Anonymous Social Media: Why You Shouldn’t Participate

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@Eleanor Pierce @stevesonn Unfortunately these days that´s the first thing you ask yourself: "is a marketing ploy?"


1 month, 1 week ago on Orchestrating Viral Social Media? Claiming #AlexFromTarget

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@djwaldow Thank you DJ. It´s was wonderful chatting with you also. I love what you do with Living Your Passion Podcast.

1 month, 1 week ago on Finding Your Passion and Your True Self

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@jessostroff @Eleanor Pierce That would be great! We should definitely meet. 

1 month, 1 week ago on How to Structure a Successful Planning Session

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@jessostroff Jess, I meant to comment on your post, but got distracted by @Eleanor Pierce´s mention of tapas :).

Great post, straight to the point, but also detailed. I think you can use/sell it as a product (if you are not already doing it) for Dontpanicmgmt. I´m pretty sure there are lots and I mean lots of managers and business owners who simply don´t get the concept of planning an internal meeting and what that entales.

1 month, 1 week ago on How to Structure a Successful Planning Session

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I am sorry you are not feeling well Lindsay. Cold sucks! I hope you´ll recover quickly.

This post really hits home with me. When I work under pressure, I do my best work, feel more efficient and love it. This generates procrastination, because, if I can do it under pressure, why stress about it, right?! Wrong!

What´s curious, though, for others like family, friends, work, etc, I plan things in advance and do them on time and almost never leave them for the last minute. (My boyfriend always complains "you do everything for the anyone else and always leave yourself last"). Guilty!

Adrenaline generated by pressure it´s good up to some point, putting anyone else before you, not so good.


1 month, 1 week ago on Bad Planning: A Cautionary Tale

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@Eleanor Piercee @jessostroff I support your plan Ellie. Tapas go quite good with cerveza! ;) 

1 month, 1 week ago on How to Structure a Successful Planning Session

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@Eleanor Pierce Ellie, I think we should go and check one of @jessostroff´s meetings...especially if it´s food involved. :))

1 month, 1 week ago on How to Structure a Successful Planning Session

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Thank you so much @ginidietrich & @belllindsay 

1 month, 1 week ago on The Four-Step Process of Communications Planning

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Sounds really good. Can´t wait to listen to @bensonhendrix.

By the way, is it me or it happens for also: I can´t register for the webinar. Doesn´t matter if I am logged in or not, the same message appears: "Register with Spin Sucks to view this content.."



1 month, 1 week ago on The Four-Step Process of Communications Planning

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And how about this: Jimmy Fallon and Matthew McConaughey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpNQPt2bR00#t=39

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: A Spider Magic Trick and Swiftamine

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Hey Gini! Jimmy Fallon is hilarious as always. Every Friday I can´t wait for Gin & Topics to see what else you have found, really.

If there is any consolation, I am in the same place as you with Christmas shopping. I´ve done zero, none! :)

P.S: No 4. - Eyes on the road - has been removed by the user.

Have a great weekend!



1 month, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: A Spider Magic Trick and Swiftamine

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Yay, Paula! It´s great to see you on the hot seat. ;)

Wow, you´re doing an amazing work. Congrats, congrats and congrats!


1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Paula Kiger

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Lindsay, where are U? I need help! I cannot buy the webinar. At checkout, there is a message "Your cart is empty". 

Disclosure: I know how to buy, I did attend several webinars on Spin Sucks.

Now that this is out :))), would please give a hand (or a foot:)) ? Thanks.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Planning: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

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This month I plan to spend more time on Spin Sucks (in the comments). Now I am in tune with this month theme - planning. ;)

I plan to attend the webinar Strategy 101: Planning for Success, not to mention the rest of the stuff you guys are planning.

So yes, my whole month is planned! :)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Planning: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

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Hi Gini! What can I say, I love the post.

What drew and made me stuck with Spin Sucks since I "accidentally" found it, about two years ago, was the open attitude you have about, well (almost) everything related with the blog, PR and AD. Next in line is, of course, the content you guys produce on a daily basis.

There are few businesses out there, let alone in PR, that are not even close to what you and your team do on Spin Sucks. I actually haven´t found another blog to like and read on a daily basis, like I do with Spin Sucks. But that´s just me. :)

Thumbs up and keep up the great work!

Kisses from the not so sunny anymore Spain!



1 month, 2 weeks ago on Grow Your Communications Firm in 2015

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@ginidietrich @belllindsay That´s why they´ll need you! ;)

1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Five Parts to Brand Storytelling Nearly Everyone Misses

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Love the peek inside A.D. team. Thanks for sharing Clay. I´m discovering Asana now. It´s fun.

On this note, Todoist (https://en.todoist.com/business) might be an option for project management.


I´ll stay with: "...you must have the flexibility and willingness to change when the needs of the business call for it." ...and the needs of your team call for it (I´d add).

2 months ago on A Peek Inside Internal Communications at Arment Dietrich

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Thank you Gini for this post. I´m signing up for Matt´s blog and the Moz blog (for the moment). I have Andy´s book and I am reading his blog, so checked! :)

2 months, 1 week ago on Analytics Resources and Data for Communications Pros

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Yes, yes and yes! I love avocado (aguacate in Spanish) and I very much agree with what you say Stacie. 

Finding what you love and doing it is the secret of happiness. Staying in a job, relationship, etc where you are not happy it´s not just bad for your long term health, it´s also stupid!

And just like @Eleanor Pierce said, please share with us: why avocado?

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Communications Professionals Should Find Their Avocado

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Excellent post Lindsay! Sounds simple, but it´s not. I haven´t listened to the webinar yet. It´s on my to do list for the weekend.

What I can´t understand is how business owners, managers or directors can´t see what´s happening around them. How they insist in behaving like it´s the ´80s???

It´s hapenning a lot in Spain: the golden rule: FEAR!


2 months, 2 weeks ago on Management, Check Thyself

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@ginidietrich @Eleanor Pierce Thank you very much ladies. I hope you too have a great day! 

Can´t wait to see what you plan for the next year. 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on It’s Planning Season! Plan to Work With Us!

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Jess, I absolutely love this: "You only have you, and if you’re not you, who are you?".

2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jess Ostroff

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Hi Unmana! You´re right, Spin Sucks community is the place to hang out.

Since I discovered Spin Sucks (more than two years ago), I became an addict! If I want to learn something new, I go to Spin Sucks. If I want to have fun and meet amazing people, I go to Spin Sucks. Nothing interesting to read? No problem, go to Spin Sucks. I don´t believe there is another blog in the blogosphere where people share their experience and have fun at the same time. 

Oh, and "nice blog post" ;)

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Why Spin Sucks is the Best Blog for Guest Posts

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