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

2 days, 3 hours ago on 14 Books to Read…or Skip

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all, Spin Sucks crazies!

2 days, 21 hours ago on The Grateful Challenge

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

2 days, 22 hours 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 week, 2 days 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 week, 6 days 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.

2 weeks ago on Finding Your Passion and Your True Self

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

2 weeks, 1 day 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.

2 weeks, 1 day 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.


2 weeks, 1 day 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! ;) 

2 weeks, 1 day 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. :))

2 weeks, 1 day ago on How to Structure a Successful Planning Session

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Thank you so much @ginidietrich & @belllindsay 

2 weeks, 2 days 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.."



2 weeks, 2 days 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

2 weeks, 5 days 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!



2 weeks, 5 days 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!


2 weeks, 5 days 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.

3 weeks, 1 day 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! :)

3 weeks, 1 day 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!



3 weeks, 2 days ago on Grow Your Communications Firm in 2015

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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).

1 month, 1 week 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! :)

1 month, 2 weeks 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?

1 month, 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!


1 month, 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. 

1 month, 3 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?".

1 month, 3 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 ago on Why Spin Sucks is the Best Blog for Guest Posts

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Loved it! I´m checking Todoist right now. It might be what I needed. Thanks Erik.

2 months ago on Erik Fisher on Focus

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@annelizhannan I agree with you Anneliz. A good leader has to understand and know the management process.  

2 months ago on Managers vs. Leaders: The Traits of Each

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Managers vs. Leaders - the eternal battle! 

The best book I read on leadership was Robin Sharma´s: The Leader without a Title". It opened my eyes and unfortunately I could see there aren´t many leaders out there. 

Inspiring people to do things/work, etc is the greatest quality of a leader (in my humble opnion). 

2 months ago on Managers vs. Leaders: The Traits of Each

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Wow, I didn´t know they raised $100 million. That´s great.

"How Can You Handle Going Viral?" Great question, which I am sure not many organizations take into consideration or even think past the viral moment.

2 months, 1 week ago on What’s Wrong With the Viral Fad?

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"Imperfection is honest; it helps build trust. It rewards your community by showing what’s behind the veneer." - Love it!

2 months, 1 week ago on How to Be a Visual Social Media Marketer

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Good advice. Thanks for sharing your experience with us Gini. It must have been hard during those 5 years, but I think it paid off. 

2 months, 1 week ago on Advice to Those Who Want to Build a PR Firm

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Happy Birthday Spin Sucks! A great resource for PR pros on industry news, issues or life; a great community, which I am pride to be part of. 

Congrats Gini & team! Keep up the great work!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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I´d love to participate and hear @JoeCardillo. Unfortunately I have a crazy long week at work. Sorry Joe. :( I promise I will listen to you, once @belllindsay sends the recording. 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on How to Use Visuals in Your Content Marketing

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Wow, that´s tough. I´ll have to think a little. I´ll be back!

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Read a Book Day is September 6

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@EdenSpodek So cool Eden. Welcome back :)

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Visual Content and the End of Summer

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So, if @ginidietrich is offline for the next days, there is a party coming up at Arment Dietrich? Are we invited? What should we bring?

3 months ago on Two Lessons from Most Commented on Blog Posts

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@Howie Goldfarb @ginidietrich Oh, man. I always thought I talked with a real person. Thanks Howie for opening my eyes!

#whatamIgoingtodowithmylifenow :)

3 months ago on Two Lessons from Most Commented on Blog Posts

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Wow! There is a lot of work behind those numbers.


Have an absolutely great time! xoxo

3 months ago on Two Lessons from Most Commented on Blog Posts

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@BillSmith3 @ginidietrich @belllindsay I like better Madrid :). There is this "war" between Madrid and Barcelona. They cannot stand each other and I cannot understand why. I know why, but I cannot understand it.

3 months ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride

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@ginidietrich There is a saying among the European countries: "Spain is different!" :), not necessarily a positive one. 

Including in this respect Spain is different. There is another pace of life and work in general. The only moments when Spaniards are with the "I´m busy badge" are on holidays. You probably know, Spaniards value their free time more than anything else (and they know how to spend it too :)).

If you ask something from a Spaniard, even if he/she is busy, (at work) you might get an invitation to discuss it over a coffee. Anything that starts with a break is welcomed :). 

Seriously though, sometimes is frustrating (especially when you have to meet deadlines), but most of the time you get used to it and learn to enjoy life a little.

P.S: I keep telling @belllindsay that you guys should move to Spain :).

3 months ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride

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@Howie Goldfarb The car is not at fault ;)

3 months ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride

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@ClayMorgan @Howie Goldfarb I don´t have time to see Oprah. I am "busy"! LOL

3 months ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride

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In my experience, "busy" is keyword for: "I don´t want to deal with you right now". It´s hilarious because in most cases, they (the busy people) are the beneficiary of your work. You want something from them to help them, not yourself!

I see a lot of people who procrastinate the work they have to do over and over again. And they are always stressed about the amount of work to do!!! When it´s so much easier, concentrate, get it done (answer the email phone, etc) and get over with.

Apparently there is a competition for complaining. The harder you complain, the faster people let you alone...temporarily. 

3 months ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride

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