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@ginidietrich @EdenSpodek  If you did measure/track the campaign, I'd be very interested in seeing those insights as well (Blog post part 2)

9 hours, 33 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Brand Ambassador Program: A Case Study

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@Eleanor Pierce  So true! Well put.

12 hours, 20 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Brand Ambassador Program: A Case Study

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Interesting results and learnings. A great case study. Thanks for sharing.. Also thank you for letting me be part of the Ambassador program. It's been great fun. As you know, I loved the book. And YAY! Finally got to meet you IRL.

12 hours, 50 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Brand Ambassador Program: A Case Study

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Friendships were formed, I was made fun of pretty consistently (see above photo), and we solved some world problems.

I would be totally fine with being made fun of pretty consistently too if I got to stand next to RDJ (even if it's only picmonkey'd) :) Eden Spodek, this was my favourite of all your amazing artwork!

12 hours, 57 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Brand Ambassador Program: A Case Study

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@ginidietrich I just finished The Husband's Secret a couple reads ago. Enjoy!

3 days, 2 hours ago on Fiction Makes You a Better Storyteller and Content Producer

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@ginidietrich ok. If you do let me know what you think (especially compared to the following two references). I'll just say that I am not sure why the WSJ  called it the  "European Gone Girl".  If I had to compare I would put it more in the Defending Jacob category. 

3 days, 3 hours ago on Fiction Makes You a Better Storyteller and Content Producer

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@ginidietrich  I hear that often about that one. Have you read The Dinner by Herman Koch?

3 days, 3 hours ago on Fiction Makes You a Better Storyteller and Content Producer

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@Danny Brown @ginidietrich  That's a shame (that he was a huge a**). Good to know and ha! true now you really don't have to worry about it either way:) 

3 days, 4 hours ago on Fiction Makes You a Better Storyteller and Content Producer

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Most times if I don't it does bother me. I'll give it my best shot especially if it's won awards/critical acclaim or I've paid full price and despite that if it doesn't work then I let it go and I'm ok with it. Like Three Cups of Tea. Tried three times over a few years, couldn't get past the first 20-30 pages each time. I know the story sounded great but couldn't get through that style of writing I guess.

3 days, 5 hours ago on Fiction Makes You a Better Storyteller and Content Producer

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I make such promises too. They help! Currently I have told myself that I am not allowed to pick up another book until I finish The Goldfinch. Perhaps it's the size of the book but I started it in Jan, read like 8 books in between (including Spin Sucks), and just picked it up again.

3 days, 6 hours ago on Fiction Makes You a Better Storyteller and Content Producer

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Love this post. Thanks for sharing the study/findings. That, in general,  reading more makes you a better writer has always inherently made sense to me (study or no study) . My issue currently is that I have mostly only been reading and not writing as much as I'd like to. One of the "problems" I have with reading that it's addictive. Once I finish a really satisfying read I just need more and move on to the next one. Last year I wrote a lot more than I read. I am working on finding that balance.

3 days, 11 hours ago on Fiction Makes You a Better Storyteller and Content Producer

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They discovered literary fiction versus commercial fiction was more results-producing when it comes to empathy because, with the former, you read about the complex lives or a person (or people) and put yourself in their shoes throughout the story.

Very interesting. Makes sense.

3 days, 12 hours ago on Fiction Makes You a Better Storyteller and Content Producer

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If you are a long-term reader of Spin Sucks, you know I’m a big fan of reading fiction to help your storytelling and content development.

Yes!

3 days, 12 hours ago on Fiction Makes You a Better Storyteller and Content Producer

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1 week ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature

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@biggreenpen I believe it and it gets very frustrating to watch them expend all that effort trying to fake it and then get away with it while you are working hard. sigh! 

1 week, 2 days ago on Don’t Maintain Your Reputation, Build It

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@annelizhannan @ginidietrich  "Clowns to the left of me,

Jokers to the right, here I am, Stuck in the middle with you...." ;)

1 week, 2 days ago on PR Flacks and Spin Doctors: The Industry is Somewhere in the Middle

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Great points Jess. The discussion around professional and personal brand comes up very often these days. I am of the belief that in today's world and with all the lines blurring (I think I may have more "friends" on Facebook today through professional associations than friends from high school, University etc.) my personal brand is essentially my professional brand and I have to own my reputation on all counts.


Over the years I have worked with several people who have spent significant amount of time at their full-time jobs building and running their own businesses.  Unlike in your situation, they were my peers ( rather than direct reports)  and therefore a tricky situation in a different way.  In some situations they were found out and others they are still there.

1 week, 2 days ago on Don’t Maintain Your Reputation, Build It

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@Danny Brown such a fun Sunday Share!  Very much enjoyed it. Thanks :)

1 week, 2 days ago on The Sunday Share: A Game of Social Thrones

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Hey @belllindsay . So glad you are the subject of  Spin Sucks Inquisition today. Loved getting to know you a little more.  One of these days I look forward to getting to meet you IRL too. Have an  awesome day.

1 week, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell

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A very interesting post. I echo @belllindsay 's sentiments. My sons are the first thoughts that come to mind. Great food for thought for sure.  Love the advice from your prof about not writing the hard stuff. That is something that holds me back for sure and I am working on it.  Can't wait to one day read fiction from you :)


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

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These are great. 

aw! the poor kid. I just want to give him a big hug. @ginidietrich love Hugh Jackman too. Would your mom be jealous to know that I got to meet him and Daniel Craig after watching their broadway performance of A Steady Rain?  We also happened to go on a "special night" where they were raising funds for something after the show by auctioning the shirts off their bodies. That was fun but too bad I didn't have $5,000 to donate :)

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Gin and Topics: Hugh Jackman Sings and a Waitress Will Make You Cry

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Hi @mitchjoel very nice to "meet you". Great Spin Sucks Inquisition. Completely agree that RFPs suck and @EdenSpodek  that's a great idea for  @ginidietrich  's next co-authored with Mitch! They are indeed unnecessarily brutal and a waste of a lot of time and resources.  The Circle is now on my list. Sounds very interesting. Happy Friday!

2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Mitch Joel

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@EdenSpodek It will be my first one. Very exciting. One of these when I am in Toronto or you are in Ottawa we must meet up for a coffee or macarons or a drink! 

3 weeks ago on Spin Sucks – A Book Review: Learn “how to prepare your business for a marathon instead of a sprint”

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@EdenSpodek Yes. All signed up to go to Third Tuesday on Apr 8. I am so excited I finally get to meet @ginidietrich IRL. You are going in Toronto? 

3 weeks ago on Spin Sucks – A Book Review: Learn “how to prepare your business for a marathon instead of a sprint”

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Congrats @Eleanor Pierce on the new role. Great post and tips - completely agree with you. It seems totally natural to me as well. And when you realize that perhaps it's not coming naturally or that you are trying too hard, it really is the wrong fit /community.  I look forward to reading more from you here. 

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Social Media Connections and Landing a Great Job

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RIP #FF . It's been great fun but I am excited about this change. Looking forward to the Spin Sucks Inquisition. Going to go vote now.

1 month, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition is Coming!

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