Content Director at Arment Dietrich Inc.. Strong advocate of 3 minutes or less of video content. Wife, mom, grammar freak & music fanatic.
@Howie Goldfarb @@jason_ Not to mention the breath. #fishy
1 day, 16 hours ago on #FollowFriday: Amy Tobin
You've *never* featured Amy?? For shame. ;)
1 day, 18 hours ago on #FollowFriday: Amy Tobin
@corinamanea @ginidietrich Corina, that's just sexy, European passion! LOL
2 days, 16 hours ago on Five Tips to Deal with Angry Clients
@rosemaryoneill "Deeeeeep Thoughts" HAHAHAHA
@bradmarley I *always* go into defensive mode too, Brad!! Gini tries to keep me away from clients. LOL
It still amazes me how rude people - ADULTS - can be to others. Even if they're the "client" - it really doesn't give anyone the right to abuse another person. Yet, every single day I hear yet another story about some horrible meeting or phone call. Oh. Wait. What did I just say? Yes. I *hear about it*. Trust me, when you're mean and nasty to someone - it will get around. And, as a *consumer*, those stories say more to me about your brand than the odd customer service hiccup ever will.
2 days, 19 hours ago on Five Tips to Deal with Angry Clients
Ooooh! I am really excited to try Mention! Sounds very cool.
3 days, 12 hours ago on Four PR Metrics You Can Start Using Today
You gamers are a strange breed. That said, I think what this company is doing is beyond cool. I almost want to start playing just so I can "make the news"!
3 days, 12 hours ago on The Game of Content
4 days, 14 hours ago on Kelly Blazek Proves Communicators Have One Chance to Get it Right
@ginidietrich @RobBiesenbach I'm never rude. Though I can pen a mean PFO letter. ;)
4 days, 16 hours ago on Kelly Blazek Proves Communicators Have One Chance to Get it Right
@RobBiesenbach Amen, Rob. I always (try) and remember "There's a person in there somewhere - probably having a horrible day" and if it's someone I know, and it becomes a pattern of new (but odd/rude) behaviour - I always think "Wow, I hope X is ok." - I might not like the behaviour, but the act of putting yourself in someone else's shoes is very humbling. Perhaps Ms. Blazek glided through life on a lily pad (hey, many people do), and therefor has no frame of reference for 'young, under-employed, job seeking' - that said, there's NO excuse - at her age and with her experience - to respond the way she did to those people. She was downright NASTY. And very hurtful.
4 days, 18 hours ago on Kelly Blazek Proves Communicators Have One Chance to Get it Right
Hey Diana Mekota: I have 500+ connections. I'll happily share them with you. Call me. :)
"Hooters and Huggies" - THAT made me laugh out loud. Nicely done. And great article, too! ;)
4 days, 18 hours ago on Digital Black Ops: Unmasking the Shadowy World of Reputation Management (Blog #161)
Oh, this is a good'un Amy! And your response is spot on. Live and let live. If they post didn't damage the workplace, etc., in any way, who are you to "police" your co-workers? It's a strange new world we live in. Glad you're hear to dispense your sage advice. :)
5 days, 9 hours ago on Dear Amy: The #SMEtiquette of Disagreeing with a Co-worker’s Non-Work Behavior
@CommProSuzi I am a WRECK if I don't get a solid 8 hours. Trust me.
5 days, 11 hours ago on Improve Your Writing with Six Writerly Hobbies
Oh man, read, read, read, then read some more! And read everything! Scientific discoveries, research papers, fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction, biographies, auto-biographies, magazines, even trashy magazines, newspapers, every genre, every style, just what ever you do, don't ever stop reading!!!
@ginidietrich I was pretty Bad A** back in the day, G.
5 days, 11 hours ago on What Mastercard Learned about Journalistic Ethics
Ahhhh, the good old days of "the junket" - Joe Thornley isn't wrong. It's a common occurrence up here in Canuckistan. The movie/TV companies would throw a "promotional junket" - including all expenses paid trips to Hollywood, or Cannes, or Sundance, and entertainment reporters and producers really had no other option but to accept, play by the rules, or not get access to "X" massive celebrity. At the CBC, many years ago, we stopped accepting junkets (for ethical reasons) - and it made life for anyone on a pop-culture/entertainment style program VERY difficult. Watching the other networks at the splashy film premiers and walking the red carpets, and airing the subsequent "exclusive!" interviews they got by being there. But, it also meant that landing one of those big stars with good old fashioned legwork, and being able to do interviews by our OWN rules "No, I'm sorry Mr. Coppola, we won't provide you with a list of pre-approved questions", made our work all the more satisfying.
5 days, 15 hours ago on What Mastercard Learned about Journalistic Ethics
@Howie Goldfarb @JoeCardillo BAHAHAHAHA! Howie, my husband is ten years younger than me, which I can handle. BUT, for five months of the year, he's ELEVEN years younger than me. That always freaks me out. :)
5 days, 21 hours ago on The Three Things, Edition 70
@ClayMorgan I always say, extremism on *any side* - left or right - disturbs me.