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@biggreenpen @ginidietrich Yeah, they don't make it very easy for newbies to find things, do they?
6 days, 18 hours ago on Analytics Resources and Data for Communications Pros
@ginidietrich I know.
@Sean McGinnis @ginidietrich And now we know why Seam isn't on this list... He's such a slacker. :)
1 week, 1 day ago on Analytics Resources and Data for Communications Pros
Yay, homework! (Yes, I'm that nerd.) I actually kinda like working with numbers, but I definitely need to square away my GA skills. I had Web Analytics An Hour a Day from the library a few months ago, but didn't make it through it before I had to return it. I need to get it again and buckle down!
@Digital_DRK @LauraPetrolino DOn't worry Laura, zombies can't exist. If Neil Degrasse Tyson says it can't happen, it can't happen. http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/iegury/neil-degrasse-tyson--buzzkill-of-science
1 week, 5 days ago on How to Eliminate False Fears Among Your Team
Huddle up!! I really like this idea and I'm trying to think of ways to mold it for our team to help keep everyone focused. Gotta think on this one!
1 week, 6 days ago on Why the “Huddle” is Crucial for Internal Communications
@ginidietrich Gimme all teh sweets! MOAR SUGAR!
2 weeks ago on It’s Planning Season! Plan to Work With Us!
Down with Jay! Off with his head! Hrm... Wait, that might be more than you were planning on, eh? Looking forward to more ADGD (Arment Dietrich Global Domination) in 2015. I was told to pay my speaking fees in jellybeans, but they seem to keep disappearing...
2 weeks, 1 day ago on It’s Planning Season! Plan to Work With Us!
Jess! I'm going to make t-shirts with this on it: You only have you, and if you’re not you, who are you? I promise I'll share some of the proceeds with you. Well, whatever is left after I've paid Gini her fees in jellybeans anyway... Also, I understand the anxiety of "who is going to kill me in my sleep?" I'm the girl who can't watch the scary movie trailers that are shown at night. Happy Inquisition day!
2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jess Ostroff
"Get your feet out of my hair, of my hair."
Oh Andy and Jimmy, so adorable. I would watch a show that was just the two of them sitting around.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Gin and Topics: Shimmy P Goes Job Hunting
@ginidietrich @ClayMorgan That's all it takes! THAT'S ALL IT TAKES!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gin and Topics: Haunted Houses and Poked Hearts
I got a couple of tweets about Katie's video and had to fess up that it wasn't me. If only I could be that articulate!
Oh, and dad's should not be allowed to play games like that. Poor, little girl!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Gin and Topics: Meet the Exasperating Kid
@stephanhov Well, I went to a liberal arts college and was a music/business major. So i'm going to say that the piano lesson was absolutely essential to your degree!
Of course, that is an additional "sticky wicket": Does it matter more what courses you take or just that you went to/graduated college? Obviously this matters more for some career paths than others.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on The Squishy Grey Line of Ethics
@ginidietrich @stephanhov Well, this is a sticky wicket.
I'll say, from experience, that it is really easy to finish a degree when you're only a few credits short. I did it. Took my last two courses at a community college and transferred them. Degree complete. A few years later, but still done.
However, it took (many, many) years for me to admit it in any sort of "public" way. I spent a lot of time discussing how to handle that particular piece of info on my resume and it came down to this: when you don't have the degree, you need to make it clear you don't have the degree. Put the education down, but add an addendum/note/something to indicate the true status.
Sucks, though. I feel for him and I wonder if he had mea-culpa'd prior to this if he would have been in this situation still.
So, to (greatly) simplify it: Plan or don't plan, but keep your head down, work hard, pay attention to, and take advantage of, opportunities that come your way.
1 month ago on Advice to Those Who Want to Build a PR Firm
@timfrick @belllindsay Crap, don't tell my boss that. Or maybe you should...
1 month ago on Join Tim Frick for a Special Author Q&A Today
@Eleanor Pierce @timfrick Ha ha! I was just about to comment: Nerd. (Note, I also immediately clicked on it. So...)
@ClayMorgan @Howie Goldfarb Re: video. I've found two types, for me, are the most successful. 1) Short and relatively "unproduced" (Yes, I made that word up.) 2) Medium and slickly produced. The longer stuff has to be really, really, really amazing for me to stick around.
@Eleanor Pierce @belllindsay Last year's ContentJam was the first I'd heard of either B-Corp or sustainable websites. It had never occurred to me before that those types existed!
@Howie Goldfarb @biggreenpen @Eleanor Pierce @belllindsay Don't make me think! I'll spill my beer while I'm walking on my treadmill...
That's a sad truth, @Howie Goldfarb it's tough to get people to stretch their boundaries when it's much safer to keep things "as is".
@belllindsay @timfrick @Howie Goldfarb @ginidietrich I admit I don't get it. I'm not one to read and then click to another channel to discuss, I just move on. Of course, maybe that means I'm not the target?
@belllindsay @KateNolan @Eleanor Pierce @Howie Goldfarb @timfrick Apparently not! Sigh... Though I think you need a webcam so we can watch you drink on your walking desk! Ha!
@belllindsay @Eleanor Pierce @Howie Goldfarb @timfrick Wait, we're drinking??
@ClayMorgan @ginidietrich Pics or it didn't happen...
1 month, 1 week ago on Gin and Topics: Goodbye Gecko. We’ll Miss You.
@ginidietrich You're kidding yourself. JB would immediately drop that bag and eat it all. Bag included.
@ginidietrich @JRHalloran A crazy-ometer!
1 month, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!
Well, durn it, I'm late to the party, but Happy Birthday Spin Sucks! Like most things I can't remember exactly how or why or when I got here (Wait, what?) but the SS Crazies are some of my favorite people on the interwebs and having a spot like this that pushes the Thought Buttons and allows me to spill my (not always well) thought out thoughts is pretty darn cool.
Now, where are the cupcakes?
@Howie Goldfarb Don't forget the pipe cleaners.
1 month, 1 week ago on How to Use Visuals in Your Content Marketing
@ginidietrich @KristenDaukas My favorite is "I'm so busy because I have to do all of these things because no one else can do them." Which I fully admit I've said before. But, um, most people can learn new things and could at least act as a "backup" when you need someone else to cover something.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride
@ginidietrich My extensive experience in watching So You Think You Can Dance confirms that she is no ballerina!
@andreagoulet I kind of want to get these cards and take them into our next sales meeting and start pointing out the archetypes of our team... Because I like to be somewhat dramatic when I make a point. :)
2 months, 1 week ago on Are Archetypes the Key to Managing Your Next PR Crisis?
@ginidietrich I've gone on a memoir-ish kick. Read Delancey by Molly Wizenberg (aka Orangette) about her and her husband opening a pizza place, completely readable and makes me want to go there and a million pizzas and have fancy cocktails. I'm now reading "My Berlin Kitchen" by Luisa Weiss (aka The Wednesday Chef") not quite as engrossing as Delancey, but enjoyable.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Summer Reading: Five Novels and One Business Book
@ginidietrich @KateNolan @corinamanea What's that, Gini? I'm sorry, I can't hear you behind this stack of notebooks...
2 months, 2 weeks ago on How to Capture Blog Post Ideas
@ginidietrich @corinamanea That's not hilarious. It's normal. Completely normal.
@ClayMorgan Me too! I usually have at least one if not 2-3 notebooks with me at all times.
@ginidietrich @bdorman264 Free drinks, eh?
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Gender Roles: Is it Really a Man’s World?
@Howie Goldfarb @KateNolan @biggreenpen @LauraPetrolino Lobster-Drunk? That wouldn't be such a bad thing, would it?
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Four Questions to Ask Before You Complain on Twitter
I admit, I've sent some slightly snarky tweets. Not my best moments, but we all have weaknesses, right? (Apparently snark is mine.) I've also had success reaching out on twitter before other channels, especially when it's after office hours. Then the chances of someone watching seem to be a bit higher versus sending an email into the blackhole.
3 months ago on Four Questions to Ask Before You Complain on Twitter
@biggreenpen @LauraPetrolino Apparently the fresh Maine air has gone straight to Laura's head!
@StickyBranding @belllindsay @ginidietrich "I not only support profanity, I encourage it."
Well, that settles it. Good bye, Spin Sucks. Hellooooo Sticky Branding!
@ginidietrich I'm with you. I think I'd cry. Then pout. Then, eventually, get back to work!
3 months ago on Gini Dietrich’s Staff Call Her Baby Ugly
Hooray for Clay! I have to say that I've kind of always envisioned Clay as "Papa Bear". Of course, pics of him and those sweet, little girls only reinforce that. And I could probably use a book like "Thou Shall Prosper", except my TBR list is growing faster than I can read!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Clay Morgan
We must! We must! We must increase our... distribution?!?
@ginidietrich @bobledrew We need to start a "Remember KFC" social media anti-bullying meme...
3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Social Media Mob
@ginidietrich Wow. That takes some... gumption. I'll never understand that kind of hyper-competitive "you're a threat to me" approach. Did the people who were fired over it ever find out?
@JRHalloran @belllindsay "Let me think about this. Nope, that's too complicated, I'm just gonna flame away!!"
3 months, 4 weeks ago on The Social Media Mob
@ginidietrich @amandalgant @belllindsay @ClayMorgan Wait... It's not wine-thirty yet? /puts down beer
That whole thing was just odd. Like others have pointed out, no one on the AD side took it publicly. Not even a single, random gripe, like "Oh, some people".
If you're looking to have a conversation about it a) reach out to the other party and b) post a question "Hey, this happened. Here's the conversation we had with the other party. How do you feel about it?"
A lot of the "outrage" stories now are the verbal equivalent of photoshop. For a while, you don't realize something's been "adjusted" and then the next thing you know you can see it from a mile away. Sadly, skeptics like @belllindsay and I are probably a little more prepared for it! ;)
Well you're in the wrong group! :)
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Three Ways to Create Newsworthy Customer Service
All excellent points!
One of our vendors is also a supplier of ours, however the terms they paid and the terms they accepted were different. It was kind of fun when they called and asked why we hadn't paid them yet... :) We also have a lot of customers who play the "I haven't been paid" card and all we can say is, so you want us to not pay our suppliers because you aren't paying us? How long do you think that will work?
In other words it happens (or will) in a lot of industries, I suspect. However, I'm on #teampayup and not #teamhoard; it's just respectful of the companies you do business with.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on New 120 Payment Terms from Big Brands Require Agencies Play Bank
@LauraPetrolino Does this mean you're still waiting for a paycheck? ;)