Albuquerque & San Francisco
Dig writing, journalism, media, PR, design, rocanroll, startups, trail running. I'm also fascinated by the challenge of scaling moments of connection and awesomeness
Some great reminders Katie, I especially relate to create for your customers and speak a universal language (visuals)
I won't lie to you though, now I'm worried y'all are creating a wild run on beards. Social media speculation will run as rampant as it once did with bacon. People will be putting bacon and kittehs and beards together into gloriously awful and self-referential infographics.
Y'know what, I'm going home to lie down. This has got me all stressed out.
3 hours, 22 minutes ago on Front Page Snooze: Creative News Releases Spice Up Boring
@Neicolec He's pretty smart, he gathers information well + moves quickly in business, and is generally a decent person. But of course, to your point he's also wrong sometimes too and I'd argue this is one of them = )
3 hours, 49 minutes ago on The PR Firm Debate: Should Startups Hire One or Not?
@bigteethvideo @ginidietrich @belllindsay This is right on. Personally, I've made a decent but amateur presentation that did ok, and then shipped it off to a talented designer and the increased clicks, shares, conversations started. etc... don't lie.
3 hours, 52 minutes ago on The PR Firm Debate: Should Startups Hire One or Not?
@sydcon_mktg @jasonkonopinski @ginidietrich http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynefin
7 hours, 31 minutes ago on The PR Firm Debate: Should Startups Hire One or Not?
@sydcon_mktg @jasonkonopinski @ginidietrich Have you heard of Cynefin? It's a pretty interesting approach, I was just at a lean unconference yesterday and we talked about it in relation to how companies progress
7 hours, 32 minutes ago on The PR Firm Debate: Should Startups Hire One or Not?
@sydcon_mktg There's definitely a level of growth after which DIY isn't smart. Unfortunately there's a wide knowledge gap between marketing/growth/PR for early phase and when you actually get big enough to hire outside (which I find immensely valuable). Lot of stuff falls through the cracks in that space.
7 hours, 35 minutes ago on The PR Firm Debate: Should Startups Hire One or Not?
@matthixson Really the answer isn't if it's when. There is definitely a when, but if a startup jumps the gun on it the value is lessened. A parallel is growth hacking v. marketing. At some point you have to transition, and that point is when you start establishing an overall strategy that your testing (hacking) has to fit into.
7 hours, 37 minutes ago on The PR Firm Debate: Should Startups Hire One or Not?
@belllindsay @annelizhannan Not sure if Howie's right? Wait 6 months and try again
20 hours, 39 minutes ago on The Three Things, Edition 58
@akasha968 You are quite welcome - hope you found it useful. And definitely, to your point it's one of the easiest ways to stay in touch and provide value.
I regularly send an email with "thought you might find this interesting: link to thoughtful content" and people are appreciative and it starts conversations that lead to sales.
3 days, 1 hour ago on Email Marketing is a Conversation
@ginidietrich @JoeCardillo and I bet @jasonkonopinski would be an awesome co-host...
3 days, 4 hours ago on Gin and Topics: Holiday Songs and Dogs in Boots
@ginidietrich @JoeCardillo I'm in. Let's figure it out!
@ginidietrich @JoeCardillo No better job in the world
@jasonkonopinski ...but it's hard to deny the cuteness.
3 days, 5 hours ago on Gin and Topics: Holiday Songs and Dogs in Boots
Oh no...Christmas....how could this have happened? I am unprepared.
Jimmy Fallon really does touch everything he turns to gold. He gets at least 18% credit for shaping Justin Timberlake's modern career
3 days, 6 hours ago on Gin and Topics: Holiday Songs and Dogs in Boots
James - great to officially make your acquaintance, I've enjoyed your conversations & comments here so far and I'll connect elsewhere and give a shout when I next find myself in the greater Philadelphia area. Welcome to the crew!
3 days, 6 hours ago on #FollowFriday: James Halloran
@Randy Milanovic @DwayneAlicie It's all semantics......no one's perfect at language...but I think we are better served when we focus on labels like passionate, thoughtful, smart, and kind.
All of which @JRHalloran seems to be. I thought Gini did a nice job of highlighting those...modeling is only one aspect of his life.
Hey you are not going to find me giving a Supreme Court ruling on the validity of emoticons
My perspective is that emoticons are the shorthand of visual content, in other words they are slang, and probably always going to be interpreted in radically different ways. Some people use them like a middle finger and some people use them like a genuine grin....I've seen both in volume.
But I will say, like anything the frequency tends to dilute the point, and maybe that's the lesson here for communications. Kind of like when someone says things are amazing constantly. You end up wondering if that really IS the best shipment of red delicious apples Piggly Wiggly has ever had.
3 days, 23 hours ago on An Emotional Case for Emoticons
Friday night they'll be dressed to kill
4 days ago on An Emotional Case for Emoticons
I don't do the fb thing but I agree about being vulnerable. Anyone can learn to criticize, mock, and minimize other peoples' experiences. It truly takes courage to be honest & accountable to yourself and the world around you. Good for you LB...you can bank on me always laughing with, and not at you.
5 days, 10 hours ago on Truth, Lies, and Facebook Memes
@Tony Gnau Excellent.... can she write my emails, too?
5 days, 23 hours ago on Email Marketing is a Conversation