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@Corina Manea @biggreenpen and dark colors just SCREAM summer to me, no matter how many Punchy Pinks and Cab-Anas there are out there. SHEESH

2 hours, 14 minutes ago on The Horrible Case of Unwritten Rules

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@ginidietrich @EdenSpodek Maybe you two are on to something that needs to be developed! :-) #MoreWork #JustWhatYouNeeded

2 hours, 15 minutes ago on The Horrible Case of Unwritten Rules

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What a great topic -- and even greater that you're willing to write about it -- because many orgs are happy to sweep it under the rug. Gotta think through what else I want to say but YAY for the topic. And isn't it okay to paint your nails at the office as long as the shade is appropriate for the season?

3 hours, 3 minutes ago on The Horrible Case of Unwritten Rules

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Oh Murphy. Oh Murphy's law. Great advice. 

1 day, 5 hours ago on Crisis Communications: Have a Plan for Success

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Fun week! Hope your speech went well Gini! 

3 days, 23 hours ago on Gin and Topics: There is a New Comedian Among Us

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@SMVermillion @biggreenpen ha ha - yeah - I know a lot of people who did the Dopey challenge! So many miles in one weekend! Here's a winner, though: one friend did the Dopey challenge and (we thought) got engaged in the middle of it. Now that a little time has elapsed she just shared a whole album documenting the fact that she FIT IN A DISNEY WEDDING the same time she was at Disney for the Dopey!! // And yes, on the volunteering. I'll tweet you a blog post I wrote about it. Finally, runners (of all shapes/sizes/paces) are the best, totally. :-)

4 days, 2 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Stephanie Vermillion

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@SMVermillion @biggreenpen I am! I just did the NYC Half (and a 5K in Pennsylvania the day before because why do one race in a weekend when you can do two, right?). I'm in a little bit of a "big race" hiatus now while some health issues get sorted out. I may have to medal in volunteering for a while but I will still find a way to worm my way into the running world!! :-) :-)

4 days, 3 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Stephanie Vermillion

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Loved your inquisition, Stephanie! And the running, and the St. Jude Hero thing! :-)

4 days, 4 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Stephanie Vermillion

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@LauraPetrolino @biggreenpen No - I'm not - his experiences are really interesting - and sad that they were reality....

5 days ago on Join Maddie Grant for a Special Author Q&A Today

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As a kind of flip to your statement in your first paragraph, a friend told me yesterday how he was responsible for diversity training quite a few years ago (like, 25/30) and the attitude among many executives at the time was, "I am retiring in five years; this won't be my problem." Sort of mirrors your statement about "I'll retire before they are decision makers so I won't need to worry about it."

5 days ago on Join Maddie Grant for a Special Author Q&A Today

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I love this quote from @thindifference - "Do we build bridges between generations to cultivate an environment everyone can excel in?" Have you seen any organizations do a great job of building these types of bridges? 

5 days ago on Join Maddie Grant for a Special Author Q&A Today

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@maddiegrant @biggreenpen Feelings about Sharepoint probably deserves a q&a session all of its own :-) 

5 days ago on Join Maddie Grant for a Special Author Q&A Today

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Joanie Connell ( @connelllessons ) wrote a post in which she disputed the idea that "They’ve (millennials) been taught to believe they don’t have the power within themselves to get the answers." What are your thoughts on this? (And here's the whole post which you probably can't digest while doing a q&a LOL: http://upwardsleader.com/2015/02/24/empowering-millenials-guest-post-from-dr-joanie-connell/ )

5 days ago on Join Maddie Grant for a Special Author Q&A Today

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I think this echoes a question below but ..... I was at a contact center supervisory training once and was told, "your new trainees won't want to be separated from their phones during the training." This may not be a "millennial" question so much as an "everyone is used to their technology being at hand 24/7" question but have you seen expectations from the millennials with whom you worked about this kind of thing?

5 days ago on Join Maddie Grant for a Special Author Q&A Today

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Not sure I can attend (but will try to pop in!). Sounds great.

5 days, 4 hours ago on Join Maddie Grant for a Special Author Q&A Today

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Interesting post, Alex.  I have to agree (that there is SOME simplicity among these tools). One of my first assignments at my current gig was to do an autoresponder campaign via Constant Contact. It wasn't that painful (and I am definitely not especially technically inclined). Conversely, a situation with trying to figure out Infusionsoft created quite a kerfuffle! Guess I am 50/50 for simplicity at this point!

5 days, 23 hours ago on Marketing Automation: Fact or Fiction

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@ginidietrich @KateNolan Rouge Moire' - too dark for first days of spring? 

5 days, 23 hours ago on Social Media Marketing World: Hang Out Live or Virtually

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I'm pretty sure the incorporation of tequila into any panel guarantees it won't be boring .... or the attendees just won't care anymore. ;-). Have fun.

6 days, 5 hours ago on Social Media Marketing World: Hang Out Live or Virtually

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@LauraPetrolino @biggreenpen @ginidietrich Thanks Laura! You had me at seo-pocalypse ;-) 

6 days, 5 hours ago on Tools for Mobile Marketing Strategy Success

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@ginidietrich what penalty? are you going to educate us?


6 days, 15 hours ago on Tools for Mobile Marketing Strategy Success

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@ginidietrich @Lara Wellman I love your mom, Gini. 

1 week ago on The Social Media Mob Needs to Go

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@ginidietrich @CaptainKinship Anecdote: there is a guy on twitter who I realize now is ALL sarcasm ALL the time but before I realized that, he had tweeted something that aligned with something another twitter friend (who has a bit of public notoriety) had said and I said something completely sincere like, "oh funny you got that idea from [x]." He literally tweeted back a vitriolic tweet that said something like, "you're accusing me of stealing material you b**ch, go f*** off." I laugh about it now but at the time I was BLOWN AWAY. The only thing I could think to do was go for a good run. Now I just don't engage with the guy. He's an oddball. With a bad mouth and not much of a sense of humor. (AND I just realized he has blocked me but hasn't blocked my other account LOL. I am pretty sure I am just as well of without him.) #EndOfAnecdote

1 week ago on The Social Media Mob Needs to Go

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It's funny/coincidental. I wrote a piece for Weaving Influence today that sort of touched on this same thing --- the fact that I learned as a crisis counselor to establish a relationship first before trying to help the person with their problems .... and the fact that social media tempts us to skip over that whole "relationship building" part. And when we skip the relationship building part, the outcomes are much less positive. // Great piece, Gini, one which we should all take to heart.

1 week ago on The Social Media Mob Needs to Go

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I'm not sure explanations of the PESO model ever get old. They make so much sense (but are undoubtedly under-used....).

1 week, 1 day ago on PR Pros Must Embrace the PESO Model

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@Digital_DRK @biggreenpen I assumed that went without saying!

1 week, 3 days ago on Gin and Topics: Kids Read Mean Tweets and it’s Not Funny

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That #givemefive challenge dance looks right up my alley!!!! Maybe we can recreate it at the First Annual Spin Sucks Symposium.  

1 week, 3 days ago on Gin and Topics: Kids Read Mean Tweets and it’s Not Funny

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Congratulations on your Inquisition Day, Bob! Loved your "10 years" answer! 

1 week, 4 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Bob Reed

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Agree with what everyone else has said and additional props to fitting in a life truth: it pays to ask nicely ;-). 

1 week, 5 days ago on Grow Your Business with Social Listening

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@LauraPetrolino @belllindsay good. saves me from having to think too hard (++ for the rainbows/unicorns ref, Laura).

1 week, 6 days ago on How to Use a Reverse Message Strategy

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That story from 10 years ago makes me incredulous (and then again it doesn't). I appreciate your thoughts on this. I know I personally am far too willing to give away (or give for much less than its value) some of the things I can do. In some cases,  it's a "pay it forward" kind of thing but in other cases it hurts my family (and my bottom line) because both things suffer not to mention my energy level. Thx for this post!

2 weeks, 1 day ago on PR Industry Salary Survey Has Bad News for Women

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No JImmy Fallon? The world as we know it may be ending! Happy Weekend everyone!

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Gin and Topics: I Heart RDJ (For Real)

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I rarely think of reddit -- thx for the suggestion.

2 weeks, 4 days ago on Four Content Distribution Strategies

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I registered but sadly will probably just have to do the recording because I will be trying to squeeeeeze in the last few quality minutes I can in NYC before returning home that day! But it sounds great! 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on You Can Call Me “Boss”: Smart PR Measurement

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@LauraPetrolino @biggreenpen @belllindsay Laura please be my coffee friend. Let's make it a thing. 


2 weeks, 5 days ago on Create a Winning Sponsored Content Strategy

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@LauraPetrolino @biggreenpen I've only used it when I had to do a guest post for Fitfluential so I can't really give a comprehensive review. I know they rely on it, and with the volume of guest posting I am guessing they are relatively satisfied with it (?). 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Life in the Marketing Cloud

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The only ones (from the link you gave) I currently use are CoSchedule and Click to Tweet. I agree - it's pretty incredible to think of all the potential!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Life in the Marketing Cloud

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Unrelated to this post, your Google+ cover image is pretty riveting! :-)

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Life in the Marketing Cloud

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@belllindsay Me too! And I rarely subscribe to anything! I need a coffee friend.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Create a Winning Sponsored Content Strategy

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I like this post! So much to be said for the power of good customer service!

2 weeks, 6 days ago on Fall in Love with Customer Relationships

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@Jimmy Orum FOMO deserves its own post entirely.

2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Scavenger Hunt Results

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@WhatsYourAvocad and I still remember your guest post, FWIW! 

2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Scavenger Hunt Results

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@martinwaxman @ginidietrich @RobBiesenbach sorta like dog years, right? :-)

2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Scavenger Hunt Results

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@Suzy Chisholm @biggreenpen You are definitely not alone. I think the people who highlighted the word in bold fuschia should be sent flowers. Or wine glasses. Or wine.

3 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Scavenger Hunt Results

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@Suzy Chisholm there was a point when I thought one of the words was "duck" -- I was beginning to doubt my intellect! I almost sent in one of the sentences that I knew wasn't "it" but that was far entertaining than the actual end result! 

3 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Scavenger Hunt Results

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@Digital_DRK @ginidietrich @biggreenpen that's a different scavenger hunt ... :-)

3 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Scavenger Hunt Results

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@Digital_DRK good luck on your exam!

3 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Scavenger Hunt Results

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