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This stuff makes me feel icky to put it in simple terms. Your reputation is all you have and like Kirk says we have to be able to look ourselves in the mirror and be proud of what we see. I go with: If it feels wrong, it probably is wrong.
3 months ago on Journalistic Ethics: What Every PR Pro Needs to Know
@ginidietrich @HeatherTweedy Heather, we are kindred spirits - I'll take baked goods no questions asked!!
@ginidietrich Yes please...and record it so we can play it over and over!
3 months ago on PR Spam: The Haggler Takes the PR Industry to Task
This has always been a pet peeve of mine. While it's easy to just hit send, it SO much more effective to do your homework. I know, I'm preaching to the choir here.
Woo hoo, you're back!!!
3 months ago on Monday Roundup: Small Business Tips
I've used them in the past, but I think it just depends on the situation. In my previous position I was tasked with building relationships with influencers. Yes, I had things to pitch them (as Gini can attest to) but that wasn't the time or place to use a newswire service. But other times like you mentioned above when you are a big brand or during a crisis, they can be a valuable tool. I think right now there is still a place for them, but who knows what's to come! Great post Kate - you bring up really good points :)
3 months, 1 week ago on Why Newswire Services Don’t Work (and When They Do)
@ginidietrich @Howie Goldfarb I love chalkboard paint! I'm going to come over and write detailed notes all over your walls!
3 months, 1 week ago on The 82 Things I Love
@ginidietrich @yvettepistorio @chelpixie Matt bought some vanilla plug-ins and they are a bit overpowering...must go to Target tonight.
I love this!!! I want to do it!!! These made me chuckle a bit :)
@ginidietrich @chelpixie Must have!
@Matt_Cerms I have to agree with you Matt...
@rosemaryoneill Preach! This is what I go by too - if it feels wrong, it probably is.
3 months, 1 week ago on PR Firm Accused of Wikipedia Sockpuppetry
@ginidietrich Exactly - you have to develop it. My favorite thing to do is just yell at my computer while I'm typing something respectful/nice. It's not worth taking things personally - you'll fall apart eventually.
3 months, 1 week ago on Three Common Social Media Fears and How to Overcome Them
@DickCarlson Oy! I'm glad you no longer you have to control excess stomach acid! Great points Dick - it's not easy to find a company that is comfortable with their social media managers taking risks and being themselves. But you still have to watch what you say and make sure it aligns with your company's values/mission. It's a tough line to walk for some.
The hungry games?! Hahahahaha! Love it!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Crazy Car Crash and Video Games
Woo hoo!! So excited to have you on board Jason! Congrats :)
3 months, 2 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Our New Paid Media Manager
I abuse emoticons - and explanation points. It's just my way of being light-hearted and friendly, but I have had people take them the wrong way - like I was trying to mock them or something, and that was definitely not what I was doing. Lots of food for thought here though - love it Rebecca!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Learning Styles: What Emoticons Can Teach Us
I love my newspaper - and magazines too. I love having them in my hands, being able to dog-ear pages to go back and read, rip out recipes or good articles, and getting the ink all over my hands. I still have a newspaper subscription and a couple of magazines too , and that won't change until they stop delivering it to me every day! And I agree, local news is a big piece of that pie.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Newspapers Aren’t Quite Dead Yet
Yes, everyone is different, but this is a great list. We all will find our own way to have the work/life balance we crave, but these are a good start and something I try to do every week.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Three Secrets to Your Own Success
This is a great breakdown Jason. I love that you say to keep things simple. One reason I tend to go away from a landing page is because they want a lot of information - if it's worth it, I'll give it away. But more often than not, I leave. And yes! It's all about the prospect!
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Landing Pages: The Key to Conversion