34. Random. Father. Husband. Dork. That's me in a nutshell.
I think I wanna try making cornbread with that drink mix now......
Every day, every minute should be an attempt for it to be better than the last one. Its not easy, but it makes sense, and sometimes thats why folks need to be told as such. When it makes sense, people like me never seem to think its the answer. But sometimes it is.
5 months ago on How to Be Good Enough OR Why I Suck at Making Cornbread
@JoeCardillo @ginidietrich @sherrickmark Precisely. I am reasonably sure there has never been a flame war that ended with someone legitimately saying "you know what, I was wrong, you're right, I have now changed my view."
Talking about certain things in public is fine, Gini...but keep it at a personal level. If your twitter handle is either fully or in part something corporate, keep that stuff away from it. As odd as it sounds to type this, corporate twitter is at best, still a broadcast medium. There can be conversation, of course, but business only. there's no need for the official verizon twitter account to have a political opinion, or for the official ford twitter account to discuss religion. The people who run those accounts may very well have thoughts on both subjects, but they should damn well make sure they're signed into their personal account when expressing them. But, they're still rightfully held in the court of public opinion. Like it or not, cause too much of a ruckus with your personal broadcast mediums, it will affect your professional broadcast mediums. These days that's just how it is.
1 year ago on Social Media Policy: When Are Your Own Opinions Not Okay?
common sense dictates that you keep your mouth shut in a public forum
when you don't have anything nice to say. Obviously that's a pretty
broad generalization, but its the truth. ESPECIALLY if you're using
company property to make these statements, and double especially if
you're using a company named account.
@ginidietrich @Danny Brown now to purchase the digital copy so the paper one can sit on the shelf until we are all looooong gone and my great great great great grandson can sell it to someone for a million dollars.
Or, cause I'm rough as heck on my paper books, and don't want to bust it up. :)
1 year, 4 months ago on Join Danny Brown for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today
@Danny Brown @sherrickmark @Chris_Read too bad only two of us tried, but I'm happy for the book! THank you! :)
@Danny Brown 73
@Danny Brown Thank you for hanging out!!
@JoeCardillo @Danny Brown @sherrickmark They're all useful, as long as you learn from them. Mine would probably have been losing a sales job I had, because it gave me the time and ability to really dive into social media and creating a network that I still am growing to this day.
We are constantly talking about successes. What was are some of your favorite bombs or busts in the social media realm?
@belllindsay @Danny Brown Outbound is definitely not what it once was, but little is these days. Instead of being what you do, its part of what you do now. Not only in marketing and things like this, but in sales as well. LOng gone are the days of the guy sitting in his office making cold calls all day, he's mixing that in with other stuff.
@ginidietrich @sherrickmark @Danny Brown I know, I know, I will. Even if I win, I may still buy a copy as penance, winning regardless
@ginidietrich @Danny Brown Aren't there benefits to both sides? A large semi invested network can do the same as a small fanatical one. In the long run, the disinterested can sink a program for sure, but with the larger network, replacement of the disinterested comes much easier.
@Danny Brown @biggreenpen Were there ever any plans for a new version of that campaign? I was sad that due to financial reasons I was never able to donate, but I did my best to share and support, and a LOT of great work was done. It was really inspiring.
@belllindsay @sherrickmark locally that's hard to answer. Obviously with the way networking goes these days, a national network is much easier to entangle oneself in. But with the new project I have, it is definitely worth the local effort for sure
@Danny Brown @sherrickmark Thanks. :) I do need a little bit more target reasearch on this project. I'm actually surprised I don't have your book already, to be honest.
In regards to finding influencers, one of the best resources I have found are the people who I already connect with. This tends to extend your network out quite widely, which is awesome, but I am working on a project which due to scope really requires a much more geographically shallow network, and I am struggling with that. Any thoughts, sir?
@ginidietrich @sherrickmark aww, thanks. :) I am blessed for sure.
@ginidietrich @sherrickmark Home life is fantastic, I'm loving it. Don't wanna go back to work, lol. Getting some sleep, yes. We're settling in. :)
Please, someone ask Danny about Klout. Please... :)
Its definitely not just PR firms that are missing ideas, its much more widespread than that. What we have now though, is a lack of "idea people", we instead have "that guy who works in accounting but is also kind of creative". Nobody just does their one thing anymore. Multitasking is taking over and has been slowly doing so for quite a while.
I remember working as an intern for the Director Of Corporate Advertising for the local Clear Channel summer ampitheatre when I was in college and getting school credit. Part of my job was to WALK AROUND THE VENUE AND FIND UNUSED SPACE. Because of me, the rolling trash bins at that venue STILL have ad space on them, 12 years later. Because of my coworker, they expanded the spotlights and projected company logos on the outside walls after dark.
Nobody does that anymore. I kept in touch with my old boss ( still do via FB, even) and that job changed so much that she left because it wasn't anywhere near the job she got hired for, and the creativity got sucked out of it.
1 year, 4 months ago on What PR Firms are Missing: Ideas
You always find such fun stuff to make me laugh at the end of the week, when often I don't feel like laughing. I appreciate that. Don't think I've ever said so.
that said, I can never hear Jump On It anymore without thinking of that Fresh Prince scene when they dance and Will throws Carlton off the stage.
1 year, 4 months ago on Gin and Topics: Dancing, Rapping, and Prancing
yeah, I don't get out as much as I'd like to. Hit a blog reading lull and Im tryin' to get back in. :) Glad to be here.
1 year, 5 months ago on How to Choose Social Media Tools
dig the new design folks! looks great.
There are so many tools out there for social media. As an amateur, I'm amazed at how the pros can keep track of them all coherently!
you've been parodied or copied. Its official, you're now relevant! lol.
*were already for sure, but its such an old gag, i couldnt resist*
2 years, 4 months ago on A Special Friday Thank You from @JugnooMe to @HootSuite
@ginidietrich with my daughter, it was fork, not frog. Also sit.
2 years, 4 months ago on Gin and Topics: Death, Fear, and Resurrection
@DannyBrown Not even sure The Bieber could save RIM. Unless they do something very amazing VERY quickly, someone will do for RIM what HP did for Palm, and buy it just to take it out back to shoot it.
2 years, 4 months ago on 52 Cool Facts About Social Media - 2012 Edition
@DannyBrown not just entertainment, but the world period. Look at all of the advances in technology that have come about due to those two guys and what they started.
To the risk takers indeed. Strong folks, the lot of them.
2 years, 4 months ago on Fear Is Not Something To Be Afraid Of
fear is a great motivator, one of the best, to be honest. Potentially THE best, actually.
People who are comfortable rarely take risks, because they do not have fear.
@thefutureisred I'm going to start randomly posting words that I have nothing to do with to build myself up in something completely rediculous like flavor testing for cheezits.
2 years, 5 months ago on A Very Short Message to the Idiots at Klout
@DannyBrown the buying into it all just makes the whole service irrelevant to begin with. Gamesmanship from day one...worse than all those twitter list things before they got added to twitter for real, and then you have stuff like favstar even.
Oh, I'm sure there are successes, there have to be, otherwise there wouldn;t be so many pretenders. As for the "next" bit, it was more a jab at how fly by night this crap all ends up being in the long run, but valid and interesting has my attention.
Gotta love getting emails from Klout that tell you they decided you have influence in something you've never spoken about on the internet.
Klout became gamable the moment you could give it to other folks...and its rediculous how seriously they all take themselves. They do realize that statistics can be made to say anything that anyone wants, at any time, and tomorrow when the next service comes out, they'll be useless and annoying.