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 @Tinu

 Couldn't agree more. I think this is what 'tweet-ups' and other events are supposed to accomplish but I have seen them diminish - especially as folks become more senior, they seem to attend these less and less. The exception - the largest tweet-up in the world - SXSW.

2 years, 4 months ago on Get the Kids Off the Phone and Meet in Real Life

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 @allenmireles

 Thank you. I do think people lose sight of "IRL" (in real life relationships) and end up behind their computer screens too often. How do you go about keeping IRL relationships thriving?

2 years, 4 months ago on Get the Kids Off the Phone and Meet in Real Life

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 @bradmarley

 Hi Brad! Speaking of "IRL" (in real life), when do I get to see you again? :) Thanks for this feedback. I like the idea of starting off the new year with a list of "IRL" folks you need to meet. You've given me an idea for a December blog post!

2 years, 4 months ago on Get the Kids Off the Phone and Meet in Real Life

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 @ginidietrich

 Well said. Thank you for the opportunity to share my thinking on the SpinSucks forum!

2 years, 6 months ago on My Son, the Social Network

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 @BobReed

 Thanks Bob. You are right (or maybe it was Whitney) children are the future and so are the social media/marketing tools We've Only Just Begun (nod to the Carpenters) to realize their potential!

2 years, 6 months ago on My Son, the Social Network

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This could come off as cold but I'm going to say it anyway, as the mother of a fantastic 25-year old that I love dearly, I am only just beginning to see the real ROI. She is at a point in her career where she buys ME dinner, brings me flowers on Mother's Day and will even babysither little and brother and sister for the weekend. This doesn't mean that all of the years I've invested with her, school projects, braces, prom, endless cross country meets weren't meaningful or that I didn't enjoy them. I love the adult relationship I finally get to share with my daughter! Like with social media, it took a long time to get to where we are today, but it was worth every minute!

2 years, 6 months ago on My Son, the Social Network

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Thanks for the feedback all. I recently blogged about P&G (http://airfoilpr.typepad.com/airfoilpr/2012/05/who-owns-the-gray-area.html) restructuring

the communications group - resulting in communications owning of the "social-engagement" aspect of marketing. It's time we realize that the brands we represent, like our own children, will ultimately be a reflection of our work in the social media space. Let's just hope they turn out to be jerks!

2 years, 6 months ago on My Son, the Social Network

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 @martinwaxman

 Thanks Martin. You are correct. In fact, I recently blogged about P&G restructuring social media under (http://airfoilpr.typepad.com/airfoilpr/2012/05/who-owns-the-gray-area.html) communications. It's time that we, as PR professionals, realize that these 'kids' are our to raise how we see fit. Ultimately the job we do will be relected upon us as the brands we work with grow and evolve, just like our own children!

 

2 years, 6 months ago on My Son, the Social Network

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