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@DorothyCrenshaw Thank you!

10 hours, 19 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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@ClayMorgan It's all in how you "spin" it. (Insert Gini screaming at me!)  LOL!

12 hours, 59 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes Thank you, @Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes! I'm thrilled to be here!!! 

14 hours, 17 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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@ExtremelyAvg I am so glad you liked it!! I agree with you. ;-)

14 hours, 29 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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Thank you!

15 hours, 23 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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Hey Rob!!! Happy Friday to you!

17 hours, 9 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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Talk about coincidence - there is an article in Jodi in the WSJ today!

17 hours, 18 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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I am 100% Tiger!!!!!!!!!!

17 hours, 22 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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Thanks, Jason!!!

17 hours, 22 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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Especially since Gini loves it when we take over the comments discussing football!

17 hours, 25 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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Thanks so much, @ginidietrich!! I'm attending my daughter's Honor Roll assembly this morning, but will be back online before lunch to chat!!!

18 hours, 8 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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@biggreenpen Darn!!! You are right!! Go Clemson Tigers!!!!!  :-)

18 hours, 10 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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@ginidietrich Hmmm...true, but those banks and oil companies are still in business, and making money, despite being found guilty and paying fines. 

1 month, 1 week ago on The NFL is Missing the Cardinal Rule of Crisis Management

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@MWPRINCight @bradmarley Don't disagree. I just pointed out some business facts that currently show how the NFL will get away with it. Yes, they have now appointed four females to advise them on this issue. Whoopee. That is the right PR thing to do. They may keep suspending people. But I don't think that this will stop the public from going to games and the NFL from continuing the practice of making money.

1 month, 1 week ago on The NFL is Missing the Cardinal Rule of Crisis Management

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I agree that it is disgusting. As a communications professional, this crisis has been handled horribly. 


I watched Hannah Storm's piece from "Sportscenter" this morning.

http://deadspin.com/espns-hannah-storm-what-exactly-does-the-nfl-stand-fo-1634561209


Speaking as a girl who loves football and has a daughter, I understand the tough conversations she is having with her daughter. 


With that said, I read a piece in the WSJ that basically says the NFL is too big too fail. Too many people and corporations have invested in so much money that the NFL will continue to run television. I mean, CBS moved their Thursday comedy line-up to Monday so that NFL games could be shown on their affiliates. Verizon is paying $1 billion over the next four years for the NFL to be on their phones.Television cannot stay alive without the NFL because of Netflix, etc. Advertisers still want eyeballs and the NFL delivers eyeballs. The FCC is most likely going to revoke the blackout rule (blacking out home games if the stadiums are not sold out). More eyeballs. No sponsors have said they are reconsidering their relationship with the NFL.


I know people who are boycotting the league and saying goodbye to their favorite teams. Sadly, I don't hold my breath that this will be enough or that enough people will do it so as to actually hit the NFL where it hurts the most - $$$.  Some people hate what is happening but then look to the "good guys" (J.J. Watt, C.J. Spiller, etc.), to distract them from making a choice about how to spend their time during football season.


And to @bradmarley's point about ratings, Thursday Night Football's ratings were higher than anything CBS has shown on a Thursday in the last eight years.

1 month, 1 week ago on The NFL is Missing the Cardinal Rule of Crisis Management

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@biggreenpen I had the opportunity to hear Jodi speak at a fundraiser. She told us all about her research and interviews. Wow. Everyone there had goosebumps and tears.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Read a Book Day is September 6

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The Little Princess

The Secret Garden
All of the Nancy Drew books
Pride and Prejudice
The Dead Don't Dance by Charles Martin
Goodnight Moon
Nineteen Minutes
All of the Laura Ingall books
The Great Gatsby
Agatha Christie mysteries

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Read a Book Day is September 6

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Very important - always make time for yourself!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Internal Crisis Management: Where Do You Fit in?

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I prefer magazines and books. However, there are some books that I read on my iPad - usually the easy, mindless summer reads. I can mark up books, flag a page, flip to my favorite parts, etc.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Do You Still Read Books/Magazines?

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"Stop competing for the busiest title and start treating your fellow human beings with respect." AMEN!

2 months ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride

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Great case study! Thanks for sharing.

2 months, 1 week ago on Weird Al Teaches PR Pros a Thing or Two

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I just read an editorial in the WSJ about how the FTC is using Section 5 to gain access to IT departments of corporations that have been hacked, i.e., the victims. 

2 months, 1 week ago on A Social Media Contest, Cole Haan, Pinterest, and the Rules

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I absolutely loved the dog dubbing!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Some Inspiration and Some Dog Dubbing

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@ginidietrich Absolutely nothing!!! :-)

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Morgan Freeman Sucks in Helium

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"It’s just another ugly PR situation for a brand that already has some serious trust issues."

Yes, we don't quit FB. Hmmmm...

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Facebook Experiment: Why Mess With Our Emotions?

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AT the end of the day, we sign on and use these systems. With that said, I'm not planning on downloading the new FB messaging app.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Facebook Manipulates Us and Handles the Communication Exactly Right

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Um, I have the same reaction to Katy Perry songs...

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Morgan Freeman Sucks in Helium

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I love Pintology!!! I had no idea it was by your sister. Hello, Laney!!

4 months ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laney Namanny

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Ann, I hope to meet you in person one day! Come visit Houston!

4 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Ann Handley

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Because “spin” shouldn’t be part of any marketing effort. The best marketing simply tells a true story well.

Truer words never said.

4 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Ann Handley

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I really like storied autobiographies – I’m always curious about how life shapes people – but Peter’s vignettes are especially compelling because who doesn’t sometime fantasize about chucking it all and drinking wine in a two-centuries old farmhouse? Or is that just me?

Why can't we all have that strength? ;-)

4 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Ann Handley

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No. I want to see as much of my kids’ lives as I can.

I can't agree with you more!!!

4 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Ann Handley

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This is one of the best posts I have ever read. I am going to unsubscribe to many blogs today, but not Spin Sucks.  :-)

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Content Overload: Stop Consuming and Start Creating

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This is going to be very interesting to watch.

5 months, 1 week ago on Canada is Set to Become a Spam Free Zone

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How did you answer the executive's question?

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Sucks is a Bad Word

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What a jerk!!!! (I am using far more colorful language in my head.) I'm just glad you are okay, Gini.

5 months, 2 weeks ago on Share the Road: A Few Tips for Cars from Cyclists

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Maybe you could dress JB up and send a picture? 

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Spin vs. Positioning: How to Choose One Over the Other

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In summary, lying does not pay! And, my daughter is still waiting for the unicorn to arrive. ;-)

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Spin vs. Positioning: How to Choose One Over the Other

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@RobBiesenbach @ginidietrich  I like your sister's question: "Why are we the one who always have to adapt?" I wonder if it's another part of how society raises us...we are the caretakers, pleasers, etc. I know I'm a pleaser most of the time but I work hard to overcome that instinct when working. It's a continuous battle for me.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem

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@ginidietrich "We have to train ourselves to support women and let them talk about their achievements without scorning them."  To me, this is the root of the problem. It is EXTREMELY rare for women in the same industry and on the same teams, to support each other. Call it scopecreep, jealousy, whatever...I've even heard people say "it's a cultural thing". BS. I don't know why but just like women dress for other women when going out on the town, we immediately become concerned with "is she better than me?" in the workplace. I still say it can be boiled down to once again learning and USING social manners. In two words, "be nice". Unfortunately, until everyone starts being nice and respecting each other again, this is going to continue to be an uphill battle. Shame on us.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem

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To @Howie Goldfarb 's comment...this makes it even harder to educate and persuade companies to use social media and use it correctly. How do you go about it now?

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Are the Days of “Free” Social Media for Brands Numbered?

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So glad Mr. D was in the hot seat! It was great learning more about you. Cheers and have a Happy, Happy Birthday!

6 months ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Kelly Dietrich (aka Mr. D.)

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I've decided I don't like the sidebar comment feature. Good post, Laura!

6 months, 1 week ago on Ethical Decision Making: Why Good People Do Bad Things

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Sidenotes is actually just as it is described: A way for you to write notes on the side of a blog post.

This is pretty cool.

6 months, 1 week ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature

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I’ve attributed it to content exhaustion and blog commenting not being a top priority for many anymore, but Livefyre thinks Sidenotes will result in more comments.

Perhaps we're still doing too much multi-tasking?

6 months, 1 week ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature

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Hey Rob! What's the hardest part about coaching an executive on public speaking? And what do you do about it?

6 months, 1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@belllindsay "But, one thing that’s fantastic about getting older? You start to care less about other people and what they think. And you definitely start to love yourself more." SO. TRUE.

6 months, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell

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