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@ginidietrich Pictures soon, I hope!!

1 month, 1 week ago on Gin and Topics: The Daughter Edition

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Congratulations to Eleanor!!!

1 month, 1 week ago on Gin and Topics: The Daughter Edition

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I still cannot believe you now live in Maine!!! Great post...so many corporations could learn from these examples as well. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Using Social Media for Government Communications

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Rob, this is an excellent post. I, too, grew up with Uncle Walter, and no one can compare to him - on so many levels. I agree with you that there is much more to everyone's recollections, and no one probably truly remembers the exact facts. In addition, even Brian Williams stated that he had allowed the line to blur between news and entertainment for himself. Just as there was much more going on in the world versus "deflategate", there is so much more to focus on rather than enjoying taking someone down, which I worry is America's new past time.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Brian Williams: Cats, Dogs, Mass Hysteria!

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@LauraPetrolino Thanks so much!!!!!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on How to Write Blog Posts that Get Read and Shared

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@LauraPetrolino Hey Laura!! That's my other problem...the firewall won't let me sign up, either.  :-(

1 month, 2 weeks ago on How to Write Blog Posts that Get Read and Shared

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I can't attend because my client's firewall won't let me...  :-(  Maybe I can receive a link to the recording anyway???  :-)  :-)  :-)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on How to Write Blog Posts that Get Read and Shared

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Happy Birthday!!!! 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Why do so many people suck at communications?

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How fun!!!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Scavenger Hunt

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I can't imagine this place with @belllindsay! Wow! I do understand how things evolve though. All the best to you!!!!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Losing a Valuable Team Member is Hard

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I love this post. I'm in hysterics. Why? Because it didn't surprise me at all that @lkpetrolino had this conversation. Seriously, though, this is a GREAT marketing campaign.

2 months, 1 week ago on Effective Marketing from Bob the House

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What drives me nuts is when I politely and professionally try to educate people on media relations and they respond with a "pat on the head" mentality. Then they wonder why they are not getting any press. Sigh. Great post!!

2 months, 1 week ago on Eight PR Sins Every PR Pro Should Avoid

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@Eleanor Pierce Some were too young. However, the reality is that parents are faced with kids finding out about such things earlier and earlier, whether it's from older siblings or friends with older siblings, etc. It's important to be involved in your child's life so that you know when to step in with your conversation that you want to have. It's never easy. Sometimes it's earlier than you would like.

2 months, 1 week ago on Gin and Topics: The Birds and the Bees

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Wwwwaaaaayyyyyy too young! IMHO.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: The Birds and the Bees

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I think I might hire Nick to tell my daughter about the B&B...in my presence, of course. LOL!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: The Birds and the Bees

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A Spin Sucks conference?! Woo-hoo!

2 months, 3 weeks ago on 2015 Business Goals

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@LauraPetrolino @belllindsay Agreed! I have great male friends. Keeping it professional and focused is key.

4 months, 1 week ago on Internal Communications: It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World

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I don't participate in any of those sites. I don't have time. Nor do I care about them. With that said, I pay attention because one of these days my daughter will be a tween...  Nothing is anonymous. We've made "being global" a reason for why privacy no longer is a right.

And, to @annelizhannan's point, we don't take the time to read or understand what is being said, written, etc., we just infer, which causes mistakes and arguments due to PERCEIVED insults.

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Anonymous Social Media: Why You Shouldn’t Participate

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Woo-hoo, Jayme!!! Love you, girl!!

4 months, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jayme Soulati

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YAY, Paula!!!

4 months, 3 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Paula Kiger

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@annelizhannan Love this! "This post has made me feel better knowing that my deficiencies are not entirely due to lack of will or money but perhaps a resolve to thoughtfully contribute. When I share a post, RT or comment I know I have read the material and feel good about sharing and thus haven't contributed to the vanity of lies."

4 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Find the Right Content Distribution

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@ginidietrich well, I was being a bit silly, but yes, now that you ask. :-)

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Grow Your Communications Firm in 2015

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So what is the best way to introduce yourself and get new business?  :-)

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Grow Your Communications Firm in 2015

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@ginidietrich Once you fire Lindsay, you'll be fine.  ;-)

5 months ago on Adult Bullying is a Problem

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I am so glad you addressed this. It definitely is happening. And it happens in the workplace among teams! It's so frustrating and I always left wondering, "why?". What does that person get out of it? I can tell myself it's because they are jealous, etc., but I'm still wondering "why?"! Oh, and @ginidietrich, I wear dark nail polish all year long. :-)

5 months ago on Adult Bullying is a Problem

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

5 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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@Digital_DRK Thank you!!


5 months, 1 week 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!!! 

5 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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

5 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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Thank you!

5 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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Hey Rob!!! Happy Friday to you!

5 months, 1 week 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!

5 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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

5 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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Thanks, Jason!!!

5 months, 1 week 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!

5 months, 1 week 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!!!

5 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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

5 months, 1 week 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. 

6 months, 2 weeks 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.

6 months, 2 weeks 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.

6 months, 2 weeks 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.

6 months, 4 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

6 months, 4 weeks ago on Read a Book Day is September 6

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Very important - always make time for yourself!

7 months 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.

7 months 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!

7 months, 1 week ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride

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