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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.
3 days, 11 hours ago on Effective Marketing from Bob the House
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!!
5 days, 15 hours ago on Eight PR Sins Every PR Pro Should Avoid
@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.
1 week ago on Gin and Topics: The Birds and the Bees
Wwwwaaaaayyyyyy too young! IMHO.
1 week, 2 days ago on Gin and Topics: The Birds and the Bees
I think I might hire Nick to tell my daughter about the B&B...in my presence, of course. LOL!
A Spin Sucks conference?! Woo-hoo!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on 2015 Business Goals
@LauraPetrolino @belllindsay Agreed! I have great male friends. Keeping it professional and focused is key.
2 months ago on Internal Communications: It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World
@belllindsay Man'splainy - LOL!
@biggreenpen Thank you!
@EmilyNKantner Thank you!!!
2 months, 1 week ago on Internal Communications: It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World
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.
2 months, 1 week ago on Anonymous Social Media: Why You Shouldn’t Participate
Woo-hoo, Jayme!!! Love you, girl!!
2 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jayme Soulati
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Paula Kiger
@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."
2 months, 2 weeks ago on How to Find the Right Content Distribution
@ginidietrich well, I was being a bit silly, but yes, now that you ask. :-)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Grow Your Communications Firm in 2015
So what is the best way to introduce yourself and get new business? :-)
@biggreenpen @Digital_DRK @ginidietrich @ClayMorgan Go #TeamDarkPolish!!!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Adult Bullying is a Problem
@ginidietrich Once you fire Lindsay, you'll be fine. ;-)
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. :-)
@DorothyCrenshaw Thank you!
3 months ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura
@ClayMorgan It's all in how you "spin" it. (Insert Gini screaming at me!) LOL!
@Digital_DRK Thank you!!
@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes Thank you, @Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes! I'm thrilled to be here!!!
@ExtremelyAvg I am so glad you liked it!! I agree with you. ;-)
Hey Rob!!! Happy Friday to you!
Talk about coincidence - there is an article in Jodi in the WSJ today!
I am 100% Tiger!!!!!!!!!!
Especially since Gini loves it when we take over the comments discussing football!
Thanks so much, @ginidietrich!! I'm attending my daughter's Honor Roll assembly this morning, but will be back online before lunch to chat!!!
@biggreenpen Darn!!! You are right!! Go Clemson Tigers!!!!! :-)
@ginidietrich Hmmm...true, but those banks and oil companies are still in business, and making money, despite being found guilty and paying fines.
4 months, 1 week ago on The NFL is Missing the Cardinal Rule of Crisis Management
@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.
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.
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.
@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.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Read a Book Day is September 6
The Little Princess
Very important - always make time for yourself!
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Internal Crisis Management: Where Do You Fit in?
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.
5 months ago on Do You Still Read Books/Magazines?
"Stop competing for the busiest title and start treating your fellow human beings with respect." AMEN!
5 months ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride
5 months, 1 week ago on Gender Roles: Is it Really a Man’s World?
Great case study! Thanks for sharing.
5 months, 1 week ago on Weird Al Teaches PR Pros a Thing or Two
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.
5 months, 1 week ago on A Social Media Contest, Cole Haan, Pinterest, and the Rules
I absolutely loved the dog dubbing!
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Some Inspiration and Some Dog Dubbing
@ginidietrich Absolutely nothing!!! :-)
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Morgan Freeman Sucks in Helium
"It’s just another ugly PR situation for a brand that already has some serious trust issues."
Yes, we don't quit FB. Hmmmm...
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Facebook Experiment: Why Mess With Our Emotions?
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.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Facebook Manipulates Us and Handles the Communication Exactly Right
Um, I have the same reaction to Katy Perry songs...
I love Pintology!!! I had no idea it was by your sister. Hello, Laney!!
7 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laney Namanny
Ann, I hope to meet you in person one day! Come visit Houston!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Ann Handley