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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 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.
1 week, 1 day ago on The NFL is Missing the Cardinal Rule of Crisis Management
@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.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Read a Book Day is September 6
The Little Princess
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Read a Book Day is September 6
Very important - always make time for yourself!
3 weeks, 4 days 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.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Do You Still Read Books/Magazines?
"Stop competing for the busiest title and start treating your fellow human beings with respect." AMEN!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride
1 month ago on Gender Roles: Is it Really a Man’s World?
Great case study! Thanks for sharing.
1 month 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.
1 month ago on A Social Media Contest, Cole Haan, Pinterest, and the Rules
I absolutely loved the dog dubbing!
1 month, 1 week ago on Gin and Topics: Some Inspiration and Some Dog Dubbing
@ginidietrich Absolutely nothing!!! :-)
1 month, 1 week 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...
1 month, 1 week 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.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Facebook Manipulates Us and Handles the Communication Exactly Right
Um, I have the same reaction to Katy Perry songs...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Morgan Freeman Sucks in Helium
I love Pintology!!! I had no idea it was by your sister. Hello, Laney!!
3 months ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laney Namanny
Ann, I hope to meet you in person one day! Come visit Houston!
3 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Ann Handley
Truer words never said.
Why can't we all have that strength? ;-)
I can't agree with you more!!!
This is one of the best posts I have ever read. I am going to unsubscribe to many blogs today, but not Spin Sucks. :-)
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Content Overload: Stop Consuming and Start Creating
This is going to be very interesting to watch.
4 months, 1 week ago on Canada is Set to Become a Spam Free Zone
How did you answer the executive's question?
4 months, 1 week ago on Sucks is a Bad Word
What a jerk!!!! (I am using far more colorful language in my head.) I'm just glad you are okay, Gini.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Share the Road: A Few Tips for Cars from Cyclists
Maybe you could dress JB up and send a picture?
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Spin vs. Positioning: How to Choose One Over the Other
In summary, lying does not pay! And, my daughter is still waiting for the unicorn to arrive. ;-)
@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.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem
@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.
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?
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Are the Days of “Free” Social Media for Brands Numbered?
So glad Mr. D was in the hot seat! It was great learning more about you. Cheers and have a Happy, Happy Birthday!
5 months ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Kelly Dietrich (aka Mr. D.)
I've decided I don't like the sidebar comment feature. Good post, Laura!
5 months, 1 week ago on Ethical Decision Making: Why Good People Do Bad Things
This is pretty cool.
5 months, 1 week ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature
Perhaps we're still doing too much multi-tasking?
Hey Rob! What's the hardest part about coaching an executive on public speaking? And what do you do about it?
5 months, 1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today
5 months, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell
@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.
This. Is. Awesome. Thank you for sharing!
5 months, 2 weeks ago on The One-Page Quarterly Plan Template
@ginidietrich @kanya632 I knew there was going to be a sequel!!!!!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Join Gini Dietrich for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today
Way to go, Jayme!!!!
5 months, 3 weeks ago on What’s Happening With @Soulati?
Gini - I say this in jest - in the video, you kind of look possessed in the shot of you at your computer. :-)
Hey there, Hi there!!!
LOL!!!! My dear, if I were there, I would not only hold your hair back, I would apply a cold cloth to the back of your neck.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Spin Sucks (the Book) is Here!
@ginidietrich LOL! Keep a rubber band on your wrist. :-)
@ginidietrich Hmmm...I thought that was Mr. D's job since he lives with you? ;-)
I really like this new feature!! Welcome, Eleanor!!!
6 months ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Eleanor Pierce
This is a wonderful post!! Thank you for sharing your friend's teachings.
6 months, 1 week ago on Listening in Life and in PR
Happy #FF, Amy!!
6 months, 2 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Amy Tobin
It is wrong to create false stories, etc., when it comes to illness, disease, death, etc. Everyone knows or has known someone close to them who fights a good fight to beat chronic conditions. One should not belittle these things or these people.
7 months ago on Internet Hoaxes and Black Hearts