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HUGE congrats, Brian! I think this is the first time I've actually heard of your journey, and it's very impressive, and inspiring. And you're still a nice guy... how did you manage that? ;) Super news and my very best for the future!

5 days, 14 hours ago on Belated Big Reveal – Mantis a ProKarma Company

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@lauraclick  So do you, lady, so do you. :)

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Monday Roundup: Success

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@lauraclick My pleasure! @CarrieMorgan

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Monday Roundup: Success

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@CarrieMorgan You're most welcome, Carrie - thank YOU for including me in your post!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Monday Roundup: Success

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@RobBiesenbach Me too!!! AAAAH!!!! @kensviews @martinwaxman @blah2voila @abbiefink the gang's getting back!!!!

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Forget Everything You Ever Learned About Body Language

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@bowden2bowden  I'm SO sorry to reply so late, Randy, but you are so welcome, as always!

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Monday Roundup: Happy New Year

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@dbvickery Hi after a while, Brian! So... seeing as how we're almost at the end of Q1, how's 2014 been so far?

4 weeks, 1 day ago on 6 Vickery Dreams Headed Into 2014

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@KenMueller Hey! Are you clean shaven again?

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Thoughts on Small Businesses, Marketing, and My Beard

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@KirkHazlett I don't know the story of how you fell into PR. Please tell! @Howie Goldfarb

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Forrest Gump Was Right…Life IS a Box of Chocolates

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Well, I think we have effectively established that you are a very hard worker, so if anyone ever asks you "what" exactly you do, you tell 'em to talk to me...!

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Telecommuting: It’s Not for Everyone

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@RobBiesenbach Very belated thanks - I had a blast!

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Telecommuting: It’s Not for Everyone

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@RobBiesenbach HEY! I'm going to see you in May at #CAPRSA!!!

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Forget Everything You Ever Learned About Body Language

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@Howie Goldfarb  I mostly agree with your comment (and regardless of agreement, thank you for taking the time to do so!), but your first para is contradictory. It sounds as if you're advocating both for and against having someone external manage your social... can you clarify what you mean?

As you allude to in your last para, if brands pull social media in-house that doesn't necessarily mean the communications will suddenly become "social." I make my living in to some extent by teaching organizations how to handle social media, and I can tell you that there are as many companies who have no clue what they're doing as there are inept agencies (and consultants).

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Monday Roundup: Being Social

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Dan, while I was editing this post I was so tempted to ask if I could get some product samples...!

It sounds like traditional media relations has really been working well for them. What else is working? I'm particularly curious about Facebook... how do the customer testimonials translate into marketing results? Also, are they doing any paid media?

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Successful Startup Story: Fresh and Fluffy Natural Dry Dog Shampoo

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Ancita, this was so interesting, thank you for sharing it on #WUL! Do you have any news for us on the results of the campaign, in terms of who they hired, etc.?

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Have You Heard of the #CoolestInterviewEver?

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@KDillabough Thank you! I'm entering the fourth week of recovery now. I still don't have my full range of motion or strength back, and it's really frustrating. I think I have at least 3 more weeks of PT... ugh.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on A New Year’s Wish From WUL… And Me

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Dan, I know so many good writers, but you are really a remarkable writer. I love all your posts, but this one is one of my favorites. So much good stuff... like this: "However, the real gap is not between disciplines, but in our minds as to how to combine and apply these different fields." So neat!

Earlier today I was WhatsApping with my mom and she forwarded me one of those "28 Reasons You Know..." type of messages. This particular one was about growing up Bengali (or "Bong," as we'd call it, and yes, you can laugh), and one was. "Family get-togethers are incomplete without 'gorment' [how Bengalis often pronounce 'government'], politics, sports and entertainment debates, and each person is somehow right without agreeing with one another."

I literally LOL'd because it's so true, but I thought it was a great example of how good writers can bring people together. 

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Four Ways Content Writers Can Change the World

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@lauraclick  Laura, THANK YOU, that is so kind of you! I will email you because there was something else I wanted to talk to you about.

How are you? I really appreciate you stopping by when you are so busy, and my own reading/curating/commenting has fallen off so much (I'm slowly trying to get back to normal). Have you chatted with @rhogroupee lately, btw?

4 weeks, 1 day ago on How Milaap’s #HopeProject Gives New Life to Former Devadasis

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@KDillabough  Very belated thanks, Kaarina! Yes, it's the kind of cause that really makes you sit up and count your blessings, I think. What resilience these women show, don't they? Very inspiring.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on How Milaap’s #HopeProject Gives New Life to Former Devadasis

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@KDillabough  Thank YOU, Kaarina - and happy weekend!

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Monday Roundup: Impressions

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@bdorman264  I remember seeing a "Bill Dorman" credit in the Playbill for "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"... so you stop being so modest! In fact, your guest post for #WUL is long overdue... and I think writing about business success would be a great topic for you! How about it?

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Monday Roundup: Impressions

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@jenzings  Thanks so much for moderating the chat, Jen, and for this super write-up. The nuanced difference between "listening" and "surveillance" is certainly one of intent, I think... as you say. I do believe with so much information being easily available online, it's very easy to think everything one finds is ok to monitor. Clearly it's not. 

4 weeks, 1 day ago on #measurePR Recap: Complying Socially with Eric Schwartzman

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@Howie Goldfarb Does your comment include yourself? ;)


4 weeks, 1 day ago on #measurePR Recap: Complying Socially with Eric Schwartzman

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@tressalynne  I really, really wish I'd been there. @ericschwartzman has such a wealth of experience, I was psyched he was the guest! 

4 weeks, 1 day ago on #measurePR Recap: Complying Socially with Eric Schwartzman

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@robjwu  My pleasure, Rob, thanks so much for sharing them! And congrats on having CauseVox included in the infographic.

4 weeks, 1 day ago on Cracking the Crowdfunding Code: Can You?

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@heathercoleman Thanks, Heather, and congrats on totally winning the contest, if there was one. ;) 

Omigoodness - I thought I'd died and gone to heaven when I learned what "EOM" was (this is going back several years, just so folks don't think I'm completely clueless). That is the PERFECT subject line - and email!

I thought @hksully@shaundakin@westthirdgroup and @richardbagnall shared some doozies too!

1 month ago on Three Things Email Subject Lines Must Do

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