Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Client Services Director at Arment Dietrich. Ninja.
@bobledrew Local pubs are THE WORST! You are exactly right I don't think local magazines exist anymore that aren't thinly veiled advertising books.
7 hours, 47 minutes ago on Journalistic Ethics: What Every PR Pro Needs to Know
@lizreusswig @RobBiesenbach My name is Laura, and I'm an exclamation point-aholic. I think I mentioned this on RAT's post, but I have schooled myself now to write something and then go back and edit out at least half of the !!!! I put in just writing it naturally. But for me, like you Liz, !!! are the easiest way for me to communicate visually how I actually talk.Anyone who has met me or skyped with me know I'm really expressive when I talk. I make funny facial expressions, I throw my arms all around, I tend to talk fast (another thing I've worked on), and I have a fairly energetic and 'exclamable' voice.
8 hours ago on An Emotional Case for Emoticons
@dbvickery Exactly! So well said. It's sad to think that we have to remind ourselves to be 'human', but unfortunately as worthwhile as some of the communication 'conveniences' we've developed are, they also put us at risk of losing that connection that, well connects us. Thanks Brian!
8 hours, 39 minutes ago on Human Connection Creates Stronger Businesses
@bobledrew OMG! I'm a banana-aholic! I literally could probably eat my body weight in bananas! The are one of my favorite foods!
1 day, 9 hours ago on Truth, Lies, and Facebook Memes
I love you, I love this post and I love all of your lesser known facts. It is so easy to forget when we are just connecting digitally that we are all human, with insecurities, and feelings, and needs. I hate the 'facebook witchhunts' and I am sad for the people who are so in need of a sense of power that they lose their human compassion in order to attack someone else simple because they can.
I always say for as many horrible people in the world, there are double the amazing people, and I do think social is the same. Good example: I have a good friend from HS who's newborn has been very ill since birth. She has gone through numerous transfusions and operations, and so on....and while going through all of this and sharing their triumphs and obstacles a whole community of friends and connections old and new, near and far have rallied around her. And the best part is that it is a two way support system. She is an inspiration to watch, her strength and mere endurance, and likewise the support of literally 100s of other people, it just makes me happy to experience.
oh and I won't take the first magazine or paper either. I also refuse to touch library books, or used books/magazines at all. Ewwwwwww... When I was in college I spent A FORTUNE on buying all new books because the old ones just freaked me out, plus they had other people's stupid highlights and notes. No way Jose!
@JoeCardillo It's a tough gig being an iPad spammer. They told me it would be much easier than my previous work as a cialis spammer, and the one before that working for various nigerian princes, but at least those two have interesting stories to tell....
3 days, 8 hours ago on Email Marketing is a Conversation
@ginidietrich Hahaha! As soon as I read that I thought...'ooohhhhh @JoeCardillo is in trouble!!"
3 days, 9 hours ago on Email Marketing is a Conversation
Well crap, back to square one on the free iPad idea! This is so disappointing! Ugh!
As simple as it is the whole 'be strategic' point is lost on many. It is amazing how often even those that are strategy nazis in every other part of their business and life will look at your blankly when asked to explain the 'why' behind their social media actions. Successful businesses see social just like any other part of their business plan, actions toward intended goals.
As Mr. Peter Principle himself said, "If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else."
3 days, 9 hours ago on Social Media: Six Ways to Evolve in 2014
@belllindsay but wait, I'm confused...it IS all about me. You are referring to everyone that's not me, right? All those other peasants....pitiful things
@JoeCardillo I love that. I think sometimes you just need to give people permission to be human. Essentially that's what you did.
3 days, 10 hours ago on Human Connection Creates Stronger Businesses
@thomasknoll Yep, the numbers should be used as a way to gain intelligence about how to connect better, not a substitute it. And even from a mere business perspective, an impression is not a customer, an impression is an insight into a customer behavior and potential customer interest, many lose sight of that.
4 days, 23 hours ago on Human Connection Creates Stronger Businesses
I get so super excited when I start thinking about transmedia. I was really involved in a transmedia project a few years ago and it is such an amazingly fun and deep area to dive into that it makes the creative side of my brain go A-Bombs crazy with endless ideas and the strategic side start plotting and scheming. So.many.opportunities.
1 week, 1 day ago on Six Digital Media and PR Lessons From 2013
@biggreenpen Oh interesting. I haven't read it, but I'm putting it on my list now! I'd also be interested in hearing more about some of your experiences sometime as well.
1 week, 1 day ago on Human Connection Creates Stronger Businesses
@biggreenpen of course! In fact I wrote this entire post as a covert way to get that point across!
1 week, 1 day ago on The 82 Things I Love
@belllindsay You are 100% correct. We often forget the scope of our perspective is pretty small (I think those of us in NA have this problem in particular because everything around us is *relatively* so new). But when you really take a step back and look at the timeline of human evolution, certain trends appear that reinforce our general 'human-ness'. For example, we purposely seek out community, both for mere survival and for softer social needs. When we become seclude for long periods of time things go physiologically (and of course psychologically) haywire. Anyway...I could go off on this topic (and I'm sure you could too, so we can geek out together over this stuff elsewhere!) but my hope and belief is similar to yours. As things evolve for us technologically we might go through 'growing pains' that will cause us to stumble and disconnect a bit, but we will eventually evolve to utilize these things to build community, connect further and support our human needs.
@RebeccaTodd There is nothing I like to hear more than that! Thank you! Keep us posted on the results if you do implement.
@MonicaMillerRodgers I LOVE that! I think it is really important that we always remind our teams (and ourselves) of the greater context in what we do. Sometimes it is so easy to get stuck in the day to day and start just checking off tasks like a to-do list. But in order to really provide clients with value, in order to really work to our max ability we always need to take a step back and think within the larger context.
1 week, 2 days ago on Human Connection Creates Stronger Businesses
@livwhit Glad you found it useful!