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I love you for not wearing matching socks! LOVE, love, love you for it! I am a fearless non-sock matcher often myself...because sometimes one sock gets lost and so a pink sock needs to mate with a blue sock so it doesn't live out the rest of it's life alone! 

2 days, 17 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Melissa Agnes

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@RobBiesenbach @LauraPetrolino Word to that! Outdoor patios are my best friends! 

6 days, 20 hours ago on The NFL is Missing the Cardinal Rule of Crisis Management

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@Eleanor Pierce @LauraPetrolino @ClayMorgan Yep, I've known a fair amount of recruiters both for college and NFL. The stories they can tell are reallllllly interesting. 

6 days, 20 hours ago on The NFL is Missing the Cardinal Rule of Crisis Management

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@Eleanor Pierce @ClayMorgan I"m not sure what Clay means, but I'll say a big problem is that these guys are totally unprepared to deal with the fame, money, etc. that is suddenly thrown at them. Totally unprepared. They have people around them that take advantage of this weakness, and many have come from backgrounds where they've not had solid examples or foundations to build upon.

6 days, 21 hours ago on The NFL is Missing the Cardinal Rule of Crisis Management

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@RobBiesenbach I hear ya. I'm a football fan, but I'll never pass up an amazing day to watch a game.

6 days, 21 hours ago on The NFL is Missing the Cardinal Rule of Crisis Management

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@Howie Goldfarb @RobBiesenbach Yep, totally agreed on that point, Howie. I also think the brain injury issue is a really sad example of the overall tendency to leave these guys totally unprepared (which leads to often horrible consequences) about how the job changes every thing in their lives.  


6 days, 21 hours ago on The NFL is Missing the Cardinal Rule of Crisis Management

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You crack me up x 2000000 billion cubed! This is the best! 

6 days, 23 hours ago on Adventures in Marketing: The Video Fail Version

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I only wish you lived in Portland, Maine! We'd have so much fun roaming around hiking and playing outside! 


You totally summed up my thoughts on women in business and one of the biggest things holding us back. We try to be something we aren't. Too many women try to be like men in the business world, and a man, is always going to be better at being a man then a women is (it's kind of mere biology). Our power lies in being women. We need to embrace that to succeed. 


Anyway, so great to learn more about you! 

1 week, 2 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laura Mansfield

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@ginidietrich @Kara YES we do!!! 

1 week, 2 days ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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@Howie Goldfarb @LauraPetrolino Yes, I do. He is currently embodied in the form of my cat. 

1 week, 3 days ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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@jennimacdonald @ginidietrich @LauraPetrolino YES! YES you do!!!!

1 week, 3 days ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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@jennimacdonald @LauraPetrolino Hahaha! I certainly hope not! I knew you had much more crazy in you! :) 

1 week, 3 days ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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@ClayMorgan You stole my comment! So yes, I agree. I was reading this and thought..."well, duh..." because it makes so much sense, yet I've never really thought of it in that way. 

1 week, 3 days ago on Boost Your Brand Image with Visual Content

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@bobledrew @LauraPetrolino @Danny Brown @belllindsay Yeah, but it was a totally GMO gig...you know how those go...

1 week, 3 days ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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@bobledrew @Danny Brown @LauraPetrolino @belllindsay He's huge with tomatoes! 

1 week, 3 days ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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@BillSmith3 Hey Bill. @belllindsay sent out an email this morning announcing it had been cancelled due to some technical issues :( Sorry! It might have gone into your spam! 

1 week, 3 days ago on How to Use Visuals in Your Content Marketing

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So yesterday I was looking at my timehop and saw that I posted a "Happy Seventh Birthday Spin Sucks" link on Facebook (along with a great video later in the day of Darth Vader, playing bag pipes, while riding a unicycle). So I knew this celebration was coming today and it made me start to think about this blog and my relationship to it through out the years. 


To me that's maybe what has made it to so special for so many, is that somehow Spin Sucks has been able to serve a really important role in my professional (and often personal) life, a role that has adapted to how I needed it most. 


From when I first started reading after Gini and I exchanged a funny conversation on Twitter about how we both wanted to be Olympians.


To what I learned about everything from running a business, to pr and communications, to living your life to the fullest.


To the community of friends I developed, who I also learned endlessly from and could count on for advice and support. 


To the first #FF Gini did for me, which happened to come out at a moment I was going through a particularly hard time in life and was just the boost I needed right then to help me through (I've heard from others that their #FFs were published at similar moments. I believe this is one of @ginidietrich 's MANY X-Men talents)


To today, as part of this team that I admired so much for so long. 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPIN SUCKS! 

1 week, 3 days ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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@Howie Goldfarb @bdorman264 @ginidietrich Whoa....18,287 comments! That's insane. We need to throw you a party when you reach 20K

1 week, 3 days ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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@bdorman264 Bill, that's cute. But I think we all know the success of this blog is my doing. That fact was obviously implied here....

1 week, 3 days ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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@belllindsay @Danny Brown I think someone needs to remember that he was just an amateur "teeth musician" prior to us giving him his big break......

1 week, 3 days ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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@jennimacdonald @LauraPetrolino Yay!!! Oh fun is that! When you posted that one day I can't tell you how excited I was to know, before I even arrived I had a  "crazy" friend waiting for me! 

1 week, 3 days ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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For those of you looking to up your selfie game (and don't have @RobBiesenbach 's mad skillz), here you go: http://www.eversave.ncrowd.com/national/40861-bluetooth-selfie-stick?aff_id=

1 week, 4 days ago on Do Selfies Sell?

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This is absolutely beautiful! I have goosebumps. What an amazing and eloquent tribute.

1 week, 4 days ago on The Things He Carried: My Dad and the War in Vietnam

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Super interesting. I love how clear you outlined the overall strategy and tactics involved here. I think effective social advertising is a bit of a mystery to most of us and this really clearly lays things out...plus:


"You share it on Google+…

“…”"


Totally cracked me up!


1 week, 4 days ago on Three Facebook Advertising Tactics to Reach Your Target Audience

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@jessostroff @LauraPetrolino Hahah! You did a good job! And isn't it amazing how people's photos totally sum up their lives! Organic visual storytelling :) 

1 week, 4 days ago on Five Must-Have Free Visual Marketing Tools

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@CarolineGilbert @LauraPetrolino That drives me nutso too!

1 week, 4 days ago on Do Selfies Sell?

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a) This post is awesome

b) I love this collage of us because it is so typical it totally makes me laugh:

-Gini flashing her award winning smile

-Clay looking all professional

-Ellie being all funky and cute....


....and then you get to Lindsay and I.....HAHAHAH!

1 week, 4 days ago on Five Must-Have Free Visual Marketing Tools

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@RobBiesenbach Well then you know how much effort I put in to admiring your awesomeness. It's like a part time job! 

1 week, 4 days ago on Do Selfies Sell?

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@RobBiesenbach oh dear....

1 week, 4 days ago on Do Selfies Sell?

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@RobBiesenbach I'm going to try one more time to post this comment, but Livefyre hates me today. So if everyone else can see my last two responses, bear with me....ugh


I'm seriously impressed and scared that you were able to take these shots while driving (and that no one got hurt). And I'm now very proud to be able to tell people that I know THE founder of the selfie! :) 

1 week, 4 days ago on Do Selfies Sell?

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@CarolineGilbert boo, this link doesn't work! But I love this idea!

1 week, 4 days ago on Do Selfies Sell?

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@Eleanor Pierce That chip I implanted in your head always comes in handy!

1 week, 4 days ago on Do Selfies Sell?

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@belllindsay The sad part about fall: It's cold. The happier part about fall: Lindsay dresses  like Kenny from South Park on a daily basis

1 week, 4 days ago on Do Selfies Sell?

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@biggreenpen @LauraPetrolino It's AMAZING!

1 week, 5 days ago on Do Selfies Sell?

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@biggreenpen um...is that a rainbow colored mustache? Wow Paula....just wow! :-)

1 week, 5 days ago on Do Selfies Sell?

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@EmilyNKantner I'm obviously totally ok with this requested guideline. DONE! After all, cute dogs fix every problem. 

1 week, 5 days ago on Do Selfies Sell?

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@ClayMorgan Yes! I feel like I've won the selfie award of the year with this comment and photo!!! The best!

1 week, 5 days ago on Do Selfies Sell?

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I've followed the monkey selfie story since the beginning because...well, come on...IT'S A MONKEY TAKING A SELFIE, and it happened some place outside my dreams! It's the best story ever, but also crazy interesting! 


We are in a very exciting time when the technology and innovations in front of us are forcing everyone to take a fresh look at old laws and assumptions, and that's always a good thing! 


Oh, and when in doubt err on the side of being overly ethical. True with images, true with life.


(this has been your Tuesday Petro Philosophy PSA) 

1 week, 5 days ago on Visual Content, Confusion, and Copyright Laws

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@Howie Goldfarb @KateNolan That was almost REALLY embarrassing! 

1 week, 6 days ago on How to Use Visuals in Your Content Marketing

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This is amazing! That's all I can say here. Amazing! 

1 week, 6 days ago on Five Types of Clients to Avoid

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Yay Joe! Definitely looking forward to this one! Visual content is such an iceberg and I feel like everyone either just navigates around the peak or "Titanics" straight into. 

1 week, 6 days ago on How to Use Visuals in Your Content Marketing

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@ginidietrich @LauraPetrolino I heart John Irving! One of my favs! 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Read a Book Day is September 6

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And here is the accompanying video for the viewers at home! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziU2KdttFrc&feature=youtu.be

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Kiss Your Video Marketing Fears Goodbye

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@hackmanj @belllindsay @LauraPetrolino @PhilGerb Many people think they know how to hug, but until they go through the "PhilGerb School of Hug Management" they are just pretending!

2 weeks, 2 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Joe Hackman

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YAY!! Everyone I know that has ever met, worked, or interacted with Joe has him on their list of favorite people, and I'm definitely included as part of the fan club! I first met Joe at SobCon in 2011 (I think, I can't keep track of my years) and when I join AD I considered the opportunity to work with Joe one of the many company perks! 


I'm also super excited for when he and his family come visit me here in Maine (hehehe....like how I dropped that in there, now you don't have a choice Joe or I'll look like a liar! We don't want that, do we?)

2 weeks, 2 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Joe Hackman

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@JoeCardillo @belllindsay @LauraPetrolino Efficient and smart choice Joe! Strong work!

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Eye Tracking for Visual Effectiveness

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I saw my name and the rest of this blog post is a total blur.... 


What I did gather from it however, I liked! I think one of the biggest mistakes people make is while they might add visual elements they forget they are part of the story you are telling. So the visual doesn't do what it should to truly empower the written content. A photo or video isn't something you just add so you can check it off your list, it needs to further the story you are telling, or if it stands alone it needs to sufficiently tell that story by itself. 


In my post yesterday several people mentioned that they "don't watch videos," you don't watch videos when they do nothing to further the story. There is no motivation to waste your time. You do watch them when they are a fundamental part of it. It's like a story supersized! 

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Eye Tracking for Visual Effectiveness

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@jasonkonopinski Have you ever seen this?  It's my favorite!! 


http://www.buzzfeed.com/paws/cats-as-fonts#17kar8h

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Eye Tracking for Visual Effectiveness

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