Director of Engagement at Engage121. Convincing business owners that all marketing is social.
@ginidietrich Yeah you can guess, I'll text you, no DMs.
1 week, 6 days ago on The Success Trap and Regrets of the Dying
Thank you @ginidietrich you just solidified a decision I have been negotiating for the last several months. This is exactly what I needed, a reminder of what is really important and why my decision is the best decision for me.
This made my day, and i needed it with my mind focused on Boston. Thank you. @creativeoncall you should get your own day of the week, #WiseWednesday?! Just saying. : )
1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Gini D
@yvettepistorio I'm right there with you! I worked remotely for a year and it was the best thing I ever did. I did work more hours, I was much more productive cause I wasn't always getting interrupted by co-workers and I had a much better work/life balance.
Thanks for this cause I was just debating this with my boss an hour ago!
1 month ago on The Work from Home Debate: Myths and Facts
@RebeccaTodd No apologies needed, I was just concerned that I didn't understand. : )
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Get Marketing Communications Buy-in from Your Sales Team
@ginidietrich @RebeccaTodd I promise that I do actually care. : )
@RebeccaTodd I'm not sure that I understand your comment : )
@ginidietrich I fight this battle every day. I've recently brought in 2 clients from the relationships I've built with them, that's all, just acting like I care and checking in and trying to help them solve their everyday problems. Not pitching, not cold calling, it was all done through email, Twitter and Facebook. I hope this article will help me cause I have no other ideas.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Get Marketing Communications Buy-in from Your Sales Team
@ginidietrich Gini it will, the FTP section is exactly what I'm looking for!
2 months ago on WordPress Wizardry for Muggles
Thank you, thank you, thank you Lindsay! I am very excited for this webinar, if it's anything like the Google Analytics webinar it's going to be "off the chain." : )
@Shonali you nailed it, I can't think of anything that you didn't mention. One thing I do preach is that your tweets should mirror your bio, somewhat. It's annoying to me when I follow someone because of their bio but they never tweet any information that relates to why I followed them. Thanks for the list!
2 months ago on 18 Tweetable Twitter Tips for Newbies
@ginidietrich I was using Facebook Video chat to talk to my boss daily when I work remotely from Maine, but I just switched to Skype and I stay logged on all day so he can call at anytime. We also text each other with quick questions or if we need something.
I think you can get as much done working remotely as when you're in the office, I get more done when I work remotely. Although, I believe the company needs to be set up for it. When I worked at WIN Home Inspection we all worked remotely and it worked really well cause we were set up for it, we used Voice over Internet phones, instant messenger to chat quickly with each other and we stuck to the meetings we scheduled.
On another note, I did miss having co-workers to chat with. I solved that problem by attending multiple networking events each week and going to learning seminars.
I applaud you for trusting your employees to get their job done when they're not sitting next to you.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Can Technology Replace In-Person Meetings?
I am excited for this one. @ginidietrich any chance you could have a similar webinar to this one but focus on WordPress?
3 months ago on The Lies and Truths of Google Analytics
I absolutely love this, thanks for sharing!
3 months ago on Will the Real Hero Please Stand Up: A Call For Men to Say I Love You!
@Daniel J. Cohen I'm the social media director at Engage121, we integrate Klout scores into our application so you can see your follower's score. I made the point that Klout scores don't matter, some didn't see my point. This article helps! I emailed it to those I was discussing Klout with.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Context and Community: the 2 Cs That Can Make Social Scoring Work
Shonali this is exactly what I needed for my C-Suite. They dismissed me when I said Klout means nothing, I will send this over to them immediately. Thank you, you nailed it!
I fear this happening everyday and for over 2 years now I have told myself that I will call @ginidietrich immediately, and if she isn't reachable I will call @bj_emerson and if he isn't reachable I've got 2 more! : )
No matter if you've deal with this before or not I think that you NEED to have a 2nd opinion from someone who is outside your organization.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Six Tips for Managing an Out-of-Control Social Media Crisis
@patmrhoads @ginidietrich I expanded on my comment : )
Here are 3 reasons why you NEED to brand yourself online: http://bit.ly/T4VI9p
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Two Reasons a Personal Brand is Imperative to Business Growth
@stevenmcoyle I agree that it might not be a reflection but when it comes to social media marketing, everything is gone so quickly that you can not rely on a campaign you did for a client last year. Not only because it will be old, but it may be irrelevant due to how quickly social networks change.
I think it is necessary to have both. Even though I have a personal Twitter account that doesn't mean it is not professional. I tweet mostly about social media, and all of the connections I've made through that account NEED to come with me when I leave my employer. Thx for sharing your thoughts. : )
I'm usually shouting B.Y.O.B (Be Your Own Brand) from the rooftops but I never thought of it from your perspective as a business owner. That must definitely be a struggle.
For someone like myself though it is a MUST. I meet many people who are social media professionals and they tell me that they do not have their own Twitter handle or blog, they only use their employer's accounts. Well that's great while you're there but what do you have when you leave?
You'll take none of those Twitter followers with you, none of those blog posts you wrote and soon they'll be old and not easily searchable.
In today's digital world your brand is your portfolio, and without a portfolio I don't know how you can create a career. Or am I exaggerating a little?