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Writing, communications, web. Poetry, cheese & wine enthusiast. Friend to ducks and manatees everywhere.
Honored to be a part of this list. Thank you, Jayme.
Everyone, I've ridden in the Mini. You should be jealous.
As for optimism, I really appreciated this TED talk and Jayme I must beg you to watch it. Making optimism a game makes it fun and it can add 10 years to your life. https://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_the_game_that_can_give_you_10_extra_years_of_life
1 week ago on Tips For #ReturnOnOptimism
The only reason I see this not working is: GERMS! So you have this fancy stuff connected to your toilet - UGH! They're just going to get covered with germs when the toilet is flushed.
3 months ago on Upscale Toto Toilets Seeking Comfort-Loving American Consumers
"Twitter used to be the gathering place for anyone who was anyone.
Actually, let me rephrase that — Twitter used to be the gathering place
for anyone who was no one!" Could not have said it better myself.
3 months, 1 week ago on I’ll Never Forget The Glory Days Of Twitter
You're too sweet. Congratulations on the fruits of your hard work.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on What’s Happening With @Soulati?
YEAH!!! #chintwin !!!! Girl, I can't do a cartwheel either.
5 months ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Eleanor Pierce
I worked at a start-up, once. Yeah.
6 months, 1 week ago on When Startups Flounder, Is PR To Blame?
Right on, Chief Alien. I've missed chatting with you.
I mentioned on FB that I had lost weight - for months FB served up ads for diet fads and diet products. Nope, not interested. And no thank you.
7 months, 1 week ago on Your Business Will Not Survive Long Term Without Trust
Hey. I resemble that remark (#4).
7 months, 3 weeks ago on 12 Most Do Now Online Reputation Punch List Items
@RebeccaTodd Hi Rebecca - only just stumbled upon this. Glad I'm not the only one "bottom lining it" as you say. Put down the mylanta!!
7 months, 3 weeks ago on The Happy Friday Series: Glass Half Empty & Happy
@AlaskaChickBlogHappy 2014 to you! I like fearless as a theme. I'm still not sure about 2014 BUT I want 2015 to be the year of travel. So maybe 2014 is the Year of Big Bucks.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on The Happy Friday Series: 5 Always Reasons To Be Happy
I love Jamie. She definitely makes me happy.
9 months ago on The Happy Friday Series: Suddenly Delightful Jamie
Hey I like any lady with a hot temper.
9 months, 1 week ago on The Happy Friday Series: Alaska Chick
@jonbuscall Just saw this Jon - you are TOO kind. Thank you. I always find that my candor paves the way -
It was really the three of us at the beginning, wasn't it?
9 months, 1 week ago on The Happy Friday Series: Being Happily Half Empty
Whoa I was asleep all day, so I missed this! Stupid cold!
Thanks much for the kind words Jayme. I'm like a pretzel: salty and pleasantly twisted. Certainly not for everyone!
I appreciate you and your unrelenting energy too. Like UNRELENTING!
9 months, 3 weeks ago on The Happy Friday Series: Being Happily Half Empty
10 months, 2 weeks ago on How To Message Map E-Book Debut
Loved this Gini. Honest and useful as all heck.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Experience: The One Business Regret I Have
Brava mon amie.
11 months, 1 week ago on 7 Speaking Tips You Never Heard Before
I'll join your team Jayme.
I think Marcus Sheridan and Stan Smith are doing a bang-up job of monetization. I know less about Marcus, but Stan will even teach you how to do it yourself.
11 months, 1 week ago on Who’s Monetizing Online?
"Floppy-eared angels." That is so sweet.
Jon, we've both been there, and I'm glad we're not there anymore. Let there be dogs and more dogs. Glad to know you.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on The Happy Friday Series: Without Woofs I’d Be Nothing
@New England Multimedia @Soulati | Hybrid PR no Social Slam 2014? How did I miss that?!
Jayme you will be sensational. Can't wait to read the excited tweets about you.
1 year ago on Speaking And Presenting Are Brand Builders
Vishal, thank you for your thoughts about mobile apps for business. I have two other thoughts/questions for you.
Does it really make sense for EVERY business to have a mobile app? What, for example, would Jayme need a mobile app for? To me, it makes the most sense for her to have a mobile-friendly blog (which she has)...what value does an app add for someone like her?
Another key consideration is audience. I highly recommend checking the site analytics and seeing if traffic is even coming in through mobile devices before creating an app for those devices - why build it if they don't want it?
1 year ago on Why Mobile Apps Make Sense For Your Business
I think it's true that as consumers, when we see these trends, we flee to other brands. But does it become rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic? It sure feels like that to me. I felt bummed reading your post (no fault of your own) so instead I'm going to chide you gently for drinking Stella Artois.
1 year ago on Big Brands, Consumers And The Festering Sea
Also, I disagree that this is a generational thing. Please don't put me in that box?
For me, I've never been afraid to stare down something difficult. This has nothing to do with my age.
The media is critical to a healthy democracy. They're the watch dogs, they keep us honest and they keep each other honest. Sometimes the news is not happy news.
1 year, 1 month ago on Rolling Stone PR Faux Pas
@AmyVernon I'm with Amy on this one. Couldn't have said it better myself.
@Soulati | Hybrid PR @jennwhinnem @1ad_dad I wonder if it's 'sensitivity marketing' or more like a checklist or something. I know people roll their eyes at what has itself been turned into a dirty phrase - political correctness - but I do think that's necessary. Aren't focus groups a part of this process? How did nobody think of this? Or maybe the focus groups were of people who would buy this product, young people, who maybe didn't think of this? I'm thrown back to one of I think your earliest posts Jayme, about the loud Sunchips bags. How did nobody catch how loud they were?
1 year, 1 month ago on Urban Outfitters Needs Sensitivity Marketing
Huh, the coffee mug does not offend me. Probably because I take a dozen pills a day, every day, ever since I was 3yo. I wish I could get a script for coffee, then insurance would cover it.
I can usually see the other side, so to speak, of any given issue, but I'm not feeling it for the idea of coffee prescription mugs. I think alcohol glasses as rx's is funny, but I get why that's a problem.
@Soulati | Hybrid PR @jennwhinnem I didn't notice it myself until someone urged me 'drive through the 'hood, you'll see how different the billboards are there.' I was 18 at the time and it made a big impression on me.
Did you see the Pond's cold cream ads that were shown in India? Those were egregious. It was a three-ad arc that played to a common fear of women-of-color, that their color is too dark, as evidenced by this woman being left by her husband for a lighter woman. So she uses Pond's skin whitening cream. I forget if she gets the guy or not.
I'm less aware of the wasabi and more aware of how kale chips are a thing, which just kills me.
1 year, 1 month ago on New Gender Marketing With Oakley And Ruffles
@Soulati | Hybrid PR @jennwhinnem I think first I'd wonder - do gay men want to be marketed to in some special way?? That said, marginalized populations tend to be very loyal to the companies who court them. I think it was Pepsi that first marketed to African Americans, or maybe it was that they hired African Americans to sell their products. That was huge.
In more recent years, companies that put ads in "gay" magazines were seen as being gay-friendly/gay-accepting/not homophobic, and that population wanted to reward and promote that behavior.
I always enjoy when you dissect an Ad Age article. You got me with the gender marketing hook, because I hate gender marketing! I was relieved to see you're not into it, either.
At any rate, this cracked me up even as I was irritated by the parts about cracking the bro code of snacking / pink sunglasses only. UGH. If you want me to buy your stupid sunglasses, make sunglasses I'll like. EASY.
@Soulati | Hybrid PR @jennwhinnem I tweeted at you the other day, figured you are so popular now that you don't see all your mentions. But then, you are up in Times Square! Famous lady!
1 year, 1 month ago on Blog Tips 2: Publishing Schedule
Ooh your blog got fancy while I wasn't looking! I dig it!
Can we collectively agree to stop being elitist about this? Quibbling over whether or not someone is "truly a writer" reeks of elitism. REEKS. Some people are better writers than others. Fine, whatever.
I embrace specificity, but the idea that one kind of writer is more legit than another is just gross. Or maybe take it from a high school friend who used to say LABELS ARE FOR JARS, YO.
1 year, 2 months ago on Is A Blogger A Writer?
@DanHaight @jennwhinnem Oh, I understand. I'm kind of surprised myself. But I don't give a lot to argue with, you know? I think we all want the same thing but I vehemently disagree with certain ways of going about it.
1 year, 3 months ago on NeoMale Project – How Men’s Rights Movements Make Men Look Stupid
You predicted I would get attacked. I haven't. I'm going to chalk it up to me being a pretty reasonable person/feminist.
I don't know, I'm not going to give up on men just because I've known some jerks. Also, I refuse to engage in anti-male rhetoric (typical male, men are stupid, etc) because tearing men down does not elevate me although I am not 100% perfect on this all the time. Let's not make qualities gender-based - jerks are jerks and bullies are bullies.
That was incredible.
I admit that when Dan first tweeted me about this project I thought, Oh God, not another men's rights guy. So when I clicked the link, I didn't have high hopes - but I was pleasantly surprised. A movement for men that didn't sweep their humanity out the door - or the humanity of women. I love men and hate to see them oppressed by hyper masculine stereotypes that they can't possibly live up to. But I also love women and I am an ardent feminist. For me, feminism means gender equality. I see the neomale movement and feminism as working toward the same goal.
Pick up artists are pathetic losers. The end.
Amen. I have always appreciated the mentality of "It is no longer my job to enlighten you." Go forth and kick ass, I say.
1 year, 3 months ago on No More Apologies
I like that list.ly idea...you got me thinking girlie!
1 year, 3 months ago on 10 Ways To Market Your Personal Brand
Okay, I am unreasonably excited about social gaming...but for social good. I saw Jane McGonigal speak last October and have been geeked out ever since. Prior to hearing her speak, I thought it was all checking in and becoming the Mayor. Her examples, however, showed how global collaboration led to rapid problem-solving, or better health outcomes. Plus, she discussed how gaming is actually good for you.
1 year, 3 months ago on CCP Games’ Eve Online And A Media Relations Win
I hear you. People keep endorsing me for press releases. I may write a mean press release, but most of these people don't know it and I'd rather be endorsed for other things! I deleted it from the skills section to re-direct people.
1 year, 4 months ago on Before You Endorse Me, At Least Get to Know Me
Sandy that picture is eye-popping. I'm glad you've found a way to navigate the world (one "sick" person to another) and make it work for you. Getting to that point is such a blessing. Keep up the great work.
1 year, 5 months ago on The Happy Friday Series: Finding Happy With Scoliosis
I hear you. I do love Chrome, but Vine doesn't work in it...etc. I think the competitor to the web browser is the app (perhaps someone else has already said this, no idea). I think apps are going to mess those browsers right up. And good!
1 year, 5 months ago on Prediction: Web Browsers Will Control The World
WHY WHY did I miss this...I love this. MS JAMIE OF THE SUDDENLY SORT
I'm a New Englander, girl. Aren't you a MAINER?! Then you know that here, if people are nice to you and you don't know them, it's weird. I am definitely suspicious of happy people.
Then I remembered that I do love to laugh LOUD and I love other people laughing loud, and I realized joy is an emotion that I enjoy in others.
Ain't no need to get academic about it. Jamie let's meet the next time BUB is in our part of the world. We'll travel.
1 year, 5 months ago on The Happy Friday Series: Should Life Be Serious?
Part of what impedes my progression on G+ is that I switch back and forth between Gaccounts all day, and having two browser windows open just aggravates me.
What keeps Twitter feeling like, um, not a graveyard, is that I pretty much pay attention to only one list these days. Keeps me sane.
1 year, 6 months ago on 10 Reasons Why Google+ Rocks For Companies
Gratitude and forgiveness are somewhere in my personal 10 commandments. Or I spend a lot of time thinking about those concepts. Something. I actually consider them HUGE things.
You'll never get me in Alaska though.
1 year, 6 months ago on The Happy Friday Series: Smiles From Alaska
@heangtan Ha ha! Thanks my friend. @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing always lets me be me at her house.
1 year, 6 months ago on The Happy Friday Series: Glass Half Empty & Happy
@Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing @SandyAppleyard @lauraclick @PaulaKiger I'm not hating! I like that Jayme is open to different interpretations of 'happy'.
@profkrg Yep. Love it. Glad you tell your students that
@SandyAppleyard @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing @lauraclick Jayme likes 'happy Friday' posts. Or you can share Marketing Wisdom. You can do eet