Director, Social Media Services for Atlantic Social Media Group. Co-founder @LinkingWinston & @SMCPiedmont. Put @BroadsWhoTweet together for fun & good.
Pretty safe to say that we're in it. Yet I don't feel "middle aged" because that term sounds so old. It's interesting to hear you talk about it though.. I thought only women noodled it. Say what you will though.. it's easier to be a middle aged man than a middle aged woman in our society.
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.thejackb.com/2013/11/25/middle-age-start/
@colerwiebe Sounds like my kids when they were little ;) In this medium, it's really challenging to not sound like everyone else. That's why the whole "find your voice" thing has to happen early.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on How to be a Better Facebook User
What do you think of Mensch on the Bench then??
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.thejackb.com/2013/11/14/want-murder-elf-shelf/
Is $40 reasonable? Never bought one...
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.thejackb.com/2013/11/14/bloggers-social-media-experts-delusional/
@colerwiebe it was!! It's nice to have it just be +Kristen Daukas!
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Social Media News You Can Use
@Digital_DRK No doubt. There is no sustainability with any of them (ok..MOST of them)... it's whose picture/video/snapchat got the most likes and how can the next one get more. (not that different than our wants..) And that's just their business model for popularity.
1 month ago on Miley Cyrus: A PR Case Study in Flawless Execution
@biggreenpen @KristenDaukas Yes! I almost added a PS to that note as well. But she had her moments of being a loose cannon, too.
Oh and one more thing.. if I hear the words "role model" and "miley cyrus" in the same sentence again, I'm going to go insane. If your kid sees her or any other celebrity as a role model, you've got much bigger issues at hand.
Good post Gini.. As the mom to 3 girls, one of which is 15 and was a Hannah Montana fan during the day, she has been trying to shed that image looooong before the VMAs which is probably why girls my daughter's age really don't care about her or what she did. They're kind of used to the weird things that she's done to prove to the world that she is NOT Hannah Montana.. Yea.. we get it, Miley. Move along now. And while I agree that what she did was very calculated I truly don't think that it's a sustainable model.. sure it might help her sell THIS album, but what is she going to do for the next one? And unfortunately, it's happened with every single Disney pop star.. They have it "good" while they're there but as soon as they're gone, all hades breaks loose.. Lindsey Lohan, Hillary Duff and most recently, Amanda Bynes. I am holding my breath that Selena Gomez doesn't fall into the same trap.
Proud to be GenX.. actually stumbled across the book Generation X a few months ago. We are the ones who also started the "move" movement.. we realized that the only way we were ever going to have a shot at making it was if we moved for it. Hardly any of us live where we grew up. Our parents would have never done that. Great, great post.
1 month ago on Say It Loud, I’m Gen X and I’m Proud
1) DYK that Four Hens is entering its 10th year? 2) DYK that I would love to leave comments on all my favorite blogs but there's just not enough time? What's more important... comment on it or share it on my social sites? I don't think the average, new blogger gets that commenting is as important as we all do. Sad, but true.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.thejackb.com/2013/10/28/social-networks-killed-blog-comments-one-cares/
I hate that our society has gotten to the point where you can't even have a pleasant discussion with people. Just because you think that way doesn't mean I'm satan because I don't. I've gotten to the point where I don't even bring hot topics up anymore. Oh and I would probably drive you crazy.. I"m one of those that get so excited in a conversation that I always jump in. Unless it's a true discussion, then I can keep my mouth shut but a casual conversation and I'm all over the place. You've been warned.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.thejackb.com/2013/10/14/reason-shot/
I tell you one thing.. I may have a few complaints about the Rooster but one thing is true.. he does a lot around the house. We've both always known that with 3 kids and 2 jobs, it had to be both of us. But I'm with you.. I"d rather be bludgeoned than do laundry.
2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.thejackb.com/2013/10/06/5000-reasons-laundry/
The BatWife was my favorite part of BatDad.. that would be me.. really? that thing again? Or I would be BatMom.. one of those two scenarios. Watched the Fox thing a couple of weeks ago and immediately wanted my 2 minutes back. Asked my in-house expert (the 15 year old) and she had never heard of it. Maybe I'll ask again...
2 months ago on Gin and Topics: What Does the Fox Say?
The first thing that I tell my clients about blogging is... what are the top 10 questions you get asked? Now answer them in a post. Miss you Gini!!! Hope you are aWeSoMe!!
2 months ago on Hummingbird Update: What it Means for PR Pros
Can someone PLEASE explain to me why we're still having these conversations? How can these multibillion dollar companies still not get it? Is it a case of "we're too big/good/special for that"? Thinking that customer service is going back to the "pick up the phone and call" mode is about as realistic as thinking that websites and email are a fad. Fantastic recap, Yvette!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Social Media Crisis Management: Lessons Learned from British Airways
@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes #Squirrel!
3 months ago on Eight Things to Consider When You Create Calls-to-Action in Your Content
Oh man this is a hot button for me. I live around a lot of "those" people who have opted out and it makes no sense to me. Sure being home to raise your kids is great but like you said - you're not really planning for "what if" very well are you? "I'll never get divorced" I hear. And it's happening around us right now in droves. It's just the next logical phase of our lives. My husband plays cards with 6 guys and the last time they played, two more were in the process. That's four out of the 6. I love the fact that I have built my business so that I can have as close to the best of both worlds as possible.. but I busted my tail to do that. And you know what the added bonus is for us? I have 3 daughters who have watched me prove that you CAN do whatever you want to do if you set your mind to it? Do we have a lot of money? No but we do well enough and trading off a "ton of money" is a small price to pay IMHO.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on What the Opt-Out Generation Means Longer-Term
I always get a little goosey when my Klout score climbs to 71. And then back down to 69. And then back up to 71. And then back down to 71. It's like my driving speed when I go to the beach. Klout's fun but I've yet to win over any new business by saying "Hey! Do you know what my KLOUT score is??" Because they don't care. It's only people like us that care ;)
4 months ago on My Klout Score: It Loves Me, It Loves Me Not
There is no end to my love and adoration for Josh :) And to think we haven't even met IRL!!! And the fact that he's your #FF is proof that even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then. Yeah.. you know I had to go there.
4 months, 1 week ago on #FollowFriday: Josh Wilner