Director, Social Media Services for Atlantic Social Media Group. Co-founder @LinkingWinston & @SMCPiedmont. Put @BroadsWhoTweet together for fun & good.
I created an 'image' on my personal sites that had all the blahblahblah in it but was just so much more pleasant to look at. If I'm not using that, I try to put it at the close of the post or link to my disclaimer page. I hate doing this because anyone who knows me knows that I wouldn't take money for something that I wouldn't honestly use in my everyday life.
5 hours, 7 minutes ago on Beyond FTC Guidelines. I’d love to see bloggers take on this challenge, especially #2
When I was a wee lass (like pre-21) working at American Express in customer service, I seemed to be one of the only ones who understood that the person at the other end of the phone really just wanted SOMEONE to yell at for charges being declined, etc and that person was me. Same thing in the restaurant business and now, sometimes with clients. I, however, draw the line with profanity and threats. Your retainer fee is not that important to me and in a sick, little twisted way, I enjoy the fact that it is ME who knows the most about the power of social media. And your business. And how to use them together ;) I've just never done it... because I'm professional that way...
4 days, 10 hours ago on Five Tips to Deal with Angry Clients
It's sad that people have been beaten down so much in the business world that when they are lucky enough to land in a nurturing environment, they still have that knee-jerk, fight or flight reaction.
Happy Birthday my sweet friend!!!
4 weeks ago on Over-Communicate to Be a Better Leader
Don't remember, Chicago and standing in my living room being sad over Farrah Fawcett dying. And I must have been in a meeting on Friday because I had no idea Google went down. That being said, I'll close with 2 words : eggs & basket.
1 month, 1 week ago on Google Outage A Business Wake Up
@ginidietrich @LSSocialEngage Sometimes I do just to see if there really IS a human on the other end.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Guest Blogging: A Change in the Google Algorithm
One of my sites is all contributing authors and I get these pitches ALL the time. I finally got smart and in my guidelines, BOLDLY stated that the only people who get ANY links in their posts or bios are established writers.. meaning I know them and will vouch for them. When I decline those other posts, I'm almost always met with "well, will you do it if we pay you?" and I respond.. "well, if you pay me then it's sponsored content and any links will be no-follow links. Is that okay" and then they either usually go away or keep raising the amount. And all that happens only when I'm willing to respond.
I miss my winters in Chicago. Think the winner for me this week is the Beth parody. Only because the ironic fact that it was my earworm on Thursday. No lie. Couldn't figure out why, either.. maybe it was ESP...
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: The Dance Edition
So you know that I have two lives.. my personal blogging and my professional blogging. I had that "aha" moment a while back that what I do in my digital marketing-professional life could EASILY carry over to my lifestyle-parenting blogging because both audiences are still content creators. I just have to change the verbiage a little bit. And one of my favorite blogging discoveries for my worky-work life came from a personal blogger and is STILL one of the company's top ranked posts. Worker smarter, not harder seems to be your theme this week :)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Brand Journalism: Breathe New Life into Old Content
I worked with a girl at my first "real" job in Chicago who told me that "if you can't get your job done in 40 hours, you either have too much work or you're not good at what you do" and I think there's some truth to that. I have pretty much stopped working after hours and on the weekends unless something critical comes up. Instead, I'm spending time with the family, recharging my batteries and devoting time to my personal blogs. It's not that I'm not passionate but I've found it makes me SO much fresher for our clients.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Time Management: A Challenge to Make You More Productive
I swear I must have watched that one with anyone who had 10 minutes to give me. Go get me a fodee.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Hollywood and a Visit to Christmas Past
@ginidietrich this one is a little bit longer but I'm still crying. Foe-Tee:
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Basketball, Baseball, and Puppies
Saw the WestJet one earlier this week and loved it. I refuse to reveal if I shed a tear. I have a reputation and all. But the MasterCard one? The best.
It's not just ethics you have Gini - you also have huge amounts of loyalty and trust. It's not easy when any of those are broken but at the end of the day, you're human. It always shakes me to the core when someone that I trusted deceives me and it makes me question how trusting I am, but I would rather be that way than go thru life doubting everyone. People like us just aren't wired that way. We <3 you, Gini D!!!
2 months, 4 weeks ago on When a Leader Learns of Unethical Behavior
I think the same can be said for a few key areas like that. Like you said.. sure I "can" do that but "should" I? Probably not.. I'd run my company into the ground if I were handling the books. I've had a few prospective social clients contact me recently as they were (literally) getting ready to launch Kickstarter campaigns wanting us to work our "magic" so their campaigns would go viral. Always makes me want to put on my favorite tshirt that says "I'm an expert not a miracle worker". #WashRinseRepeat
3 months ago on The PR Firm Debate: Should Startups Hire One or Not?
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.
3 months, 2 weeks 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.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on How to be a Better Facebook User
What do you think of Mensch on the Bench then??
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.thejackb.com/2013/11/14/want-murder-elf-shelf/
Is $40 reasonable? Never bought one...
3 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 4 weeks 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.
4 months ago on Miley Cyrus: A PR Case Study in Flawless Execution