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@TomMartin hahahaha. Yep. 

1 week, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Tom Martin

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He's a great dude, for sure. Welcome to the Inquistion, @tommartin

1 week, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Tom Martin

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@belllindsay @LauraPetrolino Are you going to give her your Bud Light? 

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Management, Check Thyself

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So much yes. 

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Nine Piles of Bullshit You Step in Daily

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Happy Inquisition Day! 

2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jess Ostroff

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She has a thing for stealing hats. 


#browncoatsunite

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Kerry Gorgone

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Hahahahaha, I *love* that video from Amy! 


+ eleventy billion to shooting horizontally. It makes me cry when I see videos shot in a vertical aspect ratio, too. 

4 weeks, 1 day ago on DIY Video: How You Look Matters

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@ClayMorgan @belllindsay Yeah, there were variations of a 'cold water challenge' kicking around for a while, but Frates' interpretation actually aligned with the specific cause. The shock of having ice cold water dumped on you was meant to give people a glimpse of what ALS is like - frozen in your own body. 


Will they be able to raise that kind of money next year? Not a chance. However, they did a huge influx of first-time donors which virtually every NPO from here to Timbuktu struggles in acquiring. 

1 month ago on What’s Wrong With the Viral Fad?

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What I found most fascinating about the ALS ice bucket challenge is its origin story. It wasn't a campaign planned by the organization. Rather, it was a personal challenge issued by Pete Frates, though even that story may be apocryphal. 

1 month ago on What’s Wrong With the Viral Fad?

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@ginidietrich I'll see what I can do!

1 month, 1 week ago on Gin and Topics: Goodbye Gecko. We’ll Miss You.

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The Wonderpup does the dance with Kylie and Wyatt still. :) 

1 month, 1 week ago on Gin and Topics: Goodbye Gecko. We’ll Miss You.

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@ClayMorgan I definitely binge watch, too. That consumption model is fast becoming the new norm, I think. 

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

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@biggreenpen Kindle version is $2!

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

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Autobiography of a Yogi is a wonderful read. Even if you don't practice yoga, one to spend time with, IMO. 


Nice to meet you, Laura! 

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

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@LauraPetrolino She's really, really good at that. (The #FF thing) 

1 month, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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@ginidietrich @jonmikelbailey *kermitarmflail* 

1 month, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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@ginidietrich It most certainly has. For true. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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Happy, happy birthday! It's been a wild ride here as part of the Crazies. :)

1 month, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!

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I heart Canva. 

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

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Besserwisser, man. Besserwisser. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Five Types of Clients to Avoid

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@RobBiesenbach @ClayMorgan Back in my account manager days at Jupiterimages, I'd deal with rights and clearances issues all the time. One photographer we rep'ed built out most of his portfolio with action shots of water - splashes, drops, etc. He was walking through a grocery store and happened to see one of his images on the label for a very well-known daily shower cleaner, and he didn't recall seeing a royalty check for product-for-sale. 


Long story short: the original design shop never licensed the image but released an unwatermarked high-res comp to the client. Client included that image in their branding for that product going back six years. I had to call the brand manager and tell them they owed six figures. She was only two weeks into the job, too. 


The photog called me after the whole thing was settled and told me he just plunked down a down payment on a new house because of that little screw-up. 


Unauthorized web usage is a big one. There's a service called PicScout used by the big stock houses that scours the web for RM images and checks them against existing licenses. Agencies get themselves in a bind when they don't have a robust digital asset management system to segregate expired right-managed images from royalty-free. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Visual Content, Confusion, and Copyright Laws

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Oh man, IRC! Those were the days. :)


Enjoy your day in the hot seat, Joe! 

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

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@LauraPetrolino If George inspired a font, what would it be? 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Eye Tracking for Visual Effectiveness

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@LauraPetrolino Oh. My. GAWD. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Eye Tracking for Visual Effectiveness

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Typography is beautiful. I'm finally starting to appreciate the underlying emotional triggers to various typefaces. 

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Eye Tracking for Visual Effectiveness

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@biggreenpen ooh - I heart Michael Pollan. 

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

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@LauraPetrolino @Eleanor Pierce @ClayMorgan Oh man, how could I have forgotten Chuck P?! Shame on me. SHAME. 

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

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Quickfire round: 


LOTR

The Hobbit

DUNE

A Prayer for Owen Meany

The Stand

(everything by Cormac McCarthy)

American Pastoral

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Sun Also Rises (fight me on Hemingway, G.)

American Gods


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

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Ok, I'm game. Parking a comment so I remember to come back later. 

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

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Good stuff! It's always going back and rereading. :) 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: A Recap

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#4, man. YES. 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on 6 golden rules to responding to client emails

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@ginidietrich Absolutely. The alternative is a bit scary, to say the least. While we're at it, the axiom "sleep when I'm dead" makes me want to punch someone square in the nose. I understand people are motivated by different things, but fetishizing the "hustle" isn't the answer, IMO. 


1 month, 4 weeks ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride

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I've tried very, very hard to eliminate "I'm so busy" as a response when someone asks me how I'm doing.


Truth be told, I haven't always managed the stresses of the working world with the most grace, but I'm working on that. 

1 month, 4 weeks ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride

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But what does he know about sheep? 

2 months ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Danny Brown

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I bought two. 

2 months, 1 week ago on Are You a Certified Social Media Professional?

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Tech startups are perhaps the worst offenders, dismissing all marketing and PR activity out of hand as simple commodities. They often believe (in a Pollyanna sort of way) in the meritocracy of ideas without putting a dime into any formalized communications or marketing strategy. 


2 months, 1 week ago on PR is More than Media Relations

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You need to say OH MY HECK a lot more often. Please. 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Morgan Freeman Sucks in Helium

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@djwaldow You're welcome. :) 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on New Skin. Cleaner Look. Higher Frequency. More Passion.

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Well, DUH. 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on New Skin. Cleaner Look. Higher Frequency. More Passion.

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@ginidietrich Well, that's not really news to anyone. 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Crisis Communications 101: What You Can Learn from Union Street Guest House

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My jaw dropped when that story first hit my reader. Unbelievable. 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Crisis Communications 101: What You Can Learn from Union Street Guest House

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@markwschaefer As you know, so am I. :) 

3 months ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Mark Schaefer

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Mark is one of those guys who truly embraces the promise of social media and peer-to-peer connections. I remember first meeting him at the first Social Media at Work conference and immediately feeling completely at ease with him. I'd commented on his blog now and again, mostly just reading and nodding to myself furiously. But he remembered my name, my face and my story against a sea of others. He makes everyone he meets matter, really matter to him. 


And? He gives really, really great big bear hugs. 

3 months ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Mark Schaefer

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@rbinhammer As you know, I'm not shy. :) 

3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Dreaded S Curve: How Communications Continues to Change

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Yay! I can make this one! This will be most excellent. Richard is a great dude. 

3 months, 2 weeks ago on The Dreaded S Curve: How Communications Continues to Change

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