Crystal Lake, IL
VP Business Development at SYDCON Web Development & mom of 3!
Last week was one of those weeks for me. I am sorry I missed @yvettepistorio original post. I am glad to see you had the community rally to your defense, just sorry I couldnt help!!! Bravo @ginidietrich for backing Yvette 100%. Its a great bunch over here! Kudos!
My latest conversation: Improving the web, one struggling website at a time. A mission for the greater good!
1 week ago on A Blogging Community: Why it’s Important to Have One
Wait a minuted!! All I have to do is buy you cupcakes & you will watch my kids so I can go to a movie? What if I pick a show time thats smack in the middle of activities...can you handle a baseball game & pointe class while I am gone? If thats the case, clear your schedule!
1 week, 4 days ago on Gin and Topics: Lip-Sync Contest and Silly Men
@ginidietrich @Howie Goldfarb That is so funny. Maybe its just different circles, but we have never encountered this, even when working with our agency clients. It just goes to show that MANY in the business world still lack the knowledge necessary to move their business forward when it comes to technology, interent, computers, mobile, etc.
1 week, 5 days ago on Guide to Hiring a Digital Agency
@ginidietrich We have differing experiences then, LOL! I am curious though, when you speak with leaders who refer to Facebook & Twitter as "technology" what do they refer say apps, or mobile or tablets, software and the like to?
I agree on reasons one might need a digital agency. We partner with digital agencies daily. I'd say for specialists, i dont know that I would say social media deals with "Technology". We have found the integrated agencies are more technology based as they offer (thru partners like us) actual technology solutions, ie: programming, mobile programming, e-commerce and the like. Social media firms tend to offer social media campaigns only, and like you mentioned not have crisis plans, etc.
In the present day, while a agency initial price tag may appear higher than a hourly or annual salary, in the long run it can be more cost and time effective because you are usually getting a team who has faster turn around, and a team of experience in varying specialties.
@EricaAllison My thoughts & prayers with you & your brother & your family. I am sorry I wasnt aware you were going thru this until now. Thank you for sharing it with us...and we are here for you.
1 week, 6 days ago on The Success Trap and Regrets of the Dying
Ok, this is a direct tie in with todays topic. I just read this:" Ad Exec With Cancer, Given 'Two Weeks To Live,' Is Blogging His Life Lessons And Regrets"Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/martin-agency-mike-hughes-blogs-through-cancer-2013-5?op=1#ixzz2SiWKOsbn
Excellent post. This way of thinking is what led us to start SYDCON. This way we could be there for our kids when they needed us while they were young versus when we could get the time off to be there for them.
Trolls, bullies they are pretty much the same in my book!! Always brave when hiding behind the keyboard, etc. Great tips here!
For the record this Mom wholeheartedly agrees with you about that Mom!! It always amazes the me the examples some people set for their children!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Seven Tips for Dealing with Online Trolls
BRAVO! See @creativeoncall I knew it would be you this week!! Well deserved!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on #FollowFriday: Chuck Kent
@ginidietrich @sydcon_mktg So true! Which is why when it was raining last week I sported a baseball hat!
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Lessons from a Vacation in Paris
Ewww please no panty hose!!! I hate that my daughters have tights for dance class...runs, etc.! YIKES!!! I havent gone the bun route, but my daughters wear it that way all the time, stemmed from dance, but they love the ease of it!
I have never been to Paris, but its on my bucket list. Glad you had time to unplug & celebrate with Mr. D...Congrats!
@ginidietrich You gotta "change his FF luck" LOL!!! Love this!
1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Gini D
LOL!! I say Chuck is next Fridays follow! Bravo!
@Tinu Great input!!! I love it! Thanks for stopping by!
1 month ago on Improving the web, one struggling website at a time. A mission for the greater good!
Great points. If often takes our new developers some adjusting as well. The biggest adjustments are working with what the client wants and billable hours versus doing extras they think will be better. Getting used to doing what the client asked and was quoted takes time. The other is multi-tasking, most programmers want to start on one thing and see it thru prior to moving onto the next. We do not have that luxury here, its switching gears all day every day!!
In the end, once they adjust I think (hope) they prefer the challenge of never knowing what their next project is and always being challenged by the lastest thing and always doing something new!
My latest conversation: Breaking habits and embracing different technology, my weekend of iPad only!
1 month, 1 week ago on Corporate to Agency Life: Differences Between the Two
@belllindsay @ginidietrich @rdopping I am sure Mr. D handles it like I handle @sydcon bad taste in music! Lots of complaining, teasing, etc. It also helps that the kids side with me! ;)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Erica Moss
Ah boy bands! Took my little sister to seen New Kids On the Block as a gift way back when. And now with 2 daughters enjoy One Direction! So, yeah, I can relate. With the exception that in high school I had my nose in books but also had the posters & blasted music (Culture club, Depche Mode & Cure made my mom nuts!).
Nice to meet you Erica!!
@ginidietrich @sydcon_mktg @sydcon Ok, except for the fact that we do all custom and don't play much in WordPress unless forced!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Nine Tips to Write a Great Blog Post
I have said it before, but I seriously need to do number 2!!! I have the hardest time coming up with what to write about!! I sent this blog to @sydcon I think we need to collaborate on this and see if documenting themes, etc will help me. I feel like I constantly have writers block and dont know what to blog about?!?