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How to Stay on Top of Online Marketing While Traveling

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This new era has opened up the opportunity to live a life of excitement, travel, and adventure. Jordan Fried shares how to be on top of your online marketing while traveling. The post How to Stay on Top of Online Marketing While Traveling appeared first on Spin Sucks. Modern technology means marketing has gone mobile, and so have the marketers.

Travel Essentials for Speakers, Authors, and MarComm Pros

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Last week, Shonali Burke wrote a blog post called, “ Travel Essentials for PR Pros…Or What’s in Your Wallet? Because I’m on my 14th straight week of travel (I don’t know how consultants do it), I’ll give you a sneak peak as to what is in my travel bag. So it travels with me for the consuming part of my content day, but not the creation.

The Employee Advantage in Social Media

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Just think about the power in numbers: Employees, as a cumulative group, likely have many more connections than their companies do, leading employee-shared posts to travel 561 percent further than brand-shared posts. By Russ Fradin. Recycling is generally viewed as smart, responsible behavior—except when it occurs on social media. The Employee Advantage. percent drop in turnover.

Four Secrets of Successful Hashtag Marketing

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Thus #Tweetameet was born creating a user-generated, crowded-sourced travel guide through hashtag marketing. They then worked together to produce and tweet travel tips on the destination using hashtag #tweetameet. The contest worked to not only engage travelers, but also help people learn more about the 120 destinations to which Qatar Airline travels.

How to Create a Call-to-Action for All of Your Content

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Build Community In my office, we have what we call “the Facebook question of the week.” A few years ago, one of our smarty pants young professionals said to me, You travel the world talking to business owners about how they should use video to engage potential buyers, but we’re not using it. Vistage is a professional development organization for business leaders. Our time equals money.

Is the REI Black Friday Announcement Just a PR Stunt?

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By Gini Dietrich. I’m a week behind the news, but I was traveling last week and didn’t have the brain capacity to write about it when it happened. That said, it’s an important conversation to have, so let’s have it. When REI announced they are going to be closed on Black Friday , it  might have been a PR stunt, but it was a brilliant move. How to Define Success.

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Why Content Marketing Fails

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They help you decide where to eat when you’re traveling. By Eleanor Pierce. Before I talk about why content marketing fails, I want to talk about Barbie. Did anyone else get Barbie Magazine as a kid? I did. And it was amazing. It was an explosion of 80s-errific pinks and purples. It boils down to this: Barbie Magazine was basically a bigole ad. Why Barbie Magazine Fails at Content Marketing.

The #pitchPRomise: Evolve Your Media Relations Efforts

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would come back from business travel to stacks and stacks of magazines and newspapers sitting on my desk. By Gini Dietrich. often tell the story of how, when I started my career, we had the big, green Bacons books in the agency library. Because there weren’t copies for all 200+ of us, you would check them out of the library, copy the pages you needed, and check them back in. Easier.

The Words and Behaviors that Undermine Your Leadership

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will never forget traveling with our largest client in California eight years ago. By Gini Dietrich. I’ve been fortunate in my career to work with some amazing leaders, both directly and from afar. I’ve also worked with the best leadership coach  in all of the land. And, because of Randy, I see certain things in other executives that makes me want to pull my hair out. So sorry.

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The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Monica Rodgers

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Where You Can Find Monica Rodgers You can find Monica on LinkedIn , Google+ , Twitter , YouTube , Quora , and on her blogs, Aubia Communications and Working 2 Live (where she talks about all of the travel she and her husband do…I think they’re up to 30 countries!). By Gini Dietrich I’m going to be fully transparent here: I am not above bribery. Army  and later the U.S.

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2015: The Year of Redefining Your Basic Needs

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And that lesson in support should travel with us throughout all of our efforts and campaigns. By Laura Petrolino One of the first things every Psychology 101 class on the planet teaches is Maslow’s Pyramid of Basic Needs. It’s also something you find referred to often in many leadership and management texts. The Motivation Hierarchy Maslow’s theory organizes our human needs into a hierarchy.

Five Traits of Future PR Leaders

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Real diversity comes from life experience and from having traveled, lived, studied, or worked in different cultures. By Gini Dietrich. I was just taking a gander through my SmartBrief newsletters and came upon  The Five Necessary Traits of Future Leaders. Totally something up my alley, I clicked over to Webber Kerr  (an executive search firm) to see what they are predicting for the future.

It’s Our Birthday!

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Last week, we let the ninth birthday of Spin Sucks quietly pass by for three reasons: 1) I was crazy to launch a blog on the day America changed forever; 2) It was a crazy, hectic travel week and I wanted to be here to chat with all of you; and 3) We were one week away from our free webinar with Michael Smart so we followed our normal schedule. By Gini Dietrich. Our goal? But we all wrote.

The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Sherrilynne Starkie

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Happy marriage, raised two great kids, traveled widely, successful career. By Gini Dietrich. The very first time I got to hang out with Sherrilynne Starkie —after stalking her for years on Twitter—was when Thornley Fallis invited me to Ottawa to speak and she and her team took me to dinner. We sat outside, on the bank of the river, and chatted like old friends. We shall remedy that today.

The Five Traits of Great Leaders

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You see them traveling to meet clients. By Gini Dietrich. The Peter principle is a concept in management theory formulated by Laurence J. Peter in which the selection of a candidate for a position is based on the candidate’s performance in their current role, rather than on abilities relevant to the intended role. ” — Wikipedia. This has to change. They can be learned. Empathy.

Join Fred Cook for a Special Author Q&A Today

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Why traveling abroad—especially to work, if only for a year—helps you your entire career. By Gini Dietrich. Fred Cook is the CEO of Golin (formerly know as GolinHarris). He is, what you might consider, a big deal. For any of you who have spent any time in agency life, you know he’s a whale in our industry. first met Fred in the early days of my blogging career at a PRSA event.

How to Pitch Editors Perfectly Every Time

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Travel Editors Travel editors are looking to offer their readers unique guides to certain areas, so be sure to offer something unexpected or fascinating. When you pitch editors : Include a personal connection and a spotlight on travel tips. By Andrea Lehr Wondering how to pitch editors? How do you know which are  worth pitching ? PR Writing: Seven AP Style Rules to Know.

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The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Martin Waxman on Video

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We’ve traveled together (not together, together, but on the same trips). By Gini Dietrich. Welcome to the very last Spin Sucks Inquisition of 2015. Next Friday is Christmas and the Friday after is New Year’s Day so this is it. Can you believe it? have a very special guest on today’s Inquisition. Martin Waxman and I have been friends a looooooong time. On his own blog.

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Seven Steps to Dealing with Critics

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One week, in the middle of all of this, the CEO and I were traveling to a conference together. By Gini Dietrich. company of 70 assisted-living and retirement homes in the Midwest hired us a few years ago to see if social media could help them communicate with the children of their residents. . Then friends, families, and other residents could vote on the winner for each specific community.

How to Get Creative with Influencer Marketing

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Case in point: The  Well Travelled series  from Herschel Supply  showcases the work of photographers traveling the world with their bags. By Lauren Jung According to recent studies, 74 percent of global marketers will use influencer marketing as part of their marketing strategy in the next 12 months. Here’s how to stand out from the crowd with your influencer marketing campaigns.

A Fantastic Starbucks Customer Experience Story

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But one particular morning in June, after a few weeks of crazy travel, I asked him to upsize me to a grande. I have a great story to tell you. It’s one of fantastic customer service from a brand we all know and love: Starbucks. Most of you know I had a craaaaazy summer. I was on the road for 25 weeks straight. To say I was exhausted is putting it mildly. Then, after three U.S.

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The Uber Issues Cannot Be Fixed by PR

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It’s a beautiful thing, particularly if you live in a big city or travel to one. ” It’s also great when you’re traveling because you don’t have to worry about how you’ll get places. By Gini Dietrich Yesterday I spoke at the PRSA Chicago  monthly luncheon. It was awesome because I was in my own hometown (yay!) and I was among my peeps. What is Uber?

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Provide a Successful Customer Experience in Times of Crisis

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To travel is to encounter travel mishap. And that’s why organizations can define themselves—in good ways and bad—based on the customer experience management  they provide during times of travel chaos. As I told Gini Dietrich , sometimes it’s nice to have bad travel luck, if only because everyone treats you like a princess. By Laura Petrolino. It won’t happen.

SlideBatch: A Super Cool New PR Tool

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You also can install the Chrome extension to add content to your batch as you travel the web. By Gini Dietrich At Content Marketing World in Cleveland, I had the opportunity to meet Paul Shirer , the founder of SlideBatch. then had lunch with Paul and  Ed Mayuga  in Boston at the MarketingProfs B2B Summit and learned more about this cool new tool. I was expecting it to be just another thing that I would feel uncomfortable when they asked me what I thought, but I was blown away. It’s super cool and it has huge benefits for a PR pro. What is SlideBatch? It’s all ready for you.

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How to Structure a Successful Planning Session

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also recommend having everyone travel together, if possible. By Jess Ostroff No one likes meetings. That’s because they’re overused and inefficient. But, what if you overcame the fear of meetings and created an environment for a planning session that your employees would actually be excited about? That’s what I attempted last month. And I think it actually worked. Please. What’s Next?

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The Importance of Music In Marketing Campaigns

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Related Stories Experiential Marketing Needs to Get Social How to Stay on Top of Online Marketing While Traveling A New Brand: Seven Things to Consider Now. Music in marketing has the power to move an audience in ways other mediums can’t. Don't forget about it during your next event or live campaign. Eddie Newquist has more.

How Social PR Disrupts the Status Quo

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Bear in mind that the opening General Assembly was on Sunday, so late last week were travel days for most. By Shonali Burke. I’ve just returned from the PRSA annual conference in Atlanta (it was awesome!). Given that this is one of the industry’s biggest conferences of the year, you’d think people would be more prepared for it, right? Wrong. Did I forget an appointment? Dammit!). Puppies??

Four Ways to Break the Overservice Habit

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Instead,  Michael Stern  and I traveled the country, setting up tents, lugging boxes of juice around, and providing little cups of juice to hundreds of thousands of tourist. I was super buff that year because those boxes were heavy. Perhaps it was our way of healing; letting life go on. Learning the Business. also was very tan from being outside every day. Overservicing Clients.

Caught in the Busy Trap: Is it Making Us Less Productive?

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Sure, my travel schedule still impedes my social life (five more weeks!), but overall I’m not getting caught in the busy trap. A couple of weeks ago, the  New York Times had a great OpEd about how busy we are. Kreider said, “This is the special event. I’m inviting you to go with me.” How many of you fall into this trap? ” The Busy Trap. danced. laughed. NOTHING.

How to Use a Reverse Message Strategy

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This is especially critical in our digital world where messages are seen from many platforms (online and off) and consumers often travel through several different pathways to get to your brand. By Laura Petrolino. We all know an effective message strategy is key to communicating with your target audience in a way that matters. And I also always add a fifth C: Consistency. ” The result?

The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Ces Guerra

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HUGE LSU fan, cyclist, traveler, skier, author, and hilarious guy, we became fast friends. By Gini Dietrich Back in the early days of Twitter (when it was still fun), I met Ces Guerra. remember he sent me a copy of his first book— Pill Pushers —and wrote a nice note inside. At the time, authors didn’t send me books. It was amazing! Publishing Pill Pushers under my own name.

How Successful People Spend the First Hour of their Day

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or later  and I did a ton of travel with clients that didn’t get counted in that extra 15 minutes I felt like I had to use for sleeping instead of getting to work on time. Mitch Joel does a nice roundup of articles on his blog every weekend. Unlike Gin and Topics , though, his are serious and very informative. The First Hour of the Day. Guess how most do  not start their days?

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Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

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Earlier this year, I traveled to Norway to share a stage with Mitch Joel , Valeria Maltoni , Chris Brogan , and Maggie Fox. Sure, I have some days that I’m traveling or swamped with meetings and I can’t check on the blog throughout the day. During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. You see, he writes to write.

How to Build Great Relationships in Business and in Life

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have a  traveling writer friend who sends postcards to her friends and clients from every city she visits while she’s making her rounds. By Norma Maxwell. Gini Dietrich stole my post idea when she wrote Ten Ways to Treat Media Relations Like Dating. Okay, not really, but you might notice a couple of parallels. Because relationships are the thing  in business and in life. Fantastic!

Skin in the Game and the Art of the Next Step

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The Advance All too often, after you send your key findings or, even worse, a full proposal, the prospect goes quiet.   “I’ll be travelling.   I’ll get back to you in a couple of weeks.” By Jack Vincent When Warren Buffet coined the phrase “skin in the game,” he probably wasn’t thinking about romance. But stick with me here. ” And then you’re in chase mode.

The End of the Open Office Honeymoon

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Plenty of other things besides noise can travel freely through the open office air. By Reed Parker. The cubicle is the notorious symbol of office environment oppression: A cage of carpeted gray walls that suck the life out of any Dilbert comic or family vacation photo that you pin to it. This would be great if you were a cat.”. Open to Having Personal Space Invaded. Now get out.). Who knew?

Four Step Process to Create an Integrated Marketing Campaign

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How can sales network with customers and prospects before they attend a trade show or travel to a new city? I’ve been reflecting recently on the changes that have happened to the public relations industry in the past few years. We’ve seen more technological advances in the past five years than we’ve seen in the last 50 combined. Then we added websites and email marketing.

How to Use Traction for Business Planning

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And when you’re reacting to every client request, thinking on your toes, being creative on the fly, writing books, traveling the world speaking, and tweeting, you don’t have time to get them out of your head. By Gini Dietrich The theme on Spin Sucks this month is planning ( Lindsay Bell has more on that for you tomorrow afternoon) and I could not be more excited! Yep again.)

Qualities of a Prospective Employee

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For instance, I know there are three candidates my team is ready for me to interview, but because of my May travel schedule, it’s impossible for me to get to them until June. By Gini Dietrich When I taught Kelli Matthews’s strategic social media class last week, she presented a list of questions that the students asked me. Then I found some of her peers asked similar questions.

Six Tips to Improve Business Innovation

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It’s in that space—the road less traveled—that the best ideas can flourish. By Chris Bye. When it comes to business today, it seems business innovation is the buzziest word around. Everyone wants to be an innovator, a thought leader, a market disruptor. Everyone wants to push forward business innovation and be know for being trailblazers in their industry. Treat Customers Like Friends.