The Spin Sucks Podcast with Gini Dietrich show

The Spin Sucks Podcast with Gini Dietrich

Summary: We're your one-stop shop for modern communications. The lines between PR, marketing, search, advertising, social, and content continue to blur, making it difficult to decide what belongs where. Rather than decide, let’s come together and work as one to grow organizations. We can change the PR industry...together.

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 #17 Growing Your Audience With Earned Media | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:21

We already talked about how to get the most out of Paid Media, but now it’s time to jump in and understand the second letter in PESO -- “E” for Earned Media. Done correctly, Earned Media is an effective strategy that can catapult your business or product in front of the masses, and more importantly, the right audience. Today, Gini explains how this section of the PESO Model allows your brand to develop credibility and authority and why it is crucial to your success when targeting your audience.

 #16 Get the Most Out of Paid Media | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:10

Last week on the Spin Sucks podcast was a refresher course on how implementing the PESO Model in your business communications and marketing plan can significantly increase your authority among consumers, build brand recognition, and generate qualified leads. In today’s episode, Gini shares how you can get the best bang for your buck and harness the power of Paid Media regardless of the scale of your budget or the size of your intended audience.  

 #15 It’s Time to Step Up to the PESO Plate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:22

Last week, Gini dove deep into blogging and how it can be beneficial to some businesses’ communications and marketing strategy. Blogging is just one of the many moving parts that fits into a much larger communications strategy. So how do you create an effective communications strategy that would boost your authority, build brand awareness, and generate qualified leads? Look no further, because in today’s episode, Gini gives us a refresher course on one of her best developed secret weapons: the PESO mode

 #14 Should You Blog for Your Business? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:05

It seems that almost everyone has their own blog these days. From influencers to entrepreneurs, heck, even corporations joined the blogging scene to gain traction, and maybe even try to understand what all this, “blogging is king” hullabaloo is about (caution: the latter probably is not as dynamic as the first two, ugh). But is blogging really good for your business? In this episode, Gini talks about her blogging roots, how said roots have evolved, and how you can blog better, faster, and more effective

 #13 Let’s Get Real About Influencer Marketing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:06

Being an influencer doesn’t mean being lazy and using clickbait. It means having a real audience and making the industry better. If you’re trying to grow your business and your brand, how do you know which influencers will really help you? In today’s episode, Gini talks about how to work with the kinds of influencers who will truly help you AND your industry.

 #12 The Issues List | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:50

Everyone’s got issues, no exception. But when it comes to achieving your goals, there are few personal issues that can truly hamstring your attempts to make progress. In this episode, Gini covers the four horsemen of The Issues List and dishes out some advice for tackling each one.

 #11 The Big Rock Concept | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:35

What do rocks, pebbles, water and a glass have to do with communication plans? With some help from Gini Dietrich, more than you think! Tune in to this week’s episode to find out how to get your biggest rocks in a row and make time for all the pebbles and sand that tumble on to your plate every day.

 #10 Setting Goals You’ll Actually Keep | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:14

We’re at mid-year, and we have an important question for you. How are those resolutions you made in January coming along? If you’re one of the few who actually follows up on your goals, good for you! If this question made you uncomfortable, then this is the episode you need to hear. You might just be setting goals in a way that you can’t keep them, and Gini Dietrich has some solutions to help you finally get it right.

 #9 The Massive Opportunity for PR Firms and Content Creators | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:02

Facebook is dead. LinkedIn is a wasteland. Twitter is a waste of time… or so people would have you believe. Is it even worth it for your brand to be on social media at all these days? The answer is no AND yes. Today, Gini talks about why some brands should leave social media and how, for other brands, it’s a golden opportunity to make some real traction. In this episode, you’ll discover how to jump in and put the social back in social media.

 #8 The Power of the SWOT Analysis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:21

Sometimes it only takes one SWOT to rule them all. When it comes to your business, product or strategy, breaking down your greatest strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats can help you to make the right decision at the right time. This week, we’ll be demonstrating the SWOT analysis and discussing its ability to give you a quick and clear picture of where you’re at.

 #7 Why and How you should still Comment on Blog Posts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 08:57

“Dark social media” isn’t as ominous as it sounds, we promise. These days, conversations on social media are getting smaller and smaller. While the days of broad public engagement have been dissolved into the era of the social media bubble, it’s still possible to gain some worthwhile traction in the smaller corners of the web.

 #6 How to create your Brand Qualifiers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:29

What are your values? What will your brand engage with and what will it stay away from? Knowing the do’s and don’ts of your brand will help your organization find great clients and create solid working relationships.

 #5 Finding the Metrics to Make Your CEO Swoon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:33

There’s nothing that makes a CEO happier than good metrics. And nothing annoys a CEO like fluffy and flashy PR numbers that offer no real insight into their business. Check out some of Gini Dietrich’s favorite metrics that will help you communicate progress and change in a goal-focused and actionable way.

 #4 Brand Personas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:51

Are you one of those people who sees faces in everything? The clouds, dark alleys, toast? It’s called Pareidolia, and it makes the unrelatable, relatable by turning inanimate objects or abstract concepts into something we can tell stories about and have experiences with. You can harness this phenomenon with your brand by creating a brand persona.

 #1 How Elon Musk Pulled Off the Perfect PR Stunt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 07:11

Elon Musk launched a Tesla into space. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you also know he named the mannequin driver Starman. It all seems like a ridiculous PR stunt, but it wasn’t. At least not in the sleazy way. What Elon did was share his sweeping vision for the future in a way that was guaranteed to go viral. You might not have billions and a major corporation backing you, but you can take some profound lessons from Mr. Musk.


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