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.
How are your resolutions faring now that January is drawing to a close? What have you accomplished? Did you slip off the wagon a time or to? Chances are, if you’re human, you haven’t done perfectly. But that’s okay – it happens to the best of us. Maybe what YOU need is a little digital decluttering. It might not inspire you to eat more broccoli, but it WILL make you feel better.
Have you received a pitch in your inbox that was just a little … off? Because the pitch made totally no sense for you and your audience? Today we’re talking about the importance of doing your research when it comes to earned media. When done right, pitching is a powerful way to get your content in front of a lot of the right people. But what we often see is a more indiscriminate mass-email situation that’s like throwing spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks. So how can we do this better?
There’s a new social media channel starting to gain steam, and you might want to get in while the getting’s good (and the competition isn’t too fierce)! Enter: Alexa Flash Briefings, a new service offered by Amazon for their Alexa/Echo customers. Here’s how to make the most of it and leverage it for your business!
Happy New Year! This is the time of year that we’re all used to setting goals, starting new projects, and making the changes we’ve been meaning to for ages. And to make effective plans for 2019, you need to be in the loop about what in the communications industry is likely to be most important. Here are three things we need to pay attention to this 2019.
It’s time for year-end roundups! What happened in 2018? Were our predictions right? And what’s going to happen in 2019? I’ve been waiting all year for this. Here are my predictions from last year… let’s find out whether or not they came true!
Networking can be the key that opens many doors to growth and success. Much of it comes down to meeting the right people at the right time for the right reasons. It’s not easy, but it’s worth putting in the time and getting it right. On today’s episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast, we’re talking about networking. What are the different ways you can do it, and how can you make sure you’re doing it effectively?
What are you good at? Do you believe that’s something you’re born with? Hold your horses. That’s a fixed mindset. And in business, communications, and … life, we need to move forward with a growth mindset. What are these mindsets? Why are they so important? And what can we do if we find ourselves on the fixed mindset end of the spectrum?
When did we stop talking to each other like real people? In our industry, it’s getting hard to sort through all the hype. What’s the difference between a meaningless buzzword and a genuinely useful phrase? Take the term ‘Thought Leadership.’ This is what we’re getting into today, so sit tight because we’re going to be looking at how to synergize the 30,000 foot view to maximize our authenticity. Just kidding.
Reality is still changing — the way we interact with it, and the way we think about it. It’s weird. It’s different. In this episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast, we’re diving into the world of artificial intelligence. Computers can now learn, programs can talk to our clients, and everything is tracked or automated. What does this mean for our businesses?
Over the past few weeks, Gini has gone into detail about the PESO model, and how you can develop a killer communications strategy that will boost your authority, build brand awareness, and generate qualified leads. In this week's replay episode, we go back to the beginning and for a refresher course on one of her best developed secret weapons: the PESO model.
From cat videos to memes, and Wikis to slews of selfies — user-generated content is happening all around us. What is user-generated content? This is any content, from tweets to blog posts, that people who aren’t directly in your brand and business create. How can you harness this boundless creativity and production in your communications strategies? People want to share stories and experiences with one another online. Our job as content marketers is to give them something good to talk about.
Pay to play: If you’ve ever heard someone mention the phrase — especially about a platform like Facebook — they’re probably talking about paid social media. That’s what Gini is diving into in this episode of Spin Sucks. Paid media is exactly what it sounds like: paying to reach new audiences. If you’re new to the podcast, listen to Episode 16 first (the basics of paid media), then come back here when you’re done! You’ll discover how you can leverage paid social media to improve your communic
Those who practice the best social media etiquette often go unnoticed - and you'll want to do the same. "But don't we want people to acknowledge how well-behaved we are online?" No, not exactly. You really only want people's attention on two things: your content and personality. Last week, Gini gave you 6 Social Media Don'ts. Today, she's back to talk about ways you can engage on social and make a great impression!
Our actions have consequences, and social media denizens love to remind us of said consequences. Twitter is especially volatile when it comes to delivering social media justice. It's a mob wielding metaphorical pitchforks and torches, impatient and merciless. Want to avoid their ire? We’ve got a few guidelines to help you become a consummate social media user. Let's talk about mindfulness and accountability, shall we?
You've probably heard this quote by Rumi at least once:, "When you are everywhere, you are nowhere. When you are somewhere, you are everywhere." As cryptic as it sounds, Rumi has a great point, especially when you apply this wisdom to social media. The thing is, you can't possibly be on all the social media channels AND still build a meaningful connection with your target audience. This week, we talk about the wonderful world of social media and how to keep your communications plan simple and effective.