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How Not to Handle an Executive Transition
Gini Dietrich is taking a look at what went wrong with Open AI's leadership turbulence, and how to make sure your transitions, when the happen, go much more smoothly.
8 min
27
Remember: You're Playing a Long Game
It can be easy to feel left out or offended when you're not included in media that your competitors are, but the answer isn't to throw a bunch of money at Earned Media (and it's certainly not the time the yell at your communications team!) - it's to remember you're building something that will take years to come into full effect, and your Owned Media should come first. Gini Dietrich is talking about how to set expectations for yourself and your clients on this week's episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast.
13 min
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Embracing Leadership as a Journey...Not a Desti...
Great leaders are made, not born. Gini Dietrich dives into what it takes to become and grow as a leader worth leading.
11 min
29
New Data on the Future of Corporate Communications
The 2023 Edelman Future of Corporate Communications Study is out, and Gini Dietrich is breaking down the results and what they mean for you on this week's episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast.
12 min
30
Where Should You Spend Your Time in 2024?
The CMO Survey from Deloitte is out, and as you might expect - it's a mix of good and bad news. Today on the Spin Sucks Podcast, Gini is breaking down the data, and making predictions for what you'll be running into next year.
10 min
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How I Became a Swiftie - A PR Playbook from Tay...
Whether or not you're a fan of Taylor Swift's music, you cannot deny that she is amazing at public relations. Gini Dietrich is talking about what Taylor Swift is getting right, from authenticity to user-generated content, this week on the Spin Sucks Podcast.
14 min
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When the PESO Model is Working Well...
There is a certain level of success and stability you can expect with a communications professional that is using the PESO model - ad on today's episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast, Gini Dietrich is going to be talking about how and why it's a solid choice to create the authority and reputation you need in your business.
9 min
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The 5 Kinds of Stories You Need to Tell
Being a good communicator means being able to effectively tell stories - that is what helps you build trust and relationships. On today's episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast, Gini Dietrich is talking about the stories that work best in business and how you can get comfortable telling them.
16 min
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When It Sounds Too Good To Be True...
AI is making it easier and easier for people to create cold emails offering you the moon and more. Very often, these are pay to play firms who are selling what used to be called advertorials and similar placements. Gini Dietrich is talking about the reality of paying for coverage, when it might make sense and when it doesn't on this week's episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast.
9 min
35
Our Terrible First Blog Post - And What We've L...
When Spin Sucks first started it was called FADS: the Fight Against Destructive Spin. In today's episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast, Gini Dietrich is talking abut the early days of the blog, and what they learned about creating content that people can actually use - and that actually serves both the audience and the business.
9 min
36
AI Generative Search is Coming - Will You Be Re...
Google Search Generative AI is coming, whether you like it or not, and that means you've got to make some changes to what kind of content you're making and how you make it.
7 min
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Reputation is Everything. Your Crisis Communica...
Most organizations don't think too much about crises until they actually happen, but having a communications plan ready just in case is reputation insurance that can make a huge difference in terms of how your organization is perceived for years to come.
7 min
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Thinking About the Future Every Day
Futurecasting is all about identifying a range of potential outcomes or events that might impact your industry and business, and planning for the different possibilities you might have to deal with. In todays episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast, Gini Dietrich is talking about how to get good at futurecasting, and how to integrate it into your strategy.
12 min
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What Makes a Workplace Toxic and How to Make Su...
Workplace toxicity is caused by the action, or inaction, of leadership, and that is true whether you're working together in an office, have a hybrid setup or are fully remote. Gini Dietrich is talking about building trust and making sure that toxic culture never has a chance to settle in.
11 min
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Shaking Hands and Kissing Babies: The First Thi...
There is one thing that is critical when managing a crisis that has to happen in person and on time: saying you're sorry. This is easier for many executives in theory than practice and on today's episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast Gini Dietrich is talking about how to navigate different times of crises with empathy.
8 min
41
Have Patience, Create Consistency
People are always looking for the easy way forward - it's kind of human nature - but it's usually not the the best choice. You will always have better results with consistent work towards longer term strategies. Gini Dietrich is talking about how and why on this week's episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast.
11 min
42
How to Predict the Future
There is a lot going on out there, and you need to be up to date on what is happening in your industry and the world at large if you want to be a valuable strategic partner for your company and clients. On today's episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast, Gini Dietrich is talking about using anti-fragile tactics to protect your business no matter what happens.
11 min
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The Right Way to Take a Stand
Gini Dietrich is talking about how to communicate your values as a brand, and sharing some examples of massive successes and failures in doing so on this week's episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast.
12 min
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The Many Risks of Journalists
Very often, media opportunities involve providing access to members of the media - and that is a relationship that can be a little fraught. There are risks inherent in providing access to journalists and other professionals, and on this week's episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast Gini Dietrich is talking about how to navigate the line between being open and transparent and accidentally spilling the beans on sensitive or damaging information.
10 min
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Unintended Consequences: The Good and the Bad o...
It's time for society to make changes - big ones - and generative AI is going to be a huge part of that. Today on the Spin Sucks Podcast, Gini Dietrich is talking about the unintended consequences, both good and bad, that could happen as this process unfolds.
11 min
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Don't Negotiate with Yourself
It's a fact that women are still underpaid compared to their male counterparts, and there's no one who can change it but us. One of the reasons this happens is that women are less likely to negotiate for what they are worth when taking a new role, asking for a raise or even engaging with new clients. Gini Dietrich is talking about how to do it on this week's episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast.
8 min
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The Many Reasons Perfect Isn't Best
Perfectionism can cause problems in many different ways, and areas of your communications plan. Good and Finished is better than absolutely perfect for you, and for your team members.
9 min
48
Kindness Will Get You (Almost) Everywhere
In this week's episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast, Gini Dietrich is talking about why it's so important to always live by the golden rule. Aside from being the right thing to do for it's own sake, you never know who you're going to meet, or who they know.
11 min
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It's Time to Update Your Earned Media Strategy
It seems like everyone is having more difficulty getting media placements than they used to - the old strategies for getting earned media just aren't working any more, and that means we need to update our approach.
7 min
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Demonstrating Your Value During Budget Cutbacks
What does it mean for you as a professional communicator when you have to do more with less as budgets constrict? On this week's episode of the Spin Sucks Podcast, Gini Dietrich is talking about how to navigate layoffs, hiring freezes, budget cuts and more over the next year. Now is the time to focus on what you know works.
10 min