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Spin Sucks by Gini Dietrich

Book Review:Spin Sucks: Communication and Reputation Management in the Digital Age (Que Biz-Tech) by Gini Dietrich

In a world where public relations firms have been revered for their ability to “spin” stories for their clients, calling a book (and a related website) “Spin Sucks” seems counterintuitive. But, to author Gini Dietrich, it makes perfect sense. […]

By |May 21st, 2014|

The Perfect Landing Page, Story Power, More… Roger’s Picks

We talk a lot about stories here at Neuromarketing, for one reason: our brains love stories, which makes them a powerful tool for marketers. Influence expert Danny Brown (@DannyBrown) hits on a key aspect of successful stories in Why the Human Story Will Always Beat Brand Storytelling. (For more story stories, see Your Brain on Stories, and other story posts.) […]

By |May 16th, 2014|

New Speaker Video

Here’s a new video (trailer-length) filmed at a recent AUSOME online marketing event in Austin. The event had a record number of registrations and attendees. I’ve spoken to larger audiences in bigger venues, but nobody is more engaged than the Austin digital marketing community!
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By |May 16th, 2014|

Why Your Middle Initial Makes You Smarter

Years ago, I stopped using my middle initial on business cards, bylines, and other places. I’m not quite sure why I changed… simplicity? Google? New research shows that making that switch might have been a dumb move. […]

By |May 13th, 2014|

Positive Results from Negative Thinking, Naps, Checkout Psychology… Roger’s Picks

This week’s roundup has a distinctly Austin flavor – we didn’t plan it that way, but brainy marketers are as much a part of the Austin scene as brisket and live music! […]

By |May 8th, 2014|

The No-Spin World of Gini Dietrich

Ask who created the field of public relations, and the most common answer you’ll get is Edward Bernays, the spin doctor of the 20th century. Bernays was famous for both stunts and spin – he’s credited with, among other things, with making smoking cigarettes socially acceptable for women.

Gini Dietrich, founder of media communications firm Arment Dietrich, wants to leave Bernays behind and reinvent the field with an emphasis on truth and transparency. […]

By |May 8th, 2014|

Do Open Offices Destroy Productivity?

The cube farm seems to be a vanishing breed, and few, if any, workers merit a private office. Open offices, with no divisions between adjacent workers, are today’s preferred style. This layout can clearly affect individual and group productivity, and the debate rages on as to whether the inevitable distractions and interruptions do enough damage to offset gains in collaboration and communication. […]

By |May 6th, 2014|

20 Magic Words, How to be Interesting, & More – Roger’s Picks

Here’s a longer than usual batch of diverse (but great) content we discovered in the last seven days… add your own great find in a comment! […]

By |May 2nd, 2014|

Can Your Name Make You A Liar?

Here’s a piece of potentially bad news. Your name, which you are likely stuck with for the rest of your life, can have a significant effect on whether other people believe you. […]

By |May 2nd, 2014|

Web Psychology, Snackable Content, Flow, and… Boobs? Roger’s Picks

Here we go again – great reads from around the web, and a batch of new interviews with brilliant persuasion experts! […]

By |April 28th, 2014|