30 For 30

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014
30 For 30

This will probably be my last blog post before I turn (gulp) 30!! Therefore, I want to share the top 30 things I love about social media. 30. Birthday reminders – some people strictly join Facebook for the sole purpose of being reminded about the birthdays of family and friends 29. Instagram is a candid ...

Flatout Masterpiece Part II Featuring StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014
Flatout Masterpiece Part II Featuring StarKist® Chunk Light Tuna

Remember back in November when Gossip Genie was the recipient of a Flatout Flatbread hunger intervention? Well, Christmas came early again this year in the form of a bag of goodies from our favorite low calorie, high taste, guilt free friends at Flatout. As recognized brand advocates, Flatout asked us to create a unique recipe pairing their product ...

Leveraging Your Social Capital

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014
Leveraging Your Social Capital

Nowadays, there are very few people that do not participate in social media in some way shape or form. As social media has evolved, so have the opportunities for its loyal users. What I am referring to is the way in which a user can leverage their social capital and become the richest person without ...

Interview with Myself

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014
Interview with Myself

On February 10th, 2014, Gossip Genie turned four years old. Never in my wildest dreams could I have predicted that we would be where we are today. It’s not an easy road but it’s the best one I have ever travelled. I love what I do and I get to choose the people that I ...

Hiring a Great Community Manager

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014
Hiring a Great Community Manager

Yesterday was Community Manager Appreciation Day and after a long chaotic Monday at work, we all ventured out in sub zero temperatures to have a team dinner at Summer House Santa Monica. Despite the frigid temps outside, it felt like summer inside. Our team toasted to a day that appreciates the work we do and I ...

The Best Response to Cyber Bullying

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014
The Best Response to Cyber Bullying

It’s obvious that I love social media almost as much as I love the color pink, combine the two and you get Gossip Genie. Luckily, my initial branding decisions didn’t detract great male talent. Don’t be surprised if Aladdin makes an appearance within our logo in 2014. Anyway, I prefaced this post with my love ...

Gossip Genie 2013 Recap

Posted by on Dec 17, 2013
Gossip Genie 2013 Recap

After Tara’s post about predictions for 2014, I thought I would write something reflecting on 2013. In January, Anthony Less joined us full time and he showed us that community managers are also magicians. Anthony was able to pull great content for the dryest of clients out of his magical social media hat. In February, ...

A Flatout Masterpiece

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013
A Flatout Masterpiece

If there is anything we love at Gossip Genie as much as social media, it’s delicious/nutritious food to fuel our creative brains. Last week, our friends from Flatout Bread  dropped off a generous sampling of their products. Let’s just take a moment here to discuss the amazingness this product, if you thought deliciously healthy was an oxymoron, ...

Summer House Brings Summer to Chicago in November

Posted by on Nov 9, 2013
Summer House Brings Summer to Chicago in November

As winter approaches in Chicago, the newly opened restaurant, Summer House will make you feel like you are in the midst of your favorite season all year round. I was born and raised in Lincoln Park and when something new is coming to that area, I get really excited. Sometimes that excitement ends in disappointment ...

Unique Digital Media Stats from 2009 Compared to 2013

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013

On February 10, 2009, I put together a list of 20 compelling digital media statistics in sequential order. Today, nearly 5 years later, it’s shocking how much these statistics have changed.  The statistics in black are from 2009 and the ones in blue are from today.   1 trillion unique URLs in GOOGLE’s index Unable ...