Feature: What Does the Phrase “Spin Sucks” Mean?

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by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator

In recent months, I have continuously referred to one of my favorite blogs, The Fight Against Destructive Spin, a.k.a. “Spin Sucks,” for inspiration, as well as help in getting our name out there.

So, in return, I thought it only fair if I could tell you a bit more about them.  The blog, written by Gini Dietrich, the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, Inc., offers advice on marketing, social media, sales, and human resources.

In the blog, Dietrich and her business partners, as well as a number of guest bloggers, discuss methods of boosting sales, training programs, innovative ways to use technology, and great sources of online financial information.

While I, and the organization I represent with this blog, are not officially clients of Arment Dietrich, Inc., we have shared information and opinions with one another on our respective blogs.

I admit to being somewhat of a greenhorn in the marketing arena still, and much of what I’ve used in recent months has been trial-and-error.  Nonetheless, I always make an effort to give credit where it’s due.

Another great idea that Gini Dietrich has inspired is the concept of using abstract metaphors to represent an overall idea in the blog. So, more than ever, I’m incorporating knowledge from college courses, previous jobs, books I’ve read, and conversations that have taken place recently.

As I’m fond of saying, Georgia Community Support and Solutions is not a marketing firm by any stretch of the imagination, but as with any company, small or large, marketing is a necessary part of what we do.  So, if I can somehow incorporate words of advice from the experts out there, that’s part of my job.

So thank you, Gini, for your inspiration.  If I can somehow return the favor, please let me know.

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About gcsscommunity

My name is Eric Pudalov, and I work as Community Events Coordinator with Georgia Community Support and Solutions, whose mission is to provide creative, life-enriching solutions to people with developmental disabilities and their families. I became interested in this field, however, due to having a disability myself; namely, I had brain surgery in 1996 at age 14, to remove a benign tumor. Following this, I had many difficulties with short-term memory, loss of strength, confusion, and emotional control. Fortunately, at present, I've recovered much of what I'd lost. Despite some setbacks, I graduated high school with honors, and received an academic scholarship to Adelphi Univ., where I earned a BA in Communications. Since then, I've held a number of different jobs and internships, among them a TA position at Sylvan Learning Center, and work as a "Service Leader" with Hands on Atlanta. Since living in GA, I've also been involved with two programs (including GCSS) that serve people with disabilities. My experience has included sharing apartments with adults with autism and other disorders. Though my so-called "limitations" may differ from those of others in the program, these experiences have helped me to realize that people, overall, are capable of much more than we may at first perceive. Search Engine Submission - AddMe
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One Response to Feature: What Does the Phrase “Spin Sucks” Mean?

  1. Wow. I don’t what to say other than thank you! Very humbling.

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