When Opposites Attract--Ten Interesting Public Relations Blogs
Public Relations and blogging are an interesting combination that I've written about before... They're going to be living together, so they need to learn to get along. At the request of a PR pro, here's my quick pick list of blogs that can keep you in touch with the combination of the two.
Recently a public relations professional and personal friend asked for my help in providing a "short list" of PR-oriented blogs their firm could use for work with a client developing their blogosphere - PR intersect strategy. I told my friend about the ten I read regularly, and that I think have merit to peruse.
I thought you might be interested in my picks, and in the one sentence summaries I wrote describing each.
1. PR meets the WWW, Constantin Basturea
Very analytical, very wired, very opinionated blogger writing on the PR / WWW intersect. He tends to be almost everywhere there's something about PR.
2. Flackster, Michael O'Connor Clarke
More essay than bloglike, very frequently cited. This is a sort of elitist-bourgeoisie blog, but one to keep your finger on the pulse of (sorry to end with a preposition).
3. Micro Persuasion, Steve Rubel
Stays up on the nexus of technology and public relations, but writes to the PR audience instead of the technology audience. Often updated, highly self-promoting, and he's often quoted in print and broadcast journalism.
4. Blogwrite for CEOs, Debbie Weil
Focuses on CEO blogging and thought leadership. Very worthwhile reading on corporate blog strategy. A personal acquaintance, Debbie's a very bright woman with lots of good stuff to say.
5. PR Squared, Todd Defren
Like Micro Persuasion, only less content, less frequently updated, not so shamelessly self-promoting. Again, this one writes to the PR audience instead of the technology audience.
6. Center for Media and Democracy, Multiple Authors
Kind of the "Greenpeace" for the media... Interesting, often cited.
7. Spinfluencer, Eric Schwartzman
More a "commentary on the news" site, but from a PR perspective. Smart guy.
8. Blog Business Summit, DL Byron, Steve Brobach, Teresa Valdez Klein
Sort of a combination of PR, marketing and syndication. A good one to watch.
9. For Immediate Release, Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson
A podcast that does get some interesting content. It takes some time to listen to them, though. I sort of watch their movement up and down in #10 below to determine if I will listen to the latest. When it's good, it's good.
10. The PR List, Constantin Basturea
This is a good general list to watch from week to week to see who is moving up and down in the PR portion of the blogosphere.
I’d be interested in your picks, and your observations about these sites. Agree or disagree? Comment away.