Best PR Twits: Week of Jan 23-29-2011

by PR Coach on January 31, 2011

Have you seen the great collection of PR Twits this week?

This week’s PR Twits feature a valuable mashup of 128 Tweets on PR, blogging, crisis management, media relations, news, PR jobs, social media, Twitter, writing, and more.

It was a busy week in Twitterville. PR posts included Edelman’s Trust Barometer, how to become a change agent, State of the Union address, 12 shiny new PR things and other public relations topics.

Blogging tips were valuable, especially Geoff Livingston’s list of 96 blog topics, as well as blog promotion and the top 50 marketing blogs. Crisis management posts looked at several online crises, the NFL, Toyota, the potential impact of Localeaks.com and seven crisis rules to remember.

As always, we’re loaded with media relations tips and practical media training advice. Topics included pay for play, several useful research studies, 15 reasons your media pitch sucks and tips on how to handle a bad media interviewer.

Our Tweets touched on Quora, several case studies, best practices, social media policy, and strategy. We had plenty of Twitter tips as well.

There are some particularly good writing posts this week. The debate continued about the value of news releases, how to write better press releases and tips for better writing for the web.

All in all, a pretty tasty week for the PR Twits. Want more resources on public relations and Twitter? You can see the most recent @thePRCoach Twitter stream on our home page or get hundreds of Twitter tips and tactics in The PR Library. As always, feel free to drop us a comment or suggestion on how we can make these PR Twits even more useful. Note Tweets with a W are PR Coach “winners” worth reading.

Author:  Jeff Domansky is Editor, The PR Coach

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Best PR Twits

Public Relations, PR Profession [18]

5 Ways Getting an MBA Can Help PR Pros Pondering an MBA? 5 reasons it counts http://bit.ly/fstAsH

Agree? Corporate Spokespeople Getting Their Mojo Back? #PR #reputation #corporatecommunications http://bit.ly/gGz5I5

Challenges & rewards: Becoming a change agent #PR http://bit.ly/gPZs9E W

Good analysis: What communications pros need to understand about the online privacy debate #PR http://bit.ly/eg4uqN

Informed #PR means better consulting: The serious business of public relations #reputation http://bit.ly/eMHr5m

Interesting comparison: How is the State of the Union Address Like a PR Plan? #publicrelations http://bit.ly/eRInY7

New Post – 120+ #PR tweets all in one spot by topic: Best PR Twits: Week of Jan 16-22-2011 #publicrelations http://bit.ly/ePVVSl

New post: #PR Spin? 12 Shiny New PR Tactics to Know & Avoid #prsa #cprs #reputation http://bit.ly/ghvSGB W

Nice #publicrelations tools list from UK’s 10 Yetis: Top ten services a #PR shouldn’t be without http://bit.ly/hgcAKl

Over at the UK #PR pessimist’s table: Don’t believe the hype: tackling PR’s recession #publicrelations http://bit.ly/gtq7M9

#PR tips, tactics from Inc: How to Host a Customer Event #PRTip #publicity http://bit.ly/f8uZe8

Smart #PR thinking: How to Use Content to Propel Public Relations #PR20 http://bit.ly/i0gUn0

Thoughtful post best enjoyed with wasabi: Tiny bites of differentiation, feeding the business body and soul #PR #kaizenblog http://bit.ly/ejErDN W

Too true in #PR too: A Bad Idea Can Come from Anywhere #socialmedia #marketing http://bit.ly/fgJqOf

What’s in a #PR strategy? The Four Elements of a PR Campaign #pradvice http://bit.ly/gB3OGf

Worthwhile viewing this Slideshare presentation: Edelman Trust Barometer #reputation #PR #csrpr http://slidesha.re/et5502 W

Blogging [9]

96 Free Professional Blog Topics 96 idea starters for your next blog post.  W http://bit.ly/g1OCWO

Amen: Corporate narcissism: The single biggest mistake made on corporate blogs? #blogging #PR http://bit.ly/ihUEUM

#Blogging: Recommendations for #Blog Commenting as a Marketing Strategy http://bit.ly/ihEw2L

Search for #PR #blogging tips: Where to Use Keywords in Corporate Blog Posts http://bit.ly/eS4BPh

Smart #blogging inspiration: 10 Ways to Generate Topics for Your Small Business #Blog #PR #writing http://bit.ly/e3ZvDW

Terrific #blogging resource: The Ultimate Guide to Blog Promotion #PR http://bit.ly/efwSVt W

Thoughtful post on #blogging better: Is Your Blog an Engaging Blog? #PR #writing http://bit.ly/fmeqU5

Useful for #PR too: The Top 50 #Marketing Blogs of 2011 http://bit.ly/ex5IfO

Valuable #PR #blogging insight; solutions: The truth is, nobody cares about your blog… #kaizenblog http://bit.ly/ielOW3 W

Crisis Management [12]

8 online #crisismanagement #crisispr tips: Social media to the rescue: Getting your brand back on track when a crisis breaks http://bit.ly/fvzOnD

Can Facebook meet the #crisismanagement test? Facebook, Emergency Management and the future #crisispr #PR http://bit.ly/i6BvEn W

#Crisismanagement experts await: Localeaks: A Drop-Box for Anonymous Tips to 1400 US Newspapers #PR #crisisPR http://rww.to/hWzM6K W

#Crisismanagement tips – silence not golden: “Where’s the Beef” Taco Bell? Five tips on managing this crisis #crisispr http://bit.ly/h7QJIA

#CrisisPR Domino’s effect? Taco Bell Uses Social Media to Ward Off PR Crisis #crisismanagement http://on.mash.to/gfUTCc

#CrisisPR experts pile on with conflicting advice: PR Experts’ Advice for Toyota #crisismanagement http://on.wsj.com/idzOkX

#CrisisPR tips: CutlerGate: How the Bears Dropped the #PR Ball #crisismanagement http://bit.ly/gubMVT

Excellent #crisisPR #crisismanagement post: Trust and the Importance of Repetition #mediatraining http://bit.ly/f9XjMF

In #crisismanagement #reputation mgmnt: In PR, There’s No Such Thing as a One-Day Story #mediarelations http://bit.ly/hb87cS

Online #crisispr tips: 3 Ways to Tell a #SocialMedia Problem from a Crisis #crisismanagement #PR http://bit.ly/gdumjT

Stakeholders reward #crisispr transparency: Keep it Honest #crisiscommunications #PR http://bit.ly/g5Zven

Valuable #crisispr tips: Seven Rules to Remember When a Crisis Strikes #PR #crisismanagement http://bit.ly/gl32vB W

Internal, Employee Communications [1]

Thoughtful #commschat insight: People like change; just not your company’s change #PR #iabc #ICchat http://bit.ly/fxDLTl

Investor Relations [4]

Good analysis; #IR job is clear: Where have all the Public Companies Gone? #IRchat #investorrelations http://bit.ly/haNE4T

Good questions: Corporate Disclosure Takes a Hit with Goldman-Facebook Deal #IRchat #PR #reputation http://bit.ly/gaUAtP

Jobs’ privacy vs public interest #PR #reputation debate: Right to secrecy? #IRchat http://bit.ly/hZscKS

NIRI Fundamentals re-cap: A ‘Play Book’ to Help IROs Better Deal with the Buy Side #IRChat #InvestorRelations http://bit.ly/dIf9PX

Media Relations, Media Training [13]

6 Savvy #mediarelations tips from Bad Pitch Blog: In 2011 the PR World Puffs Up Its Chest #PRTips http://bit.ly/eb8NNa

Basic #mediarelations #PR tips: 10 media pitching tips for new entrepreneurs http://bit.ly/gB3OGf

Cut the BS from your #mediarelations & #PR To thrill or not to thrill? I’m Not Thrilled You’re Thrilled http://bit.ly/glMNln

Disturbing #mediarelations trend: Should I Pay to Be on TV? #PR #pradvice http://bit.ly/gmxD4g W

Good #mediarelations #PR news, trend: Fresh news websites proliferated last year http://bit.ly/eleCnU

#Mediarelations reminder: Support Your Local Community Press #PR http://bit.ly/gNdEUW

Ouch! Pay attention, class: 15 Reasons Your #PR Pitches Suck #mediarelations #PRTips http://bit.ly/ehUjd3 W

SOTU #mediatraining lessons from Brad Phiilips: Obama’s State of the Union: Five Weak Spots #PR #speaking http://bit.ly/gySNL2

Surprising #mediarelations #PR stat: 58% maintained, 27% of Local Radio Stations Report Growing News Staffs #journchat http://bit.ly/ffRore

UK Debate: Do PR companies and press offices only hinder good journalism? #mediarelations #publicrelations http://bit.ly/hkmzAV

Valuable #mediatraining tips: Don’t Let a Bad Interviewer Spoil the Interview #PR #PRTip http://bit.ly/gjxU25

Walmart review, opinion: A Healthy Move or a PR Bonanza? #mediarelations http://bit.ly/i5MTwu

News, Media, Journalism [8]

105 M unique visitors; who says they’re dead? Newspaper Sites Generate Big Traffic In Q4 #PR #journchat http://bit.ly/frLkHN W

Fascinating look at Julian Assange by NY Times: Dealing with Assange and the WikiLeaks Secrets #PR http://nyti.ms/hr1Ih5 W

Fascinating media study, trends: Study Brings New Meaning to the Words ‘Media Diet’ #PR #publicrelations #marketing http://bit.ly/ggTAun

Interesting media concept trend: Braided Journalism Revisited #PR #journchat http://bit.ly/fgZx3s

Pick me, me, me, me…: WikiLeaks seeking up to 60 media partners #journchat #PR http://bit.ly/hbT1aY

Research: Female anchors a news distraction? “She has beautiful eyes, and her hair smells like cinnamon” #PR #mediarelations http://bit.ly/fbUc8v

Valuable media perspective: @Themediaisdying: The Brutal Truth from Two Years in the Twitterverse #PR #journchat http://bit.ly/hPpckJ

VOCUS study is valuable #PR reading: State of the Media 2011 Adapting, Surviving and Reviving #publicrelations http://bit.ly/igsTbR W

Nonprofit PR [2]

4 Social Trends Impacting the Future of Online Fundraising #nonprofitpr #nonprofit http://on.mash.to/g8MjqJ

Sage #crisispr #nonprofitpr advice: Corporate Nonprofit Partnerships: What to Do in a Crisis #PR #crisismanagement http://bit.ly/g0vMvh

PR Fails [3]

#Crisismanagement and #PRFail study: TTC’s texting transit drivers spark new PR crisis #crisispr http://bit.ly/dV91wI

#PRFail highlighted: Etsy’s #PR Nightmare: Greeting Cards Making Light of Rape #reputation http://bit.ly/igo9nt W

Surprisng #Mediarelations #PRFail – How “No Comment” Has Edelman in Trouble #PR http://bit.ly/ePjZHt

PR Jobs [3]

New #PRJobs #Happo opps: New Balance, Match.com, Onyx Pharma, Time Warner, Farmers Insurance, Deloitte http://bit.ly/gDutnM

New #PRJobs Shutterstock, Skadden Arps, Cal State, Diageo, Adobe, Danaher, Rolls-Royce, Walmart, KPMG #HAPPO http://bit.ly/hXufQt

#PRJobs #HAPPO tips: LinkedIn Branding for Today’s Savvy Job Seeker #PR http://bit.ly/i1Sf1b

PR Measurement, Media Monitoring [4]

6 Buckets of Social Media Measurement Excellent criteria for social media measurement http://bit.ly/eXlExS W

PickaNews worth a try? Free media monitoring tool #measurepr #PR #mediarelations http://bit.ly/e3bUF7

Thoughtful reflections on #PR measurement, ROI: How do you keep score? #measurepr http://bit.ly/fzSTkH

Social Media [15]

Good counterpoint: 5 Reasons Why Quora Will Miss the Mainstream #PR #PR20 #socialmedia http://bit.ly/hiqxIx

Good question & answer: Has #SocialMedia Brought Us Closer in #PR? #PR20 http://bit.ly/iceUl2

Good read: PRN white paper looks at best practices around #socialmedia “echo” tools #PR #PR20 http://bit.ly/gRpya6 W

Good #socialmedia reminders: Six@Six: Six Keys to Future Online Success #PR20 #PR http://bit.ly/hVWtTI

Helpful #PR #socialmedia tips: Wanted: Crystal clear online etiquette for employees #iabc #ICChat http://bit.ly/i1uzG3

Practical advice: 5 reasons why companies should spend LESS time listening to social media experts #PR http://bit.ly/ikecCV

Really thoughtful post: Sphere of influence: 11 social media statistics #smmeasure #measurepr #PR W

Simple, 9 point #socialmedia strategy: The staircase to online visibility #PR #pradvice http://bit.ly/eJHWKG

Smart thinking: Three things every PR practitioner should know to succeed in social media http://bit.ly/ewba3S

#Socialmedia #PR20 case study – AARP: Why WOULDN’T You Want to Do This? #PR http://bit.ly/dYvAIL

Strategic #socialmedia #PR thinking: Pick a Strategy Before It Picks You http://bit.ly/dQ3M9U W

Thoughtful: 4 Biggest Mistakes Small Businesses Make With Social Media #PR #PR20 http://huff.to/gcPZFT W

Useful checklist: Ten Things to Include in Your Social Media Policy #PR20 #PR http://bit.ly/efXKfm

Valuable overview: Quora for Business Not Allowed, But You Should Still Monitor and Respond #PR20 #PR #socialmedia http://bit.ly/icpfC1

Viewing #PR from SEO POV: Social Media as a Public Relations Platform http://bit.ly/fHmwzL

Solo PR, PR Agencies [7]

Funny business, lessons: How Not to Look for a #PR Firm 2: My nephew, the publicist #publicrelations http://bit.ly/fc0kjO

Humor as #PR agency competitive advantage: What sets your organization apart? #solopr http://bit.ly/dQZ3la

No idle talk; good #solopr #marketing tips: The American Idol Effect #PR http://bit.ly/f3GaJO

Q for #solopr pros: Is it worth sharing occasional “agency” stories, insight, tips or do you prefer to ignore? Personally I find value but asking

#SoloPR too? Valuable analysis: Seven Ways Agencies Must Evolve in 2011 #PR #marketing http://bit.ly/emEcl3

Useful #solopr tips to consider: 7 Simple Ways to Raise Your Rates and Keep Your Clients #PR http://bit.ly/ecnh7g W

Speaking, Presentation [4]

Great #PR presentation, #speaking reminder: The mistake that everyone noticeshttp://bit.ly/gbx226

More inspiration; real b&w footage of King George VI: The King’s (Real) Speech http://bzfd.it/dVp1v3 #PR #speaking

Thoughtful #PR #speaking insight: Six Thinking Hats and the Public Speaker http://bit.ly/flgBcJ

Useful #PR #socialmedia #speaking visuals: The Staggering Size of the Internet [Infographic] #PR20 http://on.mash.to/fuxz1a

Twitter [7]

7 Handy New Twitter Timesavers 7 tools to help you be more efficient.  http://bit.ly/gw8bHY

Fascinating analysis: Tweeting the Tunisian Uprising: How News Spreads Online #PR #smmeasure #measurepr http://bit.ly/hkBgFA via@rgeller

One approach; quick & dirty: Quick Way to Find Interesting & Influential Twitter Users #PR http://bit.ly/dEQS5t

Remember, you are what you tweet: ‘My Tweets Are My Own’ is a Bogus Line #PR #publicrelations #socialmedia

Research provides insight: The Four Keys to Tweet Success #PR #PR20 #twitter http://bit.ly/g0regS

Top 5 Twitter Tactics That Can Get You More Readers and More Customers http://bit.ly/fkLy6T

Useful #Twitter basics: 10 Twitter Tips Every Firm Needs to Consider #PR http://bit.ly/hiq30f W

Writing [13]

Amen. Your grammar’s calling: Things that bug me more than they should #blogging ##PR #writing http://bit.ly/eV9tJr

Enjoyable for #PR #writing – “Word Craft” Column Offers Welcome Addition to Wall Street Journal http://bit.ly/hOsiQZ

Helpful #PR20 #PR #blogging tech tips: SEO Tips For Beginners Part 2: 7 Tips for Article Writers http://bit.ly/i8BaBj

How to get better quotes: Insanity: Very pleasing press release quotes #PR #PRTips #mediarelations

If you’re into words, #PR #writing you’ll like this from the Word Spy: Relaxation Drink http://bit.ly/fzEEf3

Inspiring: Author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert on Nurturing the creative genius in us all #PR #writing #blogging http://bit.ly/fsSKyY

“Marketing speak is so 1950”: Why The News Release Is Worthless in Today’s Social Media Age #PR #mediarelations http://bit.ly/eSrmmm

New post: Press releases alive! 38 PR Experts Share News Release Best Practices #publicrelations #mediarelations http://bit.ly/g7RdW5 W

The Press Release is Not Dead – It’s Not Even Sick #writing #PR http://bit.ly/eW8qRS W

Useful news release tips: 9 More SEO 101 Questions Answered re Press Releases Webinar #mediarelations #PR http://bit.ly/dUFub9

Yo! Your grammar called again: Fun #PR #writing #blogging tip: 100 Mostly Small But Expressive Interjections http://bit.ly/hro6Z8

Your grammar called: Great #PR #writing #blogging tip: 5 Ways to Set Smothered Verbs Free http://bit.ly/grBOWj

Other Stuff for PR People [5]

Heidi Cohen’s excellent #branding post: Branding: Not Just a Logo #PR #marketing http://bit.ly/h5zgPp

Interesting service reviewed: You have a website, you want a demo video. You need Demo Duck #PR http://bit.ly/gsxTKw

Tech watch for #blogging #mediarelations #PR : Citizen journalism on iPhone just got more professional with iRig [Macworld] http://bit.ly/eF5Iet

Weekend funny with your coffee: 101 Really Unfortunate Internet Ad Placements #PR #marketing http://bzfd.it/eLhP7D

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