Best PR Twits: Week of Jan 16-22-2011

by PR Coach on January 26, 2011

Why did the two PR Twits cross the road? Because Twitter was down…again…

The PR Twits are back with another week of the best Tweets of interest to PR professionals. We’re experimenting with how we display the Tweets we feature every week. Instead of showing them by day of the week, we’re presenting them by hashtag # category for easier reference.

Tweets are curated by The PR Coach, Jeff Domansky, APR. We hope you enjoy them and do let us know in the comments below if you have any suggestions or feedback on the PR Twits.

PR & Public Relations

#Practical #PR #SoloPR tips: 10 Ways to Get Your Name in Front of Prospective Clients http://bit.ly/hT0tsY

Alumni watching H&K: Latest H&K turmoil is sad to watch #PR #publicrelations http://bit.ly/ga2tTU

As Portland media shrink, Metro joins national trend by hiring reporter to cover itself #PR #journchat #mediarelations http://bit.ly/ftm3jC

Good news: Survey: PR Firm Revenues are Up, New Business Prospects are Strong #publicrelations #solopr http://bit.ly/fn3xdx

I knew it; told you so: Research Shows Celebrities in Ads Don’t Make a Difference #PR #marketing #sponsorship http://bit.ly/eoZY0K

Must be #PR agency day? How Not to Look for a PR Firm #1: The Executive Assistant #publicrelations #solopr http://bit.ly/e08tVl

New PR Coach feature: Best PR Twits: A weekly compendium of impossibly useful Tweets for #PR Twits – all in one place http://bit.ly/g6TnDh

Newest post: #PR strategists: What’s Next? Two Critical PR Trends to Watch #publicrelations #PR20 http://bit.ly/eWL2oP

#PR client relationships #SoloPR insight: How Clients Get the Most Out of Us http://bit.ly/fbED2l

#PR agency revenues grow: Popping Corks at the Council of PR Firms #publicrelations http://bit.ly/gSOjVo

#PublicRelations Q&A: 5 Features to Look for in a Tech PR Firm #PR20 http://bit.ly/gXs0Ik

Really thought-provoking: Don’t Hide the Awesome #PR #blogging http://bit.ly/haRn7m

Rich Becker’s thoughtful #PR view: Haunting Professionals: #PublicRelations vs Propaganda #prsa #cprs http://bit.ly/hidmOg

Shiny new #PR terms – farmwashing: Monsanto’s latest farmwashing ad campaign debuts #PRFail #marketing #reputation http://bit.ly/dTzc8U

Smart design tips, point of view: Designing analyst presentations #IRchat #PR #investorrelations http://bit.ly/eYRCiD

Terrific #PR client Bill of Rights: Got Passion? #solopr #publicrelations http://bit.ly/hkVzqb

Thoughtful post on how less is so much more: The Critical Few #PR #publicrelations http://bit.ly/eZtYfw

Thoughtful #reputation #csrpr post: Three tips for communicating #CSR on your website #PR http://bit.ly/gzQQa8

Truth with ample proof confounds media: Is time the enemy of truth for business communicators? #PR #reputation http://bit.ly/fR6nMa

Useful reading for #PR20 #IRchat folks: The Most-Read Blogs by Venture Capitalists http://on.wsj.com/hU4Gcn

What great #PR #SoloPR consulting lessons: Eat Media: Top 5 Mistakes I Made in 2010 http://bit.ly/ffPUT9

Worth noting for #PR #corporatecommunications pros: Google CEO shows how to step down #socialmedia style #IR http://bit.ly/eZe2bY

WWF-style bashing from guess who? Awful #PR for the #PublicRelations Society of America http://bit.ly/eKdohY

Blogging Tips

10 #PR #writing #blogging tips: Top 10 Reasons We Love Lists http://bit.ly/eCSMhe

#Blogging Short and Sweet or How Long is Too Long? #PR #blog http://bit.ly/i5oKhr

#Blogging tips for anyone: Something for the 34% of Ad Agencies That Have No Blog #PR http://bit.ly/gFaCY4

#Blogging tips worth noting: 7 Reasons Why Your Posts Aren’t Getting Retweeted #PR #blog http://bit.ly/iiJ6Hw

Check this #PR #blog brouhaha: 50 Expert Tips to Boost Your Blogging from Better to Best #kaizenblog #writing http://bit.ly/hFY9Hy

#PR #writing #blogging note: Revisiting the Connection Between Trust and Storytelling http://bit.ly/fnZPnE

Smart #PR thinking: Do You Have a Groupon Strategy in Your Communications Plan Yet? #marketing http://bit.ly/ijmkxX W

Smart #PR #writing #blogging tips: 7 Ways to Get Your Blog Posts Shared On Facebook #kaizenblog  http://bit.ly/fFsPLe

Smart thinking! This is How You Do Blogger Outreach #PR #mediarelations #socialmedia http://bit.ly/gmALph

Superb blogs to watch from Rich Becker: Ranking #Content: Fresh Content Providers 4th Q #PR #blogging http://bit.ly/fLKB3Y

Terrific #PR #blogging resource: Junta42 Announces Best Content Marketing Blogs – TopRank Back on Top http://bit.ly/fkLmiS

Valuable #PR #blog resource from Kristi Hines: 44 #Blogging Questions and Answers http://bit.ly/gbaXv

Valuable #PR #blogging perspective: Blogger Relations: A Grass Roots Approach #mediarelations http://bit.ly/ifcNO9

Value of #PR experimenting from Paul Roberts: Lists and Daily Newspapers – A Case Study #PR20 #blogging http://bit.ly/fdoVZb

Creativity, Fun

Creative #PR coffee break: 8 Sites that Spark Creativity #marketing #advertising http://bit.ly/gq90Nz

Creative #PR coffee break: 35 Beautiful Type-Based Logos #marketing #advertising http://bit.ly/fLzGqk

Creative with your coffee: 55 Breathtaking Examples of High Speed Photography #PR #marketing http://bit.ly/g436oC

For next #PR #publicity event? LOL Japanese scientists plan to clone a Wooly Mammoth within 5 years http://bit.ly/fBq3Xq

Fun QUIZ for #PRstudents #PR newshounds: How much do you know about the news in 2010? http://bit.ly/i44zgS

Jeff Esposito posts a fun #PR job opening: Flack Wanted – Department of Winter #PRJobs #Happo http://bit.ly/esRlfH

#PR news oddity from UK; originated with publicity effort: A brief history of ‘Blue Monday’ http://bit.ly/gV4eF4

Stuck no more for #blogging images: A bit of fun: Brickify takes your images and transforms them into Lego http://bit.ly/h47l9Z

Weekend funny; Amen: Too. Many. Channels. #PR #socialmedia http://bit.ly/hb9lkj

Crisis Management, Crisis PR

No guarantees but some tips to help plug #PR leaks, avoid #crisispr – The leak that roared #reputation http://bit.ly/eYzM7A

Measuring PR, Monitoring

Chuck Hemann helps sort us out: Dazed and Confused: The Story of Online Influencer Identification #PR #measurepr

Interesting #measurepr #PR tools: 6 essential tools to determine #socialmedia influence http://bit.ly/hRsjHI

Thought provoking – Twitter as #measurepr prediction tool: The #SocialMedia Scientists http://bit.ly/dUSCFV

Useful resources: It’s Not Just #PR Pros Who Want to Know How to Measure PR Influence http://bit.ly/gHK55a W

Valuable review incl $$: Top 20 #socialmedia monitoring vendors for business #PR #measurepr http://bit.ly/hlJo2D

Very interesting: Objective? You decide: How to Measure Bias in Google Results #PR #measurepr http://bit.ly/hG2dxN

Media Relations, Journalism, News

12 trends for #PR to follow: How journalists can get ahead of the game in 2011 http://bit.ly/grfTg3

Annoying buzzwords and all news, all the time: 24/7 —>1440/7 News Cycle? #PR #mediarelations http://bit.ly/dJiid

Critical look at UK newspaper challenges: Newspapers are dying, but don’t turn off the presses yet #PR http://bit.ly/hNqFZ5

Data storytelling: Put this in your #PR ideas file: The PR of Data #pradvice #publicity http://bit.ly/hTSXHw

Excellent #PR #journchat read: Pew Research – Year in the News 2010 #prstudents

Good analysis: Magazines Still Struggling with This #SocialMedia Business #PR #PR20 #mediarelations http://bit.ly/hNd6YB

Good #mediarelations debate: Pitching Through Social Media, Yea or Nay? #PR #PR20 http://bit.ly/huEn1y

Good #PR #mediarelations advice: Don’t Dumb It Down. Just Make It Simpler http://bit.ly/eHLkfS

#Journchat insight: Seeking out sources, made transparent on Twitter #PR #mediarelations http://bit.ly/i1uDbT

News challenges and I’m still a Gemini: A Sure Sign News Teases Don’t Work in Social Media #PR #mediarelations http://bit.ly/fSSGlB

News trends: Online News Now Just Behind TV #PR #mediarelations http://bit.ly/gRG64s

On the other #PR hand: Bloggers or Press, Who Should You Pitch? #mediarelations #PRTip http://bit.ly/ihGm5X

Or editorial error? You decide: Plagiarism alert! Mail story reads uncannily like one in the New York Times #PR #journchat http://bit.ly/enMxbL

#PR #journchat note: What did national TV and online sites cover in 2010? http://bit.ly/hilkpO

#PRTips #mediarelations tips: Think Like a Reporter for More PR Wins http://bit.ly/enK3bY

Practical #mediarelations tips: How to Build a Successful Media Relationship – Getting Back to Basics #PR http://bit.ly/gm2ojm W

Practical #mediarelations tips to get it right: 6 Ways to Ruin Your Chances of Getting Free Publicity #PR #PRTips http://bit.ly/gSgWeS

#Publicity #PR hounds take note: Are You Experienced? Three Samples of Virtual Event Experiences http://bit.ly/eree9e

#Publicity stunts: Bullshit is a slippery slope. Feeling low? Don’t blame Blue Monday #PR #mediarelations http://bit.ly/i5qsH6

Sage #mediarelations #PR advice: Why Going “Off the Record” Is a Dumb Idea http://bit.ly/fKtCnF

Some useful #mediarelations #PR ideas: Look far beyond your topic for publicity ideas

Sometimes silly sells: Pitch unusual angles, like witches, on how to sell a home #PR #mediarelations #PRTip

Trend watch: Newspapers overtake broadcasters in video streaming #PR #journchat #mediarelations  http://bit.ly/efqC61

Useful #mediarelations #PR tip: 10 Ways to Repurpose Your Media Coverage http://bit.ly/gB0zlR W

You watch how much? Plus Nintendo? Yowser:  TV – A Full Time Job #PR http://bit.ly/gAej2e

PR Jobs

Fun #entryPR #PR post from Lauren Fernandez: The Twenty-Somethings Survival Guide #publicrelations

Great idea & job search tips from Deirdre Breakenridge: PR Job Search Mentor #PRJobs #HAPPO http://bit.ly/ghOmXn

Thinking outside the box: #PRJobs #PRintern tips: Top 5 Tips for Creating Impressive Video Resumes http://on.mash.to/g6P0lx

PR Tips

Practical tips: How to Stop Paying for Broadcast Media Clips and Get them Free #PR #mediarelations #PRTips http://bit.ly/gfSULW

Presentations, Speaking

Inspiring #PR #presentation tips: Overcome Your Fear of Public #Speaking – Lessons from the movie The King’s Speech http://bit.ly/fkmsmg

Social Media Tips

Content rules: Don’t Let the #SocialMedia Tail Wag the #Content #Marketing Dog #PR http://bit.ly/dP3CxL

Disagree: When Should You Thank Someone for a Retweet? Never, with exceptions, according to the folks at MediaBistro. http://bit.ly/gTqiOt

Excellent #PR20 tips; easy fixes: 6 Mistakes That Make Your Website Look Like a 1970s Kitchen #PR #socialmedia http://bit.ly/erjZyG

Fun, worth a look by #PR twits: 8 Fun Twitter Tools for Language Lovers http://on.mash.to/f0qo7a

Good #PR20 #socialmedia learning: A few Facebook lessons from NPR #PR http://bit.ly/fw8IKE

Got strategy? Content? Good case study: The relevance of PR in the age of social media http://bit.ly/fETuJV

Great concept: The Line of Verification: a guide to #socialmedia & objectivity #PR #blogging #journchat http://bit.ly/hDfJWl W

Great, practical #PR20 #socialmedia tips: 10 Tricks for Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and LinkedIn #PR http://bit.ly/fdZT0T W

Great reminder from Brian Solis: On relevance and the need to earn it today and every day #PR #pr20 http://bit.ly/gUSiaX

Jeff Esposito shares five #socialmedia #PRTips links worth reading: Five for Friday #PR http://bit.ly/h0O2Jx

Nice counterpoint: How Necessary is a Social Media Plan? #PR http://bit.ly/hY0ZWB W

#Marketing success stories: How Social Media Really Works for Small Business #PR http://bit.ly/ej2wUB

Now there’s an eye opener: How Much Does an Ad Cost on YouTube’s Homepage? Try $375,000 [per day] #PR #socialmedia http://bit.ly/f5cGF4

#PR #marketing déjà vu all over again: Have We Seen this Social Media Movie Before? http://bit.ly/hSLV2J

#PR #publicity tip: 6 reasons to use Quora to promote your expertise #socialmedia #PRTips W

#PR20 strategists note: Social Media Engagement: 4 Ways to Launch an Effective Campaign #PR http://bit.ly/exOwlP

Practical #PR Twitter tools: 4 Tools to Better Time Your Twitter Updates [HOW TO] #PR20 http://bit.ly/dVzuUJ

Quora the Explorer: Who are all of the journalists on Quora? #PR #mediarelations http://b.qr.ae/gYQtOd

Remember to walk the #socialmedia walk: Is PR inherently not social? #PR20 http://bit.ly/i5B0hT

Resign your privacy? What You Always Need to Remember About the Internet #PR #mediatraining #PR20 http://bit.ly/hNPC7F

Smart #socialmedia tactic: Why 3 pm is the best time to engage on Facebook #PR20Chat #PR http://bit.ly/gBmYVK

Speaking of video: Video converts: 46% increase in conversion rate #PR #marketing http://bit.ly/fY1n9Q

Superb #PR #marketing resource: 50 of the Best Social Media Case Studies, Reports and Pieces of Research #prstudents http://bit.ly/fLCSSe W

Take your #PR pick: 30 Ways to Use Social Media for Business People #pradvice http://bit.ly/hizsBc

Tech you can use: Tools No #PR Pro Can Live Without #publicrelations http://bit.ly/eG7Vwb

Trend: More #marketing #brand #PR as media: #SocialMedia Breeds Edvertorial http://bit.ly/icycAu

Why Aren’t You Using #SocialMedia to Collaborate Internally? Four Steps to Get Started #ICchat #iabc #PR http://bit.ly/hkBHi4

Worthwhile #PR #PR20 reading: How YouTube’s Global Platform Is Redefining the Entertainment Business http://bit.ly/dPEPWq W

Writing Tips

Amen. Cut the clutter: The maniacal use of “issues” #PR #writing #blogging http://bit.ly/g7R2Ym

#PR #writing #blogging learning here: How journalists are using Facebook, Twitter to write mini serial narratives http://bit.ly/ePTL6r

Thoughtful post for #PR #writing #blogging too: How missing links hurt online news, part 1

Thoughtful #reputation #csrpr post: Three tips for communicating CSR on your website #PR http://bit.ly/gzQQa8

What you write and show: Blogging by Using the Power of the Eyes #PR #writing http://bit.ly/g1uhID

Your grammar called again: 5 Examples of Extraneous Hyphens #PR #writing #blogging http://bit.ly/i58xDI

Your grammar called: It’s about time: How to Refer to Time #PR #writing #blogging http://bit.ly/eacnWN

It’s a Wrap

Any feedback from you on how this is working? Would it be more useful presented in a different way? Is it too much information? Should I dump the #hashtags? Do you care? Could we organize and present it in a more useful way?

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