Best Social Media Bloggers for PR

We’ve pulled together a blogroll of the social media bloggers we think you should be watching if you’re in public relations. These are the social media bloggers who consistently inform, educate, entertain and surprise us. Following them will help you integrate social media and traditional PR strategies. And as we all know, best social media practices can generate superb relationships. Our list is a great starting point and we’ll refresh it often.

Other social media and PR resources you may find useful: Top PR Bloggers, Best Social Media Tools for PR, Blogging & PR, Facebook for PRSocial Media Monitoring, Social Media – PR Lessons, Social Media Releases, Social Media Tips & Strategies, LinkedIn PR tips and Twitter & PR. And, the PR Coach’s own blog  This Just In… will also keep you current twice a week.  Sites with a W are PR Coach “winners.”

25 Women That Rock Social Media
Lee Odden has a list of his 25 most influential women social media bloggers, some of whom we like as well in our list of best social media bloggers for PR to follow.

123 Social Media – excellent articles and social media resources.

aimClear Blog – A search marketing blog for advertising agency, in-house & PR professionals.

Alan Weinkrantz PR Weblog – Alan Weinkrantz posts about life in the technology PR lane.

All Things Digital – News analysis and opinion about the digital revolution.

AriWriter – Ari Herzog with strategies and tips on social media and online marketing.

Beth’s Blog – non-profit guru Beth Kanter helps power change through social media.

Brian Solis – defining the convergence of media and influence.

Chris Brogan – writes on social media.

Connie Benson – blogs on community building.

Content Marketing – Learn how to turn prospects into buyers with content marketing.

Conversation Agent – Valeria Maltoni is consistently thoughtful and thought provoking on social media and how connecting ideas and people can change lives.

Convince & Convert – social media consultant Jay Baer has a lively blog filled with practical advice.

Copyblogger – Excellent content, web writing and social media blog from Brian Clark.

Deborah Schultz – Altimeter Group partner blogs because technology changes, humans don’t.

Deirdre Breakenridge – Always posting on PR 2.0 topics.

Disruptive Conversations – Dan York covers the intersection of PR/communication, social media and the way conversations are changing.

Diva Marketing Blog – Toby Bloomberg marketing and corporate social media strategies for innovative companies.

Drew B’s Take on Tech PR – UK digital consultant Drew Benvie follows social media, PR and technology.

Eat Media Blog – A blog for the content hungry and content strategists.

EyeCube – Rick Liebling blogs on social media intelligence, insights and ideas.

Fresh Influence – The Ogilvy PR 360 Digital Influence blog covers social media and word of mouth marketing.

Get Social PR – Tips, news, commentary and strategy on social media from Rodger Johnson.

In Front of Your Nose: An Online PR Blog – Andrew Bruce Smith follows technology, PR, social media and George Orwell.

Inside the Marketer’s Studio – David Berkowitz offers interactive marketing insight and trends.

Jeffbullas’s Blog – A superb social media blog by Jeff Bulla. Consistently practical, thoughtful and strategic.

John Haydon – Haydon writes about human web strategies for small business, non profits and bloggers.

Journalistics – A blog about journalism, PR and social media by Jeremy Porter.

Juicy Bits – Deirdre Breakenridge’s Mango! marketing social media blog.

Julia Roy – blogger, marketer and digital girl.

Kristen Nicole – All about social media by Kristen Nicole.

Lifestream Blog – The latest news, reviews and resources needed to create a lifestream from Mark Krynsky.

Mari Smith – relationship marketing consultant Smith blogs on social media.

Marketing Pilgrim – Online marketing, search news and how to articles from Andy Beal.

Marketing Profs Daily Fix – Some free content, usually valuable and focused on marketing and social media.

Metzger Associates – Observations on social media and the occasional rant from Metzger Associates new media group.

Online Marketing Blog – TopRank’s internet marketing blog covers social media, digital public relations and search engine marketing.

Online Social Networking – Larry Brauner shares strategies, analytics and best practices for building your presence on the web.

PR and the Social Web – UK-based Rob Brown keeps an eye on PR and social media.

PaulGillin.com – Gillin writes an excellent blog on social media.

Pro PR – Explorations of social media and public relations by Joe Thornley.

Proactive Report – social media strategist Sally Falkow anticipates PR trends online.

Problogger – Darren Rowse’s blog about blogging offers superb advice.

Search Engine Land – search, search engines and search engine marketing are covered by Danny Sullivan and others.

SEOmoz Blog – More than 3,000 detailed posts about search engine marketing.

Shannon Paul’s Very Official Blog – Shannon Paul writes on social media and marketing.

Simply Zesty – blog that’s all about online PR and social media from social agency Simply Zesty. W

Six Pixels of Separation – The Blog – These are Mitch Joel’s musings about digital marketing and communications.

SmartBlog on Social Media – Stay ahead of social media trends with SmartBlog.

Social Business – Jennifer Leggio writes about the impact of social media on business.

Social Media Examiner – Michael’s Stelzner and high profile guests guide readers through the social media jungle.

Social Media Explorer – Jason Falls’ social media, PR and communications blog is consistently worth reading.

Social Media Today – The web’s best thinkers on social media, PR and Web 2.0.

Socialnomics – Erik Qualman on how social media is changing the way we live and do business.

Spinfluencer – a blog on the impact of new media on PR, marketing and corporate communications by Eric Schwartzman.

Stay N’ Alive – Jesse Stay writes a lively social media blog with an emphasis on technology.

Tech Affect – blog on social media from the team at Affect Strategies.

Techipedia – Tamar Weinberg is a social media consultant and tech geek at heart.

Technosailor – All about the social web for business, government, journalism and communicators by Aaron Brazell.

The Altimeter – Charlene Li, co-author of Groundswell, takes a holistic approach to emerging technologies.

The BrandBuilder Blog – Olivier Blanchard blogs about brand building through passion, innovation, creativity and common sense.

The Digital Letter – helping marketers understand the internet is Kenneth Yeung’s mission.

The Future Buzz – Adam Singer writes a lively blog on marketing, social media and PR.

The Harte of Marketing – Beth Harte focuses on integrated marketing and communications.

TheLetterTwo – Kenneth Yeung on marketing, technology, events and the web.

The Net-Savvy Executive – Smart, savvy insight into social media and market intelligence by Nathan Gilliatt.

The Social Media Marketing Blog – Scott Monty keeps you posted on what’s happening in social media at Ford.

TheWayoftheWeb – Social media marketing, digital publishing, PR, communities, engagement and radio. UK-based Dan Thornton covers it all.

TopRankBlog – Lee Odden writes with insight and often a PR perspective on social media.

Web Strategist – Jeremiah Owyang’s focus is how web tools enable companies to connect with customers.

Where the Fishermen Ain’t – Phil Gomes on life, liberty, PR and technology.

Who’s Blogging What – a superb blog on social media that consistently finds and shares links of huge value. One of our favorites. W

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