PR Week Magazine (US Edition) is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year. As part of their celebration, they have launched a friendly competition to select a top pr-focussed blog.
Staff at PR Week pre-selected 16 of their favourite blogs, and then asked each of those bloggers to select another blog to include in the competition, for a total of 32 blogs. I’ve linked to many of these blogs in my blog roll. I hasten to say that all of these are worth checking out and subscribing. It’s an impressive list.
The single-elimination tournament will take place over the next five weeks. It consists of 16 first-round contests, each of which pits two blogs against each other. Whichever blog gets the most votes will move onto the next round, to face another blog that received more votes than its competitor in the first round. This will continue through subsequent rounds until one blog is left.
You can find out more about about the competition and vote on your the blogs here.
I’ve listed and linked to each of the blogs here:
- Daniel Lally – Pit bulls and Labradors – Daniel Lally is VP of Pinger PR – the public relations arm of the Powers Agency in Cincinnati
- Brian Solis – PR2.0 – Brian Solis is Principal of FutureWorks – a PR and new media agency in the Silicon Valley – his posts are always cutting edge and he generously shares many ebooks he has authored on his blog
- John Bell – Digital Influence Mapping Project – John Bell is Creative Director at Olgilvy Public Relations and heads up a team of Digital Influence Strategists
- Rodger Johnson – Your PR Guy – Rodger is active in IABC which is where I first saw his blog – he’s a PR consultant based out of Indianapolis – lots of practical information on his blog
- Kevin Dugan and Richard Laermer – Bad Pitch Blog – in addition to offering good PR advice, here’s where to go if you want some advice on good pitches
- Voce Communications staff – Voce Nation
- Renee Blodgett – Down the Avenue – Renee Blodgett runs her own consultancy based in California – Renee notes that her blog focusses on news and insights in technology, marketing, PR, media, politics and life
- Bite Communications staff – Bitemarks
- Frank X. Shaw – Glass House
- Mark Rose – PR Blog News – Mark Rose is a partner with Influence Consulting – his focus is internet-based PR strategies
- Sage Circle staff – Sage Circle – emphasis on the analyst ecosystem and anaylst relations
- Ed Moed – Measuring Up
- Phil Gomes – Phil’s Blogservations – Phil Gomes is VP of Edelman Digital and senior advisor to the Society for New Communication Research – he blogs about PR and media among other things
- Katie Paine – PR Measurement Blog – Katie Paine’s blog provides very useful information on PR evaluation and research, and anything related to measuring the effectiveness of a marketing program
- Rohit Bhargava – Influential Marketing Blog – Rohit Bhargava is Senior VP, Digital Strategy and Marketing, at Ogilvy. He blogs about marketing, advertising and PR strategy.
- My Creative Team staff – THINKing – they represent a team of marketing communications professionals near Charlotte, NC.
- Peter Himler – The Flack – Peter Himler runs a PR and media consulting firm in New York.
- Lois Paul & Partners staff – Beyond the Hype
- Jeremy Pepper – Pop PR jots
- Shel Holtz – A shel of my former self – Shel Holtz is also well known for the podcast he produces with Neville Hobson (see below) called For Immediate Release – Shel offers an insightful blog, with emphasis on organizational communications
- Neville Hobson – Neville Hobson -Neville is based in the UK, and blogs on business, communications and technology
- Insidedge staff – Intake – this focus of this blog is employee communications
- Tom Murphy – Murphy’s Law – the other UK blog in this list, Tom is from Ireland
- Tim Dyson – A view on PR from Silicon Valley – Tim Dyson is CEO of Next Fifteen, a Silicon Valley PR firm, and parent company of Bite Communications, Outcast Communications and Text 100
- Cone staff – What Do You Stand For? – this blog focuses on research and insights on cause, philanthropy and social responsibility
- Drew Kerr – Drew Kerr’s PR Rock and Roll – Drew Kerr runs Four Corners Communications, a New York PR firm
- Steve Rubel – Micro Persuasion – a personal favourite – Steve blogs on the impact of digital trends on media, marketing, business and culture
- Richard Edelman – 6 a.m. – a blog by the president and CEO of Edelman
- Kami Huyse – Communication Overtones – one of the blogs I regularly follow for a good overall sense of what is percolating in the blogosphere
- Andy Lark – The Daily Lark
- Livingston Communications – Livingston Buzz – Geoff Livingston formerly hosted the popular blog, and now book, Now is Gone. He has now shifted his attention fully to the Buzz Bin, which I enjoy following as well – emphasis on things happening in Washington DC.
- Todd Defren – PR Squared – a “must read” blog for anyone in PR
All of these blogs have much to offer. Feel free to follow the links and check them out. And of course there are many other “must reads” as well. What are your favourite blogs?