Twitter Chats for Public Relations & Marketing

Photo courtesy of danielmoyle via flickr.

Photo courtesy of danielmoyle via flickr.

It has been about six months since our last roundup of PR & Marketing chats on Twitter and it’s time for an update!

Industry Twitter chats serve as a source of information, inspiration and brainstorming, and also a place to meet new people in the field.

We have added some additional chats since our last roundup and if there are any we missed, be sure to leave us a note in the comments. We look forward to running into you at one of these chats!

  • #PRSSA – Hosted by PRSSA National & discusses general topics for up-and-coming communicators
  • #hcsm – Topics focus on Heathcare Communications & Social Media
  • #SmManners – Discusses general social media including trends & engagement.
  • #NPPRSA – Hosted by the New Professional Section of PRSA & discusses topics like personal branding.
  • #PRStudChat – A conversation between PR students, educators and professionals.
  • #brandchat – You guessed it! This chat covers branding.
  • #pr20chat – Focuses on the latest topics in public relations & how the industry is evolving.
  • #BlogChat – All things blogging, from optimizing to content creation & more!
  • #solopr – Industry chat with independent PR pros.
  • #journchat – Twitter’s first industry chat where journalists, bloggers & public relations types talk.
  • #measurepr – A chat about all things measurement.
  • #hprchat – Official chat of the Hispanic Public Relations Association which focuses on best practices.
  • #PinChat – Tips, new uses, tools and brand usage around Pinterest.
  • #MMchat – Offers a place for marketers to talk social meida, community management, and other topics.
  • #SocialChat – From Pinterest to international social marketing, this chat covers the broad industry that is social media.
  • #SMCHAT – This chat focuses on mobility, customer service, marketing and social change.
  • #RaganSocial – This chat is hosted by Ragan Communications social media director Sam Hosenkamp. They discusses social media in the context of the communications field, and focus on an array of topics, from content to tools and more!
  • #cmgrchat – This chat ‘serves as a community to discuss ideas, foster collaboration, and acts as a resource for all working in this ever-changing industry.’ According to co-founder @JPedde, they often talk about topics related to PR and marketing.
  • #RBChat – Discusses building relationships, networking and navigating the Twittersphere.
  • #CommsChat – Based in the UK and focuses on communications, including internal comm.
  • #PRprochat – Founded and moderated by veteran PR professional and author of the forthcoming digital PR book Digital Haystack, Carrie Morgan leads this chat which occurs on the first Thursday of every month. Topics cover everything from SEO to content curation and social media.

9 replies
  1. @cision says:

    Hi Judy! Great question 🙂 Although these topics might not have a business focus, the business side of the industry can and has been discussed. While it is useful to go outside of your industry to get a broader view of topics, industries and people, participating in chats within one's industry can illicit both niche and broad topics, while also discussing how they apply to your industry or specialty.

    In addition to that, since the topic here is PR & Marketing chats, we wanted to stick to chats that specifically cover topics or platforms related to PR & Marketing. It was hard enough to keep it to a manageable list!

    Thank you again for your input.

  2. @jgombita says:

    Lisa, I believe it's far more beneficial if a public relations specialist participates in a Twitter chat like #hbrchat (sponsored by the Harvard Business Review) and offers a PR perspective on business topics and issues. Considering that chat attracts C-suite level participation, much more thought leadership can be attained, not to mention greater respect for our industry in terms of strategy and "big-picture" thinking, rather than talking "amongst" ourselves. #hbrchat has a huge participation base from all over the world.

  3. @XOXOprGirl says:

    I have started noticing people using hashtags to regulate and concentrate twitter chats. I think it could be a great way for brands to regulate conversations about them whether they be negative or positive. These can be especially powerful when the company generates the hashtag itself, that way the conversation sticks to the topic and hopefully the tone they were aiming for.

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