5 Star Award Winning PR Groups on LinkedIn
As you likely already know, LinkedIn is a social networking site catered towards those in the business community. People are constantly posting, referring, sharing, and commenting. One very important interactive facet of LinkedIn is their groups – usually focused towards a certain topic within an industry. With over a million groups available, there’s a lot to choose from for any businessperson.
Here are our picks for 5 of the best PR related groups on LinkedIn:
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA National): Just like their website says, PRSA is “the nation’s largest community of public relations and communications professionals.” This means that if you want to stay on top of news in the world of PR – whether it is job openings, well known people in the field making announcements or other information relevant to PR pros, the PSRA LinkedIn group is a great informational hub. If you’re interested in top notch webinars or training, they’re a great place to start.
Twitter for Communicators: One of the best ways to utilize social media to its fullest potential is through interaction between multiple platforms. That’s why the Twitter for Communicators group on LinkedIn gets five stars. This group brings together people who are members on LinkedIn and then strives to promote communication and the sharing of stories and Twitter experiences by people from all sorts of communication fields, from public relations to marketing.
Innovative Marketing, PR, Sales, Word-of-Mouth & Buzz Innovators: If you search “public relations” under groups while browsing LinkedIn, you will find this group at the top of the list. With over 140,000 members, this group stands out as a great way to network with a large number of people interested in PR the same way you are. This many users also invites itself to a very active user base so there is always someone online ready to discuss anything that you find intriguing.
Solo PR Pros: This group focuses on interactive questioning and answering between individuals in the PR field. It is meant for independent thinking and learning through creative discussion and sharing of best practices. This is great for individuals who are new to the field and want to learn more from a singular stand point but it isn’t meant only for solo PR pros and welcomes those from all around.
Public Relations and Social Media Best Practices by Vocus : Vocus (shout out to PRWeb’s parent company) does a great job of keeping on top of current news and sharing what about that news is important. On top of that, this group promotes creative interaction with clever questions to inspire, such as asking members of the group, “Describe what you do in exactly seven words,” as well as information relating to public relations and social media best practices.
There are a great number of excellent PR groups on LinkedIn. In fact, if you search for “public relations” under groups, you will find 1,276 results and each result has its merits. When it comes to joining a group, it’s all up to you and your own particular needs, interests, and goals. In the end, they can all help you in one way or another.
Do you have any suggestions for excellent PR groups on LinkedIn? Let us know in a comment.
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