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10 Top-Notch Hashtags to Follow to Bone Up on PR

If you use social media to get smart on subjects you’re inexperienced in, Twitter hashtags can help you bone up on public relations. Here are some of the best hashtags to follow and use, along with why they’re so great.

But First, How to Use Hashtags

If you’re unfamiliar with hashtags, there are a few ways you can use them:

  • To read content on a particular topic
  • To accompany your content and tag it under a particular subject
  • To participate in Twitter chats

For the first, you can set up a stream in your social dashboard so that all the tweets using that hashtag appear in a single place. Click, retweet and comment as appropriate.

To use the hashtags with your own content, consider one or two hashtags that best fit your subject. And for Twitter chats, any tweet you send that you want streamed under that chat at a particular time, use the designated hashtag.

And Now for the List!

Twitter Hashtags for PR

#PRAdvice

Following this hashtag, you’ll get — wait for it — PR advice! There are updates shared by public relations pros, as well as others, and listings for PR-based Twitter chats.

#SoloPR

This is used for the Twitter chat that takes place the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 1 pm Eastern. Topics are relevant to both newbie PR practitioners as well as businesses managing their own PR.

#CrisisPR

If you’re looking for the latest trending PR faux pas, as well as tips on how to handle a public relations crisis, this hashtag delivers.

#PRTips

Get quick and actionable tips you can put into use immediately with the advice and links that pros share under this hashtag.

#PR20Chat

Another public relations chat that delivers tons of value in terms of best practices. Takes place each Tuesday at 8 pm Eastern.

#MeasurePR

These tweets have an analytical slant to them, and provide great insight into how you can measure your public relations results.

#HelpAReporter

Journalists looking for story sources post their queries with this hashtag. Monitoring it could lead to great media opportunities.

#JournoRequest

Another resource to find journalists looking for experts in particular niches for their stories.

#Journo

While this one may not get you press directly, it can help you get insight into how journalists think and what they care about. Consider it research on your target.

#PressRelease

Many brands use this hashtag to accompany their press releases, so it’s great for looking at example press releases to help you draft your own.

Want another great hashtag to follow? Try #CisionWebinar to see all the latest tips and advice from our monthly webinars!

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About Susan Guillory

Susan Guillory is the president of Egg Marketing & Communications, a marketing firm specializing in content writing and social media management. She frequently blogs about small business and marketing on sites including Cision, Forbes, AllBusiness, Small Business Trends, The Marketing Eggspert Blog and Tweak Your Biz. Follow her on Twitter @eggmarketing.

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