The PR industry can be a confusing place when first starting out – but following the right PR professionals on Twitter opens up a whole new world of hints, tips and in-depth knowledge about the business.
In this, my first ever crowdsourced piece of research, I’ve named 67 must-follow Twitter accounts for PR students (and professionals, too) – as suggested by the very kind (and knowledgeable) people in my Twitter network.
I apologise now for missing out potentially thousands of great accounts – but this list is based purely on recommendations received after I made a plea for help on Twitter last week!
PLEASE feel free to add further suggestions in the comments section – and I’d love to hear some suggestions for PR blogs as well. Congrats to all on this list – you have all given me PR inspiration.
So, in no particular order AT ALL:
Perfect to inspire and inform PR students and professionals:
@behindthespin – Richard Bailey editor of Behind the Spin. Wide range of PR news, views and tips.
@AllthingsIC – Rachel Miller: Consultancy director/blogger. Tweets packed with PR ideas.
@HelReynolds – interesting mix of communications photos, PR news and PR links
@markwallcomms – Mark Wall Communications. Packed with PR blogs, features and ideas.
@CIPR_UK – endless supply of great PR material, including blog links, news stories and PR trends.
@prconversations – Collective global public relations site, reflecting a wide variety of PR voices.
Perfect for PR hints and tips:
@Spinwatch – Public interest reporting on PR, lobbying and power networks.
@eacdonline – Network for communicators across Europe – with PR posts to prompt discussion.
@PRUKDistilled – “A bot finding tweets the UK PR Community is reacting to” – excellent resource.
@lissted – A Social Listening rather than PR account – good for finding/following trends.
@eightytwenty – Digital centric communications agency – good for global roundups.
@pisarose – Content marketing hints and tips.
@WordStream – Marketing software and free Social Media tools for PR people.
@RodCartwright – Director of Ketchum’s Global Corp & PA Practice. PR/reputation/politics tweets.
@Padsky – Head Comms, Peninsula Petroleum. Very active on Twitter, with interesting PR views.
@EmmaJ70 – HE marcomms professional with interest in education, PR, social media.
@aCupOfLee – Ex-pat Irish content marketing/author. Tweets feature PR hints, tips and blogs.
@telecomtails – Kevin Taylor: owner of Robertson Taylor PR. PR/politics/football posts.
@greenbanana – Heather Yaxley: public relations educator with mix of PR/public affairs/blog posts.
@CatMTurner – Head of Consumer Services PR for the Co-op. Mix of personal and PR Tweets.
@andymturner – “Piffle-free” posts on marketing, PR, reputation, comms and social media.
@GregsAnne – Professor Anne Gregory: Author and former CIPR President. Excellent PR posts (and really helpful if you have a PR query too!).
@i_kostopoulos – Head of PR & Journalism at Leeds Beckett University. Blogs, news and PR posts.
@DrJonWhite – Management and public affairs consultant. Quality news/political posts.
@museumofpr – US-based PR educational institution offering tips to PR newbies and professionals.
@sequins16 – Diane Green, PR lecturer at Sunderland University. Tweets on wide range of PR issues.
@ByNeilMac – Neil Macfarlane, journalist and lecturer. Journalism/political/sports tweets.
Perfect for PR fun:
@DearPR – A fun US-based account featuring tweets from journalists grumbling about PR peeps.
@prbants – Packed full of #prfails, as well as hints and tips for PR newbies.
@commscartoons – A fun account packed with PR/comms doodles.
@FeilimMac – A PR cog in the Paddy Power marketing team – lots of Irish/jokey tweets.
@MarkBorkowski – Publicist, strategist and Tweeter of satirical posts – about PR and world news.
@10yetis – Andy Barr: Head of @10yetisdigital agency. PR/satirical posts.
@Matt_Muir – Freelance communications consultant with an eye for witty/weird PR tweets.
Perfect for news and PR views:
@Cam_CommsGuy – Ex-Apple PR guy. PR and employee communications news and views.
@prweekuknews – Excellent source of PR news and views.
@shelholtz – interesting mix of US-based news, PR views and digital comms tips.
@Vuelio – links to PR blogs, news and views.
@maxtb – Max Tatton-Brown. Founder Augur Communications. Excellent digital posts.
@stellabayles – Author of PRs Digital Resolution. Posts useful for PR hints and tips.
@GeorgeTrefgarne – excellent source of serious issues links.
@KingofSW6 – sporting, political and news discussions.