In the universe of online public relations, search and social spin, there’s always something to learn and what a better place than Twitter peers? With more than 500 Twitter chats in play, narrowing down my faves for the PR world was based on a solid mix of journalism style, social media influence and the art of SEO.
What is #APStyleChat?
AP’s style experts host monthly chats to answer your questions about what AP style is and why. Upcoming topics offer tips on international reporting style guides on Feb. 13 and Travel Editor Beth Harpaz on March 19th. All chats begin at 2:30 p.m. ET and you can join at twitter.com/APStylebook @APStylebook
What’s the PR story?
The best PR pros write like reporters and if you are going to write like a reporter, understanding APStyleChat style is critical. AP Style Guide, an A-to-Z listing of guides to capitalization, abbreviation, spelling, numerals and usage, is the essential style guide for journalists (and PR pros).
What is #BlogChat?
First created in 2009 and run by @mackcollier, #blogchat is a weekly conversation that takes place every Sunday night starting at 8pm Central, on Twitter. Each week #BlogChat discusses a different blogging topic. All levels are welcome, so don’t be intimidated. Check out Tips for BlogChat video by Collier if you want the best #blogchat first experience possible.
What’s the PR story?
Whether you are charged with managing an online newsroom, company blog or guest blogging for a client: blogging is part of the public relations world. Blogs are the epicenter of content. This is where you can learn from the #blogchat pros.
Twitter’s first industry chat started in 2008 by Sarah Evans or @PRsarahevans, Journchat is a weekly (Mon 7-8pm CT) conversation between journalists, bloggers and public relations professionals peeps. To follow the conversation, go to http://search.twitter.com orhttp://tweetgrid.com/ and type in #journchat.
What’s the PR story?
As one of Sarah’s first #journchat blog posts so eloquently put it: Journalists, PR peeps and Bloggers – can’t we all just get along? The mission of #journchat is to keep an ongoing, open dialogue between journalists, bloggers and public relations professionals. Each week journchat picks a different topic that is timely and trending. You can say #Journchat is the taskforce behind blending all things social, PR and newsworthy and Sarah’s faves and #commentz are also an added bonus.
What is #SocialChat?
#SocialChat is a weekly Twitter Chat covering a variety of topics surrounding social media marketing. Socialchat puts a guest on the social hot seat and participants ask questions and contribute to the conversation. Next week’s topic is PR & Social Media on January 30, 2012 with special guest @JimJosephExp
What’s the Social PR story?
The two founders of #socialchat bring breadth and depth to Twitter chats. Alan K’neckt and Michelle Stinson Ross are a web, SEO and social media dynamic duo creating a weekly social stream of Twitter networking and knowledge sharing. For the PR pro looking to sharpen the social media skills, join this conversation. And if you decide a Twitter Chat might be a good #PR strategy for a client, check out Alan’s article 12 Steps to Creating a Successful Twitter Chat.
What’s the #SEOChat?#SeoChat is a weekly Twitter chat that takes place on Thursdays at 7 pm Mountain. Each week SeoChat interviews an online marketing professional about topics surrounding SEO, PPC, Social Media, Conversion, Analytics, Tools and PR. Mark your calendar for Thursday January 26, the next guest is Digital PR Pro Adam Singer answering questions about Digital Marketing Strategies in Social Media.
What is the SEO PR story?
Optimizing your content is critical to maximum online visibility. This is an opportunity to learn how to optimize content like the SEO pros.
Twitter Chat Resources
- List of 500+ Twitter Chats https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc
- List of Tweetchats By Day of Week http://gnosisarts.com/home/Tweetchat_Wiki/By_Day
- TweetChat: http://tweetchat.com
- Twebevent: http://twebevent.com/
- Hashtracking (for stats & transcripts): http://hashtracking.com
- Storify (for creating chat summaries): http://storify.com
More articles on Twitter Chats
- How to Be a Twitter Chat Champion by Heidi Cohen
- Twitter Marketing Tips: Twitter Chats & 8 Marketing & PR Chats to Follow by Lee Odden