Social Networking & New Media

General New Media & Social Networking

Blogs - is a business coach and blogging evangelist, his blog is created to assist small business owners, managers and management groups who want to create or re-capture a compelling vision for their businesses and communicate that vision effectively to their business partners and employees
How to Blog a Conference - Hyku's guide to blogging a conference
PROBlogger - helping bloggers earn money
PRSA's Resources for PR Folk - several top-notch resources for PR practioners about blogging
PRSA's Guidelines for a group blog - Group Blogging Guidelines
Technorati - blog search tool
Waggener Edstrom's WEBlogging Index - a really simple quick questionaire to guide you; thinking strategically about your business, offering a spectrum of ways to engage in the blogging world and help determine the type of blogging activities appropriate for your business

RSS - Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an XML-based format for content distribution. News, information, enterprise applications and blogs can all be published in RSS

Back in Skinny Jeans Blog - how to explain RSS the Oprah way
Feeds 2 Be - Feeds2Be is a web service that generates RSS feeds for websites who don't have any
Pheedo - RSS and Weblog Marketing Solutions
Pony Fish - Ponyfish is a FREE web-based tool that allows you to create your own RSS feeds from almost any web page

RSS Readers

Google Reader - online RSS reader by the kings of search
Great News - the intelligent RSS reader
NewsGator - search. subscribe. synchronize. Produces a range of RSS readers both on and off line (including Feeddemon)

Social Bookmarking (tagging) - Folksonomy - social tagging service
digg - Digg is all about user powered content. Every article on digg is submitted and voted on by the digg community. Share, discover, bookmark, and promote the news that's important to you
Squidoo - thousands of people creating a handbuilt catalog of the best stuff online

Web 2.0

CrunchNotes - is an informal collection of thoughts on Web 2.0, written by Michael Arrington
PR News - Digital Report - one-of-a-kind microsite dedicated to providing PR professionals with communication strategies surrounding Web 2.0, from video-based PR campaigns to leveraging brands within online communities
Somewhat Frank - offers the candid perspective of Frank Gruber on technology, business and life
Web Analytics World - power your SEM campaign with analytics

SEM Search Engine Marketing

Small Business SEM - Because not everyone can throw thousands of dollars at the ‘How do we market ourselves online?’ question…


Association for Downloadable Media - is an industry association focused on providing advertising and audience measurement standards for episodic and downloadable media.
Bebo - is the next generation social networking site where members can stay in touch with their College friends, connect with friends, share photos, discover new interests and just hang out
Creative Commons a nonprofit organization that offers flexible copyright licenses for creative works
Ning - is the fast and free way to create custom Social Websites
Second Life is a privately-owned, subscription-based 3-D Virtual world
Twitter - a social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send "updates" (text-based posts, up to 140 characters long) via SMS, instant messaging, the Twitter website, or other applications


Social Media Release

SHIFT Communications - the first to come to market with a Social Media Release - the site allows a free download without copyright (link to the PRIA News Story)
Social Media Release - Best Practices & hRelease News - the train is entering the station, are you ready?
Social Media Club - focused on sharing best practices, establishing ethics and standards, and promoting media literacy around the emerging area of Social Media
Web 2.0 Press Release Marketing - PRWeb's many social media optimization tools for press releases
Webit Social Media Release - checklist on how to construct a Social Media Release and you can watch WebIt PR’s see their social media video news release on YouTube
Workspace for Social Media Press Release (hRelease) - hRelease is a community effort to define a new format for press releases via a community standard microformat


PR Blogs

PRIA Members

Business relationships and reputation - Making public relations matter - by Craig Pearce MPRIA
DummySpit - Dr Tom Watson FPRIA is a Fellow of the PRIA and his blog discusses public relations practice and research
Melody Tan APRIA - Child of God, writer, traveller, communicator, dreamer, thinker, activist
Perfect PR - Blog by Lukas Picton on PR, Media, Social Commentary and a hint of gossip…
PR Insights - a blog by Dennis Rutzou MPRIA
Publicity Queen - written by Sally Romano MPRIA to help small businesses get as much media exposure as possible!
SilkCharm - Laurel Papworth - Online Communities & Social Networks are changing the way our society interacts, at a local, Australian & global level. Participatory journalism & user generated content provide us with the mechanism to observe, record & dissect the changes. Marketing & P.R. are changing. Interesting times bring interesting discussions - the DIALOGUE is the CONTENT!
Stand Out! Tips - written by Candy Tymson FPRIA - If you are a woman in business (or a guy who wants to learn what makes us tick), then you'll find this information of great value.
The PR Warrior - Comments from the Marketing Frontline by Trevor Young MPRIA - news, views, soapbox observations and general riffs on all things public relations, marketing and communications, PR 2.0, social media and brand engagement.
The Professional Communicators Coach - written by Heidi Alexandra Pollard MPRIA is designed to assist Professional Communicators have more prosperity, passion and purpose in their professional lives

PRIA Registered Consultancy Blogs

Creative Territory - media and marketing tricks and tips by Tracy Jones FPRIA who has 25 years experience in journalism, public relations and marketing
Horizon Communication Blog - Horizon is a strategic communication and public relations agency. We are dedicated to designing and implementing effective PR strategies.
Porter Novelli Adelaide - is recognised nationally for its work across a range of sectors and clients
Small Business PR and Marketing - Catriona Pollard MPRIA writes about PR and marketing advice for small & medium business entrepreneurs
Stellar* blog, the source of our news, tricks of the trade, random musings, gossipy morsels and occasional rants.

Australian/NZ - PR/Communication

Andrew Lark - is an award-winning global communication and marketing professional with more than 19 years experience of all facets of marketing, sales and communication
Better Communications Results - by Lee Hopkins, helping you communicate better for better business results!
Blackwatch - by Tony Blackie, comments on issues involving public relations in australia and thorought the asia pacific region
Corporate Engagement - A group blog by Trevor Cook and JWM colleagues
Greg Sheridan's Blog - Foreign Editor for the Australian
Indigenous Communications Blog - Noel Niddrie is uniquely qualified as one of Australia’s leading Indigenous communication practitioners
Official Google Australia Blog - News and notes from Google downunder
Paul Kelly's Blog - Editor at large for the Australian
PR disasters - spin doctors and reputation management gone wrong, by PR analyst and author Gerry McCusker
Skills@PRiNZ - Information and details on continuing professional development from the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand
The Australian Index - a comprehensive list of Australian Blogs (with an Ozzie PR Blog section)

Student Focused

Beginning a career in PR - a resource for students and new professionals
Forward Blog - aims to provide a comprehensive, ever-evolving, online springboard for students and young professionals in PR
Marcom Blog - is a collaborative effort between eight terrific public relations and marketing professionals and students in Auburn University's Department of Communication and Journalism with the aim to actively involve students in conversations with practitioners from around the world, to offer a unique opportunity for students to converse with professionals they never would have met before and to provide a mentoring exercise by our contributors and part incubator for future PR/Marcom professionals
PR Studies - Richard Bailey's blog about PR
TheMediaPod is a experimental and collaborative page written by public relations and journalism students and teaching staff at Deakin University
The Student Stripped Bare - Novocastrian Erin Watson's profound reflections on the science that is public relations

PR Consultancy Blogs

6 A.M. - Richard Edelman speaks up on his own blog
Edelman's Insights - blog, white paper and conversation platform with the international PR firm
Hill and Knowlton's Collective Conversation - H&K's professional blogging community
Lewis 360° - news and views from global public relations agency Lewis
MicroPersuasion - by Steve Rubel at Edelman - who explores how social media is transforming marketing, media and public relations
Out Front Blog - Fleishman Hillard's FT Out Front practice blog aims at stimulating discussion on gay and lesbian communication issues
reputationXchange - Leslie Gaines-Ross is Weber Shandwick's Chief Reputation Strategist and focuses in this blog on the everchanging world of reputation
Word Wise - Writing tips for public relations professionals, and for people everywhere, by Dan Santow senior vice president at Edelman


Alan Weinkrantz PR Weblog - observations, thoughts and insights on life in the technology PR lane
A Shel of My Former Self - the blog of acclaimed communicator Shel Holtz - co-host of the weekly podcast "For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report" and author.
Beyond PR - on issues of reputation protection and brand promotion
Blog Works - a communication blog
Calm, Patient and Good-Humored - comprising Larry Foster (was Corporate Vice President of Public Relations for Johnson & Johnson from 1957 to 1990), Bill Nielsen (was Corporate Vice President of Public Affairs of Johnson & Johnson from 1990 through 2004) and Ray Jordan (the current Corporate Vice-President of Public Affairs and Communication for Johnson & Johnson) discuss the personal expression of three public relations officers and colleagues, spanning three professional generations with one extraordinary company
Communication Overtones - conversations at the intersection of public relations and social media, live from San Antonio, Texas, USA
Corporate PR - Elizabeth Albrycht's comments on the theory and practice of organizational communication
From the Frontlines of PR - a blog on public relations
LeverWealth - by David Phillips - Concerning that complex whole which creates cultural acceptance for an organisation including knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society to contribute values through the creation of effective relationships
List of Public Relations and Marketing Blogs - links to numerous blogs
Measurement PRoponent / PRomulgator - Recovering Flacktitioner / Flackademic-turned measurement PRovider - PR Measurement Blog
Media Guerrilla - a blog dedicated to tech PR, new media and marketing
Media Orchard - attempts to cultivate fresh thinking about the media, marketing and public relations in today's "spin eat spin" world. Media Orchard is the blog of the Idea Grove, a Dallas public relations firm
Neville Hobson - communicator, blogger and podcaster, one of the leading European early adopters and influencers in social media communication for business. He co-presents “For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report”
Online Public Relations Thoughts - daily entries on PR and communication ideas and trends
PR Blog - media monitoring, trends and techniques
PR Blogs -create your own public relations blog here
PR Blogger - is a perso-professional web log by Stephen Davies on PR, marketing, media, technology and the world around him
PR. Differently - Blog from Peter Shankman
PR Machine - focuses on media trends
PR Meets the WWW - Constantin Basturea's weblog
PR Opinions - Tom Murphy's thoughts and opinions on the PR profession and industry
PRSA's Counselors Academy Executive Committee Blog Mediations - about journalism, public relations and ethics
Seth Godin's Blog - bestselling author, entrepreneur and agent of change. He holds an MBA from Stanford, and was called "the Ultimate Entrepreneur for the Information Age" by Business Week
Strategic Public Relations - focused on PR strategy within integrated marketing communication
The Bad Pitch Blog - by Richard Laermer and Kevin Dugan
The Flack - attempts to shine a brighter light on the subtle role public relations plays in politics, culture, media, business and sports. Through greater transparency, the author hopes to make the profession better understood and perhaps more widely appreciated.
The Holmes Report - focuses on news and issues of interest to public relations professionals
Marketing Think - commentary on marketing and PR topics
Tough Sledding - Bill Sledzik is an associate professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio and discusses how PR affects our lives


PR / Communication Podcasts


Better Desirable Roasted Communications - twice-weekly chat about business communication between Allan Jenkins in Copenhagen & Lee Hopkins in Adelaide
G'day World - the very first Australian podcast, is an irreverent rant about technology, science, politics and the arts by Cameron Reilly, CEO of The Podcast Network


Across the Sound - weekly commentary on the world of new marketing, media and PR from Joseph Jaffe
Build a Better Podcast - about improving communication
Drew B's Take on Tech PR - an insider's look at PR, technology and the media
For Immediate Release - twice weekly commentary on PR and technology from Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson
Forrester Podcasts - an experiment to engage you in a dialogue about your use of and interest in emerging technologies
Inside PR - weekly Canadian podcast about public relations
Lubetkin on Communications - comments on the industry from Steve Lubetkin
On the Record Online - reporters and newsmakers discuss how information technology is changing media and business
PR Week - Podcast Why it Matters? Podcast - Advertising Age
Six Pixels of Separation


PR Vlogs - VideoCasts

sixtysecondview - is a series of occasional one minute interviews with figures from business, media, government and NGOs on topics of the moment with a public relations or public affairs flavour by David Brain, President & CEO Edelman Europe


Mediations - resources for students of PR, Journalism, Social Software, Media Ethics