PR Bookmarks

Welcome to my new post – PR Bookmarks – a blog post I intend to keep updating as and when I come across any useful PR websites/blog posts/articles. There is no real order, just read the description below each link for what it is all about.

A tool that allows you to find journalists by what they tweet, something I’m sure will be useful for anyone in PR.

This is another go-to site for PR news, updates on social media and basically everything to do with communications.

There’s numerous posts I could highlight in particular on this site! For anything that you need social media related, this is the place to go.

Everything that you may need to know about the world of PR. I particularly like this post on 10 things every PR portfolio must have, which is great for any soon-to-be PR graduates.

This is exactly what you’d expect it to be, with an awesome infographic on how to give the best media interview.

Planning some engagement on social media? This site lists days and times of over 100 different networking hashtags to help you with your online networking.

A free e-book guide to modern PR tools, tips on using them and how they can help manage your workflow. (And keep your eyes out for part 2 coming soon!)

This does exactly what is says in the title, with great infographics on when it is best to post on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and Google+.

CIPR are featuring again on here. Their series of webinars cover a huge range of topics, so there will be something useful for everyone (you need to be a member and sign in though).

This piece by Alex Singleton has some really useful tips on contacting journalists and when information will be relevant to them. As a student, contacting journalists is not something we get to experience, so this will be a very useful site to refer to, with its nice concise bullet points to make it easy to find what you’re looking for.

What more can I say about this. Being an honest and ethical practitioner is something every PR student aspires to (or at least that’s what I aspire to be) therefore keeping a copy of the code of conduct to hand will be useful in those tricky situations.

Sticking with the CIPR site, their skills guides are a great tool for ensuring your PR skills are top notch. You have to be a member to sign in, but the membership is well worth the small fee.

From the 2014 CIPR President, this blog includes everything from CIPR end of term report to media relations to social media. I always find it an interesting read, hopefully picking up some tips and information along the way.

If you are looking for news within the sector, take a look at PR moment. There are some event opportunities posted on there and a blog too. Worth subscribing to in my opinion.

Got any suggestions? I’d love hear which sites you find most useful and maybe they will join the list!

Until next time…

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