30 PR Experts You Should Follow on Twitter

If you’re like me, you like to follow people on Twitter who provide valuable information you can use and learn from. Because this is a PR blog, I thought I’d share what I believe to be the 30 PR experts you should follow on Twitter. Now, I’m sure there are many more who deserve to be on this list, so please leave a comment with your favorites.

1. Bill Stoller – 25-year PR Pro helping others get their share of publicity; Editor & Founder, Free Publicity Newsletter.

2. Joan Stewart – Publicity and PR expert, journalist, author, biker chick, gardener, foodie, Weight Watchers devotee, Sopranos junkie & proud Cheesehead.

3. Paul Hartunian – World renowned free publicity expert, 1st person to REALLY sell the Brooklyn Bridge, making worldwide news, has dog rescue sanctuary: www.AuntMarysDoghouse.com

4. Josh Sternberg – Communications firm owner. Guest writer @ Mashable. Yankees fan. Musician. TV aficionado.

5. Dbreakenridge – PR Professional, Author and marketing communications agency owner

6. Todd Defren – Principal at SHIFT Communications, and a PR blogger.

7. Perfect Pitch PR – Public relations tips, resources and services for small businesses and enterprising individuals.

8. Nikki Harmon – Acct Mgr at 360i. Passionate about PR. Mistress to Social Media.

9. Danny Brown – Social media strategist for Maritz Canada. Middle name is community. Emerging media purveyor. Social media for good game challenger. No friend of spammers. –

10. Dorothy Crenshaw – Founder of creative PR firm w/ expertise in digital brands. Mom. Lapsed fitness maven. Recovering TV addict. Candyholic. Love those Mad Men.

11. Barbara Rozgonyi – Wired Branding |Social media marketing PR Speaker | SMC Chicago Founder | Publisher, wiredPRworks | Hungarian | Kids [20~17~15], Cat=tabby

12. Mary Lower – Chief Storyteller using high tech tools to tell traditional tales – PR & Media Relations for Sterling Cross Comm.Mom to Wondertwins and Supergirl.

13. Christine Perkett – The CEO and founder of Perkett PR, Christine provides her followers with great PR tips and links to highly informative PR blog posts.

14. Pam Perry – A PR coach and social media marketing experts with a focus on ministry marketing.

15. Dan Janal – Publicity expert, author, speaker, avid reader, kayaker, blues/acoustic guitar

16. Julie Hall – Mommy of two boys, Wife of one, Marketer and Media Junkie, Founder of Mommies Clique and EVP/Partner at Schneider PR

17. Alan Weinkrantz – Social Media Guy / Clients in US and Israel / Contrib Columnist: San Antonio Express News, Catalyst for http://www.sanantoniostartups.com

18. Petri Darby – Creative brand marketing strategist, writer, public relations pro.

19. Dan Keeney – President of DPK Public Relations, baseball and cycling fan and beer enthusiast.

20. Kami Huyse – On the PR treadmill of life.

21. Julie Bonn Heath – PR Principal, Author, National Freelancer, Blogger, Christian, Gardener, Green Mom, Host of #idol & #journchat participant.

22. Heather Whaling – Communicating … Connecting. PR & SM small biz owner (@GebenComm). Love nonprofits, sports, politics, news, pop culture, vino & my iPhone. Blog: www.prtini.com

23. Sarah Evans – @SevansStrategy, non-profit, social good, fashion, #journchat and MediaOnTwitter, community mgr @Pitchengine, dog lover.

24. Valerie Simon – SVP BurrellesLuce Media Monitoring and Measurement; Public Relations Columnist/ Freelance writer, Suburban mom of 2/still a NYC girl @ heart, #PRStudChat host

25. Mike Schaffer – Director of Social Media for a Sports & Entertainment PR Agency, Founder of The Buzz!, Husband, Puppy Daddy

26. PR Expert – Award-winning & certified Public Relations Expert. Offering strategic media coaching with supplementary products helping you go from good to exceptional.

27. PR By the Book – Publicity firm offering public relations campaigns and media consulting services for: authors • publishers • businesses • products.

28. Conversation Age – I help businesses understand how customers and communities have changed marketing, PR, and communications – and how to bring value in this new environment.

29. Katja Presnal – PR/ social media marketing consultant

30. David Meerman Scott – Marketing speaker and bestselling author of The New Rules of Marketing and PR and the new book World Wide Rave.

Which PR experts on Twitter would you add to this list?

Note: If you’re not on this list, please leave your Twitter information. I’d love to follow you!

This article is written by Mickie Kennedy, founder of eReleases (http://www.ereleases.com), the online leader in affordable press release distribution. To subscribe to PR Fuel, visit: http://www.ereleases.com/prfuel/subscribe/.

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Great list! Thanks for all the recommendations.

Follow me for PR industry news:
http://twitter.com/BROOKSLACAYO

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Wow, thank you for including me on this list, which includes lots of my favorite PR people. Obviously, it’s impossible to include all the smart PR/SM people in a list of 30, but since you asked for others to follow, I’d suggest Justin Goldsborough (@jgoldsborough), my co-mod of the #pr20chat, as well as Arik Hanson (@arikhanson) and Rachel Kay (@rachelakay), both of whom are incredibly smart, focused on results for clients and always willing to share info.

Thanks again — greatly appreciated!

Heather
@prTini

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Follow @FeliciaGriffin1. After TV news anchoring and reporting, by PR career began in multicultural PR at a Houston agency. I worked for a global company that produced executive conferences for the energy industry, then managed media relations and publications for one of the largest seaports in the world. Felicia Griffin’s Blog offers insights, observations, and ideas on public relations.

I earned a bachelor’s from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, and M.B.A. from University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business.

I’m avid about professional networking, skiing, rose gardening, playing the piano and cello, and following advancements in biotechnology.

What I’m reading now — Chips, Clones, and Living Beyond 100: How Far Will the Biosciences Take Us by Paul and Joyce Schoemaker.

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Thanks for the list! It is well-compiled and extremely helpful. I have been following you on Twitter, and you provide great information about jobs and other PR news on a daily basis. Thanks for following me @ SaritaGandhi on Twitter.

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Nice list. I put it in a list for one click follow: @KrisSchindler/pr-experts-by-ereleases

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RT @ereleases: New blog post: 30 PR Experts You Should Follow on Twitter http://www.ereleases.com/prfuel/pr-exper

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This is a terrific list and I an honored to be included!

Three more that should be on this, or any, list of PR Pros:
Arik Hanson @arikhanson
Lauren Fernandez @cubanalaf
Rachel Kay @rachelakay

I learn something new from the three of them every day.

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Mickie,
Love this list & follow many of them.I’ve done work with Joan Stewart & Bill Stroller. I’ve followed David Meerman Scott’s work for years. Others I admire. Thanks for introducing me to some new folks too.

Blog & tweet on,
Janet

@Newspapergrl
@OnlinePRBook

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@AmazingPRMaven – nonprofit PR and social media (me)

@FletcherPrince – social media expert and PR

@RinkComms – employee communications expert, also has a blog

@MarkRaganCEO – good and practical PR advice

@CathyWebSavvyPR – discusses SM and PR

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Great list. I follow many of those people already. I appreciate the fact that you have some tweeps on there with less than 5K followers, I find more value in some of those people.

Here is my handle:
@leyla_a
http://www.twitter.com/leyla_a

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Thanks so much for the list! It is very useful. I really appreciate it.

Elizabeth
@EWitherspoon

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Mike/Heather, thanks for the shout. Very much appreciated.

I’d add just a few folks:

* Dave Fleet. One of the smartest digital PR guys I know.

* Jennifer Wilbur. Learned a ton from her in the last year.

* Shonali Burke. My measurement guru (along with Chuck Hemann).

@arikhanson

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@Brookette is amazing – promotes and builds brands for tv personalities in food, wine, travel, biz, home, beauty + more.

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Thanks for including me on this. Another PR pro who is, in my book, a “must follow” is @bobpickard, whose updates are more about the international PR scene but always very insightful

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me! @Worob – I also have a blog on all things PR at worob.com

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Great list! Found I’m already following all except a couple. 🙂

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Thanks so much for the list, Mickie! Honored to be included. Have you added this list to your twitter profile? Would be very easy to follow from there.

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Barbara, I have not added this list to my Twitter profile. Great idea though! Definitely going to put that on today’s To Do list.

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Great list.. I would also suggest following –

@MyntPR
@RManning_Mynt

– San Diego based Tech/Consumer PR.

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Thanks so much for including me on your PR list! I’d be remiss if I didn’t pass along some recommendations as well. @MrChristopherL my husband/partner in crime leads the charge w PR/SM strategy at our firm. Other smart peeps to follow include:
@arikhanson
@AlbertMaruggi
@lulugrimm

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@vgangan

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Would love to be on a future list, constantly Tweeting about crisis management-related stuff. Great concept on your part!

Jonathan Bernstein
President, Bernstein Crisis Management, Inc.
Editor, “Crisis Manager” Newsletter
Twitter: @bernsteincrisis

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@ereleases thank you for including me on that list. very humbling to be a) considered and b) on a list w/some people i consider mentors.

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Hi there! Great list. already following most of these folks… I’m a crisis PR specialist, and I tweet and retweet about crisis issues and trends, and a fair amount about sports, too.

Brian Sibley
Founder & President
Sibley Public Relations
@bsibley

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What a great list, thanks for sharing!

Colette Cote
Corporate External Communications
Pitney Bowes Inc.
@colettecote

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thank you for the mention. Some listed, like Kami Huyse are really awesome.

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Another good one is Peter Himler @PeterHimler of The Flack http://theflack.blogspot.com

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Thanks for adding me to your list. I am honored and look forward to connecting more.
@juliebonnheath

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Brian Solis @briansolis – http://www.briansolis.com Co-author of “Putting the Public Back Into PR” with Deidre Breakenridge

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Thank you so much for adding me to this list!

Katja Presnal
Community Manager
Collective Bias

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Brian Solis! I have learned so much from him. I’m truly surprised he wasn’t considered.

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Fantastic list and I followed them all! First glance a lot of these PR folks have some great tips on their stream.

Another great one which will retweet your Press Release is http://twitter.com/prbuzzer

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Interesting collection of Twitter users… PR really is a bit overhyped recently, but it’s never bad to have a high PR on your site

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Great list!! @SmallBizPRXpert and @MyStorySource.com – experts in small business PR, communications, branding and marketing.

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Impressive list! Your key was mentioning valuable information. Sound the music! They need a go-to journalist.

Since publicists and journalists go hand-in-hand professionally, perhaps they should follow me. Relatively new to Twitter and can use a following, as well assist their clients with articles, tv segs, & web posts.

@ TheFacter on Twitter

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I’m honored to be on the list because I’m in such great company. I respect many of the others you’ve listed.

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Good list! i would add myself: @thejongardner

blog: themoneyspins.blogspot.com

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also, @worob
is good to follow

http://www.worob.com

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Good list; I see some familiar names there.

My main focus is on helping people with their social media marketing, but that goes hand-in-hand with PR. At Blogging Bistro, one of our services is writing press releases for businesses and authors.

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Great list of pr folks to follow! Feel free to follow someone who strategically combines p.r. with branding and marketing — @anahidlisa — she happens to be me!

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Great list! Thanks so much for sharing these tremendous resources.

@JennaSnacks

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Great to see so many excellent PR names on the list.

I also recommend following us at Gray Media Services @graymediaPR for PR industry news, upcoming events and trends from PR experts, including Gray Media Services director and former journalist Yasmine Gray.

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I recommend following my business partner Steve Seager. A great communications strategist, PR 2.0 evangelist, fab writer and great story teller.

Follow him on: http://twitter.com/steveseager

His blog: http://steveseager.typepad.com

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Thanks for the list. If I had to add just one, it would be David Mullen, @dmullen. Super smart, savvy PR pro at Mullen.

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We are a multicultural agency bringing an “unagency” vibe to the creative industry. Headquartered in Atlanta, we have some mighty accomplishments under our belt and we’re setting trends in how we communicate in a changing and diverse world. Follow me @twsprfirm.

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Great list – thanks! There are so many wonderful PR people to add – the comments here are an excellent beginning.

@wvpmc
@prsa-wf.org

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Nice list. Thanks for sharing. You can follow me @AtlantaPR or @CarolFlammer Look for my book out this month, “Social Media for Home Builders: It’s Easier Than You Think.” Available from Builder Books. The hands-on tips in the book are applicable for most any business. 🙂

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A notable omission is Steve Farnsworth – @steveology. Great advice daily from him.

Thanks, @scottpall

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Hi Fellow PR People! Want to share a resource that would help everyone trying to wrangle client Twitter accounts. Full disclosure: We started working with MediaFunnel this month but we had been using their TweetFunnel service for about six weeks before we ever dreamed we’d get to work with them. Tweetfunnel.com has become indispensable — if you’re doing “team tweeting” & need to review posts or assign tweets for others to handle, check this out. Thank you, Jackie Flaten, Media Owls

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Good list – Surprised to not see @helpareporter on it – (or me for that matter – @skydiver, but this isn’t about me.) @helpareporter tweets urgent queries from the largest source repository in the world – HARO.

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Great thing about lists, you always get called out on your oversights. Peter Shankman, Brian Solis: just two of the big omissions that didn’t make the list but should have.

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I was surprised not to see Peter Shankman on there. Glad he saw my tweet about it and commented above! 🙂 @helpareporter and http://helpareporter.com are great… because the reporters *want* to talk to you, as long as you’re on topic. It’s pull instead of push.

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Great list! I invite you to follow my Tweets @theprguycom and @davidtheprguy. I hope you’ll my stuff useful!

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For those interested in multicultural/diversity public relations, feel free to follow me [email protected] As the nation’s demographic landscape continues to evolve, this area is important for all practicioners to keep up on.

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Very much respect all those on the list. Would invite you to also connect with us on Twitter: @prtakeoff

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Thank you for compiling such an amazing list. I’m an MBA student and I think I will learn a lot from this group!

@LadyRiposter

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Anyone interested in Real Estate PR connect with me @ArdynnPR on Twitter.

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Was excited to see two of my buds on the list! I’d love to connect and be considered for future lists! @aimeewoodall

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Valuable list! You can follow me at jenmoirePR!

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Whats a great post! thanks I have following all 30 PR experts in twitter

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clearly @amandavega should be listed – especially since I’ve been in the social space likely way longer than most (over 17 years…yes, I’m THAT old..) =)

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Chicago agency born and bred; 25 years in PR…give me a shout @Soulati.

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Great list. Since you asked, here’s mine too 🙂 http://twitter.com/adamsherk

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The most obvious and glaring omission is @TheLarryWeber, and I would add @LoisKelly. If you want to follow me, @RyanWellnitz.

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Thank you, there were a few people that sparked my interest from your list. I just formed a new nonprofit featuring local talent and being created in the name of all impacted by domestic violence, which is nearly everybody sadly. Its a music venue, recording studio and coffee house so I reach out to all musicians and other artists. Being from the Buffalo area, OF COURSE ties with the Goo Goo Dolls are in place…. thanks again. Please see my website. My survival story is there.

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@PublicityPros – weekly PR tips for the small biz owner, brought to you by the folks at http://www.PR-123.com, super focused super affordable PR for small business.

Thanks for compiling your great list. Very useful.

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Follow me at http://www.twitter.com/rainierco for an ongoing stream of tweets about innovation and technology PR.

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Got to include MarkRagan Tweets on list!

Follow my PR posts at Twitter.com/transpr, focused on PR and commentary on construction/transportation/infrastructure industries.

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@Worob

Andrew Worob – Account Supervisor at Ruder Finn and Blogger for PR at Sunrise (worob.com)

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Great list and resource. Follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/ATLclaire

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To spot a real PR trendsetter, keep your eye on Atlanta-based Jenny Schmitt, president of Cloudspark. Smart as hell, creative, dynamic and tenacious. She is rapidly earning a reputation as a one of the most engaging and informative speakers on social media strategy. Check her out on the web at http://www.cloudspark.com and on Twitter: @cloudspark.

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As one whose career is just getting started in public relations,this list is a great source of information for me. Thank you!

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Thanks for the list.

Please add us to your twitter follow list for PR industry news at twitter.com/irisprdubai

Cheers
Lisa

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My credentials:

– Probably the first journalist to cover a Grateful Dead concert with a “portable computer” data terminal, New Jersey 1977. Yes, 1977.

– Email address on my business card since 1988.

– Designing websites since 1994.

– Podcasting since 2005 officially. Produced first live and archived webstreams of bond rating agency investor conference calls in mid-1990s.

– Unofficially, began podcasting as a teenager when podcasting was called making pretend radio shows on a reel-to-reel magnetic tape recorder and playing them for friends.

– Doing corporate PR for 30+ years. APR and member of PRSA College of Fellows.

– Senior Fellow, Society for New Communications Research.

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About time you added some Brits. John “@stonborough” Stonborough, — Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (London,England)

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Great list, thank you! I’d loveto be added as well: My name is Carey Powell, owner and CEO of Fearless PR & Media. Follow me for PR tips and advice at @FearlessCoach . Thanks again!

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Good morning!

This is a great list of PR pros!I’m already following most of them. As a mid-level, award-winning PR pro and creator of Ambitions of a Writer, I’d like to add my own Twitter handle to the list. Follow me at http://www.twitter.com/MeredithMobley. I post about all things PR, social media, marketing and communications. I also feed posts from my blog about the same topics.

Check it out when you get a change!
http://ambitiousmere.wordpress.com

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I strongly recommend Nina Moon (@NinaMoon_JRN)

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Thanks for sharing this wonderful potential list of followers.

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Formerly known as NT Group and NT Group Talent, I finally bit the bullet to change our name to Tapestry Communications. Specialize in nonprofit and healthcare organizations and companies. Full service from graphic design to news media relations. Love to follow you on Twitter, etc! Based in New England.

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Follow me @kevin_dorrian.I’m co-founder of Acumen, one of Scotland’s high level public relations consultancies. We work across technology, academia, professional services and Third Sector – across the UK and across the globe.

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Great list, Mickie, and followed by some other super PR folks to follow in the comment section.

I’d be honored if you took a glance at the tweets on the @JoanneMaly Twitter profile where I post info on marketing, communications, pr, design, and social media.

Thanks for the e-release product as well.

Take care.
Joanne May

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Great list. I’d like be considered for this list, too. I run Birnbach Communications, a 10-year-old PR and social media boutique based in Boston. In addition to my blog, http://blog.birnbachcom.com/, I post about PR, social media and traditional media at @NormanBirnbach.

Thanks,
Norman Birnbach

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For business/financial PR, follow @zkouwe

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This is a great list, and I’m throwing my hat in the ring for the next one you might put together. Publicity Pros (publicitypros.net) has been providing PR, social media, and web traffic building services for a number of years. We just created a separate website for our flagship small business PR service, PR-123. Because your blog is a fantastic resource for our followers, we’ve got a feed from your website in a widget our new home page! I blog regularly about PR, social media, and SEO. My handle is @publicitypros.

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Hey for a great inside look at public relations follow https://twitter.com/#!/MediaTrainingW

A lot of interviews and articles on PR from big scale to small.

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This is an absolutely great list. I’m a fan of many of them. But Dan Keeney, Sarah Evans and Joan Stewart are the ones I like the most. There is such a lot to read and learn from them. May be I will follow the links you have provided and read the others too. Thanks for the list.

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I wouldnt mid following Bill Stoller, or any other. I am in a very competitive industry and would love to see my website triumph over others. Thank you.

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