Top 10 Twitter Chats for PR & Social Media Professionals

Top 10 Twitter Chats for PR & Social Media Professionals Adam Schoenfeld Blogger Extraordinaire Simply Measured

Twitter chats are a unique place for discussion from across the world about shared topics of interest. With hashtags specific to each chat, they mostly operate under a Q & A format with a moderator presiding over the chat. Experts of each chat’s topic – ranging everywhere from marketing for healthcare companies to house-training your puppy – come in each week and answer questions and share advice. Over the past week, we’ve been tracking Twitter for the most popular Marketing & PR chats, and the top chats for the week – based on total tweet volume – are as follows:

1. #blogchat

Last week: 3,136 tweets, 455 people, 6.9 tweets/person, Average # followers = 2,722
#blogchat is a chat designed to help companies improve both their company and personal blog. Occurs from 8-9 pm (EST) on Sunday and moderated by @MackCollier

2. #hcsm

Last week: 2,462 tweets, 670 people, 3.7 tweets/person, Average # followers = 1,185
#hcsm discusses how healthcare organizations can best use social media for marketing practices. Occurs from 9-10 pm (EST) on Sunday and moderated by @danamlewis

3. #smbiz

Last week: 2,012 tweets, 137 people, 15.6 tweets/person, Average # followers = 2,267
#smbiz is a general discussion where businesses of all types and sizes can meet and talk social media usage.  Occurs from 8-9 pm (EST) every Tuesday and is moderated
by@smbiz, @sternalpr, and @sternalmrktg

4. #journchat

Last week: 968 tweets, 188 people, 5.2 tweets/person, Average # followers = 2,087
#journchat is a discussion between journalists, bloggers, and public relations personnel. Occurs from 8-11 pm (EST) every Monday and is moderated by @PRSarahEvans and @journchat

5. #imcchat

Last week: 896 tweets, 103 people, 8.7 tweets/person, Average # followers = 3,513
#imcchat is a chat for all those interested in Integrated Marketing Communications.  Occurs at 8 pm (EST) on Wednesday and is moderated by @bethharte and @abarcelos

6. #brandchat

Last week: 848 tweets, 100 people, 8.5 tweets/person, Average # followers = 1,854
#brandchat is a discussion for those interested in learning more about personal branding and managing their personal brand. Occurs from 11 am – 12 pm on Wednesday and is moderated by @brandchat, @mariaduron, and @davidsandusky

7. #commschat

Last week: 780 tweets, 101 people, 8.1 tweets/person, Average # followers = 1,472
#commschat is a UK-based discussion about all things communications.  Occurs from 1-2 pm (EST) on Monday and is moderated by @adamvincenzini, @emilycagle, and @commschat

8. #sm70

Last week: 736 tweets, 119 people, 6.2 tweets/person, Average # followers = 2,653
#sm is simply a discussion on the world of social media, and its chat numerical hashtag increases by 1 each week (last week it was #sm70, this week it will be #sm71, and so forth). Occurs at 12 pm (EST) every Tuesday and is moderated by @jakrose

9. #wjchat

Last week: 717 tweets, 118 people, 6.1 tweets/person, Average # followers = 1,271
#wjchat is designed for web journalists to share experiences, skills, tech, and advice.  Occurs from 8-10 pm (EST) on Wednesday and is moderated by @vanguardiste, @webjournalist, @kimbui, @killbutton, and @Robinjp

10. #pr20chat

Last week: 529 tweets, 112 people, 4.7 tweets/person, Average # followers = 1,685
#pr20chat is a discussion on the future of the evolving PR world.  Occurs from 8-9 pm (EST) on Tuesday and is moderated by @bethharte, @JGoldsborough, and @prtini

*A special thanks to Robert Swanwick (@swanwick) for compiling a thorough Twitter chat schedule.

Adam Schoenfeld

Adam is the co-founder and CEO at Simply Measured. He has led Simply Measured from its inception as 'Untitled Startup, Inc' to become the leading social media analytics company, serving more than 1/3 of the top 100 brands and over 100,000 users. Adam is a golfer, breakfast enthusiast, and long-time data geek.