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 Chief Product Officer at Simply Measured. In 2010 (aka the dark ages of social marketing), Adam joined Damon Cortesi and Aviel Ginzburg to found "Untitled Startup, Inc" with the goal of helping marketers and analysts use social data to do their best work. The company quickly evolved to become Simply Measured and the trusted leader in social analytics. Today Adam is responsible for the company's product direction, strategy, and product marketing. Outside of Simply Measured, Adam is a golfer, breakfast enthusiast, and long-time data geek.