CIPR Conversation ranked Number Two UK Public Relations Blog
TopLine Communications, managers of the recently launched B2B PR Blog, has published a ranking of the top 50 UK PR blogs. Over 70 PR blogs were rated on 10 dimensions, including Alexa score and various measures of social engagement to compile the ranking. The PR Week Blog, The CIPR Conversation, Neville Hobson's Blog, The COMMS Corner and Stuart Bruce’s A PR Guy’s Musings topped the list, which comprised a mixture of agency and independent blogs across B2B and B2C industries.
The Conversation attracted more than 120,000 visitors in its first year, and this recognition signals that it continues to go from strength to strength. It is a space in which public relations, marketing and advertising professionals can share their thoughts and ideas on the key issues that are currently shaping the public relations profession – from social media strategy to the regulation of lobbying. It’s fantastic to see many of B2B PR Blog’s top 50 blogs are already CIPR Conversation contributors, and would encourage more bloggers to do the same.
The PR industry produces reams of excellent content every day and it’s great to be able to showcase the best that we have to offer in our ranking. Just browsing through these blogs one can find invaluable tips on using social media, inspiration for great creative campaigns and opinion on everything from Alan Partridge’s career to the CIPR’s Wikipedia guidelines. It’s such an exciting time to be in PR as we get to observe and participate in the biggest transformation in history in the way people interact with brands and businesses. This opens tremendous opportunities to innovate and, as these 50 blogs demonstrate, even those relatively new to the profession are genuinely able to shape its future.
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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).