This is a guest post written by good friend and colleague Zubair, you can follow him on Twitter @souljaof4tune and read his blog here.

After a rather interesting discussion with Chris about some really good PR and social media blogs out there and the realisation that no one has a made a list of the very best (we all love a good list – don’t we?) in a long time. I decided to create this, the top 25 UK PR and social media blogs.

Using the Ad Age Power 150, a list of the top English language marketing blogs. I pulled together all the UK PR and social media blogs I could find and decided to see what they were all about. The Power 150 list is created through user submissions. I found a lot of the UK blogs on the list seem to be from agencies who’ve submitted there blog and didn’t really offer much of an insight into the industry. This leads me to add that this isn’t a ‘best of’ list but rather a collection of blogs that could one day prove to be rather helpful.



Why you should check it out

We Are Social We are social are currently one of the best agencies out there when it comes to online and digital communications and their blog is a reflection of their standing in the industry. Always worth a read on Mondays when they release the ‘Monday Mashup’.
Neville Hobson Neville has 25 years of experience working in public and media relations and over 10,000 followers on Twitter his is a voice worth listening to when it comes to insights and thoughts on the industry.
Liberate Media Blog Liberate Media understands social media and are fusing it with traditional PR techniques to help a wide range of brands and businesses implement a truly connected online and offline communications strategy.
A PR Guy’s Musings Stuart Bruce is an award-winning international public relations and public affairs professional. Recognised across the world as one of the earliest adopters of online PR and social media.
PR Blogger I once went to see Stephen speak at an event on how to get a job in PR, I found him to be very passionate and enthusiastic about the industry and this comes across in his blog. PR week voted him in the top 1% most “powerful and inspirational” UK PR people. Follow. Read. Learn.
A Life in Bubbles Brendan has worked in publications, communications and social media strategy for some of the world’s leading brands. If you have an interest in the tech sector then his blog should be one of the first places you visit.
PR Media Blog PR Media Blog explores the ever changing relationship between media and public relations. It was launched in April 2008 making it one of the earlier agency led blogs. A great place to visit if you want a quick insight into whats happening in the industry.
Technobabble 2.0 Jonny Bentwood works as a PR consultant working at Edelman specialising in Analyst relations. He provides and insight into what has and what hasn’t worked in analyst relations and social media.
Simon Says Simon works at We Are Social and they sit at the top of this list that’s more than enough reason to check out the blog.
Wadd’s PR Blog Stephen Waddington is a Managing Director at Speed and was one of the first that I know of to embrace and advocate the power of social media.
Simon Wakeman Simon has a great looking blog, with really engaging posts and some great insights into social media.
Shiny Red Another agency that blends social media marketing and digital PR really well.
Beyond PR This Sheffield based PR agency has a track record of success dating back some 15 years.
The COMMS Corner Adam Vincenzini is the Head of Digital at Paratus comms as well as the co-founder of Europe’s most popular weekly PR and media chat on Twitter, #CommsChat.
Mediations Philip Young is a senior lecturer in public relations and journalism at the University of Sunderland, specialising in media ethics.
Drew B’s take on Tech PR Drew Benvie is group UK managing director at Hotwire, 33 Digital and Skywrite. Drew was named as one of PR Week magazine’s 29 under 29 and always provides a great insight into the world of PR and social media.
Nicola Davies Nicola works for Cake, one of the most creative digital communications agencies there is and she always has some great examples for some well-run campaigns.
blog till you drop Always a good source for campaign ideas and if that’s not what your after then you can always check out her fashion blog.
The Red Rocket Great blog to check out if you’re after news on technology, PR or social media. It’s run by Phil Szomszor, a PR consultant at Citigate Dewe Rogerson.
Punch Blog Punch is a boutique PR agency with the skill set and client base of a global agency.
PR Voice The PR Voice Group has been created to bring together B2B and Public Affairs professionals across Europe. You can keep up to date with industry trends and developments, exchange ideas and network with others.
Norton’s notes AKA this blog Dead Dinosaur I’ve been working alongside Chris for a few weeks now and his passion for the industry and growth potential of social media is clear from the outset. His blog is always full of great insights and he’s always quick to highlight good campaigns and social news worth taking note of.
Offer and Acceptance I’ve known Sarah for a few years now. We met when I began my career in communications and I was on the very first ever Taylor Bennett Foundation intern. She has since proven to be a massive help to not only me but many other graduates and industry newcomers.
Jed Hallam Jed currently works at VCCP but began his career at Wolfstar PR working with Chris, he got that job by creating a Facebook page about why he should work for them. One of the first and best examples of taking the creative approach to getting the job you want. It was Chris who decided to pull him in for an interview and the rest is history.
Ginger and Proud I heard Chris Reed speak at the same event that Stephen Davies was at. Both talks were pretty inspiring and really opened my eyes to the creative possibility of Online PR and social media.

About Chris Norton

Chris Norton is the founder of Prohibition and an award winning communications consultant with more than twenty years’ experience. He was a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and has had a varied PR career having worked both in-house and in a number of large consultancies. He is an Integrated PR and social media blogger and writes on a wide variety of blogs across a huge amount of topics from digital marketing, social media marketing right through to technology and crisis management.