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Top 100 Twitter Users In PR

Public relations professionals are some of the early adopters, innovators and users of social media in a rapidly changing web landscape and Twitter is a social media channel that can promote your message to a large group of people in real time so in essence it is instant PR.

You will find that within companies that the PR team is generally the group responsible for the brands social media activities.Top 100 Twitter Users In Public Relations

I stumbled across this list painstakingly compiled by Liliana Dumitru-Steffens from the Everything PR blog which lists the top 100 PR companies and individuals who are on Twitter and as it provides a valuable source of potential resources I had to share it.

She used Twitaholic, Twittercounter and WeFollow. The rankings are based based on the number of users following back these PR experts (or PR companies/ publications), and not on their professional skills.

The ranking doesn’t aim to demonstrate how influential they are on Twitter and you could rank this list many ways in terms of their digital influence and that could include

  • How many Twitter lists they are on
  • How many Retweets their followers put back onto Twitter
  • How many comments are on their blog posts
  • How many Facebook friends they have
  • The number of views on their YouTube channel
  • The quantity of views on  their Slideshare channel
  • How many search engine results do they receive when you enter them into a search engine
  • What is their ranking in Google
  • How much traffic does their website receive
  • The number of inbound links to their blogs and websites

What a recent survey by Exact Target has shown is that Twitter power users are very influential online and so need to be taken seriously by brands.

So this list is only one measure of their own public relations success on behalf of their own brand on one social media channel. So go and visit their Twitter feeds and check out their content you are sure to learn something from these PR Twitter power users!!

Who do you think is the most influential and how could you measure that?

  1. MagicSauceMedia – Renee Blodgett PR – 100,270 followers
  2. PublicityGuru – Bill Stoller – Editor & Founder, Free Publicity Newsletter. For a Free Sample Issue click here – 89,432 followers
  3. petershankman – Founder of HARO – 88,603 followers
  4. JonathanCheban – 86,236 followers
  5. peoplesrev – Kelly Cutrone – 84,000 followers
  6. SocialMedia411 – Social Media Insider – 73,655 followers
  7. briansolis – 65,542 followers
  8. prsarahevans – Sarah Evans – 50,117 followers
  9. Steve Rubel – 45,568 followers
  10. Steveology – Steve Farnsworth – 40,815 followers
  11. WeAreSocial – 39,212 followers
  12. Alexander Blom – 39,161 followers
  13. PRNewswire – Vicky, PR Newswire’s Director of Audience Development & team – 38,619 followers
  14. MattSingley – 36,032 followers
  15. PRwise – Roger S. Johnson – 31,450 followers
  16. JessicaNow – Jessica Smith – 31,369
  17. Collin Douma – 29,764 followers
  18. MarvetBritto – 28,556 followers
  19. ereleases – PR Distribution – 28,034 followers
  20. Rochelle Veturis – 25,362 followers
  21. DougH – Doug Haslam – 25,089 followers
  22. DannyBrown – 23,175 followers
  23. leeodden – 22,732 followers
  24. Kathy_Johnson – Co-founder of PR/social media firm Consort Partners – 21,980 followers
  25. chrisabraham – Chris Abraham is THE expert in social media and digital PR – 21,590 followers
  26. missusP – Christine Perkett – 20,988 followers
  27. Mark Ragan – 20,586 followers
  28. Giovanni Gallucci – 20,453 followers
  29. fishmark – 18,464 followers
  30. prblog – Kevin Dugan – 17,875 followers
  31. PR_Couture – Crosby/PR Couture – 17,801 followers
  32. RealYaverbaum – eric yaverbaum – 17,711 followers
  33. Lizz Harmon – 17,396 followers
  34. SteveKayser – Biz Writer, Editor, Publisher, PR/Marketing – 16,704 followers
  35. TDefren – 16,592 followers
  36. karasmamedia – Kara Smith – 16,413 followers
  37. PublicityHound – Joan Stewart – 16,290 followers
  38. Shannon Paul – 15,826 followers
  39. luisete – Luis Rodriguez – 15,627 followers
  40. David Alston – 15,428 followers
  41. DenverPR – Maggie Holben – 14,872 followers
  42. juliebonnheath – JBH PR & Marketing – 14,706 followers
  43. Doug Mummert – 14,337 followers
  44. PressAbout – Free Press Release Distribution – 14,153 followers
  45. sagefrog – Mark Schmukler – 13,659 followers
  46. Michelle Blanc – 13,653 followers
  47. jimcaruso – CEO & Chairman at MediaFirst PR – Atlanta – 13,579 followers
  48. Flack_Me – The PR Professional’s Blog. – 13,057 followers
  49. Marsha Friedman – 13,045 followers
  50. ProfNet – Maria Perez – 12,925 followers
  51. PRjobs – Lindsay Olson – 11,957 followers
  52. jasonkintzler – 11,650 followers
  53. laermer – Richard Laermer – 11,530 followers
  54. HowellMarketing – 11,414 followers
  55. CXN_Inc – 11,020 followers
  56. John Digles – 11,016 followers
  57. TracyHNguyen – 10,983 followers
  58. LisaHoffmann – 10,920 followers
  59. LizzieGrubman – 10,873 followers
  60. davefleet – 10,580 followers
  61. justinkistner – 10,354 followers
  62. gothamc – 10,286 followers
  63. walshpr – 10,153 followers
  64. richquigley – 10,102 followers
  65. dbreakenridge – 9,821
  66. pheadrick – Parry Headrick – 9,687 followers
  67. CathyWebSavvyPR – Cathy Larkin PR – 9,663
  68. kdpaine – Katie Delahaye Paine – 9,652 followers
  69. TiloBonow – 9,540 followers
  70. BusinessWire – Monika Maeckle, Vice President, New Media Business Wire – 9,373
  71. IdeaGrove – Scott Baradell – 9,370 followers
  72. Spin_Thicket – 9,352 followers
  73. pressreleases – Press releases distributed by Journalism.co.uk – 9,170 followers
  74. Rachel Kay – 8,996 followers
  75. Bill Rice – 8,709 followers
  76. LuxuryPRGal – Christine Kirk – 8,636 followers
  77. India PR Blog – 8,598 followers
  78. tacanderson – VP of Digital Strategies at Waggener Edstrom – 8,514 followers
  79. SourceBottle – 8,276 followers
  80. Stefan Keuchel – 7,995 followers
  81. Shonali Burke – 7,949 followers
  82. Nigel_Morgan – 7,943 followers
  83. SocialNicole – Nicole Harrison – 7,902 followers
  84. ecofashionista – Kelly Drennan – 7,839 followers
  85. George Affleck – 7,816 followers
  86. J Public Relations – 7,790 followers
  87. GetPubRelatJobs – 7,705 followers
  88. CelebritizeYou – Marsha Friedman – 7,677 followers
  89. Kellye Crane – 7,632 followers
  90. waxgirl333 – 7,589 followers
  91. Stuart Foster – 7,553 followers
  92. SaurabhSaggi – 7,507 followers
  93. GemmaWent – Red Cube Marketing – 7,451 followers
  94. Brian Crouch – 7,432 followers
  95. BarbaraJones – 7,418 followers
  96. Len Kendall – 7,397 followers
  97. PR4YOU – 7,377 followers
  98. Yann Ropars – 7,373 followers
  99. JenerationPR – Jennifer Berson – 7,273 followers
  100. David Burrows – 7,244 followers

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