25 Reasons to Be a Thankful PR Practioner

, Posted on Nov 24


In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, here are my top 25 things a public relations practitioner can be thankful for:

(in no particular order)

Vocus, BurrellesLuce and Cision (and others)

PR Newswire, BusinessWire, PRWeb, etc.



Video Monitoring Services

– Free conversation monitoring tools, like Netvibes, and the enterprise level Radian6 (and those like it)



WebNotes (a start-up worth your curiousity)

– Clipping services (take your pick)

– Chris Brogan, Brian Solis and far too many to mention, for leading a new conversation about PR

– The emergence of social media as a strategic communications platform

Local. Print. Media.

New newspapers

– Media of all stripes and dominions

– Bloggers

– Flip cameras

– Digital audio recorders

– SEO and Web traffic analytic tools

– Adobe Creative Suite 3 (and CS4), which allow us to communicate graphically and artfully

– The iLife suite of products available on Macs, which make anyone an amateur post pro

– Smart phones


– Journalists, new and traditional

– Trusting and loyal clients


What did I miss? Light it up in the comments section.