16 Top Twitter Chats for Social Media and PR Professionals


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Originally published on Simply Measured

Twitter Chat

There are many great Twitters chats happening each week, driving conversations and facilitating collaboration between a wide spectrum of social media professionals.

Simply Measured used started with Robert Swanwick‘s list of over 620 Twitter chats. They selected thirteen popular marketing chats and tracked their activity for the week of 5/6/2012 to 5/12/2012.

We’ve added three popular social media marketing chats into the mix, that while we do not have stats on, we highly recommend as engaging industry conversations.

Here is a brief overview of each chat based on data from the week measured.

1. #blogchat – Sundays at 9pm ET
Helping companies improve both corporate and personal blogs; themes range from SEO to building a team of bloggers.
Moderated by Mack Collier.
2,119 Tweets on 5/6/2012

2. #hcsm – Sundays at 9pm ET
Bringing together health care professionals to discuss the benefits of social media for health care communication strategies.
Moderated by @HealthSocMed.
1,619 Tweets on 5/6/2012

3. #pinchat – Wednesdays at 9pm ET
Discussing best practices, showcasing new uses, highlighting brand usage, and sharing a passion for Pinterest.
Moderated by Kelly Lieberman.
1,112 Tweets on 5/9/2012

4. #smmanners – Tuesdays at 10pm ET
“Bringing back civility and charm to online communications.” Topics range from building business relationships through social media, to the appropriate ways of requesting RTs or recommendations on LinkedIn.
Moderated by Dabney Porte.
1,071 Tweets on 5/8/2012

5. #brandchat – Wednesdays at 11am ET
Each week they focus on one of the following themes: big business brands & non-profit brands, small business brands, personal brands, all about brands, and occasionally they run “open chats” about brands.
Moderated by Maria Duron and David Sandusky.
1,024 Tweets on 5/9/2012

6. #linkedinchat – Tuesday at 8pm ET
Conversing about ways to use the LinkedIn platform, associated applications, and other social media platforms to improve results on LinkedIn.
Moderated by Viveka vonRosen.
707 Tweets on 5/8/2012

7. #mmchat – Mondays at 9pm ET
Featuring a special guest who discusses a relevant social media topic and answers questions from participants.
Moderated by Jeff Ashcroft.
654 Tweets on 5/7/2012

8. #socialchat – Mondays at 9pm ET
Taking a featured guest and “putting them on the hot seat.” Participants drive the conversation by asking questions and engaging with the guest.
Moderated by Alan Knecht and Michelle StinsonRoss.
553 Tweets on 5/7/2012

9. #smchat – Wednesdays at 1pm ET
During 2012, they are running 4 discrete “series” which take place on specific weeks each month. The weekly topics are focused on mobility, customer service, marketing, social change, and key social media trends.
Moderated by Chris Jones, as well as having a variety of weekly hosts.
516 Tweets on 5/9/2012

10. #wjchat – Wednesdays at 8pm ET
Talking about all things content, technology, ethics & business for journalism on the web.
Moderated by @wjchat.
470 Tweets on 5/9/2012

11. #pr20chat – Tuesdays at 8pm ET
Helping PR professionals understand how new media is shaping the public relations industry.
Moderated by Heather Whaling and Justin Goldsborough.
376 Tweets on 5/8/2012

12. #journchat – Mondays at 8pm ET
Facilitating conversations between journalists, bloggers, and public relations profressionals.
Moderated by Sarah Evans.
267 Tweets on 5/7/2012

13. #smbiz – Tuesdays at 8pm ET
Run as an open chat session, where small businesses can get answers from experts and other small business owners.
Moderated by John Sternal and Chrisanne Sternal.
107 Tweets on 5/8/2012

And a few gems Simply Measured did not include:

14. BONUS #CmgrChat – Wednesdays at 2pm ET
Community and social media managers discuss how to build and engage online community for business.
Founded by Jenn Pedde (@JPedde) and Kelly Lux (@KellyLux /@iSchoolSU) and organized by TheCommunityManager.com

15. BONUS #BWEchat – Thursdays at 2pm ET
New media, blogging, and social media marketing topics
Moderated by Blogworld staff and Deborah Ng

16. BONUS #Likeable –Sunday at 10pm ET
Social media marketing chat that commonly draws over 100 participants
Moderated by Likeable Media staff and Dave Kerpen

Which Twitter chats do you usually take part in?



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