Your 50 favourite digital, marketing and public relations media

Your 50 favourite digital, marketing and public relations media

A summer list of 50 blogs, books, communities, newsletters and podcasts curated from my network. IMG_4853

These are media that I consume regularly or recommendations that I’ve had in response to a shout out via my social networks in the past 10 days.

I’m sorry that I haven’t been able to include all of your suggestions but I wanted to limit the list to 10 blogs, books, communities, newsletters and podcasts.

Your own networks will almost certainly generate different results. Why don’t you try it and see? We all love a list.

Whatever your interest or specialism there is likely to be something here to interest you and add to your regular diet of continuous professional development (CPD).


#1 Dan Slee - Social media, PR and digital communications in the public sector

#2 David Phillips - Wide ranging thinker on the future of personal and organisational communication

#3 Gini Dietrich  - Professional development for marketing and public relations professions

#4 Heather Yaxley - Public relations thinking, connecting ideas, thoughts and comment

#5 Helen Reynolds - Inspiration, creativity and social media

#6 Iliyana Stareva - Practical marketing and public relations guidance from a HubSpot writer

#7 Mat Morrison - Original thinker and doer on planning, data driven insights and opinion

#8 Mike Love - The business of reputation in organisations and politics

#9 Rachel Miller - Internal communications, issues and information for public relations and marketing professionals

#10 Tom Liacas - Activist turned advisor on using social networks to exert pressure on governments and corporations


#11 A World Gone Social by Ted Coine and Mark Rabbitt - An eye-opening look at fundamental and powerful changes the social collaboration era has set in motion

#12 Anarchists in the Boardroom by Liam Barrington-Bush - How social media and social movements can help your organisation to be more like people

#13 Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy - Timeless business classic about the advertising business featured on Mad Men and as fresh and relevant now as the day it was written

#14 From Survival to Significance by Jeremy Waite - Five step framework which sets out what separates a successful brand from a significant one

#15 Marketers Are From Mars by Bob Hoffman - A sweary, frequently hilarious polemic that challenges much of the considered wisdom of modern advertising, marketing and public relations

#16 No ordinary disruption by Richard Dobbs - How to think strategically about the transformational role of technology and the accelerating global flows of goods, capital, and talent

#17 Shareology Book by Bryan J Kramer - How sharing is powering the human economy

#18 Strategic Public Relations Leadership by Anne Gregory and Paul Willis  - A framework for public relations professionals to demonstrate their contribution to organisational effectiveness

#19 The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz - Advice on building and running a business from one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs

#20 Trust Me, PR is Dead by Robert Phillips - An excellent description of the transparency that is being forced on modern business and politics by networks and social forms of media


#21 Behind the Spin - Online magazine for public relations students and young practitioners

#22 CIPR Conversation - Aggregator for content from the UK's professional public relations association

#23 Comms2point0 - Online resource for public sector communicators

#24 Econsultancy - Resources and community for digital marketing

#25 Knowledge Hub - Collaboration platform for public and voluntary service

#26 PR Conversations - Global discussion about public relations with local perspectives

#27 PR Examples - Celebrating the best in public relations and social media marketing, stunts, campaigns and efforts

#28 PR Resolution - Led by the team at aimed at making the lives of public relations professionals better

#29 Simply Communicate - A community for internal communicators

#30 State of Digital - Learning and development community for digital communication


#31 As Seen on Internet - Ben Foster and Amit Wadehra share the tech news you need to know as well as the most amazing internet

#32 CIPRSM C- Suite podcast - Russell Goldsmith talks to senior executives about trends in social media, digital and innovation in communications

#33 For Immediate Release - Network of podcasts about business, technology and communications including a weekly anchor podcast hosted by Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz

#34 Marketing Homebrew: The UK Content Marketing Podcast - Ian Rhodes and Mark Masters help answer the questions that will help shape your approach to content

#35 MediaGuardian - Interviews, insight and analysis from the Guardian's media team

#36 Reply All - P J Vogt and Alex Goldman talk about the Internet

#37 Royal Society of Arts (RSA) Events - Voices of the world’s leading thinkers on topics ranging from education, design and creativity, to politics, philosophy and economics

#38 The Bottom Line - Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters

#39 The Economist Radio - Audio news and features from The Economist on a variety of topics

#40 Upvoted by reddit - Learn the story behind the stories that hit the home page of reddit


#41 Asia Tech Review - Must read insight from Jon Russell, TechCrunch's Asia correspondent

#42 Battenhall - Monthly social media and communication trends digest

#43 C_oncentrate - Here/Forth shares weekly C-level digital and social insight

#44 CloudNine - News, views and funny stuff by UK recruiter Steve Ward

#45 Euan Semple - Occasional newsletter on management and organisations

#46 Five Things on Friday - James Whatley's left-field summary of the best of the week's internet

#47 Monday Morning Memo - Alex Singleton's weekly round-up of analysis and news from public relations

#48 Only Dead Fish - Weekly summary of digital goings-on from Neil Perkins

#49 Other Valleys - A weekly list by Anjali Ramachandran of creative/technology ideas, sent weekly from outside the US/UK/EU

#50 The Exponential View - Azeem Azhar on technology, business models, politics, economy and society

Thank you

Thanks to the following people for sharing their recommendations: Adam Cranfield, Alister Foye, Amy Wardlaw, Ashley Keir-Bucknall, Brian A. Kilgore, Bridget Aherne, Charlie Southwell, Chris Lee, Christopher Engman, Dan Hindin, Daniel Young, Danny Denhard, David Ward, Ella Minty, Emma Rodgers, Gillian Neild, Iliyana Stareva, Jason MacKenzie, Jonathan H. Ashton, Judy Gombita, Karan Chadda, Karen Freberg, Keith Lewis, Kelly Quigley-Hicks, Leanne Ross, Mark Masters, Matt Desmier, Matt Silver, Michael White, Nicole Antonio-Gadsdon, Rachel Miller, Rosie Shelley, Sarah Arnst and Scott Guthrie.

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