2012 PR Reader’s Choice Awards–Nominations due June 29

Tue, Jun 19, 2012

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Three years ago, I started the PR Reader’s Choice Blog Awards. At the time, PR blogs were really just starting out. I mean, there were a ton of them, but not quite the proliferation we see now. But the impetus was to give the readers a voice in who they think deserved the accolades–instead of letting publications and random folks do the choosing for us.

Over the last three years, a number of outstanding PR blogs have been nominated. The list is like a who’s who of PR blogs (and for good reason–it’s the Reader’s Choice Awards after all!). Blogs like Convince & Convert, Conversation Age, PR Squared and PR 2.0 (Brian Solis’ blog) have all been nominated.

Last year, our winners were:

Best Up-and-Coming blog: B2B Bliss

Most Educational blog: Journalistics

Most Thought-Provoking blog: Waxing Unlyrical

Blog of the Year: Spin Sucks

This year, I’m excited to see some new entries in the fold. What’s been interesting in the last year or so is that many of the PR blogs I came up reading have either faded away (David Mullen’s blog–one of my early faves) or have gone the content curation route and broadened to other authors (like Jason Falls’ Social Media Explorer).

On the other side of that, there’s a whole host of new blogs that have popped up that continue to impress me. I’m thinking about blogs like Adam Vincenzini’s Comms Corner (although it’s not exactly new) and Jessica Malnik’s blog.

So, the first step is to nominate your favorites. We’ll have the same categories as the first three years:

* Best Up-and-Coming

* Most Educational

* Most Thought-Provoking

* Blog of the Year

Please nominate your favorites ONCE in each category in the comments below. The deadline is midnight on Friday, June 29. After that, we’ll tally the nominations and the top 5 in each category will be put to a public vote in early July.

Excited to see your nominations!

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38 comments
KamalKs
KamalKs

www.sunsmide.blogspot.in

KariErtresvag
KariErtresvag

I would like to nominate the superb blog Mr. Media Training by Brad Phillips to blog of the year! Excellent blog which I have greatly benefited from - more people should hear about it and hopefully your award will do the trick!

aileenabella
aileenabella

2012 was the year of the gaffes, blunders and "oh, no he didn't!"  Thoroughly trained public figures saw their reputations tarnished beyond repair, thanks to social media.  That's why www.mrmediatraining.com by Brad Phillips is my pick for Most Educational, Most Thought-Provoking and all-around Best Blog of the Year.  The other feeds pile up in my RSS reader, but I just can't miss what Brad has to say, either on the blog, Facebook or Twitter.  His blog is chock-full of insights and great tips to help anyone become media trained.  @MrMediaTraining 

 

 

NanMarinelli
NanMarinelli

I nominate Brad Phillips's blog Mr. Media Training (http://www.mrmediatraining.com/). I don't really read blogs but was so inspired by "Mr. Media" that I 'liked' it and enjoy it every day. In fact, it was his blog which has pointed the way to other blogs which I shall check out. I originally found Mr. Media Training by doing research on a topic which really caught my attention and his blog was the one that inspired me to comment - something I also don't often do.

JasMollica
JasMollica

I would nominate Deirdre Breakenridge's blog, PR 2.0 Strategies, (http://www.deirdrebreakenridge.com/) for Blog of the Year. It's always full of great information and included information lately that she couldn't put in her recent book release. 

MrMediaTraining
MrMediaTraining

@JohnNemoPR John - thank you very much! Appreciate your support for the blog and taking the time to nominate me. Thank you!

JohnNemoPR
JohnNemoPR

I have to nominate Brad Phillip's Mr. Media Training Blog (http://www.MrMediaTraining.com) as Most Educational - loaded with great tips EVERY TIME! Also I love Brad's use of real-life, real-time media examples (mostly through video clips) where he'll analyze the day's biggest stories from a PR perspective. Also his monthly biggest media blunders lists (always with video) are worth the price of admission alone! It's become a must-read blog for me!

AmeenaFalchetto
AmeenaFalchetto

@JustInTheSouth Thanks Justin - really appreciate the nomination! :)

samtaracollier
samtaracollier

I'm nominating Danny Brown's Blog (http://dannybrown.me/blog/) for Blog of the Year.  I love reading @Danny Brown 's posts because #1) they are very informative #2) his personality shines through his words and #3) he's not afraid to share his opinion - you'll always find thought provoking content.  Look forward to reading it every day! 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

I have one for up-and-coming: The Sword and the Script. It's Frank Strong's blog and it's really well done!

shonali
shonali

@rachelakay Hiya! How are you?

arikhanson
arikhanson

@rachelakay Thx for sharing, Rachel!

Frank_Strong
Frank_Strong

I nominate @markwschaefer 's {grow} blog for "most thought provoking." He really makes me think.  I find him to be a contrarian, but not for contrarian's sake. Rather he's often got a different point of view that is based on well-reasoned ideas:  http://www.businessesgrow.com/blog/

 

For "best up and coming" I nominate @adamsinger 's The Future Buzz.  Adam is one of those guys flying under the radar, but he's grown.  I'd say he's soon to be on the A-list.  Really smart, insightful posts: http://thefuturebuzz.com/

kamkansas
kamkansas

Blog of the Year: SpinSucks. It gives you great information in a compelling way, encourages people to comment and then engages with those commenters to continue the discussion. It's my top go-to blog. @ginidietrich @lisagerber

Jonobean
Jonobean

Best up and coming and best thought provoking for me is Commscorner or as it is now called these days Adamvincenzini(dot)com

JGarant
JGarant

Best up-and-coming - Comms Corner (Adam Vincenzini)

Most thought provoking - Waxing UnLyrical

EmLeary
EmLeary

Most Thought Provoking Adam Vincenzini / Comms Corner

shonali
shonali

@greenbuzzagency Heh! Did you put in a nomination or few (cough cough)?

PerfectDisk
PerfectDisk

Most Thought-Provoking - Waxing Unlyrical

Ancita
Ancita

Most Thought-Provoking - Waxing Unlyrical 

Frank_Strong
Frank_Strong

 @ginidietrich  Now, if I can only solve my "big mouth" problem!  Thanks Gini; it's a humble endeavor which in many ways is thinking:  for me, writing is thinking. 

rachelakay
rachelakay

@shonali Hi. I watched your trainer video this morning. My trainer has never done anything that harsh. It sounded awful.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

@jeanniecw Anyone! I'm reigning champ for two years so I figure I should let someone else try

shonali
shonali

@rachelakay It was frightening to think of. But you know what? I made it through and even though I was SO wobbly at the end, I was psyched.

Frank_Strong
Frank_Strong

 @arikhanson  @adamsinger Well, he's got advertising. It was certainly intended as a compliment. How about blog of the year? :-) But he's been writing less since taking on his new gig!