16 Top Twitter Chats for Social Media and PR Professionals

by Jason Keath on Jun 07, 2012
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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?


Post Author

CEO and founder of Social Fresh, the social media education company. Jason is a social media consultant, a social media speaker and industry analyst. He consults with corporations and agencies on social media strategy, building community, and influencer...

  • Jason having started one of the above chats and passed it on – we of course are partial to #Speakchat a community for speakers, authors and conferences.  Every Monday at 9pm ET.  We have hosted great guest and thought provoking topics – like MIchael Port, SImon Mainwaring, and 7 Things to Nail Down Before You Publish That Book.  We have had anywhere from 250-750 tweets per chat, join us sometimes.

  • Hi Jason!

    I am glad to stumble on your post and had a great time
    reading it. This is really great to know that t many great twitter chats events take place each
    week,that allows conversations and makes collaboration possible amid wide gamut
    of social media professionals. I appreciate your endeavor in bringing forth top
    16 twitter chats for Social media and professionals.

    Thanks for sharing!!

  • likeablemedia

    Hi Jason! 

    Nice post. I’m the founder and moderator of #LikeableChat

  • Rab

    I like the bonus ones. :)

  • Bstar0306

    I LOVE #BlogChat it is full of great people and great content. I have a few chats I need to check out that I haven’t heard of yet! 

  • Hey Jason!  I love #CmgrChat (when I can make it) and #brandchat. 

    Another chat that would be good to add is #custserv.  It is every Tuesday, 9pm EST

  • Great list, Jason! I’ve attended most of the chats on your list at least once, but found a few new ones to check out.

    As the Marketing Mod for #smchat, I’m thrilled we made the list! Chris has done a great job of building a community and I’m proud to be a part of it. Thanks for including #smchat among such esteemed company.

  • fcaballo

    I’ve never seen anyone list all the Twitter chats before. This is awesome information. Thanks so much! I’ll definitely check into the LinkedIn and Blog chats. BTW: This is a great blog and a must read for anyone in social media. Have a great weekend.

  • BTW – What’s a good way for finding chats ( tags )  for stuff in your industry ?

  • I love the chat #SMmeasure on Thursdays 9am PST

  • Just a quick correction – the hashtag for Likeable Media’s Twitter chat is actually #LikeableChat. It’s so great and I can probably say most of what I know about social media marketing was learned in their chats over the past year!

  • Chris

    Mediachat is a great one for this list!

  • Michele Weisman

    Thanks for the shout out about #LikeableChat Jason! Would you be able to change Likeable Media’s chat to #LikeableChat (instead of #Likeable)? 

    -Michele Weisman, moderator of #LikeableChat

  • I’m immodestly and inordinately fond of #chsocm, the church social media chat that’s held on Tuesdays at 9PM, ET. This chat began nearly a year ago and has gathered momentum, attracting people across denominations who want to talk about using social media to build church community and support faith. In addition, #chsocm has become the standard, recognized hashtag for content and conversation about church social media. More information about the chat is available on the blog, as are transcripts from the chats: http://bit.ly/pTDoAb

  • Hey Jason, How about Google+ hangouts. Hangouts are more interesting and magical than twitter chats. I’d love to see collection of interesting hangouts on Social Fresh. 

  • In case you haven’t had the opportunity to visit #custserv, please stop by. We’ve been running the chat for almost three years every Tuesday from 9p-10p ET

  • Susan Jones

    #YYJChat every Tues. 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm based in/on Victoria Vancouver Island BC Canada

  • Alison Lewis

    great list and much needed!