A blog/feed reading list for Irish PR/Marketing people

I know this is done by some PR folks in the UK, where they pre-populate Netvibes accounts with 20-30 feeds of blogs and sites about PR and Marketing so I wonder what would people recommend in an Irish context?

For Irish PR and Marketing people dipping their toes into reading blogs and feeds using a feedreader, what would be the 20 feeds you’d suggest that they read? Mixing it with local and international, business and fun?

Seth Godin would have to feature.

Locally and more onliney perhaps Piaras Kelly and Cybercom, Richard Hearne too, Paul Dervan and for a fresh and cranky (and so honest) take on the interpipes and all that, there’s Sabrina Dent.

From the UK check out Simon Collister, Drew B and Will McInnes.

He probably blogs too much but Jeremiah Owyang is full of social media/webby goodness.

Irish Business Blogger wise you can have:
Keith Bohanna
Pat Phelan
Murphy’s Ice Cream
Worldwide Cycles

A much longer list of Irish Business Bloggers.

Who would you recommend on a list of 20? Different lists for different industries? Even for businesses big or small I’d make it mandatory to have off-topic fun blogs in there too. Afterall we’re all meant to be a little more social these days and differing perspectives are important.

8 Responses to “A blog/feed reading list for Irish PR/Marketing people”

  1. From an email perspective Denis Cox http://www.newsweaver.co.uk/emailnewsletters/ and Tamara Gielen http://www.b2bemailmarketing.com/ (international).

  2. Keith says:

    Cryptogram – http://www.schneier.com/blog

    Security matters to every business, even if they don’t know it!

  3. Julie says:

    I’d add http://www.micropersuasion.com/ and http://www.jaffejuice.com/ from an international perspective. Womma (http://www.womma.org/) is also very useful for info on ‘word of mouth’ techniques.

  4. I find Barry Hand’s blog very informative, not updated too frequently but some interesting Google Adwords related articles there – http://www.barryhand.ie/

  5. Heh, thanks Damien for the include. Believe it or not, I have to limit what I publish, there’s quite a few more things I want to share –but don’t

  6. Paul says:

    Thanks Damien for the mention. Among my favourite UK marketing / advertising blogs are Dave Trott, Faris, David Taylor, Richard Huntington and Scamp. All far superior and more original than my musings. I’d recommend them all.






  7. Damien says:

    Akismet marked Paul’s comment as spam and I nuked the spams after a spam attack as I saw Paul’s whizz by so I extracted the above from the cache. Sorry about that Paul. I’m going to change the spam filtering to try and prevent that. Donncha has advice I must follow.

  8. KerryG says:

    essential reading for me would be Nicholas Carr, http://roughtype.com/, less concerned with social media and not that regularly updated but always a fascinating read.