Resources is my ever-expanding collection of resources. Suggestions for additions are welcome. Contact me.

Online Resources

Bad Pitch Blog: Ridding the PR universe of bad pitches.

Canadian Council of Public Relations Firms: List of Canadian PR firms links to resources for those working in the Great White North.

Canadian Public Relations Society: Good selection of resources, professional development courses, and job postings.

Culpwit: The site’s tagline is “guiding the career in public relations”. The name alone makes it worth a peek.

The Cycle: PR Week’s blog written by PR pros. Content for US, UK and Asia.

Flack Me: From the people who brought you #PrFail.

The Future Buzz: Tackles a wide range of topics from pitching to social media and SEO.

International Association of Business Communicators: Resources,job board and professional development information with a US focus.

Inside PR: A weekly social media and public relations podcast hosted by Gini Dietrich, Joseph Thornley, and Martin Waxman.

Journalistics: Exploring the intersection of PR and journalism.

Measurement Matters: Posts on PR measurement and analysis.

Media Relations in Canada: A place in Canada for academics, journalists, communicators and anyone who cares about media and communications to share information and ideas.

Media Relations in Canada: A Canadian blog for academics, journalists, communicators and anyone who cares about media and communications to share information and ideas.

O”Dwyer’s: Terrific links, blogs and RFP’s for PR, marketing and communications pros.

PolarisB: Great Canadian offering covering PR, inbound marketing and social media.

PR Conversations: Global public relations and more.

PR Daily: Brought to you by the nice folks at Ragan.

PR News: With its tagline “for smart communicators,” you know it’s a must-read.

PRO PR: Great insight from Canadian PR Pro Joseph Thornley, CEO of Thornley Fallis and 76 Design.

PRSay: Blog courtesy of the Public Relations Society of America.

PR Squared: . The big thing is already here according to Todd Defren, CEO of SHIFT Communications.

PRTini: . Excellent mix – cute cocktail theme with substantial PR advice by Heather Whaling, founder of Geben Communications.

Social Media Explorer: . Posts about social media, marketing, research and related topics.

Spin Sucks: . A favourite of communications pros. PR wisdom from Gini Dietrich, CEO of Arment Dietrich.

Books on PR , Communications etc…

Contagious: Why Things Catch On, Noah Berger

PR! – A Social History of Spin, Stuart Ewen

The Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable, Seth Godin

The Hyper-Social Organization: Eclipse Your Competition by Leveraging Social Media, François Gossieux

Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect, Matthew Lieberman

The Fall of Advertising and the Rise of PR, Al Ries and Laura Ries

The Father of Spin: Edward L. Bernays and The Birth of Public Relations, Larry Tye