A quick guide to Public Relations Tweetchats

“Twitter is the new melting pot of ideas, people, and disruptive innovation.” Audun Utengen, Co-founder of Symplur and the Healthcare Hashtag Project

#PowerandInfluence Tweetchat

One very high profile #PR tweetchat which took place on Wednesday 2 October 2019 was #PowerandInfluence founded by @EllaMinty who is Co-Chair of the Energy Leadership Platform @CIPR_UK, @ILM_UK Fellow, and Crisis and Reputation Management Consultant. Conor McGrath, Lecturer in PR and Lobbying at Ulster University hosted the tweetchat which was an overwhelming success.

A simple tip for having a peep at the Tweetchat is to log into http://tchat.io and enter the tweetchat hashtag! Give it a go! Lurk and learn. 

If you want to find out more, check out some of the best Twitter moments from the Tweetchat, click on this link: https://twitter.com/i/moments/1179497828281962496?s=13

Merits of #PublicRelations Tweetchats

Tweetchats are so much fun. You can connect with #PR people from academia and professional practice who are based all around the world. These PR tweeps share their ideas and expertise freely! This is important if you are a new #PRStudent seeking to understand Public Relations. It is also relevant for those tweeps with more PR knowledge and experience who wish to thrash out and debate the nitty gritty of #PR.

However, on a more serious note, a PR tweetchat also provides a #PRStudent with “real time information” as to what #PR academics and professionals are saying about a particular topic and many networking opportunities!

#IrishMed Tweetchat NodeXL Social Media Graph shared with kind permission of Dr Liam Farrell

What is a hashtag?

In the healthcare world, Symplur have advised that if you want to understand what the conversations are all about for any topic, what is trending, how it is changing over time and learn how the healthcare stakeholders differ and what they have in common you can drill down to the individual tweets using the hashtag.

This is equally applicable to the world of #PublicRelations on Twitter.

Some of the hashtags used both on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram for finding, curating and publishing Public Relations content are:




#WIPRNI (Women in PR Northern Ireland)

#WomeninPR (Women in PR)

I am looking forward to connecting with you on Twitter!

Opera Kids : Die Fledermaus -The Bat Ball. A Five Star Review for Northern Ireland Opera

The Bat Ball

We recently attended the Bat Ball for 7- 11 year olds in the Baby Grand Studio of the Grand Opera House Belfast. As a parent, I was drawn to this free event for the glitz, the glamour and the opportunity of a lifetime for my young daughter to take part in a masquerade ball on a Saturday morning with real life Opera stars! My daughter was equally as excited about the chance to craft, sing, dance and make new friends!

What is Die Fledermaus?

Die Fledermaus (German: [diː ˈfleːdɐˌmaʊs]The Flittermouse or The Bat, sometimes called The Revenge of the Bat) is an operetta composed by Johann Strauss II to a German libretto by Karl Haffner [de] and Richard Genée. – Wikipedia 

Five Star Review

Northern Ireland Opera deserve a five star review for this Outreach event.  The company  tweeted about “fun, flamboyance and phenomenal singing”. They did not disappoint! For my seven year old daughter,  it was simply storytelling with music and sheer delight at meeting some like minded Opera Kids. I  highly recommend that you watch this video clip recently released by Northern Ireland Opera to get a flavour of the event! 


Further Reading – Can Opera save our Kids?