When I first started at Meltwater last summer, my PR knowledge was fairly limited to what I’d learned being an in-house liason between an agency and the various startups I had worked at previously. Since that time, I’ve worked hard to immerse myself in the industry so that I could better understand my target community – and a large part of that was by surrounding myself (digitally speaking) with the real experts in PR. The following people are the ones I think have been instrumental in growing my PR knowledge, and I’d like to pay it forward by sharing their knowledge with all of you, too. If you’re not already following these PR pros on Twitter, now’s your chance. Please also retweet some of their fantastic content, while you’re at it!

Sam Hosenkamp:

Fluent in Internet-speak, obsessed with Spotify, big running & hiking fan. Social media for @OrganikSEO.

Kate Finley:

CEO at Belle Communications, Paleo-eater, blogger, Christian, half-marathoner. I help specialty food brands and startups THRIVE.

Mark Ragan:

CEO of Ragan Communications. Publisher of @PRDaily, @RaganComms, @RaganHealth, HR Communication.

Deirdre Breakenridge:

CEO of Pure Performance Communications, speaker, author of Social Media and Public Relations & PR 2.0, adjunct professor & co-founder of #PRStudChat.

Paul Roetzer:

PR 20/20 (@pr2020) founder & CEO. Author of The Marketing Agency Blueprint. Creator of Marketing Agency Insider (@agencyin) & Marketing Score (@MKTScore).

Matthew Quint:

Silicon Valley PR expert with emphasis on chips, mobility, digital media, and comm. networks of all kinds.

Judy Gombita:

Senior/hybrid (social) public relations & communication management strategist. Ethics & honesty advocate. Passions: travel, film, theatre, opera, books, food.

Carrie Morgan:

Senior-level digital public relations. Author. Contributor to Convince & Convert, MarketingProfs, PR Daily & Social Media Today. Word nerd. #PRprochat founder.

Elena Verlee:

Technology PR Pro at http://bit.ly/1ceKJOk Award-winning PR blogger. Busy mom with a shoe company celebrities love at http://bit.ly/1aX5Q8k

Tony Arnold:

Influencing media to proclaim the message, handle crisis & strategic communications. Sharing media/culture/ministry/PR news, tips & life’s spiritual adventures.

And, of course, our very own Marc Cowlin:

Director of #PR & #contentmarketing for @meltwater. Formerly PR, #Marketing and #socialmedia for @cafepress & @birkenstockusa.

Who else is missing from this list? Let me know with a comment, and I’ll add them!

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