Are you a PR darling?

PrdarlingsDuring last night’s PR Unspun event in London, I kept noticing business cards scattered on various tables at the venue.

The cards were promoting PR Darlings, a social networking service that describes itself as “Socialising for the PR Industry. Meet PR people, get industry news, find jobs, share photos and blogs.”

I rarely sign up for such things, but I have for this one. I just like the sheer irreverence:

[…] PR Darlings is about making new friends, learning about people’s lives outside of work, going for a kick about, not taking your job so seriously, telling funny stories, laughing, banter and expanding your circle. PR Darlings encourages you to put tongues in cheeks – yours, and if you fancy, someone else’s.

PR Darlings is not a place for ‘new client wins’, self-aggrandisement or company publicity. If your boss has suggested you develop a profile to “…learn about this Web 2.0 thing and publicise our latest blah blah,” do us a favour and DON’T DO IT. If your boss says, “Get on to PR Darlings to find yourself some nice people to have a drink with on Friday,” DO DO IT.

It’s that drink thing on a Friday that caught my attention. So if you fancy something like that, why not sign up as well? If you do, I’m there as “jangles.”

Yes, I do need to get out more…

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

  1. Margot

    Hi Neville,

    After reading about PR darlings on your blog and on numerous other sites I have been persuaded to join. I don’t tend to have much time to blog due to being one of three in a PR department and sitting alongside marketing, who constantly frown when I visit these sites, read newspapers and other subscribtions. It’s a constant battle…PR V marketing.

    Anyway thanks for the recommendation jangles.


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