Vuelio’s top UK PR blogs 2016

The latest list of Vuelio’s top ten PR blogs in the UK published on April 13 has a few changes, notably in the top spot. The number 1 slot is now occupied by Stephen Waddington, displacing yours truly (that’s me) from that position after four consecutive years. I’m now in the number 2 position that had been held by Wadds for much of that period. Wadds deserves the top ranking as he consistently and frequently writes and publishes great content on his blog that addresses and discusses issues, events and more focused on the business and practice of public relations. If you want keen and actionable insights into PR, Wadds’ blog is the place to get it (subscribe). For my […]

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Vuelio’s Top 10 UK PR blogs 2015

Every year, PR software and services company Cision (which was acquired by Vuelio in June 2015) publishes a ranking of what it considers to be the top ten PR blogs in the UK. Last week, the latest list for 2015 was published and I’m pleased to note this this blog is ranked by Vuelio as the number 1 PR blog in the UK for the fourth year running. Here’s the full list: Top 10 UK PR Blogs 2015 Blog Sole or Primary Author 1. Nevillehobson.com Neville Hobson 2. Stephen Waddington Stephen Waddington 3.PR Moment Blog Ben Smith 4.Mark My Words Mark Borkowski 5.SMOKING GUN…and finally Multiple bloggers 6.Thought Symposium Michael White 7.Berkeley PR Multiple bloggers 8.Paul Stallard’s PR Blog Paul […]

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Just a bit less minimalist

About a month ago, I made a big change to this website when I redesigned it and combined the blog with my business website, with both on the same single domain. At the time, I talked up my strong feeling about a minimalist approach to a presence on the social web, doing away with all the clutter that tends to populate so many websites with widgets, ads, popups galore, and more. If you observed that change and have visited this site since then, you’ll notice another change if you’re reading this on the site itself rather than via the RSS feed or syndication elsewhere. I’ve reverted to a website based on the Genesis Framework – in my view, the best […]

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A minimalist approach

[Updated July 27: Today I reverted to the Genesis Framework and the eleven40 Pro child theme. Concise reasoning in today’s post about the change.] Today I re-booted this website. It has a new look and feel, quite a bit different to what went before it. And the domain on which the blog has run since 2006 is also now home to the separate business website I’ve had for some years. So everything you want to know about me is housed under one roof instead of fragmented in a few places – all now at NevilleHobson.com. The whole site uses the Decode theme for WordPress. It’s the most attractive and simplest theme to set up that I’ve come across since starting to […]

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The mutual value of the conversation

The stats helper monkeys have been busy, said WordPress in an overnight email telling me about “Your 2013 in blogging,” a concise analysis of this blog during the year as noted by the stats module in Jetpack, the uber-plugin utility for self-hosted WordPress sites. It’s a concise portrayal of a range of metrics that are useful to know. For instance: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 170,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 7 days for that many people to see it. In 2013, there were 260 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 2,598 posts. The busiest day […]

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