The world of PR and social media is evolving everyday. And when it comes to giving the latest on new trends, innovations, and issues, Arik Hanson’s Communications Conversations definitely serves it up.
Arik is Principal of ACH Communications in Minneapolis and has an extensive background in PR, social media, and digital communications. You can usually depend on him to be in attendance at most of the industry events around the area and report back on them in his blog. He knows his stuff.
There’s a feature on Communications Conversations that I absolutely love called PR Rock Stars. There, Arik interviews people from across the country that are basically killing it in the communications world. He’s talked with PR pros, journalists, and media folks about what makes them great, their take on certain issues, and advice for other professionals out there.
Aside from the great content on his blog, I have to give him props for incorporating all kinds of interactive media into his posts. You’ll often find photos, videos, and other widgets that make his blog a lot more engaging and interesting to read. There are a lot of blogs out there that have yet to take that extra step to attract and retain readers (including mine!).
A little more about Arik:
- Founded PR Reader’s Choice Awards in 2009
- Founded Behind the Firewall chat with Rick Mahn. Held Thursday evenings from 8-9 p.m.
- Founded Top 20 MN Social Media Innovator list.
- Co-founded B2BVoices.com blog with Allan Schoenberg, director of corporate communications for the CME Group
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