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We are pleased to announce that the
ExpertPR Web Site Awards are a huge success! We received over 75
entries in in the categories Sites Useful to PR Pros and Sites
Useful to Journalists, and we even added a category: Sites Useful
to All Of Us (ok, we admit, we should have thought of that).
panel of judges evaluated entries on the basis of
design and content and, of course, "usefulness."
For PR Pros, the most useful site
About Public Relations. The design is clean and
simple, and there's oodles of useful and topical content,
including links to information on everything from internships to
Steven Van Hook, the brains behind the site, has a background in
international journalism and PR, and he obviously knows PR inside
and out. Our hats are off to him, and All About Public Relations
can proudly proclaim itself the first winner of the Annual
ExpertPR Web Site Award for the Site Most Useful to PR Pros.
Moving to the Media side, our winner is a site that, we'll admit,
we were unaware of until the entry arrived. Boy, are we glad it
was pointed out. Storydata.com
is useful to journalists for sure, and it's also worth a look for
anyone interested in the facts behind the news. Storydata.com
describes itself as "a data analysis portal...Storydata.com
allows anyone with Internet access to get more insight out of the
data that drives the news."
Let's face it: there's a lot of data out there, and even
journalists are sometimes challenged to dissect it. This site
helps them do just that, and as such, it is the first winner of
the Annual ExpertPR Web Site Award for the Site Most Useful to
Finally, there's the Site Most Useful to All Of Us. This
one was entered by several people (none of whom are in corporate
communications for the company or from their agency), and its
victory will come as no surprise. Google
has become a verb, and with a downloadable
toolbar, pages to search News,
groups and a directory
(a-la that other search site we no longer like), it's little
Check out their Press
Center, which is well-organized, clean and easy to
navigate (most importantly, their press contacts are easy to find
and list direct phone numbers and e-mail addresses!). And you know
how Google adjusts their logo on holidays? You can see
past holiday logos here.
Last week, we asked you to tell us
about your best PR stunts. You sent us some great ones, and you
about them here.
The helping of PR
Soup is small this week (again!), and MediaWatch
is all new.