#measurePRNext Tuesday, for the first time in #measurePR history we’ll hear from 11 stellar guests.

Are we crazy? Will we break the Internet? No one knows for sure, but we’ll have a great time finding out. So, if you haven’t RSVP’d yet, do so now.

While we’re gearing up for the most epic chat in #measurePR history, let’s get to know a few of our guests a little better in this week’s roundup.

1. 10 Tips: The Social Media Landscape in China

Why: “The culture, language and networks of China are vastly different than those in Europe and the U.S. And if brands want to thrive in the region, they’ll need to seamlessly integrate new forms of media as part of the customer journey,” writes Stephen Waddington as he offers some great tips for “brands exploring opportunities in China.”

2. PR is not changing. We are!

Why: “The bottomline is that the core of Public Relations, which is engaging and communicating to influence behavior has remained fundamentally the same,” says Amith Prabhu for MxMIndia.

3. Rock and Roll Branding

Why: “Do you know what makes people get a Harley tattoo? The same thing that makes someone get a Queen or AC/DC tattoo: the feeling of belonging. And this is why marketers have a lot to learn from Rock and Roll,” writes Jordi Ballera in this still relevant post.

4. Mia Moo Fund: A Media Relations Dynasty

Why: “While it’s always imperative to prep answers to easy questions before a media interview, this event reminded me about the importance and potential perils in lack of preparation on the really tough questions,” says Johna Burke. Although this media event was last year, these lessons still ring true today.

5. Why a Social Credit Score is an Empty and Dangerous Notion

Why: “So instead of using the notion of Social Credit Score to define us, we used it to define what we’re NOT: we’re not in the business of oversimplifying to feed into a hype. We pushed the idea further to find real value for people and businesses,” wrote Pierre-Loic Assayag in this classic WUL post.

6. 4 Case Studies on What Happens When You Don’t Use Data to Shape Your PR Strategy

Why: “The road to organizational destruction is paved with bad PR strategies,” says Katie Paine as she introduces us to “four cautionary history lessons on what happens when you ignore your data.”

7. Moving From Media Relations to a More Social PR

Why: “I’ve always thought of PR as inherently social. When I started in the business as an entertainment publicist, I spent my days on the phone with one media person or the other, trying to encourage them to come to a screening or show and write about my client. It was about stories + relationships,” says Martin Waxman.

What questions will you have for our guests during the September #measurePR chat? Please let me know via a comment below, and I’ll add them to the queue.

Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
Shonali Burke
Shonali Burke

Latest posts by Shonali Burke (see all)