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The (Other) Real Top 14 PR Twits to Follow in 2014

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They’rrrrrrrrre Baaaaaaaaack!

ICYMI: PRNewser rang in the New Year with a list of the people we considered the Real Top 14 PR Twits to Follow in 2014.

It was, by all accounts, an “astonishing” list whose members’ follows “rocketed” toward the stratosphere (See what a PRNewser stamp of approval can do?). Anywho, that list was very difficult to finalize because we wanted to maintain the numerological alliteration—14 and 2014, for those scoring at home—so we had to get picky and put on the cap. Nothing personal if you were excluded; we’re just OCD like that.

Whelp, after reviewing our rules for what makes a “real PR twit” and realizing how many social media studs we couldn’t put on our initial list because numbers, we threw caution into the wind and decided to write a sequel. So, break out your Twitter feed and get ready to follow everyone on this “hotly anticipated” follow-up.

Here are the other 14 Twits for your review, flacks.

Enjoy…

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Nasdaq OMX Launches Media Intelligence

Nasdaq OMX Corporate Solutions has launched Media Intelligence, a software-as-a-service platform for media monitoring and analysis. The platform also allows users to contact consumers and social media followers directly.

Media Intelligence brings Critical Mention’s broadcast monitoring capabilities into the fold. Monitoring and other data for tens of thousands of online, news, and broadcast outlets as well as three million social media sources are now available. Nasdaq OMX acquired London-based SaaS provider Glide Technologies in October. Since then Nasdaq has pumped up that offering as well.

Hispanicize 2012 Kicks Off

Hispanicize 2012 is getting started today in Miami with sessions like “Blogging 101 (en español)” and “Is Your Brand Ready to Engage Latinos Online?” on tap. Besides all the social media business talk, there are also a few fun happenings, like the closing night screening of Scarface on Friday. The screening is part of the National Latino Film Showcase that Hispanicize introduced this year.

Influenced by SXSW, Manny Ruiz, the chairman of the event along with the co-founder of Latina Mom Bloggers and Hispanic PR Blog, told NBCLatino that there are three times the number of brands involved this year versus last year. And the event is attracting a who’s who of influential Latinos in the social media space.

“We plan to kick this event to another level and make it a place to catapult careers,” said Ruiz. NBCLatino is a sponsor of the event.

There’s also news coming out of Hispanicize 2012: Critical Mention has announced that it has added a number of new Spanish-language stations to its platform.

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Roll Call: Matter Communications, MWW, Andrew Gowers, and More

Matter Communications, a firm focused on the hi-tech and consumer markets, has acquired ThinkMedia Partners, a boutique PR, social media, and marketing agency. ThinkMedia founder Tim Hurley is now a Matter EVP. ThinkMedia staff members are also joining Matter. The combined company has offices in Newburyport, MA, New York, and Providence, RI. [via]

Brian Hague has joined MWW Group as VP of public affairs in the firm’s East Rutherford, NJ office. He has previously worked as a reporter for the Newark Star-Ledger and served as chief of staff and director of comms for Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney. At MWW, he’ll be focused on crisis comms, issues management, and other related areas.

Andrew Gowers has been named director of external relations at the Association for Financial Markets, a European lobby organization whose members consist of European and U.S. banks. Gowers previously handled BP’s response to the Gulf oil spill and was the head of comms and brand management at Lehman Brothers during its collapse. [via]

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Critical Mention Reporting from the PRSA Conference

Critical Mention has been conducting a series of interviews from the floor of the PRSA International Conference, taking place through tomorrow. Starring the company’s new president, Dave Armon, guests cover a wide range of PR personalities including Ketchum‘s president Rob Flaherty and Jack O’Dwyer. We’ve attached a clip with MaryLee Sachs, former Hill & Knowlton head and author of the new book The Changing MO of the CMO. Other videos are available here.

Roll Call: NIRI, APCO, a Culinary Alliance, and More

Gail Simmons is the first client for the allied Wagstaff Worldwide and True PR. Photo: Tina Rupp

The National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) has elected Derek Cole the 2012 chairman of the organization’s board of directors. Cole is the VP of IR and corp comms for ARCA biopharma. He succeeds Douglas Wilburne, VP of IR at Textron.

Dave Armon has been appointed president of broadcast monitoring and analysis provider Critical Mention. Armon spent 20 years with PRNewswire, last serving as president and COO. Since leaving that company, he’s worked with Context Optional, dna13, and other companies.

APCO Worldwide has added Christopher McCannell as VP in its Washington D.C. office. McCannell was most recently VP of government affairs at Ameriprise Financial and previously served as chief of staff to Democratic Rep. Michael E. McMahon (N.Y.). APCO also has a new senior advisor in the healthcare practice. Bronwen Kaye is the former senior director of government affairs at Pfizer.

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Guest Post: The Evolution of Media Monitoring

News that VMS had filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy came as a shock to many people. VMS was a company with a long history and this final business move seemed to come out of nowhere.

However, the media monitoring sector has been changing and shifting for years.

In today’s guest post, Sean Morgan, CEO of of Critical Media, home to real-time broadcast monitoring service Critical Mention, takes a look at the evolution of media monitoring over the past few years. As we mentioned previously, Critical Mention is offering a trial period for VMS clients in need of monitoring services.

Click through for today’s guest column.

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Tools Round Up: Factiva Adds Features, eMarketer’s New App, and More

Factiva is unveiling a number of new bells and whistles, Dow Jones has announced. Among them are a new iPad app (which will be accessible in nine languages), a new user interface and “Snapshots” tool that will allow users to personalize the information they need, and the addition of 100 Arabic sources, 3,000 blogs, and millions of company profiles.

EMarketer has launched a new mobile app: Executive View for iPhone. Users of Executive View and eMarketer Total Access will have access to the app anywhere. Executive View will be available for Android and Blackberry users in May.

HP has sent out the invites for the March 2 launch party for its new phone, Veer, which has a 2.6-inch touchscreen, TechCrunch reports. A Best Buy or AT&T business card is required to attend the party, which has implications… TechCrunch guesstimates that the phone will hit stores that week.

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PR Tools Round Up: PR Newswire, Critical Mention, Cision, and More

-Cision has introduced EdCals, a free online tool that alerts users to the major stories that media outlets are working on. Cision also recently announced CisionPoint Connect Release, which distributes search-optimized news across major channels.

-PR Newswire, BetterInvesting, and MUNCMedia have launched the monthly Retail Investor Conferences, a virtual series that will bring together retail investors and publicly traded companies.

-Klout.com, known for its Twitter influence measurement, has launched a platform to measure Facebook influence.

-Critical Mention has introduced the latest version of its broadcast platform, CriticalTV 4.0. The latest version includes e-mail and RSS feeds and mobile capabilities.

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