PRSA Portland Metro Chapter

Who wields the most influence in our industry?


Aug 15


Jim Lukaszewski speaks at a 2014 MasterMinds event

Jim Lukaszewski speaks at a 2014 MasterMinds event

By Mark Mohammadpour, APR

2015 PRSA Portland President-Elect

Who are the most influential people in the public relations industry? That’s what one company tried to find out.

Recently, influencer marketing software company Onalytica looked at more than 700,000 tweets that included public relations and/or corporate communications hashtags to measure influence. The company “identified the top 100 most influential brands and individuals leading the discussion.”

A number of familiar names are on the list. Over the years, Shonali Burke, Lou Hoffman, Jim Lukaszewski, Michael Pranikoff and Michael Smart have all spoken at PRSA Portland Metro events.

What do you think about this list? Who on this list would you love to see speak at a future PRSA Portland Metro event? Or, do you have someone else you think would be a great speaker? Please email us at to share your thoughts!

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