My Top Ten: Suzanne Clark, senior account manager, Smarts

MY Top Ten invites media practitioners to identify their top ten websites, apps, software tools and gadgets, etc, and here it is the turn of Suzanne Clark, a senior account manager with PR and communications consultancy, Smarts.

Suzanne works on a range of accounts across a number of sectors but with a specialism in corporate communications.

1. Gorkana media database – website – An invaluable tool for any PR consultant! This website is open and on my screen all day every day.

2. Mashable – website – A great website to get a snapshot of social media and wider news.

3. Pinterest – social media/website – I have been going Pinterest crazy recently. It is great for ideas for work and play.

4. Twitter and Hootsuite – both social media – Twitter is an obvious one but it is still great for communicating information, finding out breaking news and also for some gossip. Hootsuite is a brilliant free tool that allows me to track Twitter mentions on behalf of clients.

5. Douglas Fraser – blog – A very interesting and well-written blog covering news and insight on business, energy and the economy. A great way to find out the hot topics on the Scottish business scene.

6. ComPropScotland – website – As I work with a few commercial property related clients this is a good website to find out what’s going on in the market.

7. – website – It is important for me to keep up to speed with financial news and is a great website for this. I also get daily emails with links to the top stories in different sectors too.

8. LinkedIn – social media – LinkedIn is an excellent way to get and stay in touch with business contacts and is useful for engaging in debate on behalf of clients.

9. Two Fat Laddies – blog – A funny blog charting the weight loss of two lovely chaps from STV: Shaun Milne and Iain Pope.

10. Instagram – website/social media – I love using Instagram to transform the look of my photos and also to share them with family and friends.