Hire Us/About

PhillyChitChat is a photography publicity platform where I chronicle Philadelphia’s social, political, pop culture, food and lifestyle scenes. HughE Dillon founded the online publication in 2007 while he worked as a paralegal. After three years the social diary gained significant traction, HughE started photographing events full-time and the blog is now considered one of the leading news/entertainment/lifestyle outlets in the Philadelphia region.

PhillyChitChat (PCC) is a media photographer and provides photos to Media Outlets for post publicity. We get the coverage you want, guarantee media coverage.


We cover your event as a photojournalist, and offer the photos to our media partners CBS Philly online, Metro Philly, Main Line Today, Phila Tribune, Philly Style Magazine and Philly Chit Chat (45 ks subscribers) all events include at least one Social Media Post.

We only need 1.5 – 2hrs to obtain the photos we need for at least 2 placements. We give you a set of photos for your use as well.  (**Philly Mag column is still on pandemic)

We work well with other photographers, and know that the client might have multiple ones at event.

Client is granted rights to post the copyrighted images editorially across all owned and operated social media properties, and to distribute images to unlimited editorial publications.

Turnaround time – by 2:00PM (Local Time) the next day following the shoot, unless otherwise requested.

Coverage Rate: $200hr

Ask about our advertising rates, Social Media Promotion to our 100ks readers.

To Book Us: HughE@phillychitchat.com

Boost your business exposure with marketing on PhillyChitChat

ADVERTISING on PhillyChitChat Platform or Sponsored Posts
Advertisement Rates
Advertisement levels:  $250 to $500 monthly, which includes a presence on all the platforms
, social media and business consultations.

Stats for Philly Chit Chat Platforms
PhillyChitChat blog has 45ks subscribers
Twitter: 30ks followers, 500ks impressions Monthly
2 FB Pages: 19,300 followers
PhillyChitChat Instagram
46, 900 Followers
1.12 million Impressions a month
66% Women, 34% men Age Range
18 – 24 – 6%
25 – 34 – 32%
35 – 44 – 32%
45 – 64 – 26 %

Social Media/Business Consultation is available as well at $100hr. I will evaluate your Social Media and advise you on appearance, posting, content.

Client List in 2022 included:

Diner en Blanc, Kimmel Center, Cashman & Assocs,  Aversa Pr, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Franklin Institute, IBX and IBX Foundation, Jefferson Hospital, Cancer Support Community, Rittenhouse Ball on the Square, Parx Casino, Rivers Casino,Phila Zoo, Fearless Restaurants, Visit Philly, AACR,

Acknowledgement and awards

A Decade of Being An Influential Platform

2023 – Feedly designates PhillyChitChat as the 2nd most influential blog in Philly
The best Philadelphia Lifestyle blogs from thousands of blogs on the web and ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness.
2022 – PGN Honors HughE Dillon with Stonewall Legacy Media Award
2022 – PhillyChitChat honored to Bang The Drum for the start of the Flyers Game
2022 – Gayborhood Famous Chooses PhillyChitChat as most influential Social Media
2018 – 2022-Philly Chit Chat has been designated as the #2 most influential Lifestyle Blog in Philadelphia
2019 – My New Philly honored PhillyChitChat with Game Changer Award
2018 & 2019 Philly Happenings listed Us most influential Social Media Personality.
In 2015, The Philly Voice listed PCC Philly’s Top 10 most influential Social Media People
In 2015, The Philadelphia Pen & Pencil Club (professional journalist) nominated him as one Philly’s most influential social media journalist (there were 3 in the category)
In 2013 HughE was named second most influential twitter-er by Philadelphia magazine.


Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for most of our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

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