PhillyChitChat is a photography news 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.

We also photograph events to place on the blog and in media outlets: Hiring us ($150 hr – special 2020 – 2021 price) I will offer the event to various media outlets and photos will be placed .  (If you have a house photographer for your gala, it is suggested you keep them as well because our photos go in the media exclusively up to 90 days.) Our media partners, have the final editorial control over the photos and copy. To Book Us: HughE@phillychitchat.com

ADVERTISING on PhillyChitChat Platform or Sponsored Posts
In order to grow our small business, PhillyChitChat earns revenue in a few different ways. We publish several sponsored posts each month on the blog, which are always labeled at the bottom of post. We also accept advertisements which are placed on margins of the blog, as well on social media and are marked as ~ ads or ~ clients

Stats for Philly Chit Chat Platforms
PhillyChitChat blog receives over 100ks views a month.
Twitter: 28ks followers, Your Tweets earned 1.1M impressions over this 28 day period
2 FB Pages: 15,300 followers
PhillyChitChat Instagram
1.12 million Impressions
66% Women, 34% men Age Range
18 – 24 – 6%
25 – 34 – 32%
35 – 44 – 32%
45 – 64 – 26 %
65+            4%

Advertisement Rates
Advertisement levels:  $150 to $500 monthly, which includes a presence on all the platforms


HughE’s content can regularly be consumed in other media outlets including phillymag.com, phillystylemag.com, Phila Business Journal, Liberty City Press, Metro Philly, Philly Voice, CBS3Philly, WOGLFM, Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia, and has  been placed in The Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, as well as national outlets like People, Us, and Daily Mail.

Client List in 2019 included:

Diner en Blanc,  Dr J’s Annual Gala, Kimmel Center, Cashman & Assocs,  Aversa Pr, Fairmount Park Conservancy, Franklin Institute, Blue Cross, Jefferson Hospital, Opera Philadelphia, Cancer Support Community, Ball on the Square, Parx Casino, Komen Philadelphia, WeWork, Phila Zoo, Kimmel Center, PHS Gala, Red Ball, Philly Fights Cancer and so many more.

Recent acknowledgement and awards

2019 – My New Philly honored PhillyChitChat with Game Changer Award
2018 & 2019 –Philly Chit Chat has been designated as the #2 most influential Lifestyle Blog in Philadelphia (Visit Philly’s blog uwishunu is #1)
2018 & 2019 Philly Happenings listed him as the most influential Social Media Personality.
In 2015, The Philly Voice listed him in 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 4 in the category)
In 2014, his favorite deli Schlessinger’s named a dessert after him.
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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