PhillyChitChat is a photography news platform where I cover 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. Whether posting on Instagram (32.2k followers) and Twitter (28K followers) with his “on-the-scene” updates or photographing a client’s gala, restaurant openings, retail happenings, etc, HughE is the go-to guy for knowing what is hot and happening in town.

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 $400 monthly, which includes a presence on all the platforms

We also photograph events to place on the blog and in media outlets: Hiring us ($175hr) means I will offer the event to various media outlets and photos will be placed.  (We only need 2hrs to capture your event. If you have a house photographer, 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


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.
2018 – The Palm Restaurant put his face on their wall of notables.
In 2015, The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP), honored him for his story, and volunteer work done in the name of saving lives.
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.
In 2013 HughE received the Philadelphia DoGooder Innovation Award from Mayor Michael Nutter for creating a community platform that highlights charity initiatives with phillychitchat.com.
In 2012 Philadelphia Style Magazine and Mediate.com named PhillyChitChat.com the 5th most influential blog in Philadelphia.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.


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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