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.

Hire Us To Photograph Your Event, Opening, Party, Ribbon Cutting, Press Conference for media placement

We also photograph events to place on the blog and in media outlets: Hiring us ($200 hr) We only need 90 minutes to 2hrs to capture enough photos for at least two media placements where we have agreements: Metro Philly, Main Line Today, CBSPhilly, PhillyChitChat, Phila Tribune. (If you have a house photographer you should keep them for longer duration and immediate photos. You do get a set of photos after I place the photos in the media so there’s not a conflict.) – Philly Style and Philly Mag are still on pandemic pause.
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

Advertisement Rates
Advertisement levels:  $200 to $500 monthly, which includes a presence on all the platforms

Stats for Philly Chit Chat Platforms
PhillyChitChat blog has 44ks subscribers
Twitter: 29ks followers, 1.1M impressions Monthly
2 FB Pages: 17,300 followers
PhillyChitChat Instagram
43, 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 %
65+            4%


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.

Acknowledgement and awards

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 – 2021-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 4 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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