It’s been one year since the birth of PR Soup. And we’re so amazed and humbled by the support we’ve gotten from you: the tech entrepreneur, the small business owner, the nonprofit marketer, the fellow PR professional…oh, and a big shout out to mom, too.
More has changed for us in the past year than we ever expected. I, for one, handed in my golden ticket of entrepreneurship for a golden opportunity in the surprisingly fast-paced world of nonprofit arts. The move has left me with little time for the blog, and various successes for my fabulous co-founders have meant the same for them. It was just before the holidays when we jumped onto a conference call – all within mere miles of each other and not a moment to meet in person. Should we retire the blog? Should we hand it over to a new generation (project “Menudo” as I call it)?
Then, just when we felt the blog’s fate was sealed, an email came from SXSW Interactive.
The rumors are true: The PR Soup gals have been picked to sit on an exclusive panel – a prestigious honor that left us dumbfounded. The irony wasn’t lost on us: It’s a good thing we all have a tremendous sense of humor.
Allow me to speak in my Oprah voice for a moment when I say: it all reminds me of the power of “yes.”
Two years ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to simply say “yes” more than “no.” That resolution brought me to the “hot seat” at the Austin Content Marketing Meetup, which then put me in a room with Dana Marruffo, Andrea Schulle, and Christine Cox – my PR Soup co-founders and some of the most fabulous ladies in the universe. And the rest, of course, is history.
So what about the future of PR Soup?
We’d love your input on that – consider it an anniversary gift to us. Tell us here what you’d like to see from PR Soup. Should an evolution take place? What PR topics remain mysteries for you? Would you like to learn more about marketing, business writing, graphic design, and other topics outside the narrow focus of public relations? Spill your guts and we’ll do our best to humbly oblige. And, thank you for taking this wild, wonderful ride with us.