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A year of PRexamples – now, who’s for a beer? Your help needed…

One year ago yesterday, I published this post: Welcome: What Is PR Examples?

Since then:

  • There have been 544 posts
  • 108 people from all over the world, from PR students to heads of international agencies, have asked and been signed up to contribute
  • Hundreds of thousands of people have stumbled upon the site and
  • A couple of thousand people have signed up to the weekly newsletter, keeping you up to date with the week’s most popular PR stunts/campaigns (subscribe here if you don’t already)

The only thing I haven’t done in the last year that I’ve wanted to do is share a drink with readers and contributors and I think it’s about time to do something about that.

So, given we now have a valid reason to have a get together – the birthday (yes, a website can have a birthday, you pedant) – I have been in touch with media monitoring and database service Precise (we use it at 10 Yetis and it’s brilliant – and I’m not just saying it because they’re offering me COLD HARD CASH). The marketing team has kindly said that they’re happy to support a party by putting money behind the bar,┬ádependent upon the final cost, I’d imagine.

Here’s what I’m thinking and after that, how you can help:

  1. I need somewhere to have a drink
  2. I need somewhere to have a drink that won’t cost thousands
  3. In London – somewhere the majority of people would want to go and feel comfortable, so not too alternative. You in the jeans so tight you’ll never need a vasectomy, you know what I mean
  4. If we can have a bar area/room to ourselves, brilliant
  5. That can cater for, I don’t know, a couple of hundred people (you’ll come won’t you? WON’T YOU?)
  6. Looking at the calendar, the end of February/first weekend in March (Friday 1st onwards) looks possible, giving me a month to move my lazy backside and organise something, whilst giving you enough time to pick out your finest frock (gents)
  7. I have a (world record breaking) friend doing something absolutely incredible for charity. I’m considering a voluntary donation at the door/throughout the night

And here’s how you can help:

  • I’m not a cool London kid. I’m really not. I’m from Gloucester, where we’re known for chasing eggs, serial killers with accents that ironically, make you want to resort to mass murder and a man that despite his years of medical training, was apparently stupid enough to step into a puddle right up to his middle. If you can point me in the direction of a bar or two that might be able to accommodate all of the above, I would be very, very grateful
  • Clear your diaries for the above dates
  • And umm, that’s it.

Please do tweet me, comment below or email me if you have any ideas related to the above – especially if you have suggestions for the night!

Cheers all.

(My wife just read this and said ‘that’s a long-winded way to ask one question. Bah).

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Rich started in January 2012. It has been named Vuelio's top PR blog. He runs consumer PR agency Radioactive PR, which has two offices in the UK. He also wrote 'Myths of PR', which went on to become Amazon's best-selling PR book within days of release. In March 2013, Rich co-founded blogger outreach service He tweets about PR stunts, campaigns and other media bits and pieces @RichLeighPR

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