Mickie Kennedy here. I want to thank my customers this Valentine’s Day for helping make eReleases what it is today.
We’ve been busy at eReleases in recent months. We launched a new SEO-enhanced press release platform at: http://www.ereleases.com/pr/
We launched a new nonprofit press release service for nonprofits called CauseWire: http://www.causewire.com
We launched a free calendar of events and tradeshows that can help you better plan and schedule future press release annoucements called PR Calendar (still being updated as we speak): http://prcalendar.com
We’ve doubled staff in the past four months. While much of the economy has been suffering, we’re thankful and pleasantly surprised that a growing number of people are looking towards long-term PR efforts as an affordable alternative to advertising.
Personally, I’ve been trying to get my life in order. Having spent the first six years of eReleases running the company myself with freelancers from 6am until 10pm most weekdays, I’ve cut back on my day-to-day involvement in the company. I’ve been involved in the development of these new services and am excited to announce we will have additional new sites and services launched in coming months. I’m working only about 30 hours a week in this new capacity. It’s harder, more strategic work that will likely help eReleases grow in value and offerings to our customers.
I’ve also been getting my weight under control. Over the past 10+ years running eReleases I’ve gained about 100 pounds. It’s easy to brush exercise and diet aside when you’re busy growing a company, especially having spent the bulk of those early years doing it alone. Only being on this side of this business can I sit back and regret much of what has happened, much of what can only be undone in part by time and patience.
I have lost 51 pounds and I now spend about 10 hours a week in the gym. I’m not near my goal weight but I feel healthier. I feel stronger. I feel better about my company and the great people who run it: Heather Fuller, my amazing Editorial Director who has in the past few months trained new hires and helped both guide and ground my ideas for new products and services; Andrew Crisp, an eager and friendly Editorial Assistant; and Gary Thompson, who is just learning the ropes but always has a smile and willingness to learn.
However, none of this would be possible if it weren’t for our customers.
We appreciate their business and hope that their continued PR efforts result in more success, one press release at a time.
Happy Thanks-Valentine’s Day!
This article is written by Mickie Kennedy, founder of eReleases (http://www.ereleases.com), the online leader in affordable press release distribution. To subscribe to PR Fuel, visit: http://www.ereleases.com/prfuel/subscribe/.