Last year in July 2009 when I was still relatively new to Twitter and well into the media relations space the lovely Jen Bishop at Dynamic Business Magazine and I were musing about the myth of ‘PR people versus Journalists’ and why this was so. Lamenting about the negativity of this industry rift and how much love there actually is, and can be, between media and PR people we came up with a Twitter hashtag #prjournolove.
Since that fateful day we’ve seen the tag spreading the love far and wide and the wonderful Jen started a Sydney #prjournolove event, giving media and PR people the chance to meet and mingle and strengthen the bond between the two professions.
There should not be such a ‘us versus them’ mentality because in reality we need each other. When PR and media work best is when they work best together because ultimately we’re working towards getting stories and information out there.
So, together with a group of lovely friends and colleagues in the PR and media industry whom I’ve met here in Melbourne, we’re bringing the very first Melbourne #prjournolove event to town.
Next Thursday 30 September at 24 Moons in ACDC Lane in the city from 6.30pm. #prjournolove
RSVP at the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=115658781823055
See you there!