On his last day at PR Daily, the founding editor shares a secret

Michael Sebastian, managing editor of PR Daily, offers a farewell to readers.

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It was the winter of 2009, and we were in the thick of plotting PR Daily. I had just undergone surgery to repair nerve damage in my left arm, and due to the procedure, the arm was in a cast. Due to the constant pain, I was eating painkillers, steadily.

When my arm healed and the haze lifted, we had plans for an online trade publication for PR that would be unlike anything else covering the market.

More than four years after those meetings, PR Daily has surpassed 1 million visitors, an important milestone for any website, and one for which I’m very proud. At the same time, I’m leaving PR Daily. Today (Friday, April 26) is my last day at Ragan Communications. Starting next month, I’ll be working at Advertising Age.

Thank you for your continued readership. Thank you for your op-eds, pitches, story ideas, blog posts, kind words, admonishments, and so on. With the support of readers, we’ve managed to cultivate this great site. So once again, thank you.

In the meantime, send your future inquires to the very talented PR Daily associate editor Alan Pearcy.

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