When we think about the holidays, far too often we get caught up in the gifts and commercialism of it all. One can easily forget about the magic of being together with family and friends. After all, it’s sharing in our communal traditions that truly makes the season what it is.
Sure, for being well into her late 50s, Aunt Ida has always been a bit too loose-lipped about her year in sexual conquests around kids at the dinner table. And Grandpa Joe’s incessant pull-my-finger gag should’ve been retired long before he ever was.
But the stringing of popcorn and cranberry garland, the singing of carols around an old-fashioned piano, the smell of freshly baked fruitcake, and probably a lot of other ideal memories we’ve stolen from classic holiday films to make up for the ones that we’ve tried to suppress all these years—that’s what matters.
Over the last few years, PR Daily
has built quite a community of reliable family and friends—you, our readers, as well as our wonderful team of contributors and guest writers. Our family has changed a bit this year, but that’s the case with all families. Even with those shifts, traditions live on. That’s the point.
It’s become customary that we look back at our top stories from the past 365 days and reflect on how we’ve (hopefully) grown as an industry, as well as in our individual professional lives.
We hope you’ll join us as we count down the days to the end of 2013 while also counting down the year’s most popular news stories and opinion pieces.
It’s on that note that the editorial team raises a glass—we only have one to share among the staff—and thanks you for helping us cap off another great year.
To a happy and healthy 2014 … cheers!
— PR Daily
editors, Alan Pearcy and Matt Wilson