Claire Thompson, Thames-valley based freelance PR Consultant, Waves PR
With the dust settled on the final thupr event, I thought it appropriate to create a final blogpost, rounding up the good stuff that happened. In due course, I’ll share some of the learnings from thupr, but in the meantime, here’s some of the material that the last event generated:
Claire Thompson: The final thupr (A preview to the event)
Emily Breder: On engagement (Participant)
Halima Amin: The Final Countdown (An event roundup)
Claire Thompson: Music, Money and PR Prats (And event round up)
Gareth Cousins: How to brief musicians A guide for PR folk
Today I plan to throw open thupr to the community of people who have shown an interest in at some point. Our plans for ramping it up really weren’t sustainable, and whilst charging was an option, I personally don’t think that’s the right thing to do in this day and age. The old maxim ‘you get what you pay for’ has never been less true!
Thupr was always a horrible name, but one we got stuck with. So I’m changing the name of the group to Deeper – a mix of digital + engagement + PR – and throw it open for anyone who has conversations they want to start to go ahead and do so. I’ll offer what support I can, but the settings on the meetup have changed. We have a group of over 400 people with diverse interests and skills to share. If anyone has thoughts on rules, they should share them.
Over the next week or so, they will all be made co-organisers. I’m leaving myself as an organiser only to be able to remove spammers. It really is ‘over to you’…..