Today, May 1st 2009, is a milestone. It signals a new chapter in my life. Since becoming a PR consultant a few weeks ago, I finally established my own public relations firm, VASQ Public Relations, and launched my Website, www.vasqpr.com. It took a lot of help from family & friends to get it off the ground in under a month. What the site lacks in flashiness (no flash animation), it makes up with substance, and it works for now until I have the means to spend on a site redesign.
What is important is that it now lives on the Internet, and though its birth was not so painful, the next few months is critical for its survival. Just like any newborn, VASQ PR needs to be nurtured. I’m hoping that all those who’ve supported me this far will remain by me. Thanks to all those who helped in the birthing process (you know who you are) of VASQ PR.
I’d like to give a special shout out to Chris Hayes, Director at Paine PR, who I can say is one of the smartest PR people I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with; Andrew Worob, a young talented PR executive who I had the opportunity to mentor and who I’m learning so much from now professionally and personally; Roger Wu, CEO and Founder of Klickable TV, a Wharton grad whose intellect (and physique) will bring him national recognition (only if he hires me as his PR counsel *wink*); and last but not least, my lovely wife, Maya, who’s supporting my vision without hesitation as she takes on the financial responsibilities by aggressively working on her mortgage business. (Feel free to email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org on home financing and loan modifications now available under the Obama plan).
Since my arrangement with G.S. Schwartz & Co., where I was a vice president and worked for almost seven years, abruptly changed a few weeks ago, life has been challenging especially with three children whose youngest at 3 yrs. old is diagnosed with autism. Be that as it may, we are facing these trials head on, and looking at this moment in our lives as an opportunity to grow. I’m thankful that my new arrangement includes working as a consultant for the firm, which I hope would last indefinitely. Hey, every bit helps right now during this recession.
Without going too much off tangent, I’d like to invite you all to join me as I blog about my quest to land my first client. I will also offer the Flipside to public relations. Yes, there always is.
Fasten your seat belt, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride, especially on the road as we begin our drive to our new residence in Austin, TX come July.