My boss, Mark Ragan, told me about a special offer Ragan Communications announced today: A free six-month Ragan Select membership for communicators and PR pros who have lost their jobs.
Here’s the scoop, from a letter that Mark wrote for Ragan.com:
This [offer] will give you access to our searchable, 15,000-article database of best practices in the industry. It will also give you the deepest discounts to any of our conferences or networking events.
Finally, you'll now be able to attend our free Ragan Select webinars, which we host throughout the year.
Ragan is offering these memberships on the honor system. We're not interested in you providing proof or letters stating your job status. We trust you.
Here's the link to sign up.
While this offer currently applies to out-of-work communicators, Mark told me that he’s received a number of e-mails asking if the company will extend the offer to small-agency owners and independent practitioners struggling through the Great Recession. Many of you haven’t lost your jobs, but you have lost clients and are struggling to keep your doors open.
Mark said to expect an announcement next week on whether this promotion will be extended to these communicators and, if so, how it will work.
You can contact Mark Ragan directly with your questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.