Rather a lot has happened since SoGlos.com’s slightly damp
beginnings on 16 July 2007 – the day the floods hit Gloucestershire – when
Michelle Byrne and James Fryer embarked on a sodden series of interviews with
local press to promote the start of what (they hoped) would become an arts,
entertainment and leisure e-revolution in the county.
From the smattering of casual browsers coming across the new
online magazine on day one to today’s loyal readership of no less than 72,0000
readers each month (not to mention 15,000 newsletter subscribers), while the
British summer sunshine may have been changeable over the past three years, public
support for SoGlos.com has soared.
As we blow out the trio of candles (and our trumpets a
little!), we do so as a growing team of passionate professionals, who – despite
the doom and gloom of the global economy – can celebrate SoGlos.com’s
profitable success for three out of three years. SoGlos.com also won both the
Website of the Year in the EDF
Energy South West Media Awards 2010 and Best eBusiness at Cheltenham Business Pride’s Business
Excellence Awards this year.
As well as working with a diverse selection of new and existing
clients during the past 12-months, we have been thrilled to continue our
relationship with section sponsors the Everyman Theatre and The Wharf House, and
summer sponsor Prescott Speed Hill Climb. Plus, you read it here first, a brand
new section sponsor is also due to be announced on Monday.
And finally, while past SoGlos.com anniversaries saw the
launch of the first Gloucestershire Interactive Map in 2008, as well as the unveiling of the What’s on Widgets in 2009,
SoGlos.com has something extra special up its digital sleeve to mark turning
three. The aim to push the publishing boundaries even further this year has
seen the team embark on a very ambitious project, with a launch date (and more
cake-eating-celebrations) to be announced soon.
To our readers, advertisers, suppliers and staff thank you –
we really couldn’t have done it without you.