18 Dec 2012
I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to this long Christmas break.
CRN has had a bumper year and I'd like to thank each and every one of you who has come to our events, read our newsletter, commented on our stories, tweeted us, phoned us and generally given your feedback and bothered to engage.
It really is appreciated.Without you, our audience, we really are nothing.
This year has seen the launch of the CRN Sales & Marketing Awards, CRN bespoke research, the CRN On series and a successful run for Fight Night and the Channel Awards.
The magazine has enjoyed something of a renaissance, proving that there is still some appetite for print out there and our website achieved some record hits in Q4. I'm very proud of the whole CRN team for all their hard work over the past 12 months.
We have had our fair share of challenges as well, with the age old connundrum of getting people to attend conferences and exhibitions - but we have exciting plans for both of those in 2013.
We also have some very exciting news that will come out in January - but in the words of our friends at Microsoft - I'm 'superjazzed' about it! (did I really just say that?!)
The CRN offices are closed from Thursday 20 December and we reopen with everyone feeling refreshed and raring to go - on 2 January.
Until then, thanks again for your support and I'd like to wish you a happy and healthy Christmas along with a fantastic New Year.
Here is to 2013. It is going to be a good'un!
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