Last year was my first PRWeek Awards and the thing that stands out most was the overwhelming feeling I got when I walked into the big tent and saw just how many people were actually there and the grandiosity of the whole thing.
Last night I spoke to a few first timers and both of them said the same exact thing when I asked them what they thought.
Like myself they both said they never expected it to be this big. One said he didn't expect that people were going to get so "worked up about the whole thing."
What did you expect? This is the PRWeek Awards pal. The best of the best.
The other greenhorn I spoke to said that he was really impressed with how professionally the show was run. And that he was able to meet a lot of really good contacts.
From my experience the show was bigger, a lot more fun and I was a lot less nervous the second time around. And I imagine the size and good times had at the show will continue that upward slope as long as the industry continues to grow and prosper.