- Please note: this announcement has been superseded and PCN is no longer set to close. Please read this post for more. This post has been left online as a record of the response to our planned closure.
I’m sorry to announce that PCN will close at the end of this year.
Copywriting Conference 2016
This year’s conference has been cancelled. Sorry for any disappointment. If you bought a ticket, you should soon receive an email about a refund, and the refund itself should be processed in the next seven to ten days.
We won’t accept any further new members, either Basic or Pro, and it will not be possible to upgrade from Basic to Pro.
If your Pro membership is due for renewal between now and the end of 2016, you will not be charged, but will remain a Pro member. This has been achieved by suspending the payment at PayPal indefinitely. If you cancel the payment altogether, your Pro membership may lapse.
The website will remain open until the end of this year, so existing members of both levels can use their profiles for that period.
Members are still welcome to contribute to the blog if they wish, but at the end of 2016 the site will be archived and taken offline.
Why PCN is closing
I’m enormously proud of everything that PCN has achieved – reaching 2000 members, our successful conference, our thriving website and our copywriting survey.
For me, PCN has been a great adventure, but it’s also been a prolonged excursion outside my comfort zone. Running it on my own is a heavy burden that makes huge demands on my time and energy. It’s time to call it a day.
I’d like to thank everyone who’s played a part in PCN’s success: my co-founder Ben Locker, our event manager Andrew Dec, our web developer Glen Scott and our former website editor Jo Tidball – plus everyone who’s supported us by attending or participating in our events, becoming a member, writing for our site, sharing our updates or in any other way.
I hope we’ve helped your copywriting career and wish you all the best for the future.