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Politico Pro to Party

Ten thousand email alerts later, it’s time to party.

Politico Pro has arranged a happy hour at Hotel Palomar Thursday night to toast their “success.”

Writes Editor Tim Grieve in a memo/invitation: “We just closed the books on the fiscal year, and Pro’s business success is every bit as impressive as our journalistic accomplishments.  Our revenue from subscriptions is 20 percent higher than we thought it would be when we launched back in February, and the pace of sales is accelerating: September was a phenomenal month for the business development team, with a number of firms and congressional offices seeing the value of Pro and signing on for big, multi-user subscriptions.”

Grieve hints at an “exciting new product” set to launch later this month, but that’s all he says about it.

See the memo…

From Grieve:

Our web producers hit “send” this morning on POLITICO Pro’s 10,000th email alert.

That’s a big number — a tremendous achievement by Pro’s reporters, editors and producers, and a promise kept for Pro’s subscribers: When there’s news that matters on energy, health care or technology, Pro readers get it from us first.

But 10,000 is not the only number worth celebrating.

We just closed the books on the fiscal year, and Pro’s business success is every bit as impressive as our journalistic accomplishments.  Our revenue from subscriptions is 20 percent higher than we thought it would be when we launched back in February, and the pace of sales is accelerating: September was a phenomenal month for the business development team, with a number of firms and congressional offices seeing the value of Pro and signing on for big, multi-user subscriptions. And we’re firing on all cylinders on other fronts: The events business is booming, the newsletters are breaking news and drawing advertisers, and we’re making final preparations for the launch of an exciting new product later this month.

All in all, it’s cause for a celebration.

Please join us for a happy hour to toast Pro’s success tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hotel Palomar.  Hope to see you there.

– Tim and Miki

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