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9/24/16

Blog Podium 2016. Impress, Connect, Grow a Partnership with Brands.


Blog Podium always has a great roster of speakers and presenters.They had a panel discussion featuring bloggers, brand and PR agency representatives.

I attended a Seminar called Insider Secrets: How to Impress, Connect and Grow a Partnership with the Brands you love. Blogger and Media Director of my Daily Randomness, Brittany Stager was the moderator of the panel.

These were the speakers:
  • Melissa Allen the Marketing Brand and Ambassador Partnerships of Cricut.
  • Alisa Garrison the blogger behind Random Acts of Pastel.
  • Melissa Ann Retty the Account Director of Craft Public Relations.
Based in case studies and participants questions they shared practical tips on how to be part of  creative collaborations, negotiations and compensation. I also had the time for a brief conversation just before the Cricut mini seminar with Melissa Allen.

Being in and out Speed Networking appointments it was hard to attend everything that was going on. Fortunately I had the chance to listen to a Keynote Speaker, the Fairy Godmother of Colour as she is known, Tiffany Pratt. It was indeed an energizing and wonderful message.



Tiffany shared real points on how to pursue a creative career. She emphasized customer service as a priority and being true to yourself to do what you love. "This can be beautiful" is Tiffany's new book due in October. Take a look at the stack of books she is holding on these photos below. Guess what? Participants won them all. They went home with signed copies! So generous.



NEXT:
Speed Networking: Meet, introduce yourself and pitch your favorite lifestyle brands.
Stay tuned to next post!

Images by photographer Laura Benn at LLB Creative.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gabriela Delworth is a Crafts Designer & Stylist, Author, and Instructor.
"Tailoring courses for your personal growth and fulfillment".

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9/22/16

Blog Podium 2016. A conference for Design & Lifestyle Bloggers.


Saturday, September 17 was the Blog Podium 2016. This event took place at the St. James Cathedral Centre here in Toronto. This beautiful building is located at 65 Church St.

Blog Podium is the Canadian only conference for Design & Lifestyle Bloggers. It's all about  Connection, Conversation and Collaboration. A great roster of speakers and presenters.

Jennifer Flores from Rambling Renovators a blog that she shares with her husband Sean "Mr. HandyMan is one of the founders and the mastermind behind this amazing event.
 

Blog Podium makes it possible for influencers to meet with the most admired lifestyle brands.

This year we met with: Benjamin Moore, Bernardin, Delta Faucet Canada, First Alert, GE Appliances, Giant Tiger, IZEA Canada Inc., Kryon, Masonite International, Metrie, Minwax, NUK, O.co, Quickie, Staples Canada, Home Depot Canada, PARA Paints and Wayfair Canada.

PR and brands representatives meet potential collaborators to hear their ideas and talk about how they can work together. How amazing is that? I will tell you more about this opportunity called Speed Networking on an upcoming post.

Blogging has changed dramatically since I started my blog way before Socialmedia. Although I officially stopped blogging a few years back deep inside I missed the connection with the community and readers like you.
Returning to the Blogosphere was always in my mind. I just didn't find the right time. After following Blog Podium events I decided to participate this year. It was the best decision ever!

I met incredible talented people. Left inspired and in a very positive note.

Thank you Blog Podium !

I want to share some highlights of this event with you. Stay tuned for upcoming posts!
NEXT:
Insider Secrets: How to Impress, Connect and Grow a Partnership with the Brands you love.

Images by photographer Laura Benn at LLB Creative.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gabriela Delworth is a Crafts Designer & Stylist, Author, and Instructor.

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