BlogPaws is the premier online social media company for pet bloggers and social media influencers. BlogPaws connects brands with pet bloggers and social media influencers, and connects bloggers and influencers with each other. Take your blog and influencer skills to the next level by joining us at the BlogPaws Conference!
May 18 - 20, 2017
Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
If you're a new blogger or haven't attended a BlogPaws conference before here's why you should go!
5 Great Reasons To Attend The BlogPaws Conference
The blogging and social media education is more valuable than I can say. Whether you're brand new to the blogging community or a seasoned influencer, there are Featured Speakers and Workshops that will help you grow your blog and your social media presence. The workshops cover a wide variety of the hottest industry trends in blogging & social media. There are so many great sessions to choose from!
2. THE NETWORKING!
Network with other bloggers, brands, and industry experts in the pet community. BlogPaws bloggers learn from each other, support each other, and have a bond that comes from our shared interest in pets and their welfare. We're in this blogging journey together!
3. THE CONNECTIONS!
Connect with industry professionals and brands you'd like to work with. There's nothing like meeting in person and talking about your passion and your blog (or microblog) to make an impression and forge a relationship with a brand. You'll learn a lot about their company and products as well, and what new products or initiatives they may be working on.
4. IT'S ALL INCLUSIVE!
The BlogPaws conference is a great deal. You get SO much for the price of a conference ticket. It's all inclusive from Keynote Speakers, to Working Sessions, Food and more!
5. THE SWAG!!
BlogPaws SWAG bags always contain great new products to try! You'll want to share about all the great SWAG you got with your readers after the conference... or during the conference via your social media channels!
********************************************************************I'm honored to serve as a Conference Ambassador this year, and pleased to be able to offer you the AMBASSADOR 10% CONFERENCE DISCOUNT!! Use the code BP17-10off-Ambassador to receive 10% off the price of your conference ticket! Click here to Purchase Your Conference Ticket (discount applies only to the conference ticket, not hotel or airfare)
Already have your ticket but haven't made your Hotel Reservation yet? You can make your Hotel Reservation Here.
Meet My fellow BlogPaws Conference Ambassadors:
Paula Gregg of Sweet Purrfections
Jennifer Zifcheck Costello of My Brown Newfies
Elizabeth Tucker Keene of The Chronicles of Cardigan
Robin Mudge of Playful Kitty
Elizabeth Tucker Keene of The Chronicles of Cardigan
Robin Mudge of Playful Kitty
|Serving up Learning, Networking & FUN at the 2016 BlogPaws Conference!|
9 Common Conference Questions Answered
What does my conference ticket include?
Entrance to the Exhibit Hall, all Keynote Speaker sessions, Working Sessions (w/ a few exceptions as noted), Events, Nose-to-Nose awards dinner, Meals (as noted on the agenda).
Should I bring Business Cards with me?
YES! You'll be meeting so many people you want to keep in contact with, from fellow Bloggers and Influencers to Brand Representatives and Industry Leaders. You want them to remember you so business cards are a must. If you need to order them, do so NOW! Printing mistakes often happen (especially to me, I have no luck with printing!). Leave time to have them redone just in case.
Can I bring a friend or my significant other to the conference?
Yes! Your companion will need a conference ticket as well if s/he wants to partake in any of the sessions, events, meals, or the awards dinner. You can apply the 10% Ambassador discount code to their ticket as well!
What kind of food will be served?
BlogPaws always offers a wide selection of delicious food, and plenty of it! They include vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and dairy free options as well. If you have other dietary restrictions let them know in advance and they will work to accommodate you.
How will I get from the airport to the hotel?
In the past BlogPaws has either provided Shuttle Buses to and from the airport or a complementary Uber taxi ride to and from the airport. Airport transfer will be included in your conference ticket price, watch for updates to find out the details on airport transport.
What do I do with my pets while I'm at the presentations and sessions?
One of the best things about BlogPaws conferences is that you can bring your pets with you! They can even attend presentations and working sessions with you. If you or your dog need a break there is supervised doggie playtime available. This is set up either indoors or outdoors, depending mostly on weather. There is no extra charge for this!
Dress is business casual, although it can vary. You want to be comfortable and dress appropriately for a warm climate, but you will also be meeting industry professionals and brands you want to make a good impression on. Most importantly, wear comfortable shoes! You'll be doing lots of walking and standing. You are free to dress up for the Awards dinner the last night, many people do! You'll find people wearing anything from slightly dressed up to full out black tie, it's up to you!
What should I pack?
One important thing I'll say right now is to Leave Extra Room in your bag for all the SWAG you'll pick up as you walk through the Exhibit Hall! Our generous Sponsors want you to see their products, and most want you to take a sample home with you to try - and hopefully write about! Honestly, people always say they wish they had left more room in their suitcase for all the fabulous SWAG!!
You'll have your cell phone of course, and you may want to bring a laptop or tablet for taking notes during the sessions. I also bring a notebook & pens because one year I somehow deleted notes I was taking at a session! Some folks like to upload photos and video to blog about the conference in the evenings. I share conference images on my social media during the conference, and blog about my experiences later. Sponsors love when you take photos or short videos with them at their booths showing their products. I'll be posting photos & video with some of the brands on my social media. Don't forget your chargers!
|Icy and Phoebe loved their first BlogPaws Conference in 2015!|
Where should I go to stay up to date on conference news?
Follow the BlogPaws Conference 2017 Facebook Page. As we get closer to the conference, updated conference information will be posted there.
A really wonderful addition this year is the BlogPaws Newbies Course! If you're a new Blogger or Influencer attending the conference for the first time, you should take the BlogPaws SLC 2017 Conference Newbies course - it's FREE and full of great conference tips! It's not completely finished yet, but go on in and introduce yourself!
Click this link to learn more about the BlogPaws 2017 Conference.
I went to my first BlogPaws conference in 2014. When I read about all the great speakers and working sessions they were having, I knew I had to be there! Despite the fact that I was a total newbie blogger who wouldn't know a soul there, I took the plunge and went. I didn't know anyone or have any idea of what to expect. As soon as I arrived however, I started meeting people!
Not only did I have a great time at the conference, I learned so much more than I ever expected. The connections I made and the things I learned did wonders for my blog and my social media presence. I couldn't believe so many pet loving people (and their pets!) gathered in one place to network, learn, share information and ideas, and have FUN! I had found my "Tribe"!
As a Conference Ambassador, I'm happy to assist conference attendees in the BlogPaws Conference experience both before and during the conference. Do you have questions about the conference? Post them in the comments and I'll answer them! If I don't know the answer, I'll find it for you.
Want to get an idea of some tips you'll take away from a BlogPaws Conference? Check out one of my post-conference blog posts from the 2016 conference.
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I'll See You In Myrtle Beach, Friends!!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BlogPaws. The opinions and text are all mine.