Last year I scored a ticket to Sweet Suite at Blogger Bash NYC 2014 and vowed to attend the whole shebang in 2015. So, this was my first time attending the two-day event, and I’m so glad I did. Here’s why…
1. THE VENUE
This year, BBNYC was at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. It’s a gorgeous space with views of the water and every amenity. The food was delicious, modern, and plentiful. Elegant meals, hosted by Care Bears, Disney Infinity, and The Peanuts Movie, were the perfect place to meet friends and hear the sponsors’ messages.
Major bonus: NYC! See the sights in the greatest city in the world. I can’t wait to see next year’s venue!
2. THE SWAG
Sponsors come to the expos with lots of goodies and giveaways for attendees…that’s what the big black bag is for!
Then, for attending Sweet Suite, bloggers receive a huge box of toys in the mail. Best parting gift ever.
We also were treated to a free performance of the widely popular Blue Man Group. (See my post and enter to win tickets to them in a city near you!) Then we walked away with a giveaway for our blogs.
BBNYC is the perfect set-up for bloggers and brands to meet face-to-face. I made lots of contacts with brands that matter to me and my readers. Sweet Suite gathers many of the best toy brands in one place. They always bring their newest products for demonstration and hands-on play. Babypalooza does the same for an array of baby products and foods.
Attendees were able to sit down with brands during Speed Dating to make connections with brands looking for bloggers spread their messages.
4. LEARNING AND GROWING YOUR BLOG
On this year’s agenda were events, expos, and expert speakers. Attendees learned about the latest toys at Sweet Suite, philanthropic opportunities with Care Bears, and got a sneak peak at the new Peanuts Movie.
Expert speakers gave presentations on creating branded video and how to double traffic with simple SEO steps.
5. MEETING OLD AND NEW FRIENDS
Perhaps, this is the best part of Blogger Bash. It seems like everyone in the industry was at Blogger Bash, and they came from all over the country. Old friends rented hotel rooms and cruised the events together. Online colleagues finally saw each other in person. New friendships and blogging connections were made everywhere we turned.
There’s no way to discuss all the awesome features of the conference in one blog post. More details on all my BBNYC experiences to come!
Will I see you at Blogger Bash 2016?