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Blogalicious 2017 Badge Bling Is Here!

Hey now!! Are you dreaming of warm, sunny days and the crashing surf like we are? Since October can’t get here soon enough, we’re doing our best to daydream and these site badges for Blogalicious Miami are helping to do the trick for now! For starters, they’re nice and blue like that Florida ocean, and – if you put your face real close to your laptop monitor – you’ll even feel the sun rays beaming on your face [see what we did there? ;)]

Once you’ve registered and booked your room, make sure to make your friends jealous by letting them know that you’re Blogalicious by displaying a badge on your site, on your Instagram feed, heck, make it your new profile pic!

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Announcing our #PerfectPitch IV Finalists!

It sounds like a cliché, but it’s the truth: each year the competition gets tougher! This year, 17 business-minded and daring individuals entered submissions to the Perfect Pitch IV contest. Let us begin by saying CONGRATULATIONS to all 17 contestants, because we know that submitting required a lot of courage, preparation and energy. After tallying the scores from our illustrious panel of judges, we are ecstatic to announce the following three finalists:

 

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Chukwudum Chukwudebelu, CHUMZ

In the fall semester of 2014, I had a couple of textbooks that I tried to sell to the bookstores, but they were offering me next to nothing in return—$10 or $20 back for books I bought for about $150 and so on. Feeling discouraged, I decided to try to sell them online as an alternative and a found a website that bought them back for $50 and up per book (still only 1/3 of what I had spent). I then started to wonder: if the bookstores are going to continue to drive prices upwards whilst keeping buy-back percentages low, why can’t we recycle the textbooks and resell them to other college students who would buy at a less expensive and negotiated prices? I immediately contacted Kareem Garriga, our technical writer, about this bare-bones idea and together, we conceived the implementation of a software platform where college students could buy,sell,swap, and rent their textbooks.

Instagram: @ichumzit | Twitter: @ichumzit

 


 

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Kalilah Wright, Mess In A Bottle

EVER FEEL LIKE YOU WANT TO GET A MESSAGE ACROSS? BUT YOU RATHER NOT SAY IT OUT YOUR MOUTH? HERE’S THE PERFECT SOLUTION, WEAR YOUR MESS. OWN IT! DON’T BE AFRAID TO SAY WHAT YOU’RE THINKING ON YOUR SHIRT.

MESS IN A BOTTLE IS A NEW T SHIRT COMPANY DEVELOPED IN THE HEART OF BALTIMORE CITY BY ARCHITECT AND DESIGNER, KALILAH WRIGHT. BEING A FREE SPIRITED AND SOCIAL INDIVIDUAL, SHE FREQUENTLY SPEAKS HER MIND. SHE DECIDED TO CREATE THIS T SHIRT LINE TO TELL OTHERS WHAT SHE’S THINKING WITHOUT EVER OPENING HER MOUTH. IT THEN CLICKED. THESE SAYINGS ABOUT LOVE, CAREER, AND LIFE ARE WITTY CATCH PHRASES THAT SPEAK TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

THESE MESSAGES ARE FEATURED ON YOUR SHIRT AND THEN PACKAGED IN A REUSABLE GLASS BOTTLE.

Instagram: @messinabottle | Twitter: @_messinabottle

 


 

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Victoria Coker, ColoredContent

ColoredContent is the premier source for quality Black web series. The platform was created to amplify the voices of Black media makers by showcasing narratives from a variety of genres, including: comedy, romance, and action. We believe that by creating a place for Black people to share their stories the community will be empowered. ColoredContent.com is a subsidiary of the CLRED Media, Inc.

Instagram: @coloredcontent | Twitter: @coloredcontent

Make sure to follow each one of these rising stars, congratulate them and get your seat front and center to see them pitch live next week on Saturday, November 5th @ 10am at Blogalicious Weekend 2016!

5 Things VIP Mastermind Day Attendees Need to Know
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Are You Read to Uplevel Your Brand?
VIP Mastermind Day Is Just Around the Corner!


Here are 5 Things You Need to Know to Get Ready for Thursday, Nov. 3rd:

  1. VIP Mastermind Day Check-In will take place starting at 7:30am in the Azalea Foyer (Lobby Level) of the Grand Hyatt Atlanta – Buckhead. You’ll receive your badge and workbook (and a few other surprises) to start your day the right way!
  2. Throughout the weekend, you will have exclusive access to a VIP Lounge for downtime, interviews by our Social Media Ambassadors, time with the Growth Coaches, refreshments and a chill place to put your feet up. Located in Cassis B (Lower Lobby Level). 
  3. Grab the best seat in the house during the General Sessions in the Grand Ballroom (Lower Lobby Level)! Just look for the tables near the front of the room marked ‘Reserved’ – those are for YOU. 
  4. Remember the Brand Growth Questionnaire we asked you to fill out a couple of weeks ago? We truly do need each and every VIP Mastermind Day attendee to complete it for maximum ROI on your conference experience. Go ahead and CLICK HERE to get that out of the way. 
  5. SURPRISE! Thanks to our small business partner, Positive Images, each of you who is interested can sign up to participate in a FREE Branded Headshot Portrait Session and receive your favorite image from the shoot [a $235 value!]. These sessions will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3rd (don’t worry, they are just 10-min. sessions, so you can just pop out of VIP MM Day and pop back in when you’re done).For tips on what to expect and a welcome video from your photographer, Gisele, CLICK HERE.

>>>Reserve your complimentary headshot portrait session here! <<<


Wishing you were a VIP? It’s not too late! There are just 12 spots left for VIP Mastermind Day. You can upgrade your Regular Conference Registration by selecting the UPGRADE ticketing option HERE.

Want to know what it’s all about? CHECK THIS OUT.

Watch Stacey’s Periscopes! ‘5 Reasons You Need to Be At VIP Mastermind Day’
PART ONE ○ PART TWO

Upgrade your ticket!

It’s #InspoLab Time! RSVP to Save Your Seat

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{RSVP ASAP to reserve your seat}

What are #InspoLabs?
ICYMI – These Inspiration Labs are hands-on workshops with creative instructors passionate about their craft; creative minds in media sharing their processes and career paths, baked into our agenda for maximum enjoyment. In order for these workshop instructors to give you maximum attention and teaching, the size of these Labs are limited!

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Workshop Description:
Do you spend hours searching for relevant blog images? What if you could create your own images that speak directly to your audience? Join wedding photographer /videographer Chip Dizárd for this hands on session where you will learn how to light, stage, pose objects and people to create stock images that look great and speak to your audience. *DSLR cameras or smart phones are suggested.

RSVP:
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Workshop Description:
Subscription boxes are the new hustle! Not only does they create residual income for your business, but they are a great collaboration opportunity between brands and your customers – introducing them to products that would not have ever come across their radar. Easier said than done though. It’s not enough to grab a few amazing products, stuff them in the box and ship them. You need a plan first! Taylar Barrington started UniversiTee Box while she was still a college student and the brand propelled into a six-figure business.

Launching Your Subscription Box

Learn how to create residual income through one of the newest ways to curate a consumer experience – subscription boxes! Taylar Barrington, the owner of the UniversiTee Box will teach you how to:

* Develop a subscription box idea that you’ll be obsessed with

* Curate an ideal box by understanding the art of creating a shipment

* Find and locate the audience with the greatest chemistry

* And connect you with tools that will automate your business

RSVP:
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Workshop Description:

Whether you’re a creative, small business owner, solopreneur or big brand, the cost efficient and highly effective nature of content marketing can enhance brand image, create brand advocates, foster trust, build authority, increase leads, generate demand, and most of all, result in SALES for your business.

Attendees will walk away from this session with a vision-board-like template for an effective sales page, along with the inspiration to think like a publisher, create an effective content marketing strategy and design their best life.

During this session, attendees will scrapbook their way to embracing their publishing power to:

-Create a content marketing plan that drives demand for their business.

-Produce a high volume of content with little time and limited budget.

-Make sense of content marketing tools and overcome distribution challenges.

-Accurately measure impact and effectiveness of content and ‘get good’ quickly.

RSVP:
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PLEASE NOTE:

These #InspoLabs are filled on a first-come, first-served RSVP basis.

You *MUST* be registered for the Blogalicious Weekend conference in order to RSVP.

You may only RSVP for ONE #InspoLab.

The #InspoLabs wil take place on the evening of Friday, Nov. 4th from 7pm – 8:30pm.

Announcing Our #Blogalicious8 Social Media Ambassadors!

If your conference was themed Content Is Life, wouldn’t you find the best influencers and rock stars to promote your brand during show time? We know you would! That’s why we handpicked some of the best influencers in the game for the job. With great pleasure, we’d like to announce our Social Media Ambassadors (#SMAB8) for Blogalicious Weekend 2016.

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Elayna Fernandez of The Positive Mom

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Elayna, author, speaker and award-winning success guide, is predominately known as The Positive Mom. With a mission to encourage, empower and equip moms to have more influence at home and in the world, Elayna lives a life of joy, balance, and success. Her philosophy is “BE positive and you’ll BE powerful!”

“I love Motherhood and I believe it is a partnership with God; the highest calling of a woman in this planet. I love mentoring mom bloggers how to turn pain into purpose and their passion into their paycheck by developing a millionaire mom mindset. I consider myself a geekess and word-nerd and I love pouring my heart out about the topics of motherhood, mompreneurship, and motivation for moms.”

Read her latest post, “How to Decide Which Conference is Worth Attending”


Neosha Gardner of Create HER Stock

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Neosha is the mastermind behind the popular stock photography company, CreateHer Stock, “your destination for images you can truly relate to. Curated for bloggers, creatives, and online influencers of color.” When it comes to producing delectable digital content and cultivating healthy communities, Neosha is a veteran go-to. Her skill set is impressive, but what will win you over is her bubbly, ambitious attitude.

“I’m also the graphic creative designer and business owner of @HUNCreative, a brand design studio for awesome women who mean business. I’ve been blogging since about 2010 and have come quite a long way from where I was in the beginning. In a nutshell, I’m a girl boss, who enjoys lounging in her bed while rocking luscious natural hair and connecting with wonderful women.”

Read her latest post, “CreateHER Stock is Heading to Blogalicious 2016!”


LeAnne Fairweather of Moments of a Black Queen

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LeAnne is a social entrepreneur, who serves artists, producers, and entrepreneurs looking for help with their online presence. On her lifestyle blog, Moments of a Black Queen, she chronicles the intersections of fashion, art, and being a Caribbean Afro-Latina living in America. LeAnne is enthusiastic, energetic and just as crazy about media as we are!

“I am a Jamaican blogger based in Atlanta, Georgia sharing my ideas about the world through my online platforms. Social media is where I discover content, interact with brands, and market my profile to thousands of virtual users every day. Using the internet to connect with people from across the globe spreads my mission to endorse reggae and a positive lifestyle to hundreds of followers on the web.”

Read her latest post “Blogalicious 8: I Am A Social Media 


If we do say so ourselves, our Ambassadors are lit! They’re pumped and ready to help foster a positive and unique experience for Blogalicious Weekend attendees. Over the next 2 weeks (and of course during the conference) you will begin to see conference-related content on their social channels and blogs. Please welcome them with warm comments, likes, and shares as we gear up for the #ContentIsLife #Blogalicious8 conference.

We’ll see you there.

Buy your Blogalicious ticket here.

Introducing Your #Blogalicious8 MC: Deya Smith | @deyadirect
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Deya Smith (aka Deya Direct!) is warmly regarded as ‘The Go-to Girlfriend’ as a result of her producing high-level media content that counsels, empowers and caters to women and their lifestyle. In her quest to help women with self-love and love relationships, Deya Direct also developed the “The Man Whisperer Series” which is a multimedia panel and course that teaches women the art of connecting to a man’s heart. A former Miss Black USA, she brings her unique skills as a national correspondent/host; her passion and knowledge as a veteran producer; her charisma and sense of humor as an actress, blogger, personality, inspirational speaker, and most recently author; to the world of multimedia. She is also the creator of the social media community Fly and Fabulous Women of Purpose.

This best-selling author has been writing blogs for the benefit of millions for over 12 years. Known for her direct and provocative style, Deya works as the Lead Content Producer for the nationally-syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show (TJMS). The TJMS reaches 8 million listeners daily. DEYA DIRECT, who speaks directly to the hearts, minds and souls of women, pulls no punches with her engaging approach, is becoming an influential voice to be reckoned with.

Originally from New Haven, CT.  Deya now resides in Dallas, TX.  She is a graduate of Howard University. And engaged to be married.

Follow her on: Instagram @deyadirect | Twitter: @deyadirect | Website: DeyaDirect.net

With her vast experience producing content for radio, for web and most recently with her newly released book, Soft Is the New Power (affiliate link!), Deya is the perfect fit for this year’s conference theme #ContentIsLife!  

More #Blogalicious8 Sponsors to Love!

Yes, Even More #Blogalicious8 Sponsors Love!

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Connect w. Change The Cycle at the Conference
They’re back for the 3rd year in a row! You love them and so do we – Change The Cycle will be hosting a Hospitality Suite on Friday, Nov. 4th and Saturday, Nov. 5th where you can visit them to have engaging conversations about your cycle. If you’ve been to the last two Blogalicious Weekends, then you know their Suite is always the place to be! Make sure to also catch them and their expert panel on Saturday at 1:30pm in the Grand Ballroom – more on that to come, as well as one more fun surprise.

About Change The Cycle
Change the Cycle is an online community, funded and developed by Hologic, Inc., where women who suffer from heavy periods can share their experiences and learn about solutions. As a leading global healthcare and diagnostics company, we strive to make advances toward greater certainty for our customers by providing them with cutting-edge technology that makes a real difference. We move to narrow the gap between doubt and confidence and work to achieve both incremental and transformational progress to improve patients’ lives. We are passionate and resolute in our purpose; we call it The Science of Sure. This ethos is extended throughout our core offerings: Breast & Skeletal Health, Diagnostic, and GYN Surgical Solutions. We believe it is our responsibility to offer our customers ever-greater certainty – what we call progressive certainty – by pushing the boundaries of science

Connect w. Change The Cycle Online
For more information, visit them at changethecycle.com, follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/ChangeTheCycle and on Instagram atinstagram.com/ChangeTheCycle


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Connect w. Jack Daniels at the Conference

This year at Blogalicious, Jack Daniel’s invites all of you to become “Friends of Jack.” Throughout the weekend, you can stop by the “Friends of Jack” Lounge in the exhibitor hall for fun demos, tastings, prizes and more. And onFriday, November 4, Jack Daniel’s will host an elite offsite event for all “Friends of Jack”- both old and new. Keep up with Jack Daniel’s activities throughout the weekend using #FriendsofJack.

About Jack Daniels

The Jack Daniel’s Family consists of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select, Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails, and the seasonal Jack Daniel’s Winter Jack Tennessee Cider.

No matter which you prefer, we hope you enjoy a little Jack!

Connect w. Jack Daniels Online
JackDaniels.com | Twitter: @jackdaniels_US | Facebook: /jackdaniels | Instagram: @jackdaniels_US | YouTube/jackdaniels


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Connect w. Hasbro at the Conference

On Friday, Nov. 4th and Saturday, Nov. 5th, meet TORCH, My Blazin’ Dragon pet, an exciting and spunky baby dragon from the FURREAL FRIENDS line from Hasbro, in their Hospitality Suite. They’ve got a mystery for you to solve, so brush up on your detective skills! This adorable plush baby dragon takes pet play to the next level featuring 50-plus sound and motion combinations. Don’t forget to feed him his treat – a tasty, toasted marshmallow! Follow the search to find out where you can find Torch at Blogalicious and receive a special treat of your own! #WhereisTorch

About Hasbro

Hasbro is a global company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences, by leveraging its beloved brands, including Littlest Pet Shop, Magic: The Gathering, Monopoly, My Little Pony, Nerf, Play-Doh and Transformers and premier partner brands. From toys and games to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world.

The Company’s Hasbro Studios creates entertainment brand-driven storytelling across mediums, including television, film and more. Through the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, including philanthropy, Hasbro is helping to build a safe and sustainable world and to positively impact the lives of millions of children and families every year.

Connect w. Hasbro Online

Follow us on Twitter @Hasbro for company updates and initiatives &@HasbroNews to get the latest news on our world-class brands.


Check out our checklist to ensure that you get the fullness of the Blogalicious experience. We want you to learn and have fun. If you do these things now, you’ll spend more time doing just that come November 3-5!

Read: 6 Things to Do Before Blogalicious Weekend

Visit Our Tech Sponsors for #Blogalicious8

Ready, TECH, Go!

These Exhibitor sponsors can’t wait to connect with you.

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Connect w. IZEA at the Conference
Welcome back, IZEA! As influencers, we are always looking at new and smart ways to monetize our content. Stop by IZEA’s booth on Friday, Nov. 4th and Saturday, Nov. 5th to learn more about their platform and how it might be a fit for you.

About IZEA
IZEA provides bloggers, Viners, Instagrammers, YouTubers and other online personalities the ability to monetize their online influence. Use our platform to connect with brands you love for sponsorships. [You might even recognize a familiar face!]

Connect w. IZEA Online
For more information, visit them at izea.com, follow them on Twitter attwitter.com/izea and on Facebook at facebook.com/izeainc


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Connect w. Domain.ME at the Conference

We’re excited about this one. Next month, Domain.ME will be putting the ME in MEdia Kit. You’ll be able to stop by their booth on Friday, Nov. 4th and Saturday, Nov. 5th to sign up for a special workshop on creating an effective media kit. Every content creator building a brand should have one! Welcome back for the 3rd year in a row, Domain.ME.

About Domain.ME

Are you trying to find a way to take control of your online identity? Maybe trying to position yourself as a thought leader in your industry? .ME is uniquely positioned to provide you with the space you need to build your personal brand and create a captivating online persona that’s a direct reflection of YOU.

But maybe, you are more interested in giving your business a more personal feel? No problem! .ME provides you with an easy way to build on your Me Selling Proposition and create a community around your brand.

Connect w. Domain.ME Online
Domain.ME | Twitter: domainME | Facebook: /domainME | Pinterest: domainME | YouTube/dotmechannel


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Connect w. Phonetic Eyewear at the Conference

Raise your hand if you spend hours in front of a computer monitor each day. We thought so! For that reason, we are excited to have Phonetic Eyewear at Blogalicious. Phonetic Eyewear was created by optical industry professionals determined to find a solution for digital eyestrain that was both fashionable and affordable. Learn about the technology behind this innovative eyewear by stopping by their booth on Friday, Nov. 4th and Saturday, Nov. 5th and see if this could be a solution for you.

About Phonetic Eyewear

At Phonetic Computer Eyewear, we offer glasses with clear, prescription quality lenses that have a special coating to deflect a portion of unwanted blue light. We put these lenses into our frames designed for you – someone who wants to protect their eyes and still look good. Available in plano (no prescription), add powers for a little extra magnification, and with prescription lenses, our frames are perfect for working at your computer or tablet, and stylish enough to wear all day long.

Connect w. Phonetic Eyewear Online

PhoneticEyewear.com | Twitter: phoneticeyewear | Facebook: /phoneticeyewear | Pinterest: phoneticeyewear | Instagram: phoneticeyewear


Want the conference schedule at your fingertips? If you want quick access to the most up-to-date conference content, visitwww.blogaliciousweekend2016.sched.org on your mobile device and save the agenda to your smartphone or tablet!

#Blogalicious8 Speaker Announcement: The Bosses Behind The Brands: An Exclusive Conversation w. Agency Executives

Join four successful bosses for a frank discussion about what goes into influencer relationships and collaborations.  Everywhere Agency founder, Danica Kombol, One2One Network founder/CEO, Barbara Jones, Flowers Communications Group account supervisor, Nicole Pierce  and KIA Motors Social Media and Communications Manager, John Dominguez offer an inside look on influencer engagement. Hear from bosses who represent some of your favorite brands on a daily basis!

The Bosses Behind The Brands: An Exclusive Conversation w. Agency Executives ~ Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 @ 4:15pm

Barbara Jones :: One2One Network 

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After spending 20 years in the music business as a marketing executive, Barbara Jones felt drawn to create a space where brands and agencies could harness the power of social media influencers. After founding One2One Network and co-founding BlissDom Events in 2008 and then evolving to form the integrated social media agency Blissful Media Group, she has become a sought-after social media and influencer marketing consultant and speaker.

Barbara and her family love being active in their community, including being active on the board of the local teen center, and they pretty much enjoy all winter sports. She happily lives and works in Greenwich, CT, but dreams of living full-time in the mountains and snowboarding whenever possible.  After all, she’s mastered composing emails on her iPhone from a chairlift without dropping it (yet), and it would be a shame for that skill to go to waste.

 

Danica Kombol :: Everywhere Agency 

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Danica Kombol is the CEO of the Everywhere Agency, a leading social media and content marketing firm that works with Fortune 500 companies crafting and executing successful campaigns. She founded the blogger network, Everywhere Society to power the agency’s many award winning influencer campaigns for clients like Macy’s, Coca-Cola, Cox Communications, Domain.ME, Carters and others.

As a social media marketer, Danica draws on her extensive background as a television producer and public relations executive. She began her career at Sesame Workshop and went on to become a successful television producer working on such legendary shows as Saturday Night Live and Kids in the Hall. She blogs alternately about social media trends on her own site and about entrepreneurism at Tech.co. 

 

Nicole Pierce :: Flowers Communications Group 

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Nicole Pierce is an Account Supervisor at Flowers Communications Group (FCG), an award-winning integrated marketing communications agency that specializes in multicultural public relations and marketing. In her role, she leads the development and execution of communications strategies across client accounts. She has a passion for building mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders on behalf of the brands she works on. In her spare time, Nicole blogs on the Chicago Now network, as Go 2 Mommy and occasionally writes as a contributor for RollingOut.com.

You can follow her on Twitter @CNicolePRGirl and on IG at @Go2Mommy.

 

John Dominguez :: KIA Motors

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Supporting influencer communities has been the primary motivation for John in his role leading influencer outreach for Kia Motors America. John’s background in American cultural studies and music history has guided his strategy and approach of content via storytelling, which puts the natural talents of bloggers and content creators at the forefront of his partnerships.  In addition to his role in social media, John also contributes to the communications and creative strategy behind Kia’s product launches for traditional automotive and social media.   

John is married to an amazing public school teacher and has two wonderful boys who join in his love of music and Maurice Sendak.

 

You will walk away with key pointers, best practices, and even learn that they may be more like you than you think! This is truly a discussion you won’t want to miss!

 

Pssst …. Wednesday is the LAST DAY to book your conference hotel at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta. We have secured a special rate of $169 for conference attendees. See you there!

Coca-Cola, Kia and Dove® ~ Your #Blogalicious8 Premium Sponsors!

Meet Your 2016 Premium Conference Sponsors

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Connect w. Coca-Cola at the Conference
Kicking off our event on Thursday, Nov. 3rd at 7pm, join Coca-Cola for their Welcome Reception in the Grand Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta. They’ve got an enchanting evening in store! Then, on Friday and Saturday, stop by their Hospitality Suite in the Buckhead Ballroom to refresh your world.

About Coca-Cola
The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands, our Company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands including, Diet Coke®, Fanta®, Sprite®, Coca-Cola Zero™, vitaminwater®, POWERADE®, Minute Maid®, Simply™, Georgia®, Dasani, FUZE® TEA and Del Valle®.

Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world’s largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.9 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce their environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world’s top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates.

Connect w. Coca-Cola Online
For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit their blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find them on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.


 

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Connect w. Kia at the Conference
With the big way that Kia is supporting Blogalicious Weekend, there’s no way you’ll be able to miss them! From taking part in their Ride and Drives to visiting their Kia Lifestyle Hospitality Suite to hearing from one of their top executives at the Brand Bosses panel on Thursday, Nov. 3rd – and more, Kia is making it their business to connect with you on a meaningful level.

About Kia
World-class design and engineering. That’s our mission.

At Kia, we’re inspired by the idea that you should love driving and owning your car. Designing, engineering, building, and bringing you that car is what we do. And we love what we do. Turns out we’re not alone. Auto experts and everyday drivers love what we do, too. The 2017 Sportage won the Red Dot Award for Product Design in 2016. The 2016 Optima received Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com Midsize Car Best Buy Award. The word is out. The superlatives are gratifying. Yet we’re determined to keep evolving. To that end, Kia has been making news with a remarkable run of firsts. We introduced the superb K900, our first rear-drive, full-size luxury sedan. We debuted the Soul EV, our first all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle. The soon to come 2017 Optima Plug-In Hybrid is our first vehicle of its kind. The exciting firsts go on and on. From design to technology, materials to safety features, Kia continues to innovate and upgrade our entire lineup.You deserve to own a car you love. We invite you to discover the “New Kia.”
Connect w. Kia Online
Twitter: @kia | Facebook: /kia | Instagram: @kiamotorsusa

 


 

Connect w. Dove® at the Conference
Our Friday Morning Opening Session will feature a #SpeakBeautiful Panel Conversation presented by Dove® with some of your favorite influencers (those juicy deets coming soon!). Then, please make sure to stop by their Hospitality Suite on Friday and Saturday for some pampering. They’re also going to send us off with a bang during our Closing Day Party, with even more surprises! During the conference, Dove® will showcase a portfolio of product collections, including:

Dove® Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash features a unique formula with a blend of Moroccan Argan Oil beads to replenish 12x more skin natural nutrients than competitors
Dove® Dry Oil Beauty Bar features ¼ moisturizing cream and Moroccan Argan Oil to gently cleanse and care for your skin
Dove® Dry Spray Antiperspirant goes on instantly dry and delivers 48 hours of odor and wetness protection with all the care of Dove for softer, smoother underarms.
Dove® Regenerative Nourishment provides perfectly nourished hair that’s 100% visibly damage free
Dove® believes in making beauty a source of confidence, not anxiety. We’re honored to be part of this year’s Blogalicious to continue bringing awareness to our message of confidence, empowerment, and beauty for women of all ages and backgrounds, both online and off.

About Dove®
At Dove®, we know that social media bombards women and girls with messages that can be hurtful and destructive to their self-esteem and confidence. Dove® research shows 82% of women feel the beauty standards set by social media are unrealistic. In the African American community, not only do those unrealistic beauty ideals come from social media, but are also filtered through the lens of mainstream society. To address these issues, Dove will introduce its #SpeakBeautiful initiative to the Blogalicious community and lead an empowering conversation focusing on using self-acceptance and understanding how personal online and offline behaviors can impact and inspire women and the next generation of girls.

 


 

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Did you reserve your hotel room for #Blogalicious8?

The Grand Hyatt Atlanta is offering conference attendees a special rate of 169/nt. There are only a few rooms left and the cut off date is Wednesday 10/12! Local folks, you might want to consider booking a room because our conference sponsors have some amazing guest room surprises in store. *wink wink*

Book here: http://bit.ly/b8hyattrsvp

 

More Blogalicious Weekend Updates are on the way!

 

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