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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.

#Blogalicious8 Conversation Panel: #Hashtag Activism

In just a few short years, Twitter – and Instagram for that matter – have quickly moved from this ‘quirky-hipster’ kind of technology to a powerhouse social media platform used to promote awareness on so many different issues. The hashtag, in all its simplicity, has been rebranded as a conversation starter. Whatever you choose to put behind the hashtag symbol has the potential of driving a conversation to the next level and before you know it, you’ve joined a movement you care about all from the comfort of your smartphone.

#BringBackOurGirls

#LoveWins

#LoveIsLove

#WhyIStayed

#BlackLivesMatter

But is it enough? How does this platform get people off their devices and connect to people on the ground? As a blogger or thought leader, how can you effectively engage your audiences on these issues? Most importantly, how do you balance your personal and professional life/view without alienating your audience?

With all that is happening in the country, this conversation is essential. We carefully curated a group of social media influencers in our community to lead the conversation: #Hashtag Activism during Blogalicious Weekend.

 

Moderator: 

Jonelle Henry of Districtly Speaking 

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Panelists: 

Britini Danielle of The Write Pitch

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Jorge Alvarado of Thee Fab Lab 

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Erika Nicole Kendall of BlackGirlsGuideToWeightLoss

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Sili Recio of MyMamihood.com and MomsRising.org

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This is a HOT TOPIC and we want you to be a part of the conversation! Meet us at Blogalicious Weekend in Atlanta November 3-5, 2016. Tickets are still available.

See you there!

Join the #DeedADay movement!
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New Year’s is almost upon us and, for yet another year, we’ll be setting resolutions. What if, we all agreed that this year, that instead of being self-centered in our resolutions, we started a good deed movement? What if we partnered with a cause and spread the good deed message on all our platforms?

Do you love this idea? We do!

Are you in?  We totally are – so much so that we’ve joined forces with a few of our social friends to launch the #DeedADay movement including Clever Girls Collective, Everywhere Society, One2One Network, Latina Bloggers Connect, Mom It Forward, and Type A Parent! This is both a fashion statement and a cause to encourage everyone to do a good deed a day. Mary Fisher – artist, author and HIV/AIDs activist – designed this simple but stunning bracelet strung with 100 beads made by HIV positive and economically fragile women in Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, South Africa, and Haiti. These bracelets remind you to do a good deed at every opportunity. Every time you go out of your way to perform a good deed, you move the bracelet’s rubber ring closer to the 100th bead. How’s that for instant gratification?

How can you get involved?

We’re taking over Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even Pinterest right after Christmas and up until New Years day with hashtag #DeedADay.  All you have to do is socially share any of the following images!

We’re on a mission to sweep the web with good deed resolutions! By resolving to do one good deed a day in 2015, you are perpetuating a sustainable, social-good model that will continue to pay it forward to the artists who create these bracelets and anyone whose life you touch on your path to fulfilling your daily deed.

Here’s What You Do:

When you share an image, just:

  1.    Use hashtag #DeedADay
  2.    Tag The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet, and
  3.    Include a link to the company website.

Social Sharing Tools:

The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet website: http://www.100gooddeeds.org/

On Facebook:www.facebook.com/The100GoodDeedsBracelet

On Twitter: @The1GDBracelet

On Instagram: @The1GDBracelet

You can even pin an image from The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet #DeedADay Pinterest board! You can view their board here.

Brand YOURSELF #DeedADay:

Want to go a step further? Below you will also find a downloadable thumbnail photo that you can use as your avatar.  Put that up and show yourself as a good-deed-doer!

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The Ultimate Good Deed:

The ultimate good deed of course is to share on your blog.  We have 20 bracelets  to gift in exchange for your blog post. Would you be willing to blog about 100 Good Deeds and the #DeedADay movement? Sorry no sponsorship here, we’re all doing this pro-bono!

 

If interested please fill out this form: http://bit.ly/DEEDaDAYBlogCampaignSignup

 

For questions and more information, please email Leticia@EverywhereAgency.com.

March #ShopTalk Hangout Recap! Our Experts Weigh In on “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook”

What’s All of This Boxing Talk About Anyway?

Last month we had our first-ever Blogalicious Community Read-Along!  Gary Vaynerchuk’s latest best-selling book – Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook – has been the talk of the social media town for many, many weeks and we wanted to get to the bottom of the hype.  In case, you haven’t read the book yet (and we really think that you should!), the premise of it is to teach companies and brands to setup effective social media wins by repeatedly ‘jabbing’ your followers with valuable pieces of content before hitting them with your ‘right hook’ (i.e. your big sell or ask).  Make sense? We think so!

To bring the discussion to life, we invited social media marketing experts Ann Harris of Southern Social Marketing and Lynn Cooper of Socially Ahead to be our special guests for last month’s #ShopTalk Hangout on Google+.  From their Do’s and Dont’s for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, G+ and LinkedIn to The One Thing They Can’t Live Without to Tricks to Beating That Pesky Facebook Algorithm, these two powerhouses were a wealth of information and resources and super fun to boot.  Watch the replay here (excuse the 30-second delayed start):

 

Bonus! ~ Ann and Lynn’s Super Special Rec’s for Social Platforms That Get Overlooked:

  1. Google+
  2. Quora
  3. GoodReads
  4. Medium
  5. Slideshare
  6. IFTTT

Join us on Friday, April 25th at 12pm ET/9am PT for our next #ShopTalk Hangout! We’ll be dissecting Days In the Life of several solopreneurs in our community to take a candid look at WHAT everyone is doing and HOW they are making it all happen.

Announcing the Inaugural BlogaliciousFIVE Press Pool!

The White House  has a Press Pool…why shouldn’t we?   We decided to assemble a spirited team of bloggers to cover the latest news briefings about BlogaliciousFIVE. Instead of going to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. to hear the briefings, the Blogger Press Pool will be reporting from Anywhere, USA.  Make sure to follow each of these bloggers for breaking updates on BlogaliciousFIVE speakers, brands, panels, happenings, lifestyle tips and more.  They’ll have the inside track on this year’s hottest conference celebrating diversity in social media…

@IAmSaddidy

Adrienne Gadling is a lipstick loving, nail polish addict who spends her creative energy freelance writing. She is also the co-creator of Sadiddy, an online magazine written by fashion and beauty bloggers. With a degree in Communication from Indiana University, Adrienne’s work has been featured in publications likeUpscale, Rolling Out and StyleBlazer, and has had the opportunity to interview influential people such as Dick Gregory, Dionne Warwick, Rachel Roy and Drake. When she’s not writing, the Midwest native enjoys baking and mentoring young women.

@VeryBusyMama

Born in Chile, raised in the U.S. and educated in the U.K., María José Ovalle is a public relations professional, a freelance writer and a family and fashion blogger at Very Busy Mamá—Life, Beauty & Style. After six years of working and living in London, she now lives in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area with her husband and four-year-old bilingual son and newborn daughter. A self-proclaimed beauty and style junkie, María José started her blog to show that no matter what your size, budget or time constraints, all mamás should look and feel their best!

 

@QueenofSwag4U

Vanessa is a Geeky Latina New Yorker now living in Los Angeles with her Family. She blogs about Food, Family, Life, and all that inspires her. She is also a freelance writer for CBS LA, Time To Play Magazine, and the King’s Hawaiian Bread Blog. You can visit her on her blogs The Queen of Swag and Disney Domain.

@MrMikeStreet

Mike Street is a Senior Digital Strategist based in Harlem, NYC. He has a passion for emerging media, technology & social innovation.  Having spent 13 years in the digital space, Mike Street has worked with top tier brands such as Time Magazine, Oprah Winfrey, OWN TV, Rémy Martin, Oscar de la Renta, Lexus, Turner Broadcasting, and BET Networks. He is passionate about the community of Harlem and runs a popular Facebook page all about Harlem that has 85,000 fans.

@TheGoToLadies

Some people dream in black and white, but the No. 1 Go-To Lady, Aniesia Williams, has always dreamt in color. So, she’s familiar with the red hot urgency of start-ups seeking attention in a crowded marketplace, the blue period of large corporations struggling to find their “digital mojo” and the passionate purple prose of those who have worked with The Go To Ladies™to help color in the bland, fruitless areas of their digital media strategies.

Williams has a solid business background, with expertise in contract negotiations and business. She founded the Beleza Group™, an integrated communications firm and parent company of The Go To Ladies™, because she had earned a reputation as a woman who knew how to connect businesses with potential clients. She began to build brands for clients and continued to expand her personal brand. Williams took on challenging roles including serving as the National Director of Branding, Marketing and Communication for Black Women for Obama, and as the Chief Marketing Officer for The Curvy Revolution/Curvy Magazine, an organization and publication that reaches more than 250,000 women throughout the country.

Williams used these experiences, and many more, to enhance her companies’ digital outreach capabilities. Between her individual networks and those of her companies, she reaches more than 20 million people on a monthly basis across all social platforms.

Ms. Williams speaks, teaches and executes strategies on a global stage – client by client and, she still dreams in color.

@SwarthyDaisy

In 2009, my love for Natural Hair catapulted me into a world of Social Media. Hosting a number of tweet-ups, meet-ups, and Business mixers, I have worn plenty of hats. I am the Chief Blogger at The Swarthy Suite as well as The Educated System. I am also the founder of the tech-heavy movement Fro-Fi Collective and the co-founder of Chocolate Chat Atlanta.
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‘Catch #Blogalicious12 On Instagram and SocialCam’ by @BrothaTech

It’s an unwritten rule that attendees take to social media in swarms to document their memorable experiences at conferences. It gives people a chance to share their event experiences with their audience, and people who wished they were there, can sit on their couch and get just a taste of what they are missing.

The 2012 Blogalicious Conference is no exception, as we are beefing up our social media presence as well. We will be encouraging all our social media butterflies to document and share their conference experiences using their social media channels. The conference itself will be doing more social media reporting on its own channels as well. The usual suspects will be in full force: Blogalicious on Twitter & Facebook. Keeping with the times we will be adding Instagram and SocialCam channels this year.
Instagram is the most popular way to share photos. Snap a smartphone pic, add a filter and description, and the image can be spread across multiple social media accounts at one time. So we want attendees to rep’ Blogalicious to the fullest with all their conference images. Blogalicious will also have an Instagram channel where we will be snappin’ and taggin’ images for the world to see as well.

SocialCam is the “Instagram of video”. It’s the quickest way to capture and share video as well. Users can shoot video, add a title, filters, themes, music, and quickly share the vids with other SocialCam users in addition to just about any social media channels you can think of. The average SocialCam video is about 3-5 minutes, so you don’t have to be a hotshot videographer/director to shoot & share your videos. Just whip out your smartphone, open the SocialCam app (iPhone & Android) and start filming. Blogalicious will be shooting videos that will live on the SocialCam channel, as well as our blog.
Speaking of which, If you follow Blogalicious on Instagram and SocialCam and tag you videos with the #Blogalicious12 hashtag, your photos and videos may just show up on our blog and in our other social media feeds as well. So home your smartphone skills and let’s see if we can make some folks jealous.
Are you going to help #BeatCancer?

Our friends at Everywhere are doing it again! They are setting out to raise money for cancer and beat our previous Guinness World Record for #beatcancer.  The Everywhere team will be at BlogWorld this weekend and starting at 9 am PST today, Friday, October 15th  until 9 am PST tomorrow, Saturday 10/16 join us as we use social media for social good.  

Hopefully you’ll join by tweeting and Facebooking posts in our combined effort to #beatcancer and beat our previous record. Along the way, we’re raising money for several cancer fighting organizations. SWAGG and PayPal will donate 5 cents (.05) for every tweet, Facebook status update, and blog post that includes #beatcancer. All money raised will be donated to non-profit cancer fighting organizations including Bright Pink, Stand Up To Cancer and the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

SWAGG’s commitment to the fight against cancer doesn’t stop there. Prior to the official product launch in Nov. consumers can pledge to download the app at www.beatcancereverywhere.com. SWAGG will then donate $1 to Stand Up To Cancer, up to $125,000!

We all know someone who has been affected by cancer. Please take the next 24 hours and beyond to make a difference and help with the fight against cancer!

For more information please check out the press release: http://www.pitchengine.com/pitch/94888/

Tyler New Media Set to Shoot New Documentary: “Blogalicious”

[Cross-posted from Tyler New Media Blog]

We’re proud to announce that we’ll be partnering with the MamaLaw Media Group to shoot a documentary around the awesome annual conference that they hold called, Blogalicious. The city of Miami will serve as the backdrop for what we’re sure will be an exciting film.

We’ve actually been working with the ladies of  MamaLaw on this over the past few months and are so excited that it finally came to fruition. For the first time ever people from around the globe will get a behind the scenes look at what Blogalicious and the people who attend it are all about. Tyler New Media will provide a full access behind the scenes look at this first rate conference and take you along on the journey.

We’re also very excited to let our blogging friends know this is their shot to be on the big screen! If you’re a blogger and coming to Miami get your elevator pitch ready, we’ll be taping bloggers telling us about their blogs. This is better than any Blogroll you’ve seen before LOL. Also as an added service we’ll be shooting Web Intros for interested bloggers that look like this . For more info and pricing on the web intros send me an email at ltyler[at]tylernewmedia.com.

Blogalicious 2010 will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach October 8-10th. If you’re serious about blogging or social media you need to be here! Click here for registration details.

*Thanks to Lamar and the Tyler New Media team! We are so excited and looking forward to working with you in Miami!!

Vote for Our Panel at SXSW!


Marco Hansell of TwtMob has submitted the panel topic: In Living Color: Branding & Marketing to Urban Audiences to be featured during the Interactive track at South by Southwest 2011…and he’s invited the ladies of Mamalaw to participate as panelists, among noted experts in the social media and marketing space!  As you know, how brands market to multicultural audiences is important to us; in fact, it’s one of the reasons why we created Blogalicious Weekend.  To really make a difference in the social media marketing space, we also created The b-Link Marketing Network, which connects brands with bloggers of diverse backgrounds for their campaigns.  We’d love to have the opportunity to present at this session – but we need your votes! The deadline is midnight CST tomorrow, August 27.

Click here to vote! [You’ll need to sign-in, but it’s quick]

Here is the panel description:

In Living Color: Branding and Marketing to Urban Audiences is a panel that will bring together experts from various areas of the digital frontier that have successfully carved their niche, thus, building some of the most successful online brands in “urban” America. From TV/ Film, Music, Entertainment, Fashion and Technology, the panel experts have been successful in developing online destinations and executing winning viral campaigns through online and offline partnerships. Prior to the panel discussion, panelists will be able to present individual brief slide shows/ videos of their brands, demonstrating the history of their brands’ development. Panelists will also:

– Review trends and case studies of consumer online habits.
– Review challenges of marketing.
– Discuss the rules of engagement.
– Discuss the importance of listening to audiences when developing key messaging and brand development.
– Explore and examine the cross-promotional branding opportunities.
– Discuss social and corporate responsibilities vs brand integrity.
– Discuss the challenges and tips to maintain relevance in the changing social media landscape.
– Examine technical challenges.
– Examine the growing trends in blogs; beyond beats, gossip and fashion.

Thanks for your support!

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