Social media is an important component of our business and promotional strategy. It’s one of our favorite ways to interact with and learn about our growing community. So when the time came to curate a strategic and creative social media team for Blogalicious 9, the ultimate conference for multicultural bloggers and influencers, we knew we needed the best talents in our community.
The selection process was no joke! Seriously, you guys didn’t make it easy on us simply because so many of you have great brands and even better personalities. But after a few weeks of peeling back the layers, we selected candidates we’re confident will represent our mission, #TribeUp theme, and overall Conference with love and respect.
With only two short weeks until we reunite with you in sunny Miami, Florida, now’s the perfect time to introduce you to this year’s Social Media Ambassadors for Blogalicious 9, or #SMAB9s for short. Show them some love in the Social Suite and on their social channels, guys!
Tennille Martinez (@msvirtualmaven) is an Online Business Strategist helping busy entrepreneurs with Social Media Management, Virtual Assistant services, and Digital Marketing. Her passion is tweeting social media tips, blogging about entrepreneurial hacks, and pinning great content on Pinterest.
“I am so excited about being part of the Blogalicious conference in Miami. What better hospitality than to welcome you and my tribe to the Miami Blogalicious experience!”
Ashley Carter is the creator of FabEllis, a beauty, life, and style blog. She is passionate about encouraging women to look and feel fabulous. She loves sharing godly, go-getter inspiration and of course, wearing great lipstick. Ashley lives in North Carolina and will always be a country girl at heart. Follow her everywhere at @IAmFabEllis.
“I am excited to be a #SMAB9 because Blogalicious is my favorite conference! I attended for the first time in 2013 and it was truly life changing for me and the direction of my blog. I can’t wait to share highlights of the conference online and I hope it inspires others to see the amazing opportunities in blogging.”
Risk and Analytics professional, Social Butterfly, and Life-Long Learner living in Southern California—Samantha has a laundry list of goals and aspires to try her hand at everything from penning a work of fiction to launching socially impactful entrepreneurial ventures. She loves narrative and believe in the power of personal narrative to heal, bridge gaps, and build stronger community. A nomad, amateur chef, DIYer and natural living advocate. Sophia prefers to grow my own veggies and make my own deodorant. She blogs a bit, has been known to back-up sing, and loves having long conversations with complete strangers about their lives and passions. Sophia has a healthy obsession with period and obscure films, as well as science fiction everything (let’s discuss the multiverse)! Follow her everywhere at @raisingself.
“Funny story, I got married at Blogalicious ’10 in Miami, so it’s nice to come back to Blogalicious as a part of the team and celebrate my 7th anniversary after.”
Dr. Renee (@askdrrenee) hosts The Ask Dr. Renee Show, a weekly YouTube show to motivate and inspire viewers to “Live the life they deserve”. She also hosts a daily Periscope show, #ReneesRemedies where she gives helpful health, business and life tips. Dr. Renee has been a contributing health writer for MadameNoire.com, BlackandMarriedwithKids.com, BlackDoctor.org, DiaryofaFirstTimemom.com and GoodEnoughMother.com. She is also a sought after speaker for various health organizations and schools. In addition to writing about health, Dr. Renee is a social media coach, conducts speaking engagements on social media, branding, motivation, and becoming an entrepreneur.
“I am excited to be a #SMAB9 because it is an amazing conference and I want to make sure I share the awesomeness of this conference with my community. There are many people that wonder what happens at these conferences and I want to let them behind the scenes of all the FUN!!”
Joi Light is a lifestyle blogger that makes being a working mom look easy. She shows moms that they were women first and can still have a life after creating one. Follow her everywhere at @itsjoitomyworld.
“I can’t wait to be a Social Media Ambassador for Blogalicious 9 and share all the inside scoop on such an amazing conference. Being around so many like-minded creatives and soaking up sun and knowledge is the ultimate weekend for a lifestyle blogger like myself.”
Lees Garcia owns Glossy Grape (@Lees.Garcia), a product review blog complemented by beauty and lifestyle articles, finding the best of the best products to enhance your daily routine! She is based out of Tampa, Florida and has been blogging since 2015. She also owns a chain of e-commerce brands, from affordable lashes to trendy beauty products online via www.shopluxlashes.com.
“I’m excited to be a #SMAB9 because I can put my years of hosting and event coverage skills to good use! Blogging is my passion and I am excited to learn, network, and communicate through this awesome event!”
Briana Ford is the Managing Editor of Awesomely Techie. At her day job, she is a Digital Marketing Strategist, helping small businesses with their web, social, and search marketing strategies. She loves Apple products, is leary of smart houses (thanks to Disney), and is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs.
“I’ve been going to Blogalicious since 2012 and there is no other conference like it. I always come back home full of information, love, and awesome new friends! Being a Social Media Ambassador for Blogalicious 9 is awesome because I go hard on Twitter during the conference anyway, haha. I just want people to know all the awesome stuff they’re missing.”
Ariel C. Williams
Back for the second year in a row, Ariel Williams is leading this year’s Social Media team for Blogalicious Weekend. She joined #TeamBlogalicious in 2014 as a Digital Media Events Intern and has since been promoted to Digital Content Manager, where she oversees blog content creation. Additionally, she owns and operates Danzy Bird & Co, a digital media agency that treats creative entrepreneurs to social media management, fun activations, content curation, and more. Follow her on IG and Twitter at @Ariel_CWilliams.
“B9 can’t get here fast enough! I’m so excited to work with this year’s team of ambassadors. These women are qualified, hungry, and ready for Miami. Just interacting with them thus far has been a pleasure so I know October 5-8 is going to be, dare I say, lit! Blogalicious is love, for real.”
Can’t you feel the energy popping off this post? Its so sweet! We can’t wait to see you all in Miami for Conference Weekend. Register while there are still tickets left.