Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Blogger Bash 2015 Recap


Earlier this month I attended Blogger Bash 2015 in NYC at Pier 60 (which is beautiful by the way if you have not been there).  The Blogger Bash team once again knows how to party. They had 2 full days packed full of events to get bloggers, like me, in contact with other bloggers, moms, brands and products.  It is one of the only conferences full of people strictly wanting to connect and collaborate with mom bloggers and business owners.  As Apple Moms has exploded this year and going at a veteran attendee, I knew more of what I wanted to get out of it, who to connect with and of course way more friends in attendance, adding to the fun.
Starting on Thursday 7/16, brunch was sponsored by Care Bears Share Your Care, where we learned about the CareBears brand and what they are up to currently.  Care Bears has a 98% awareness amongst moms (well most of us grew up with them), there originally were 10 and now 52 different characters.  This September 9th is National Share Your Care Day, and Care Bears will be donating bears to homeless children in NYC along with ZachKapCares, a nine year old philanthropic boy.

Next we were bussed over to the Astor Place Theater to check out Blue Man Group.  Have you seen it yet?  This was my second time, but first for "poncho seats" and first for fellow Apple Mom Nicole. It is a great interactive show for ages 6-102! Although my kids loved it even younger, depends on sound sensitivity.  Next time I want to be front row for sure.  

That evening Nicole and I went to the Sweet Suite, a great night of moms playing with toys and our kids not complaining.  I was able to check out toys on the market now and toys coming out for the upcoming holiday season.  Checking out new toys from Crayola, Dynacraft, Fisher Price, Spin Master, Alex Brands, Educational Insights and more.  The Blogger Bash team assembles an unforgettable night of fun that has become Sweet Suite, and we just got our boxes of fun with toys from many of the sponsors the kids and I are still going through and checking out.  We are working on videos of those toys to come out soon!




Day two I split between Blogger Bash and another conference I was volunteering at.  I participated in Speed Dating, which was different this year, these brands/companies were also in Expo but we were able to pre register a "path" and met with travel and tourism places.  I am working on guides and reviews of travel- day trips and vacations on Apple Moms so it was perfect for some insight.    I stopped in for Leveraging LinkedIn Panel before heading back uptown.  Side note: if I hadn't lost my Fitbit on Wednesday I would have rocked at steps that day, I walked from Pier 60 (17th & Westside) to the hotel I was staying at 54th and Avenue of Americas (Warwick Hotel), in under an hour and in the heat.  Go me! 

I cannot wait for Blogger Bash 2016.  As a blogger and an influencer it is a must! 


Thanks! +TheToyInsider +Blogger Bash for such a great time


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