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10 Reasons To Attend Brands & Blogger Summit

For me, the Brands & Bloggers Summit is one of those must go to conferences. It is held here in Chicago in July, and I put together a small list of why you need to come to this conference if you are blogger!

1. They cap the number of people. I think this years cap was 175. This keeps the event small enough that you can network with almost everyone. You also don't feel lost in the crowd where in a conference of 4000 bloggers you may feel like a number.

2. The speakers stick around. I can't tell you how many conferences I've been to that the speakers leave as soon as they are done. I love seeing our speakers at the after party and talking to us “regular” people.

3. Brands & Bloggers covers topics the experienced bloggers want to know about. My biggest beef with many of the conferences is that they are for the new bloggers. I don't feel like I am learning anything. However, Brand & Bloggers is completely different. As a new blogger, you'll walk away with knowledge. As an experienced blogger, you will learn a thing or two also. This year, the eye opening portion was the legalities of blogging.

4. The sponsors are a great fit. You can tell that the sponsors for this event are hand picked. There isn't a sponsor that doesn't fit with the people who are there.

5. Affordable. This isn't a conference that you will have to drop $1,000 to attend. Many of the participants were local and drove in.

6. Inspiring speakers. Miss Lori was last years inspiration. This years inspiration was Andrea Metcalf. When (aff) you walk out of conference inspired, you know that they got it right!

7. Food. They feed you breakfast and lunch. Who doesn't like food?

8. Scheduled network time. I love that they scheduled network time for us. Part of conferences is being social and that it scheduled shows that the organizers get it! Also, like last year, I sat next to someone who lives about 5 minutes from my house! What are the chances?

9. If you are a sponsor, this is great for brands too. Part of the networking time has the participants going to each booth. If they do, they qualify for a grand prize.

10. Its fun, inspirational, and you'll learn a lot.

So, will we see you at Brands & Bloggers 13? I'll be there!

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Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.View Author posts