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Are you a professional blogger or have interest in becoming one? If the answer is yes, I am so excited to share with you a one day blogging conference that is coming to Cincinnati on April 25, 2015. I am often asked, “Do you go to blogging conferences”. The short answer is no. We don’t go to big blogging conferences (generally) speaking because we don’t feel they are worth the expense. As you know I am savvy and my time is valuable. When it comes to blogging conferences they are honestly overpriced and overrated. This is why I am so excited to share this one day local blogging conference with you. If you live within a 5 hour radius of Cincinnati, Ohio I would encourage you to take a look at attending SoFabU on The Road – Cincinnati.
This is a conference like no other conference. In fact I would call it an “un-conference”. It is packed with amazing speakers and hands on learning. If you are looking to take your blog to the next level then this is the “conference” for you. If you are new to blogging and want to learn how to get started this is a great way for you to get your feet wet and figure out if the world of professional blogging is for you then this is a great place to get started. If you are a hobby blogger and want to turn your blog into a business then this is for you too!
I am excited to announce that I am the selected Ambassador for the event and what that means is I am serving as the “hostess with the mostess”. I hope you will join me! This is a one day event filled with fun and learning. You don’t want to miss this one of a kind opportunity! The event is going to at the Ahalogy Offices on Linwood Avenue in Cincinnati, OH.
SoFabU on The Road- Cincinnati
8:00 – 8:30 Registration, Breakfast Sponsored by Muller
8:30 – 9:15 Welcome, CB/CL discussion ‘How to excel with Sponsored Posts’
9:15 – 9:45 Pinterest Strategies Session (Sponsored by Ahalogy)
Break & Photo
10:00 – 12:00 Keynote speaker: Speaker: Joe Robb
Session: Smart Syndication: Grow Your Blog Traffic with Less Effort
Attendees will walk away with a solid understanding of how to pair analytics data (Google, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook) with common, free publishing tools to grow their audience with data-driven processes. With the tactics provided, you will increase your site traffic without dramatically increasing the amount of time you currently dedicate to social media.
1. Understand how social visitors are currently finding your site
2. Use this knowledge to better formulate social posting timing and content strategy
3. Incorporate free, time-saving automation tools that will help increase site traffic without increasing the time spent on driving this additional traffic
4. Create a structure for measuring site traffic from social postings, so that you can make future publishing decisions based on solid historical data.
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (TBA)
12:15- 1:15 Brand Panel – hear from brand reps on how Bloggers/Brands can/should work together.
1:15 – 1:45 Peer Review: Bring 1-3 of your own posts that you’d like feedback on. Explore how you could improve your photos, create tutorials or videos, or write better headlines with other bloggers at your table. Discover how others have made changes on their blogs or social media platforms to achieve great results. Each table will have established bloggers who will provide feedback and ideas. Learn from each other!
1:45 – 2:00 Drive to New Riff Distillery – Newport KY (In front of Party Source, 7 miles)
2:15 – 4:45 Afternoon Adventure: The INGREDIENTS for a Great Sponsored Post (& Tastespotting-worthy photos!)
In this session Nate Engels will walk through creating a custom recipe around a brand’s product and how he tells a story around the recipe that will draw the reader into the emotional tie to the brand and blog post. From styling the plate, to the props, lighting and background, we’ll learn how to create a visual gourmet image. He’ll show how he takes beautiful photos (even without natural light) and manipulates the images to spotlight the food. We’ll form groups where we will use props and creativity to produce photos on the spot. Then Nate will share how to make so-so photos into WOW! Shareable images through simple techniques and tools like Picmonkey.
5:00pm – 7:00pm – Social Meet-up at New Riff Distillery
Don’t delay because tickets are limited and selling fast! Right now you can score an Early Bird ticket for only $99 when you register by April 1, 2015. National sponsors include: Johnny Rockets, Müller, Kraft and iBlog.
About SoFabU on the Road
SoFabU on the Road is a unique event that allows influencers to take advantage of educational opportunities that will help set them a part from the rest.
SoFabU on the Road features hands-on, interactive sessions for influencers to implement what they’re learning on the spot. The sessions are paired with fun city-specific adventures where attendees get to practice their newly learned skills.
Events are open to all bloggers and influencers!
Jan – Los Angeles
Feb – Miami
March – Phoenix
April – Cincinnati
April – Seattle
May – Dallas
June – NYC
July – Chicago
Aug. – Minneapolis
Sept. – Atlanta
Oct. – Bentonville
About Collective Bias and Social Fabric
Collective Bias® is the only shopper social media company that solves shopper marketing problems by weaving together organic social content with engaging, real-life stories to generate millions of impressions, increased share of voice, SEO and retail sales for brands and retailers. Top brands such as Tyson, Nestlé and Duane Reade rely on Collective Bias to sell their stories socially. Based in Bentonville, Arkansas, with satellite offices in New York City, Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Cincinnati and London, Collective Bias was named one of America’s 25 Most Promising Companies by Forbes and a part of the Inc. 5000.
Social Fabric® is Collective Bias’ proprietary community of nearly 3,000 shopping-focused influencers with an aggregate multichannel reach in excess of 130 million. For more information, please visit Collectivebias.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
This is a conference you don’t want to miss!
Disclosure: I am an paid Ambassador for this event all opinions are mine and mine alone.