One of the greatest rewards of my job is hearing how designers are using social media to leverage their skills and experience and gain more recognition, more clients and offer better service to their existing clients. We began to host social media presentations across the country more than two years ago, and it eventually sparked the idea that became Blogfest. The world of social media has changed since 2009, but our core instinct to connect with one another remains intact, and these tools make it easier than ever.
I recently attended the Design Bloggers Conference in Los Angeles. It was a jam-packed two days of great information for the design blogging community, not to mention great parties. I came back, mind reeling, ready for Blogfest 2012, which will be here before we know it!
If you’re attending Blogfest, we have a few exciting announcements:
Travel: If you haven’t made your travel arrangements just yet, keep in mind that there may be a great event Wednesday evening. We can’t reveal the details until everything is confirmed, but wanted to let you know. Also, you’ll get a free ticket to ICFF and the best time to attend will be Monday afternoon before we kick off at 5pm.
Swag: Our sponsorship team has been hard at work securing tons of great swag. I know it’s not time to think about packing, but when you do, make sure you leave room in your suitcase!
Speaking of sponsorship, we are still exploring a few strategic brand alliances for Blogfest 2012, so email us if you’re interested in sponsoring. If you’d like to attend, we are currently sold out but taking names for our waiting list. Email us your name and blog URL to add your name.