If you’re expecting a recipe, or even a product review, sorry, there’s none here. This post is sponsored by Kids Business. Todays post is for the bloggers amongst us and the brands with which we work. 10 days ago I was lucky enough to travel down to Melbourne for the Bloggers Brunch that is hosted by Kids Business.
Let me take the liberty for a moment to talk about working with brands as a blogger. It is very difficult to negotiate for yourself with brands, they often don’t understand the concept of how blogegrs can help them to convey their key messages and how bloggers can be reached. This is why relationships with places such as Kids Business are so important to bloggers. Kids Business Communications hosts the Bloggers Brunch and Bloggers BBQ series of events where bloggers and brands meet and mingle.
On the day, there were heaps of brands to meet and greet with, amazing speakers and lots of great opportunities to forge relationships that will benefit brands and bloggers. On the day I chatted with Smash, Little Innoscents, Bondi Chai, Vivid Wireless, Cancer Council, Naturalizer shoes, Organic Care and Maxi Cosi/saftey first.
I loved being able to meet with the people from Smash. Why? Well, I review lunchboxes and all the stuff that goes with them, drink bottles, snack containers, the works, so being able to chat to them in person and talk about their products and ideas of ways we could work together was amazing. I really feel speaking face to face with a brand you can better convey your personality and also act upon their ideas better.
I also really enjoyed the honesty and freshness of little innoscents and hearing how their brand has come about. Taking home one of their products- hair fudge- has turned around my little boys idea of having his hair done…he now lets me brush it, wet it and style it!
The highlight of the speeches for me was listening to Chelsea from Moments a Day who talked about her Grateful Mama Project and how one little piece of writing that she shared is helping to change the lives of so many women around the world.
One other great aspect of the event is talking to other bloggers, forging relationships and putting faces to the names that I “work with” all the time.
If you’re a blogger like me and you’re not on the Kids Business Mailing list, make sure you get on it! For more information www.kidsbusiness.com.au