The BConnected Conference is Canada’s first social media and networking conference targeting mom and dad bloggers; however it is open to any bloggers looking to enhance their social media and blogging skills. Attendees will also be able to connect with industry leaders and leading brands that are geared towards families. You’ll also be able to obtain hands-on and useful information to enhance your social media skills. Finally, bloggers will have the opportunity to connect with fellow bloggers to further their networking communities!
What BConnected wants to accomplish is to give our attendees an amazing learning experience from industry leaders like you! By sharing your knowledge and experiences in being successful in social media, you will be helping to guide mom and dad bloggers to enhance their blogs and become even better bloggers. By speaking at BConnected, you will also be interacting with our attendees, forming even more connections in your network, and increasing your brand by meeting with our attendees, familiarizing them with your brand!
Becoming an Exhibitor or Sponsor of BConnected will allow for you to connect with mom and dad bloggers who share their experiences with their thousands of followers across the country, using various forms of social media. BConnected will also give the opportunity for sponsors to put a face to their brand, allowing attendees to connect and familiarize themselves with who you are and what you can do to enhance their blogs! You will also be able to connect with, not only our attendees, but with others industry leaders, increasing your network. By becoming a sponsor of BConneccted, you will be featured at the conference, elevating your brand’s familiarity to our attendees.
In the last 6 months, Dino Dogan has hired more than 1000 bloggers to become paid representatives for some of the biggest brands in the world. You might think that you need an insane amount of traffic, a ton of social media followers, or mad luck, to be selected to work with brands like TOMS Shoes, Godiva, Kimberly-Clark, Almay, etc. Traffic, followers, and luck, are nice, but not required.
What IS required is creative talent. The ability to write compelling content. And most of all, your willingness to work collaboratively with other bloggers to deliver the best possible campaign you can. But most importantly, you have to get past guys like Dino. In this session, you will learn exactly how to present yourself so that you too can finally make a living blogging.
No matter if you’re a new blogger or a veteran, it’s important to get on PR companies’ radar to increase your opportunities. Blogs that are fabulous get noticed, so make sure your blog is the best it can be. In this session, you will find out ways to get your foot in the door, how to show companies you are a serious blogger, increase your blog’s visual appeal and tips for preparing an awesome media kit.
JC is a mom. Of three teenagers. She knows.
JC Little of The Animated Woman reads a series of amusing and poignant illustrated mostly true parenting stories which have appeared on her blog. The emotional thread running through each story is identified and explored through some of the comments left by readers. Genuine emotional communication is a way to seek common ground with others – respectfully engaging people through empathy is humanizing. The takeaway from this entertaining and thought-provoking session is that an emotional connection brings us together with others and adds value and meaningfulness to our lives.
The lecture is presented in a series of illustrated stories and animated video, seamlessly woven together.
Lauren will talk about managing the relationship between retailers, marketers & bloggers and the importance of brand guardianship. She is a much sought after keynote speaker and is a creative visionary, an exceptional speaker, and advocate of new media, content strategy and creative approaches to brand awareness and advocacy. Having worked in various roles in Marketing including National Director, Brand Strategy, Marketing & Creative at Transcontinental and Divisional Vice-President Brand, Advertising and Creative at Sears Canada and now Vice President Marketing at Giant Tiger Stores Limited, Lauren offers a unique and easy to understand address from the perspective of the retailer.
Using her down to earth presentation style Lauren will cover the changing landscape of Canadian retail and how bloggers can work with and navigate it. Having brought many organizations to the online marketing world Lauren is phenomenal at understanding the changing online landscape and how to stand out from the competition. Lauren is a leader who brings a fresh outlook and interesting spin to the creative and interactive side of marketing.
In this seminar you will develop an understanding of what clutter is and how to avoid letting it take over your life once and for all. Learn the basic principles of organizing; what it means to be organized, the benefits of being organized and how to overcome the obstacles that get in your way of being organized. We will discuss favourite products, tips and tricks that act as great organizing solutions for your home, office & life.
Parents care a lot about what their children are reading. But did you know that there is a lot to learn from your kids’ favourite reading material — whether it’s Robert Munsch or Seventeen Magazine — that can help you unlock your own creative skills? Come play with your writing style in this interactive session.
We all have creative minds but it is how we put our thoughts into action that determines our level of satisfaction with them. In this session, Chris Read and Mike Reynolds will take a look at different ways to be creative with your blogs, your social media strategy and also in the way you are parenting.
Buying followers – purchasing ads – gaming the social media system: there are tons of articles on how you can increase your audience with a few simple clicks and, of course, just a few dollars. But a successful social media platform is not built on clicks and bucks – it’s built with compelling stories, engaged audiences, and lots of hard work.
This presentation will help the audience craft creative, compelling, memorable, and meaningful content and build a loyal, engaged social media membership – without tacky tricks or sleazy selling techniques.
This presentation will detail:
Stuntman Stu started the #NoMoreBullies campaign 3 years ago on Twitter and will discuss the success of the program, how the online world made it popular and how more people can get involved.
Chicken Farmers of Canada
Shoebox Be Gone
A Little Bit of Momsense
Puzzling Post Dad & Canadian Dad
Sober Julie and This Lil Piglet
Intuitive Strategist, Medium and Licensed NLP Trainer
Vice-President of Marketing, Giant Tiger Stores Limited
Founder of Triberr
Spiral Into Control
The Animated Woman
Fab Frugal Mama
The Snarky Optimist