With new blogs being created every second, you need to be able to carve your way through the noise. Want more engaged and loyal followers? Want more opportunities to joint venture with other bloggers and even brands? Want to bring in more income from your blog?
Of course you do!
That’s why XD Web Solutions is offering you a chance to win a FREE Video Blog Critique (normally priced at $49). One Video Blog Critique service will be given away each day of the conference. All you have to do is stop by and leave your contact information.
Why do you need a blog critique?
Because you desire more from your home on the web, that’s why. I offer you my years of expertise in design and marketing to help transform your blog into pure awesomeness! The video assessment will identify areas you are already doing well, point out elements that could use improvement, and offer suggestions on how to make it all work for you.
I look forward to meeting you!
Being smart with your money is important. Learning how to utilize tools and resources so that you can keep more of what you earn is something that everyone can benefit from. Master Your Card MO is a financial public educational campaign launched by credit card giant Mastercard, and they will be on hand during this year’s conference to show us how to Master OUR card!
The www.MasterYourCardMO.org booth will feature information on increasing security, preventing fraud, and negotiation tips to save money on your bank and processing fees. They will also have 1 GB flash drives among their giveaways! Make sure you stop by their table and learn more about this exciting and beneficial program.
Last year, John from Frostbite Ice Cream brought fabulous and unique flavors to the conference. As a first time sponsor of Show Me the Blog, we didn’t know what to expect. But Frostbite quickly won over the attendees as they shared their coveted bacon and cinnamon ice cream with the crowd. This year, we are in for another really good treat from Frostbite!
On Social Media Day #1, John will be bringing Naked Chocolate Ice Cream and Whole Bean Coffee Ice Cream. On Blogging Day #2, we will all get to try Frostbite’s Cinnamon Ice Cream and Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream.
The coffee ice cream that Frostbite will be bringing is uses Cafe Peru Chilchos coffee beans from their business partner, Kuva Coffee. This will be only the second time that this ice cream has made a public appearance so, we SMBSTL attendees will get to try it out before others. John really wants to have our feedback!
The pumpkin ice cream Frostbite will have on hand is made with pumpkins from local farmers, Eckert’s. John usually takes a trip there about this time each year for pumpkins when their season begins. Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream is only available in the Fall.
We hope you bring your sweet tooth with you to SMBSTL. With Frostbite on hand, you are going to need it!
We are very excited to have the Midwest Dairy Council on hand as a sponsor this year! Not only are they sponsoring Show Me the Blog 3.0, but they will be doing a live cooking demonstration during the Lunch Keynote on Blogging, Day #2!
Here’s more information on Midwest Dairy Council’s demonstration and presentation:
From Farm to Table: Blogging to Tell Dairy’s Story
Using blogs, dairy farm women are sharing everything from cheese-laced recipes to personal accounts about life on their farms to promote dairy and bridge the gap between farmers and consumers. Dairy farm moms Janet Bremer and Becky Bode, and Midwest Dairy Council registered dietitian Stephanie Cundith, lead this interactive keynote session as they share their passion to tell dairy’s story through blogging, and in the process, demonstrate a nutritious, easy recipe for your family — Mozzarella Pepper Salsa. Come listen, learn… and taste!
Dairy farm mom Janet Bremer writes about life on a dairy farm in her blog, My Barnyard View. In addition to being the proud wife of a dairy farmer and having raised her two children on a dairy farm, Janet is a Title 1 Instructional Assistant at an elementary school. Dairy and education are at the heart of her writing; she enjoys teaching others about farming and the value of dairy foods.
Becky Bode shares her family’s dairy farm through the blog, Bode Dairy. She is a mother of three, and recently became a grandmother. Becky and her husband farm with a commitment to the environment, not only for their family, but for their neighbors and the community. In addition to farm duties, Becky is a cook at a K-8 school, where she also plans and shops for school meals. She enjoys giving farm tours, both in person and virtually through her blog, to share the importance of her dairy farm family’s way of life.
Stephanie Cundith, Midwest Dairy Council registered dietitian, is a nutrition blogger for Dairy Makes Sense and The Dairy Report. As a working parent, she appreciates the need for healthy, quick and easy nutritious recipes. As a runner, she appreciates the connection between diet and exercise. She writes about the nutritional benefits of dairy foods, and how they play a key role in feeding her family as well as her fitness.
For more on our complete programming schedule, click HERE!
Our amazing sponsor, Kaldi’s Coffee will be providing coffee beverages during both days of the conference. We all know that a wonderful Cup of Joe can keep you alert and focused during an event such as this, and we are thankful to Kaldi’s for being our beverage sponsor this year. Make sure to follow Kaldi’s on their social networks, which are listed below.
FYI, breakfast will be provided this year during both days of the conference. We hope you enjoy!
Show Me the Blog ’11 speaker Nick Gilham of A Branded You is presenting a workshop called New Job in 2012 Using LinkedIn. The class is being held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Nebula Coworking from 9:30-12 noon.
Here are the details per the event description:
Is one of your goals for the new year to get a new job? Do you want to take your career to the next level?
If you are serious about getting a new job, you need to be using LinkedIn strategically. LinkedIn is a job seeker’s most effective tool for communicating his or her unique personal brand. If you aren’t currently on LinkedIn or feel that you aren’t using the site effectively, A Branded You is here to help you fix that.
In this two and half hour seminar Nick Gilham will show you how LinkedIn can take your job search to the next level. Free parking is available and bagels, coffee, and juice will be provided.
You will learn how to:
- Get hiring managers to knock down your door
- Identify the most important sections of your profile and use them to their full capability
- Conduct a passive job search – land the job of your dreams when you aren’t even looking
- Strategically use LinkedIn Groups to network & find out the secrets to group membership
- Optimize your profile so you appear at the top of the search results
- Utilize the job board built into LinkedIn – learn about the different types of jobs posted
- Put your face in front of decision makers every time they login to LinkedIn
- Reach out to current employees to get the inside scoop about a possible new employer
This event is a great choice for those of you who want to land a new gig this year, and who want to learn how to utilize LinkedIn more effectively to do so. Early bird tickets are currently on sale now for $25.
If you are not currently looking for a job, or want to know how to land one using LinkedIn, please pass this information on to someone who is.
For more information on this event or to register, click HERE!
We are almost in the homestretch for Show Me the Blog, and we wanted take the time out to let you know about the new Expo Space we will be having at this year’s conference, which is perfect for selling your products, giving out samples, and reaching those in the social media and blogging realms.
We have kept our sponsorships low in cost so that everyone has the opportunity to purchase a sponsorship, whether they are a big business or a small start-up. We expect to have 100+ attendees this year, so this is a great investment for your business.
Sponsorship also includes tickets to the conference portion of the event and other goodies.
Check out the Expo Space options below:
Media Giant – $450.00
Full page customized color advertisement in conference booklet
Running banner web placement week of Show Me the Blog
Two tickets to SMBSTL
Exhibit space to display your products/services
15 minute presentation during opening ceremony
Google Me – $350.00
Half page color advertisement in conference booklet
1 ticket to SMBSTL
Exhibit space to display your products/services
Social-Lite – $250.00
Half page color advertisement in conference booklet
Exhibit space to display your products/services during day 1 of Show Me the Blog
Time is of the essence and space is filling up, so if you are interested in getting sponsorship and expo/exhibit space, please contact us now. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
We also have business card space ads in our conference program for only $50. This is a steal, and great for realtors, insurance agents, entrepreneurs, and bloggers.
Call us at 1-877-576-3038 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you there!
We are currently in the throes of full-on planning of the 2nd Annual Show Me the Blog Social Media and Blogging Conference. It is amazing to see how we have grown from a small event to a major conference with 200 attendees in less than a year. We are very excited to be having conference at a wonderful downtown location as well as expanding the conference to two days. It is going to be an amazing interactive conference experience this year for everyone involved.
Our goal is to bring a highly visual and technical conference to our attendees. Sponsorships can help us do this. We know that not everyone can travel to large conferences across the country, so we want our attendees to have that same experience in their own backyard without breaking the bank.
With that being said, sponsors can help us really bring an amazing conference experience to Show Me the Blog. Sponsors can also participate in the conference by purchasing a package with an exhibition table that will be available during the full conference for samples, visual examples of their product or service, sales, and more.
Who would’ve thought that organizing a conference would be such a daunting task? (insert sarcasm here). In any event, I have signed up to do this, and I am working very hard to make sure that the conference is a success. While the response to Show Me the Blog has been most awesome, we are still looking for more businesses to sponsor the conference in addition to supplying items (promotional items, small gifts) for schwag bags that will be given to attendees, speakers, guests, panelists, etc. These items are important because as a social media conference, our attendees will be live blogging, tweeting, Facebooking the event—a great way to get your company’s image out there!
I am appealing to you to become a sponsor of SMtB. Starting at just $100, it is a wonderful way to show your business cares about the local social media community. AND, in addition, we have speakers and attendees who are from areas of the country such as Texas, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, and Tennessee! Spread your message to many parts of the country!
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities are want to have your promo items included in our schwag bags, please send an email to email@example.com
Conference is in 11 days, but we can still make it happen!
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