They say it's better the second time around and for me, that's really true for me - especially if it's Blogapalooza. Just a backgrounder, Blogapalooza is the Philippines’ first & largest B2B: Business to Blogger event which aims to connect and match participating businesses with bloggers that fit their needs to properly market their business or brand.
Last November, we headed to the spankin' new Novotel Hotel in Araneta Center for Blogapalooza: Horizons 2.0. As a second timer for the event, I have an idea already on what to expect - click to check out my Blogapalooza: Horizons 1.0 experience.
After doing our check-in at the lobby, we headed to the 6th-floor pool & events area to get the fun started. As always, I headed straight to the tent where the talks are being held. As a blogger, it always amazes me that there are more things that I need to know to improve what I do.
After sitting in for the talks, it's time to check out the booths outside and see who are the brands participating. First booth that caught my attention is the Krispy Kreme booth because I really love their doughnuts.
They have a mini create-your-own doughnut station where Blogapalooza attendees just need to download their mobile app and input the promo code. I dipped mine in chocolate and put tons of sprinkles, just the way I like them.
Next on the booths I visited is MigMe, I was not familiar with what they are about but their staff explained to me that MigMe is an open social-entertainment platform where bloggers like myself can earn by posting on social.
Hungry and thirsty attendees are treated to a refreshing break from San Miguel Food Avenue who served delicious pastries & drinks for everyone. Just looks at how delicious their booth looks!
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Back to F&B booths, we visited the Vitamin Boost where we played a little match the card game, I got lucky and won a pillow. We also visited the Magners Irish Cider booth where I tested my aiming skills, I managed to toss a ring on one of the bottles and won a bottle for myself!
Chemworld Fragrance Factory is also back at Blogapalooza, I first encountered them during Horizons 1.0 earlier this year and glad to see them again during Horizons 2.0. They help those wanting to start their own business through their products - I love their perfumes!
They have this little activity where you spin a win on what game you will play, I ended up playing the only game I suck - pick up sticks. As expected, I failed miserably. haha
Lastly, we visited the Kleiner Klopfer Philippines booth. In case you're not familiar with them, Klopfer originated from Germany and they have delicious shots that are perfect for parties! I gave their Battle Ship style game and won myself a Cream Shot.
Lastly, Blogapalooza revealed their new brand called Buzzin by Blogapalooza - the country's first influencer marketing platform. Buzzin connects businesses to influencers by using a high technology system that enables streamlined matching, objective measurement of key performance indicators, and monetization of content. You can visit www.letsbuzzin.com to learn more about Buzzin.
Overall, this edition of Blogapalooza was awesome like my first Blogapalooza experience. The talks are insightful and the participating brands really prepared a lot on their respective booths. I'm already looking forward to the next one in 2017!