As a FunFest partner and sponsor we were delighted to attend the very first FunFest blogger summit, held at the impressive Whittlebury Hall (near Milton Keynes) in Northampton. It’s just a stone’s throw from Silverstone, and so close in fact you can hear the roar of the cars racing around the track!
The day was split into two main sections. The first was the conference side of things, kicking off at 10.15 until 1pm, followed by a delightful lunch. Some of the scheduled highlights were panel discussions around themes such as ‘What brands want from bloggers and what bloggers want from brands’, ‘How to get your blog noticed’ and ‘From blog to vlog’.
Running alongside the conference was the FunFest brand ambassador expo, meaning you could dip in and out of both at your choice, which seemed to work exceptionally well. The expo was split into racing course rooms, such as Monza, Susuka and Hockenhiem. Each room was a different themed zone, including Christmas and Halloween, with a number of brands exhibiting in each. Brands present included JCB, The Entertainer, Spinmaster and Tatty Teddy.
From a family point of view the summit was excellent, with the children playing with a vast array of toys throughout the day, while blogger parents were able to speak with the brand delegates directly. The atmosphere was very informal, which made for meeting new bloggers and contacts a breeze.
Hats off to Kirsty Barr, Managing Director of mIPR and her team for putting together a fantastic event. I hope to be there once again next time!
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