Washington, D.C. (October 25, 2016) — Blogalicious Weekend, the largest blogging conference celebrating diversity and women leaders in social media, returns to Atlanta November 3-5, 2016. Held at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta – Buckhead, the eighth annual Blogalicious Weekend welcomes hundreds of the biggest bloggers, Instagrammers, YouTube personalities, Twitter voices, Facebook stars, authors, speakers and dynamic social media influencers. The first and fifth annual Blogalicious Weekends were held in Atlanta in 2009 and 2013, and the conference returns to “The A” for three days of inspiration and learning of the latest social media success strategies and trends.
Blogalicious chief curator and co-founder Stacey Ferguson says of the upcoming Atlanta weekend, “Women of color leading social media movements and businesses is a big story in the media in 2016, but since its inception, Blogalicious has served as a platform for women to celebrate diversity, amplify their voices and define success online. We are proud to bring our global movement to Atlanta, bringing together women and men to make connections, draw inspiration, share information and impact the digital landscape.”
Blogalicious Sponsors and Media Events
Blogalicious Weekend’s premium sponsors include Atlanta’s own Coca-Cola, which will bring conference attendees together at Thursday, November 3rd’s welcome reception, as well as provide a refreshment-filled hospitality suite throughout the event.
Premium sponsor Kia Motors is offering Ride and Drives for Blogalicious attendees and media, allowing them to get behind the wheel of several Kia models, plus a Kia Lifestyle suite where attendees and media can learn more about Kia’s innovations for 2017. Kia’s own John Dominguez, Product Communications/Social Media Manager for Kia Motors America, will be participating in the The Bosses Behind the Brands panel on Thursday, November 3rd, providing insight on how social media leaders can best work with large companies.
Dove®, as a premium sponsor, is hosting a #SpeakBeautiful Panel Conversation with some of the biggest names in social media. The #SpeakBeautiful panel will address women and girls’ bombardment in social media with messages that can be hurtful and destructive to their self-esteem. Dove® will lead an empowering conversation of self-acceptance and how online and offline behaviors can impact women and inspire the next generation of girls. Additionally, Dove® is hosting a Hospitality Suite Friday and Saturday to pamper attendees, and is throwing the Closing Day Party with more surprises for attendees and media.
Additional sponsors of Blogalicious include AARP, Wells Fargo, Change the Cycle, Hasbro, Flipboard, Jack Daniels and more. Interviews with brand spokespersons for Coca-Cola, Kia, Dove® and other sponsors are available upon request.
Key voices speaking at Blogalicious and available for media interviews
Stacey Ferguson, Blogalicious Chief Curator and Conference Co-Founder, is a sought-after influencer coach, media personality, digital brand strategist, content creator, public speaker and attorney. As Founder of Justice Fergie Lifestyle Media, she combines media, publishing, coaching & events to inspire women to live richly, with strategies for life turning passions into viable brands.
Luvvie Ajayi is a New York Times best-selling author, speaker and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. A 13-year blogging veteran, she’s the voice behind the widely respected blog AweseomelyLuvvie.com where she covers all things pop culture with razor sharp commentary and wit. Her blog inspired her debut book, titled I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do Better Manual, released in September 2016 was an instant best-seller.
Nely Galán, Latina media dynamo and women’s empowerment advocate, has been dubbed the “Tropical Tycoon” by The New York Times Magazine and is one of the entertainment industry’s savviest firebrand talents. An immigrant and self-made media mogul, at Telemundo Galán was the first Latina President of Entertainment for a U.S. television network. She is an Emmy Award-winning producer of over 600 episodes of television in Spanish and English.
Arsha Jones of BuildBrandSell.com. is an emerging leader in the e-commerce industry, building multiple highly profitable brands, one of which has seen revenues approaching nearly a quarter of a million dollars in less than two years. Through her website and consulting, Jones teaches others how to turn their passions into profit with physical products.
Ramon Ray is the Small Business Evangelist at Infusionsoft and Editor of Smart Hustle Magazine. A best-selling author, speaker and President Barack Obama’s host for his first live Google Hangout, Ray is passionate about helping small business entrepreneurs grow their businesses, technology and social media.
Official members of the media are welcome to attend portions of the Blogalicious Weekend for coverage. Please contact press media coordinator Jessica McFadden at 703.731.2849 or firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to coordinate attendance, interviews and submit credentials.
The mission of Blogalicious is to celebrate digital diversity by serving as a supportive platform for members to develop their social media presence, blogs, brands and businesses while raising awareness with the marketing industry of the powerful “multi influential” demographic. Blogalicious achieves its mission through on- and offline community building, providing tools and training and serving as the face of multicultural women online. Since 2009 Blogalicious has hosted its annual conference, bringing together thousands of diverse social media leaders and entrepreneurs. To learn more and to view the full conference agenda, visit http://beblogalicious.com/conference/.