Blogapalooza 2011: blogger networking is the new marketing

Congratulations to Vince Golangco and wheninmanila.com for the successful launch of Blogapalooza last Saturday. I sat, I ate and I owe you this badge….

Blogapalooza Blogger Event

It was a cool way for businesses to pitch to bloggers and for bloggers like us to get to know some brands in the market. I immediately warmed up to the sight of this lean and limber young lady from Polecats Manila hanging on to a pole by the entrance. Whatta welcome!

Blogapalooza 2011

This man that lugged along a camera and a printer on his back was also quite a sight. Everybody had fun having their photos taken and then seeing the prints a few minutes later. Obviously, that’s what the backpack is for πŸ˜€

Blogapalooza 2011

We were all assembled classroom style at the Top Shelf of Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street. I sat behind Rowena of Animetric’s World and Melody Co while her boyfriend, Boy Kuripot (a.k.a Jeff) was busy taking advantage of the free wifi (what would a blogger event be without it?)

Blogapalooza 2011

There were a few freebies passed around although this is already nothing new for those actively blogging. One stuff I loved: free bikini waxing from Lay Bare! πŸ˜€

Here’s a shout-out to a few (out of the more than 100!) bloggers I spotted. It’s nice to know that the blogging scene in Manila is now one of the most vibrant in Asia!

Blogapalooza 2011

Hannah of flaircandy.com, Micamyx and Antonio Carranza

Blogapalooza 2011

Blogging veterans Anton of Our Awesome Planet and Sonnie Santos

Blogapalooza 2011

Angela of lushangel.com

Blogapalooza 2011

Siblings Mhel and Ken of certifiedfoodies.com

Blogapalooza 2011

A few fashion bloggers

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