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Monday, September 26, 2011

The 1st Blogapalooza: Bloggers & Businesses Unite

Blogapalooza, Fully Booked, Business to Bloggers, WhenInManila, Vince Golangco, The Fort High Street, Bloggers Event

Blogapalooza, Fully Booked, Business to Bloggers, WhenInManila, Vince Golangco, The Fort High Street, Bloggers Event

I was one of the few lucky invited bloggers to be part of the first ever Blogapalooza organized by Radio DJ Vince Golangco of WhenInManila.com with the help of some more amazing people. Actually I was the earliest bird to register at the venue! Straight from from Pampanga, I decided to meet with a couple of friends while waiting. But since we're just a couple of blocks away from Fully Booked (Bonifacio High Street), the official venue of Blogapalooza, I decided to drop by and register early. And voila! THE EARLIEST BIRD! Don't you guys think I should've gotten a bonus for that? Haha kidding!

By the way, to give you an idea, Blogapalooza is a community wherein bloggers and businesses meet to share, interact and mutually perk up each and everyone. This is a great opportunity for businesses to present their products to influential people online. In return, bloggers get to receive giveaways and treats from these businesses wishing to be promoted and introduced to the online community afterwards.

While waiting for the event to start, we had a couple of photo ops with blogger friends. I also took this chance to walk around and take photos of the event. I was with my Blogwatch Friends, Jane Uymatiao (Twitter: @philippinebeat) and Grace Nicolas (Twitter: nobodybutgrace) and some of my blogger friends Bino Bautista (damuhan.com), Xander Catiero (aboynamedxander.com) and John Michael Bueno (kumagcow.com). The event started around 1 in the afternoon; but before that, free lunch was served courtesy of Itallianis, Healthy First and Aqua Best; and oh, the carrot blend from Healthy First is so delish especially the carrot-strawberry flavor. Size Matters also served giant burgers in between the events.

Blog Watch: Pocholo, Dine, Grace, Jane and me
Blogapalooza, Fully Booked, Blog Watch, Pocholo Gonzales, Dine Racoma, Grace Nicolas, Jane Uymatiao, Business to Bloggers, WhenInManila, Vince Golangco, The Fort High Street, Bloggers Event
FYI, Vince is also part of Blog Watch
Blogapalooza, Fully Booked, Blog Watch, Pocholo Gonzales, Dine Racoma, Grace Nicolas, Jane Uymatiao, Business to Bloggers, WhenInManila, Vince Golangco, The Fort High Street, Bloggers Event
Me, Xander and Bino (Photo from kumagcow.com)
Blogapalooza, Fully Booked, Bino Baustista, Damuhan, Xander Catiero, ABoyNameXander, John Michael Bueno, Kumagcow, Business to Bloggers, WhenInManila, Vince Golangco, The Fort High Street, Bloggers Event

Around 50 businesses participated and more than 30 of them personally presented and bragged about their products and services. And after the event, all of us bloggers who attended the event get to take home a loot bag filled with stuff, goodies and gift certificates from the presenters. And as per WhenInManila.com's estimation, the giveaways inside the loot bag are worth P12,000 more or less. Cool!

Below are the businesses/sponsors/presenters/SANTACLAUSES, or call 'em whatever at the Blogapalooza (in order):

Avira Antivirus
Lay Bare Waxing Salon
360 Degrees
Human Nature
KameraWorld
Jap-OK
Matabungkay Resort
Galileo Enrichment Learning Program
Tree Hugger
Sofitel
Easy Pha-max
F*ART (Fashion Art)
Lazer Xtreme
Freestyle Ballers
Boudoir Dolls
Tripologie
Aqua Best
Healthy First
Unilever
Creativoices
Sparkle Spa
Size Matters
Golden ABC (Regatta, Memo, ForMe)
Beyond Beauty
Leslie’s (Farmer John and Wild Willy's)
Oryspa
Phiten
Polecats Manila
Focus Ventures
Shopinas.com
Blue Water Day Spa
HTC

Here are photos from the event:

Registration
Blogapalooza, Fully Booked, Business to Bloggers, WhenInManila, Vince Golangco, The Fort High Street, Bloggers Event
The Walking Printer :D
Blogapalooza, Fully Booked, Business to Bloggers, WhenInManila, Vince Golangco, The Fort High Street, Bloggers Event
Before the event
Blogapalooza, Fully Booked, Business to Bloggers, WhenInManila, Vince Golangco, The Fort High Street, Bloggers Event
Bloggers enjoying free wifi inside Fully Booked
Blogapalooza, Fully Booked, Business to Bloggers, WhenInManila, Vince Golangco, The Fort High Street, Bloggers Event
DJ Vince Golangco rockin' the house!
Blogapalooza, Fully Booked, Business to Bloggers, WhenInManila, Vince Golangco, The Fort High Street, Bloggers Event
 Boys go crazy over PoleCats' pole dancing performance
Blogapalooza, Fully Booked, Business to Bloggers, WhenInManila, Vince Golangco, The Fort High Street, Bloggers Event

Blogapalooza, Fully Booked, Business to Bloggers, WhenInManila, Vince Golangco, The Fort High Street, Bloggers Event
Our blog URLs were printed on the photo wall tarp
Blogapalooza, Fully Booked, Business to Bloggers, WhenInManila, Vince Golangco, The Fort High Street, Bloggers Event
 Bloggers lining up to claim their loot bags
Blogapalooza, Fully Booked, Business to Bloggers, WhenInManila, Vince Golangco, The Fort High Street, Bloggers Event
And voila! Here's what's inside the giant loot bag: 
Blogapalooza, Fully Booked, Business to Bloggers, WhenInManila, Vince Golangco, The Fort High Street, Bloggers Event
 It's raining GCs!
Blogapalooza, Fully Booked, Business to Bloggers, WhenInManila, Vince Golangco, The Fort High Street, Bloggers Event

4 comments:

ardee sean said...

nice one.. sana makajoin din ako minsan.. ;)

The Average Jane said...

I agree. I also had a blast at the event! Hope to have met you there. =)

www.theaveragejane00900.blogspot.com

Paul said...

Awww. Wish I could've joined too!

Paul, menswear blogger

jaypee | enjayneer.com said...

@Ardee, Jane & Paul.. Hope to meet you all next time! :D