Must See BlogPaws 2016 Event Photos For Dog Lovers
Susie and wonderful BlogPaws Team on the Red Carpet – Carol, Chloe, Yvonne and all the other planners, speakers, supporters and sponsors THANKS!
On June 23-25, the 8th Annual BlogPaws conference was held in Phoenix, AZ. I couldn’t wait to connect in person with my blogging pals and brands as we celebrated pets.
The Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse was a great venue and they welcomed everyone, including pets, with amazing hospitality. This was my second year attending BlogPaws and it was even better than last year. Unfortunately Kilo the Pug is not a great traveller and would have got too stressed, but I couldn’t forget to bring flat Kilo!
BlogPaws is a 3-day conference that’s packed with great educational sessions led by industry professionals, networking with influencers, a busy exhibit hall of vendors, exciting brand events, and of course, lots of pets. The human-animal bond and the love of pets remains at the heart of the BlogPaws community since launching in 2010.
Last year, the buzz on social media alone from the 2015 conference reached 75.9 million people with 3.7 million engaged. It’s a hot spot for pet industry influencers, to say the least. I have been a part of the wonderful BlogPaws community for just over 2 years, visiting other blogs and Facebook Groups daily and getting to know the dogs and people who make it so special. I couldn’t wait to see everyone and to meet new influencers. The benefit and opportunity of meeting people in person and being able to put a face to a name is priceless.
This year was particularly special as I was a nominee for Best Pet Video in the fabulous Nose-to-Nose Awards. I felt like a winner walking the red carpet and networking with fellow nominees.
What an inspiring group. In fact, I was so inspired by awesome winner Kristen from the Daily Pip that we did a follow-up interview about her rescue efforts and motivation.
Here’s a great photo of my fellow weekly blog hop pals on the Nose To Nose Red carpet. Check out: Spence The Doodle, Oz_theTerrier, Sugar the golden retriever, my pawsitive pet, mk_clinton, Caluvsdogs, The Playful Kitty and k9 carry all.
I got to see my pal and our lovely contest winner M K Clinton and her family.
I met one of my biggest mentors, the very generous Kimberly from Keep the Tail Wagging in person. I love her attitude and energy. Plus caught up with Cathy from Groovy GoldenDoodles and Bernard from BlogPaws and Dog and His Boy. You can tell we were having a laugh.
I loved seeing incredibly talented trick dogs and trainers I follow on YouTube and other media : Just Jesse, Tiffany’s Diamond Dogs and Jasmine. How lucky they live near Phoenix.
What a treat seeing Larry Kay who does so much for Rescues on his Positively Woof Facebook Page (Kilo the Rescue Pug gained 1000 followers after a feature as Dog of the week). I was very happy to see him receive a special award!
An event never seems quite complete without a catch-up or even better a few dance moves with PR dynamo Dana.
Great to chat about getting your pet into showbusiness in person with gorgeous agent Kama and her beautiful well-trained pets. See our post where we had quoted her here.
Going through all the photos I took I couldn’t believe how many great people and pets I got to share my second conference with. It was amazing to meet everyone and I hope you enjoy reliving the glitz and glam of the red carpet and the fun!