It was an intense, exciting 60 day planning and execution sprint that saw breaking a few things, yet thankfully getting many more things right for this our first annual Caribbean Bloggers Week. We nailed the Pop Up Twitter Chat on the topic The Business of Blogging. We doubled our number of registered Caribbean blog in the blog directory and because of the awareness, the momentum is growing and we blew it outta the park regarding the four meetups in Kingston, Port of Spain, New York and London. We raised the visibility of Caribbean Bloggers in the region and in the Diaspora. We excited teh imagination of more Caribbean brands. This has been great groundwork laid, as we release our Status of the Caribbean Blogosphere Survey shortly.
So from what we broke and didn’t get right, we learnt our lessons and from what we did get right, we received a tonne of ideas, suggestions and also requests to have more frequent events. In short, we are happy with the results of this our first year and we happy that the theme ” The Power of DIgital Influence” resonated we are on our way in achieving our mission which is
– To promote + showcase established and emerging Digital Influencers in and from the Caribbean
– To raise the professionalism of Caribbean Blogging.
– To reveal and discuss online media and digital content trends and the power of influencers.
– To connect Caribbean + Diaspora Bloggers to each other to foster education, collaboration, and innovation.
– To connect Caribbean Digital Influencers to Caribbean, Diaspora and Global Brands.
That said, this is a blog post that’s all about gratitude.
We are very thankful to our city hosts who leveraged who and what they know and all their event planning and marketing skills to make things happen in their respective cities that got full houses of some of the most exciting Caribbean bloggers, Digital Influencers and Digital Creatives who produce Digital content ranging from music, lifestyle, health, fashion, food, technology, finance, travel and luxury.
We are also very thankful for our major sponsors National Commercial Bank, Jamaica Tourist Board, Smirnoff in addition to GlobalVoices.org, NewsAmericasNow.com, SouthFloridaCaribbeanNews.com, Black Tech Week, TrulyCaribbean.Net, fjenews.com, discovermni.com, traveldealseveryday.com, timesdirect.net, sxmislandtime.com, sxm-news.com, sxm-talks.com, regator.com, Curacao Chronicle, Levis Caribbean SmokeHouse, 1aPub and Grill, Global Voices, VAS Lounge, Dr!nkLounge and Bistro.
Additionally, Once we’ve gathered the final number and data on everything we will share with you.
I am open to receiving more feedback from you, so do email me at ingrid at getconnectid dot com. I would be happy to hear from you.
#cbw2016 is behind us. Now on to planning#cbw2017