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FunFest Blogger Summit unveils 'best in show' awards

A new awards event celebrating the best products on show at this year’s FunFest Blogger Summit has been announced – with bloggers and their children uniquely picking the winners.

Some 12 categories will be featured including Best Outdoor Toy, Best Action Figure, Best Pre-School Product, to name but a few. Judging will done by the blogger delegates, and their children, throughout the day, with the ceremony and drinks reception being held at 4.30pm.

The full list of awards categories are:-

Best Outdoor Toy
Best Role Play Toy
Best Action Toy/Figure
Best Doll/Soft Toy
Best Construction Toy
Best Collectible Toy
Best Electronic/Digital/STEM Toy
Best Arts/Creative Play Toy
Best Game/Puzzle
Best Pre-School Product
Best Pocket Money Toy (Under £10)
Best Party/Gift Product

“Last year’s inaugural FunFest Blogger Summit provided a rich mix of toys, gifts and other products across a huge range of categories, all of which were celebrated by the bloggers who attended the event,” said Kirsty Barr, Director of MI PR Global, the company behind the event.

“This year, we’d like to celebrate and recognise those brands, with awards voted on exclusively by parents and their children.”

The FunFest Blogger Summit is the UK’s first family-friendly blogger conference and brand ambassador event.

The event provides top brands across a variety of toy & gifting sectors including pre-school, STEM, tech, outdoor, nursery and festive with the opportunity to engage and network with the blogging community. A morning conference session will also give delegates the opportunity to learn from their peers and leading media experts.

The event, now in its second year, will take place on Saturday, September 10th 2016 at Whittlebury Hotel & Spa in Northamptonshire.

The FunFest Blogger Summit is for all bloggers – whether you’re a mum, dad or grandparent, or a general lifestyle blogger. The event is also suitable for both beginner or wannabe bloggers, as well as the elite of the UK blog sector, as there will be conference sessions and masterclasses suitable for all.

Tickets are priced at just £39.99 and delegates can bring the kids for free. To buy tickets and find out more, visit www.funfestuk.com.

For more information please contact Kirsty Barr at MI PR Global.

Kirsty.barr@miprglobal.co.uk

Telephone: 01494 372130

Leading blogger Vicki Psarias joins the FunFest Blogger Summit speaker line-up

Vicki Psarias, the woman behind the ultra-successful Honest Mum website, is returning to FunFest on September 10th to share her tips on how to increase your confidence, shun your fears – and, ultimately, grow your business.

Vicki is one of the top five per cent of bloggers worldwide. Her site, Honest Mum, is a lifestyle online magazine targeting parents aged 30+, and focuses on food, fashion, film and wellbeing, as well as parenting.

Her posts very often provide advice to women on how to become their most confident and successful selves in the digital space – and real world. A subject close to her heart, this will provide the basis for Vicki’s presentation session at FunFest.

“As women, we often feel like frauds don’t we? I know I do, and often, and there’s a term for it: the imposter syndrome,” she says. “The imposter syndrome alludes to feeling like a fake when you have no reason to. It boils down to confidence, and despite more women than ever thriving in the work place, it’s sad to admit, we are often our own worst enemies.”
 
A regular in the national media on TV, Vicki was featured on Sky News earlier this year, discussing this very topic. She will expand on this theme at FunFest.

Kirsty Barr, MD of MI PR Global, the company behind FunFest, adds: “Vicki’s presentation at FunFest last year was incredibly inspirational to all those who attended the event – including me. So we’re delighted that she has agreed to return this year.

“The issue of confidence is something that affects many, many women and can often mean it holds them back in business. We’re looking forward to Vicki tackling this topic and offering advice about how we can all learn to have a bit more swagger!”

The FunFest Blogger Summit is the UK’s first family-friendly blogger conference and brand ambassador exhibition.

The event provides top brands across a variety of toy & gifting sectors including pre-school, STEM, tech, outdoor, nursery and festive with the opportunity to engage and network with the blogging community. A morning conference session will also give delegates the opportunity to learn from their peers and leading media experts.

The event, now in its second year, will take place on Saturday, September 10th 2016 at Whittlebury Hotel & Spa in Northamptonshire.

The FunFest Blogger Summit is for all bloggers – whether you’re a mum, dad or grandparent, or a general lifestyle blogger. The event is also suitable for both beginner or wannabe bloggers, as well as the elite of the UK blog sector, as there will be conference sessions and masterclasses suitable for all.

Tickets are priced at just £39.99 and you can bring the kids for free. To buy tickets and find out more, visit www.funfestuk.com.

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For more information please contact Kirsty Barr at MI PR Global.

Kirsty.barr@miprglobal.co.uk

Telephone: 01494 372130

FunFest Blogger Summit 2015 - A great day for all the family!

We had to move the date to avoid a clash with another blogger event, but it seems that a September event suits you – and our event partners – far better, which makes it good news all round!

We’ve also listened to your feedback to tweak the day’s line-up to suit your requirements even more.

So, just as a reminder of what you get for the £39.99 ticket to the event, we thought we’d provide a full round-up of what we have in store for you on Saturday September 12th.

The idea behind the FunFest Blogger Summit is to provide some genuinely useful advice from peers and experts on how you can turn your blog into a profitable business, and our conference sessions will now only run in the morning, giving you plenty of time to explore our brands in the afternoon.

At the same time, we’re giving you the opportunity to meet up with some of the biggest brands in toys and children’s entertainment – all of whom are looking for new Brand Ambassadors.

And on top of all of that, we’re giving you the opportunity to bring your children along for free! Well, we couldn’t have the top toys of this Christmas on show without allowing the kids to enjoy them too, could we?

We’ll also have children’s entertainment running throughout the day, a Fun Zone where kids can spend time testing out this year’s top toys, plus a Quiet Zone, manned by child minders in the conference area, so you can enjoy the sessions without worrying about your little ones. There will also be a whole host of other themed rooms, so watch this space!

We are signing new event partners every day, and we are pleased to announce that so far, they include JCB Toys, Carte Blanche Greetings, Pudsey The Dog, Lazerbuilt and Icon Live. Watch this space for more exciting announcements next week!

The Expo and Brand Networking element of FunFest will see leading toy and children’s entertainment companies demonstrate their autumn/winter lines. They are all looking to work closer with bloggers going forward, with FunFest giving them – and you – the opportunity to discuss collaborations.

Highlights of the conference sessions include:-

Janey Lee Grace, Broadcaster & Author
Janey will be presenting the keynote session ‘How to Shine’.  Being a popular broadcaster and author, motivational speaker, business coach and spokesperson for natural childbirth and parenting issues. She is the perfect choice to kick our sessions off.
 
Vicky Psarias, Honest Mum
Vicki Psarias is one of the UK’s most successful bloggers.  Her parenting, lifestyle, food and beauty site, Honest Mum, boasts average monthly visits of over 80,000.  She also runs the sister blog, Mummy’s Got Style, which pulls in over 10,000 readers a month.  Vicky will be sharing her tips on how to ‘go pro’ during her discussion on ‘Turning Your Blog Into A Business’.

Alice Elliott, The Fairy Blogmother
Award-winning blogger Alice Elliott is a digital marketer and former graphic designer, and is passionate about blogs and the benefits they can bring to businesses, individuals and more. A pro at presenting at other Blogger conferences we are very excited to hear her presentation ‘How To Get Your Blog Noticed’.

Emma Bradley, Emma & Three
Emma will chair our panel session “What Brands Want From Bloggers & What Bloggers Want From Brands”. Emma has worked with the BBC, Netmums and Parentdish, and has been featured on ITN Lunchtime News, Daybreak and Channel Four. Her expertise makes her the perfect chair.  The panel will be made up of bloggers and brands and is sure to be provide a lively debate!

All of this, plus you’ll get a free lunch, refreshments all day, and a shuttle bus running from Milton Keynes Central Station – all taking place at the beautiful Whittlebury Hall in Northampton! What more could you ask for?

We have a limited number of tickets available, so make sure you book now, by clicking here.

For further details about the FunFest Blogger Summit 2015, contact Kirsty Barr +44 (0)1494 775250 or email Kirsty.Barr@mi-pr.co.uk