The Influenster TLC VoxBox

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Brands love it when consumers try their products and share their opinions. Social media is a great way for brands to get direct feedback from consumers, and folks like us, who might like their products. One way that they do this is by teaming up with public relations firms or with companies who specialize in blogger outreach.

voxbox-blogimage-popup2Influenster is one such company. Recently they sent me their TLC VoxBox for the Moms of the Influenster Nation to try our a few great products. I love surprises and there’s nothing better than getting a surprise box, filled with items to sample in the mail.

Here’s what was in my TLC VoxBox:

  • A Shell rewards card good for gas discounts. Can’t wait to try this!
  • A coupon for a free Breyers Gelato Indulgences so we can give it a try. Yum!
  • Puffs to Go, Which I always carry with me in my purse. My kids and I have seasonal allergies.
  • Neosporin’s Neo to Go, another staple. I have one in the car and now, one in my purse. I’m a mom and my kids are typical kids.
  • A beautiful bar of Ivory Soap. Years ago my doctor recommended I use Ivory, and I do! So it’s nice to have this bar on hand.
  • Avon’s Anew Reversalist Express Wrinkle Smoother. This is something I’ve never tried, so I’m looking forward to it – even though I don’t have any wrinkles yet.

Here’s how you can reach these brands:

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know what you thought about them. Are you part of any blogger outreach programs? Which would you recommend? Let me know in the comments below! Also, If you’d like to become an Influenster too, let me know and I will send you an invite code from my account. Win/Win! 

Join Us for These Social Marketing Conferences

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Next week I’m heading back to sunny Florida for Social Fresh East, a Social Marketing conference, featuring speakers like Jay Baer, Jason Keath and Sarah Evans.  I love that it’s a single track event with all the speakers in one room, no rushing around, no picking which panels I want to attend and missing out one some due to time conflicts. I can’t wait!

Here are a few of the topics that I’m looking forward to -

  • #LogitechLive – A Case Study on How Logitech Became The Most Mentioned Brand CES 2014
  • Smarter Social Engagement, The Secrets To JetBlue’s Social Response and Customer Service
  • Is Your Brand Visually Chic? The Power of SlideShare and Infographics
  • We Don’t Own Our Channels, Our Fans Do – Dunkin’ Donuts’ Tips For Putting Fans First on Social Media
  • How Social Marketers Are Gaining Real Business Results From Social Ads
  • Your Community Is Your Bottom Line, Learning How Communities, Start, Thrive, And Die
  • Wake Up Your Social Demographic, Lessons On Leveraging Your Audience’s Passions from Spotify
  • Social Toolkit Refresh, Learn About The Tools, Software, and Services That Advanced Social Marketers Love

Normally, I’d blog some session recaps each night after the conference, but we’ll be in Orlando so I’ll be spending my evenings having a little fun.  Once I’m back in the office, I’ll be sharing some great insights from the Social Fresh conference with you. won’t want to miss out so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.

It’s not too late if you want to go to Social Fresh East. Just click here and book your tickets using my affiliate link.  Hope to see you there!

Social Media Success Summit 2014

After Social Fresh, I’ll be looking forward to Social Media Success Summit 2014!

Even though I’m a digital marketing strategist, I learned so much from Social Media Success Summit, last year. This special online conference is designed to help you master social media marketing – no matter your experience level.  This year, 45 of the world’s leading social media pros will show you how.  Instructors include:

Plus, Pat Flynn, Martin Shervington, Kim Garst, Cliff Ravenscraft, John Lee Dumas, Gideon Shalwick and experts from Whole Foods Market, Humana, Dunkin’ Donuts and Tyson Foods – just to mention a few! The conference is 100% online and sessions will be recorded, if you have to step out. No more excuses! Click here to learn more! [Affiliate Link]

Naturally, I’ll be sharing what I’ve learned and giving you some real world examples you can use, right here our site.

Which social marketing conferences are you headed to this year? Which ones would you recommend? I’d love to know! 

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