"Being a blogger based in the North, I realised the frustration of big brand events happening in the South. We've established a scene here in Manchester with WeBlogMCR and brands are realising."
Finalists range from the likes of fashion blogger Megan Ellaby and vlogger In The Frow to emerging blogging talent and social influencers, all of whom will be recognised in a glittering ceremony with more than 100 top bloggers already registered to attend and circa 70,000 nominations and votes.
The awards ceremony is run by blogger collective WeBlogMCR and headline sponsors are luxury interiors brand Christy and affiliate management firm Thoughtmix, with support from digital marketing agency Six & Flow, Booths Supermarkets and online magazine STYLEetc.
Founder, Holly Wood, says: “Being a blogger based in the North, I realised the frustration of big brand events happening in the South and only the bigger bloggers being recognised for the larger brand jobs.
“We've established a scene here in Manchester with WeBlogMCR and brands are realising they don't have to just concentrate their marketing budget on London. We pride ourselves on being inclusive, with the mantra: to learn, inspire and collaborate. It's going to be a great party!"
Tickets are still available to bloggers and influencers, with a limited number of early bird tickets priced at £49.50 per person, returning to £60 thereafter. There are also opportunities for local businesses to participate, with sponsorship packages and passes available, offering brands the opportunity to network with hundreds of influencers in attendance.
Steve Bryant, partnerships director at Thoughtmix, says: “The digital marketing landscape has seen bloggers and influencers become the forefront of an advertiser’s strategy. As a business we’ve heavily invested in influencer partnerships on behalf of our clients. Being part of the Northern Blog Awards reaffirms our commitment to influencers, especially in the North, that are shaping the face of digital. It’s an incredibly important event that will highlight the exceptional talents we have in the North and put those bloggers firmly on the map!”
The event begins at 6pm with a blogger and brand meet and greet in the collaboration lounge before moving through to dinner, the awards presentation and a DJ and dancing.
WeBlogMCR is a Manchester Blogging Network. It’s a place where bloggers of all experience and from all niches can learn, be inspired and network with the goal of making their blog the best it can be. It’s a place to meet friendly, like-minded people from the North-West and most importantly, it’s a place to collaborate.
WeBlogMCR hosts a series of events, workshops, meet-ups and awards throughout the year and will become a link between bloggers and agencies/brands, leaving the blogger in control. For more information, please visit: weblogmcr.com.
Northern Blog Awards
For more information, please visit: http://www.northernblogawards.co.uk. To book a ticket or enquire about sponsorship opportunities with the Northern Blog Awards, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.