Belated thanks to all involved in the London Bloggers Meetup last week which was an excellent evening, beautifully organised by Andy Bargery of Marketing Blagger with lots of hard work from a “supporting cast” which included Rax Lakhani, the team at Splendid Communications and from Diageo who sponsored the whole event.
Not only did Diageo kindly provide the venue at their London head office and a regular supply of Moscow Mules (Smirnoff Vodka, Ginger Ale and Lime) but also they had taken the time to create a special cocktail tailored for each blogger based on the content on their blog which their mixologist put together. My own turned out to be a Better Business Blogging Moscow Mule – loved the raspberry in it! When it comes to Blogger Relations then Diageo and Splendid certainly know how to impress.
Being my first time at one of these events (which, by the way, happens monthly on the last Tuesday of the month), I wish that I’d had time to talk to more people – there were, as you might imagine, lots of people to talk to. Of those that I chatted to, in addition to Andy and Lax, a big thank you to Julius Solaris who introduced me to his own Events Blog and pointed me in the direction of two must attend groups – Social Media Club in London (Aka Tuttle) and the Open Coffee Club. I also spoke to Mehrdad from London Media Design and Krista at Londonelicious and Zoe at Shaman UK amongst others.
Following up on Twitter after the event I see there were others that I missed at the time so I feel a quick name check is in order:
Here’s hoping that I get to chat to you at the next event and in the meantime your blogs are there to get me up to speed! And anyone else interested in meeting up, the place to keep your eyes on is the London Bloggers Meet up Group where you’ll get all the details of the future monthly events. See you there!