Lifestyle Event: UK Blog Awards Meet Up with EE

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With just two weeks to go until this year's UK Blog Awards, I was invited along for the pre-award meet up. Held at Lights of Soho, it was a chance to catch up with some of the finalists, network with some fellow bloggers - all in collaboration with EE. Here's a little look at the evening...

For those of you who may not be aware of the UK Blog Awards yet, it is a yearly event which commends a multitude of influencers and social media talent. With ODEON Cinemas as their headline sponsor for the second year in a row, it looks set to be another fantastic evening and a great chance for brands and bloggers to come together to celebrate the power of outreach. However, before we get too excited for the actual awards evening, EE kindly organised a pre-awards meet up to give the organisers and finalists a chance to network in a more relaxed setting.

Held at the stunning Neon Light gallery and Members Club, Lights of Soho, the meet- up was an evening of food, drinks and networking with fellow influencers and the core team from EE. After getting to know everyone and a chance to meet some new bloggers, Director of Communications and Sponsorship at EE and UKBA17 Digital and Technology judge, Mat Sears, gave a brief chat on upcoming EE campaigns - including their sponsorship of Glastonbury Festival and the latest product launches. Following an insightful speech from Mat, we finished up the evening with some amazing pizza treats from Pizza Pilgrims as well as a ticket competition which gave eight lucky winners the chance to attend this year's ceremony. 

I think the key message to take away from the evening was that the UK Blog Awards is not about showcasing the elite. Some of the bloggers I spoke to had been blogging for only a few months or perhaps hadn't quite met their target goal of followers. But it's not just about how many followers you have - it's about your reach and the quality content you create. In fact, one of the things I really loved about last year's awards (besides meeting new friends), was that it had such a unique blend of people and content creators - all in one room. 

Just some of the amazing bloggers I was fortunate enough to meet at this event included K from Scoop Mag, Charlie from Charlie Friend and Jasmine from The Life of a Social Butterfly so I'm really looking forward to seeing them again in a few weeks. 

Well, that's it for another blogger event. Are you attending this year's UK Blog Awards on 21st April? Don't forget to come say "hi" if you spot me. I had a great evening meeting some amazing bloggers and influencers and am really looking forward to meeting more of you. 

Until next time, 



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  1. This sounded fun! I'm a finalist in this year's parenting category. I unfortunately didn't get an invite to this but hopefully will get to say hi on 21st!

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    1. Aw don't worry hun, I promise you didn't miss anything. It was only a quick 2 hour gathering so wouldn't have been worth the trip down all that way! Although I think you had to register your interest for it to get an invite so don't feel left out :) Congrats on being a finalist! You must be so proud - good luck on the night my love! xx

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  2. It was so lovely to meet you Sophie, I've enjoyed reading many of your film write ups and it's great to finally put a face to the blog. It is nerve-wracking attending events like these on your own but so worthwhile. It was so lovely to meet you all and chat with the team from EE and looking forward to the big event in a week (need a dress 😱)
    Jaz xoxo
    http://www.thelifeofasocialbutterdly.co.uk

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    1. You too my love and congratulations on your ENGAGEMENT! How exciting! You'll honestly be fine - no need to be nervous at all :) Look forward to chatting with you again! xx

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  3. This looks like another super fun event Sophie. I really love neon lights and noticed that you've been posting lots lately which makes me very happy. I really love that flamingo neon light! I hope you had a wonderful time at the UK Blog Awards and that your new job is going well xx

    Ashley
    http://www.imamovienerd.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks hun - absolutely loving the new job so far. It's a lot to take in but I've already learnt so much. Ha yeah that flamingo was so cool, you can actually buy all the pieces from the gallery :) xx

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  4. Ah, this looks like so much fun! I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying your new job, Sophie!

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    1. Yeah I do love me some neon lights. Thanks Gil, so far it's going really well so hope they think so too! :)

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