The fifth #ECMeetup

For the 5th time Nelson Mandela Bay was the host city to the biggest blog conference in the Eastern Cape when on Saturday, 2 June 2018 around 80 digital influencers converged at the Fairview Race Course.

In collaboration with Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism and Herald Live, we welcomed guest speakers, renowned bloggers and social media influencers to an event we believe provides a platform for experienced and novice bloggers to interact, grow and gain knowledge about the digital sphere.

Eastern Cape businesses and brands fully supported and got on board with the event to harness the power and collaborations they can build with the blogging community.

Travelstart Africa – Africa’s leading online travel agency – shared some insights and tips with regards to the travel industry and online platforms whilst introducing their affiliate program to the bloggers. Megan Kelly of By Megan Kelly – a local blogger who turned her blog into a profitable business – shared insights of brand etiquette and making money from your blog.

The day’s leading up to the event, Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism utilised the opportunity to showcase some of the destination highlights to the Travelstart team. The team kicked off the 2-day visit with a Route 67 and city tour and enjoyed the food and lifestyle buzz of Stanley street for dinner while The Kelway Hotel sponsored the beachfront accommodation.

Lyle Scritten, Digital PR and Outreach Strategist at Travelstart shared “The ECMeetUp is definitely a must-attend event for Bloggers, Brands and anyone looking to grow their online presence. Everything from the venue, the food, the talks, the goodie bags, were all top notch. Thanks to the organisers and sponsors for a truly spectacular gathering of the minds.”

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