Did you hear that on October 9th, 2011 all the Orange County Bloggers were invited to the amazing city of Anaheim to attend a bash? It was hosted in the long standing Anaheim Convention Center. My husband and I both attended this exclusive Blogger Bash hosted by Anaheim Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau and Moms LA.
From the moment you entered the bash you felt transported to another time, as the nights’ theme was the 60’s Mad Men. In the 1950s and 1960s, the advertising industry was based on Madison Avenue in New York City. In fact, “Madison Avenue” used to be slang for “the ad industry.” Madison/ad men was contracted into “mad men” (no women, of course) by the mad men themselves. My how times have changed. The event was full of fun conversations and lots of great creative people. This was the event of the year to attend for OC Bloggers, the new era of mad (wo)men and some men. I found myself thinking about life in the 60's all night. In every corner of the room, there was an item that reminded you of the 1960's. There were cars, movies and fashions on display creating a vibrant visual display. Visions of Hollywood royalty, Audrey Hepburn and Lucille Ball, were exuded by all of the beautiful women dressed to impress for the evenings gala. The 60’s offered change and new adventures however fast-forwarding to 2011, blogging is the new adventure for making a change with electronic advertising.
As I left the OC Blogger Bash, I realized Orange County is a wonderful place to live and visit because of the people who make it into a community. Orange County has embraced bloggers and is making them an integral part of their business community. This was evident when the AOCVCB shared their pictures of the new “Grand Plaza” that is being completed in 2012. The Grand Plaza will line the street from the convention center past the Hilton. The plaza will have a running river through it as well as meeting and dining places allowing for business and entertainment to cultivate and flourish. Additionally, we were given a preview of the new Cars Land attraction at Disneyland. Story boards of the new Cars Land were displayed showing the magnificent detail that Disney is placing into the new play area. The attractions in Cars Land will be completed in 2012.
As an OC Blogger I feel that Orange County is the perfect place to live and work because it has a community feel. We all work together to provide information and successes allowing for greater growth and prosperity. This was evident by the exhilarating event hosted for us bloggers. There are so many opportunities for bloggers/writers as executives from major corporations came out to participate in the evenings’ event.
I wish to take the time to thank the following persons and companies for their generosity and time out to recognize the writers of the future. On behalf of the CEO and CFO from Field Trip Mom, Thank you McDonalds, Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland, Medieval Times, MomsLA, 300 Anaheim, Anaheim Marriott, Angels Baseball, Aquarium of the Pacific, Casa Resorts, Costa Mesa CVB, Hilton Anaheim, Honda Center, Hyatt Regency, Laguna Beach CVB, Pacific Edge Hotel, Photo Booth Pro, Pretend City, Queen of Heartz, RWB Party Props, Sheraton Park Anaheim, Sunset Flying, The Outlets at Orange, Anaheim White House, House of Blues Anaheim, Huntington Beach Marketing & Convention Bureau, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Montanya Spa, OC Wildlife & Travel, Universal Studios Hollywood, Discovery Science Center, Hilton Anaheim Health Club, Lux Aveda Salon & Spa, Ra Sushi, Roy’s Anaheim. Without these wonderful companies, this post would not have been possible.
If you are thinking of starting a business, looking to move, or just to host a great event, consider Anaheim and Orange County. For more information about these companies listed as well as the Anaheim Orange County Visitors Convention Bureau, Please click on the links above.
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