I was invited to the 5th Annual Beaches Resorts Social Media on the Sand Conference. I paid a reduced fee to attend the conference and experience a luxury-included vacation at Beaches Turks and Caicos. Thank you to Beaches for this incredible experience. As always, the text and opinions are 100% mine.
I recently returned from beautiful Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages and Spa! To say I had the time of my life is a complete understatement. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve seen my fun stories and posts! What exactly is Social Media on the Sand? Let’s chat!
What is Social Media on the Sand?
The Social Media on the Sand conference is an all inclusive, exclusive, invite-only event for 100 of the most influential woman in social media to get together for a incredible event.
From October 16th through October 20th we were treated to out of the world parties, a conference day with inspiring speakers, networking, beautiful views and more.
How much does it cost to attend SMOTS?
Social Media on the Sand isn’t free but it is greatly discounted. The fee I paid was $550 which included the all-inclusive resort and the conference. Additional fees that I paid were airefare, which wasn’t too bad. We flew into Miami the night prior to make it to Providencles on time on Wednesday.
I would book your flights sooner than later once you get an invite because they fill fast, and prices go up accordingly.
You have the option to bring your family or friends, and they receive the all inclusive resort amenities as well. I traveled this year solo with 4 other blogger mamas for our first trip there. If you did bring a guest that was not invited to the Social Media on the Sand conference, they can do almost everything that is not for just Beaches Moms.
What do you get out of conference day?
Not only do you get a conference day with phenomenal speakers, but we were able to choose our tracks for the afternoon. This was perfect for making sure you got exactly what you wanted to for your own brand.
The topics that I chose were:
-How to Monetize Your Blog
-Working with Brands to Build Awareness
-How to Pitch Your Brand and Increase Your Presence Online
Which consisted of speakers:
-Audrey McClelland (co-founder, MomGenerations.com)
-Julie Nowell (founder and principal of 3c Consulting)
-Landyn Hutchinson (Lifestyle Expert, 𝖫𝗂𝗏𝗂𝗇𝗀 𝖶𝗂𝗍𝗁 𝖫𝖺𝗇𝖽𝗒𝗇)
Speakers during the conference consisted of:
- Jamie Kern Lima (Co-founder of IT Cosmetics)
- Fashion designers Rebecca Minkoff and Amanda Perna (The House of Perna)
- Meaghan Murphy (Executive Editor of Good Housekeeping Magazine)
- Courtney Heimlich (Global Business Manager at Google)
- Myron Pincomb (CEO and Board Chairman of IBCCES)
- Shannon Levis (Client Solutions Manager at Facebook)
- Adam Stewart (Deputy Chairman of Sandals Resorts International SRI)
- Daymond John (Shark Tank investor), and many more.
Did someone say swag?
From the moment we arrived to Beaches Resort, we headed to the main pool. The pool was filled with tents from the sponsors with a ton of swag. Our entire five day stay was filled with surprises from our partners and swag from our sponsors!
Photography courtesy of ©LauraDee_©CMorrisPhotography_©CatieMcDadePhotography.
A BIG Thank you to our SMOTS Partners and Sponsors:
- IT Cosmetics
- The House of Perna
- Abercrombie Kids
- Spin Master Games
- Rebecca Minkoff
- Sprout Organic
- Air Esscentials
- IBCCES (International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards)
- Rockabye Baby!
- Kelly + Jones
- Kim Crawford Wines
- Incy Wincies
- PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)
- Sanitas Skincare
- Red Lane Spa
- School Specialty
- The Sandals Foundation
- Marco Santini
Is Social Media on the Sand worth attending?
Yes! 100% Yes! I knew as soon as I applied that if I got an invitation, it wouldn’t even be a question. Social Media on the Sand was voted one of BizBash’s Most Innovative Meetings of 2018, and I totally get why.
I left the conference feeling inspired, refreshed and ready to create some fabulous content. I met new friends that I had talked with prior on Instagram and left with awesome friendships. I will for sure be attending next year!
Stay tuned for more about Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort review!
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