Verizon Fun at BlogHer ’13

by Robyn Wright on July 29, 2013

in Tech

Disclosure: While I do work with Verizon on different things they were not a personal sponsor of mine during BlogHer. Verizon was an official conference sponsor though and I did receive free swag items at their evening party. Opinions are always my own.


The first thing I did at BlogHer this year was head to the Expo Hall before it even opened (yes, that was cool to me) and I did a video at the Verizon booth about Surviving BlogHer with Mobile Technology. There were four of us from Online Mom Media (aka The Online Mom) that took part in this live Google+ Hangout Video. Myself, Jean Parks, Amie Valpone were the panelists and Misty Belardo-McPadden as moderator.
Setting up the Verizon Booth at BlogHer '13 #VZWBlogHer

Some of the last minute set-up of the Verizon Wireless booth at BlogHer this year.

Robyn Wright and Mark Absher at the Verizon Wireless booth at BlogHer '13

Me and the amazing Mark Absher from Verizon who I just adore!

Setting up the Verizon Booth at BlogHer '13 #VZWBlogHer

This was my view from the couch. The video camera on the right was the one I was supposed to look into – it is hard to remember those things sometimes!

Jean Parks, Amie Valpone, and Robyn Wright - panelists for #VZWBlogHer live Google+ Hangout Event at BlogHer '13

The happy panel – Jean Parks, Amie Valpone, and Robyn Wright (me!)

If you were not able to catch the live event we did on Thursday no need to worry! It was recorded too. Again, we are talking about mobile technology we use at large conferences like BlogHer ‘13 and some general tips. I would love to know what you think of the event!

Thursday night Verizon had an amazing party! The #VZWTimeShift! There was a great indoor area with bars, lots of fun classic appetizers, and a phenomenal live band, Wedding Band, who played music from the 80s!

#VZWTimeShift

On the patio for the event they had a red carpet set up with fun props for us all to time shift!

#VZWTimeShift

Here are a few pics I took on the red carpet at the party…

#VZWTimeShift with Robyn Wright and Mark Absher#VZWTimeShift with Robyn Wright#VZWTimeShift with Robyn Wright

#VZWTimeShift with Kris Cain and Robyn Wright

The amazing Kris Cain and me at the Verizon Wireless party!

#VZWTimeShift with Jean Parks, Kate Canterbury, and Robyn Wright

More friends – Jean Parks, Kate Canterbury, and me at the party.

Verizon Wireless booth at BlogHer '13 Expo Hall

Here is the Verizon Booth all set up at BlogHer ‘13. They had some devices on display of course.

Verizon Wireless booth at BlogHer '13 Expo Hall

Plus some comfy couches to hang out on and lots of fun little swag items if you wanted any.

Verizon Wireless booth at BlogHer '13 Expo Hall

They also had an artist doing a real time mural. BlogHer attendees were invited to tweet out what they wanted her to draw throughout the conference. I’m hoping to find a photo of the finished product!

I think that Verizon Wireless improved their presence at BlogHer ‘13 for sure. They were there in 2012 also, but it was not as interactive and fun as this year.

Great job!

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{ 16 comments }

1 @mom4everandever July 29, 2013 at 10:50 pm

oh some of those hotos are too funny- love the wig

2 Robyn Wright July 31, 2013 at 10:04 am

Sadly some of the pics with @Geekbabe and I together were lost somehow – they were really funny!

3 @mom4everandever July 29, 2013 at 10:50 pm

oops meant photos

4 donna W July 30, 2013 at 1:34 am

Wow – you guys have way too much fun!! How exciting to get to see and touch all the new stuff first. Where was this event held? You are really up to speed on all the new technology.

5 Robyn Wright July 31, 2013 at 10:04 am

The BlogHer Conference was in Chicago this past weekend. The Verizon party was in the evening at a local venue in Chicago.

6 Robin July 30, 2013 at 5:23 am

It looks like you’re having a great time. How cool that you got to be in a Google+ video. I like seeing the photos of the Verizon booth, even though I’m not at the conference. Thanks for sharing!

7 Robyn Wright July 31, 2013 at 10:05 am

We did have a great time for sure! Yes, I was honored to be asked to be in the G+ video for sure.

8 Janice Person July 30, 2013 at 6:09 pm

I was scared to spend too much time in the Verizon booth…. worried I’d want to upgrade tech that I need to stick with a bit longer LOL!

9 Robyn Wright July 31, 2013 at 10:05 am

not upgrade? gasp! what exactly does that mean? LOL – you know I love having the latest gadgets always :-)

10 Jane m July 30, 2013 at 8:59 pm

I watched the you tube video, I must admit I enjoyed hearing all your voices. All the tips you provided were right on the mark.

11 Robyn Wright July 31, 2013 at 10:06 am

Thanks Jane! So glad you liked the video!

12 Ravzie July 31, 2013 at 9:35 am

Blogging looks like so much fun and has so many goodies that come along!

13 Robyn Wright July 31, 2013 at 10:06 am

It is definitely fun and I consider myself very lucky to do blogging/social media as my job for sure!

14 mail4rosey August 1, 2013 at 10:31 am

I think this would be such a fun/informative event to attend and I love reading about it. :)

15 Kola August 12, 2013 at 3:20 pm

WOW I was supposed to be VZW’s “tech talk” host (but just started working for a cruise line). After 9 previous expos for VZW it pains me to know I missed this gig not only as an avid blogger but also because it was 80’s night in Chitown waahhhh :( lol, thanks for posting this though!!!

16 Robyn Wright August 12, 2013 at 3:42 pm

The party was fabulous and wish you could have been there too! The cruise line job sounds nice though also.

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