Natalie Trice and Simon Ragoonanan are joining Emma Bradley to present the panel session ‘What Brands Want From Bloggers, And What Bloggers Want From Brands’ at next month's FunFest Blogger Summit 2015.
As the name suggests, this session will explore how both parties can work together for mutual benefit.
Natalie Trice is a freelance writer, blogger and author, as her first parenting book has just hit the shelves.
Natalie's blog, justbecauseilove.co.uk, was three in April and is home to an eclectic mix of features, interviews, reviews and ramblings with one thing linking them all - Natalie's passion for the subject.
Natalie started her career in the land of PR and spent over 15 years working with brands including CNN, Discovery Channel, Epson, Hewlett-Packard and T.M.Lewin. The juggle of two little boys, one with hip dysplasia, set Natalie on the more flexible path of freelancing and she has never looked back and today runs her business Tantara Media.
Natalie lives in Buckinghamshire where she is the keeper of one husband, two sons, a cat and dog. As well as having a passion for words Natalie is an avid cyclist and budding yogi who loves glossy magazines, coffee (decaf these days) and Prosecco.
Simon Ragoonanan was a TV producer who quit interviewing Hollywood celebs to stay at home with his less demanding daughter. Simon’s parenting blog, manvspink.com, often covers the gender barriers he deals with as a stay-at-home dad, and she faces as a little girl who loves skirts, superheroes, and stormtroopers.
The panel will be chaired by long-term blogger and former teacher Emma Bradley (Emmaand3).
Based in Gloucester, Emma gave up teaching last year to focus full-time on her blogging business. She has worked with the BBC, Netmums and Parentdish, and has been featured on ITN Lunchtime News, Daybreak and Channel Four.
Executives from two leading brands will also join the panel session.
The FunFest Blogger Summit is a one-day event for parenting and lifestyle bloggers. It takes place on Saturday September 12th at WhittleBury Hall, Northampton and will boast conference sessions and the opportunity for bloggers to discuss brand ambassador opportunities with a number of exhibiting companies. Children’s entertainment will also be provided.
Tickets cost just £39.99 and bloggers can bring their children along free of charge.
Expo partners include Spin Master, The Entertainer, JCB Toys, Carte Blanche, Chuggington, Lazerbuilt and Icon Live.