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#ECMeetUp 2018 – Who are the EC Bloggers anyways?

Well, ECMeetUp 2018 has come and gone and as usual it was completely amazing. And this is not me being biased, you guys. I mean, yes we come for the goodie bags, giveaways and food but in reality the people that attend are what makes every single ECMeetUp as awesome as it is. We were also very heavily supported by HeraldLIVE and Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism and are so grateful for that! Check out JustEllaBella tomorrow, because Ella wants to tell you guys a bit more about the brands that tied in this year and what our delegates went home with(and it was alot, yo!).  But I thought to let ya’ll in on our guest list. I mean, who are the EC Bloggers anyways, right?

I must admit, when we started this ECMeetUp gig, we probably only knew five Eastern Cape based bloggers, between the two of us. Our meet up guest list reached a max of 80 this year, with majority of the list being local bloggers keen to connect with like minded folk. We had a couple of open seats, which we gladly gave to some of our local brands. I mean, besides for hooking the bloggers up with chow, knowledge and freebies, we also wanted them to hob knob with some of the brands that are looking to work with them. It’s win-win really.

We were honestly so chuffed to have the guys from Travelstart join us this year. Lyle Scritten (who also blogs by the way, oh and remind me to tell you about his dad jokes) shared some wise nuggets on blogging and Kirsten Litsen shared more about the Travelstart affiliate program. The very charming Aislinn was my favorite though – but don’t tell the rest of the team.

Anyways, I could say a gazillion more things about this year’s meet up (and I probably shall) but let me rather just tell you who was there. The bloggers and social media influencer’s in attendance at the ECMeetUp 2018 were:

Amanda Klaas of Yellow Orchid ChildFacebook Twitter Instagram
Andrew Sampson of V Model Management – Facebook Instagram
Anje Rautenbach of Going Somewhere SlowlyFacebook Twitter Instagram
Bernadene Freeman of Be You Daringly – Facebook Instagram
Cassidy Pautz of The Novice, The Pot and The PantryFacebook Twitter Instagram
Chantal Bezuidenhout of Social Media ShakeupFacebook Twitter Instagram
Christopher Williams of Groove StationFacebook Twitter Instagram
Claire Kivedo of Overall EventsFacebook Twitter
Cleo Allison of CASA – Facebook Instagram
Davene Prinsloo of Daveneprinsloo.comFacebook Twitter Instagram
Eleanor-Douglas Meyers of Just Ella BellaFacebook Twitter Instagram
Elgee Davies of Elgeedavies.co.zaFacebook Twitter Instagram
Elsie Mutsaka of Elsie MutsakaFacebook Twitter Instagram
Felicity Triegaardt of TravelbucketFacebook Instagram
Inge Triegaardt of TravelbucketFacebook Instagram
Jacqui Truelove of OVB – Facebook Twitter Instagram
Jenine Damons Marneval of The Fat Fairy – Facebook Twitter Instagram
Karyn Singh of Galicious – Facebook
Kelly Adams of Basically KellyFacebook Twitter Instagram
Kerryn Botha of A Girl Named KezFacebook Instagram
Kirsty Ferreira of Raising RemFacebook Instagram
Lana Breedt of Nog Steeds LanaFacebook Twitter Instagram
Laszlo Maya of Maya Deaf FoundationFacebook Twitter
Luchae Williams of My Spreadsheet BrainFacebook Twitter Instagram
Mandy Frank of – Frankly MandyFacebook
Megan Kelly of By Megan KellyFacebook Twitter Instagram
Miriam Maulana of New Kid On The BlockFacebook Twitter Instagram
Neal Prinsloo of Storie En Al FilmsInstagram
Odette Johaar of Totally Confident and Completely Insecure – Twitter
Ralph Dirsuwei of Chasing the RainbowFacebook Twitter Instagram
Ranique Roberts of Big Mouth EntertainmentFacebook Twitter Instagram
Ruth Abercrombie of Pursuing PurposeFacebook Twitter Instagram
Sandisiwe Mfazwe of Sandys PlaceFacebook
Sarah Dirsuwei of Chasing the RainbowFacebook Twitter Instagram
Sarah Huddy of The Mommy CityFacebook Twitter Instagram
Sarah Massey-Hicks of The Sunshine ThreadFacebook Instagram
Simran Jugal of Burgandy Beauty – Facebook Twitter Instagram
Tanya Lilley of Just Me, T – Facebook Twitter Instagram
Taskeen Daniels of Styled to the TFacebook Instagram
Tayla Rodger of Tailored InspirationFacebook Instagram
Theresia Muller of Lessons LearntFacebook Twitter Instagram
Venean Bosch of In the MeantimeFacebook Twitter Instagram
Vuyo Ndongeni of Loving Me – Facebook Twitter Instagram
Yolande Holloway of Sheer EmpowdermentFacebook Instagram
Yolandi Barnard of Styles by YolandiFacebook Twitter Instagram
Zaahida Joel of Journey with MumFacebook Twitter Instagram

Some of the brand reps that joined us (thanks for coming ya’ll!):

Amy Mcbryne of The Beauty Store
Cameron Millar and Melvin Iverson of Yo! Media
Darryl van der Berg of KFC
Farren Foutie of Cute and Chic Event Styling (the sweety table was amazeballs!)
Gerald Pietersen of Agape Coffee Shop
Gillian Pillay of Mastertons (always a fave!)
Hannah Atterbury of Geekworld
Ian Bosch of Ootrey
Karin Le Roux of Fairview Race Course (what a stunning venue!)
Lameez Khan of Clarins
Lize Fouche and Micell van den Bergh of Nutristart
Maaasha Ismail of MoFireFly Photography (our meet up photographer)
Marelize Rosa and Richard Rosa of Bohemi Yoga
Michelle Kritzinger of Stylish Steppers
Octayvia Nayce and Zama Ndulom of HeraldLIVE
Rene Derrocks and Reuann Smith of NMBT (love and appreciate you ladies!)
Rika Olivier of Ivohealth
Waahida Williams of Woolworths Beauty

These images were very clearly sniped from the bloggers Instagram accounts. Please do give them a follow for more and check out the #ECMeetUp hashtag across all platforms. The official meet up pics will be posted later this week. 

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