I remember sitting at a blog conference years ago, thinking how all this information was so great, and while I was able to put a lot of it to work for me, there was still so many challenges I had that I was not getting help with. Conference after conference passed, and nobody had sessions about these unique circumstances that I faced being in the Theme Park niche. It is part of the reason I often dreamed of a retreat specifically for bloggers in the Theme Park niche…and a part of how AWEsome came to be. So what are some of these unique challenges faced by Theme Park influencers? Let’s take a look. 10 Challenges You Face When You Are A Theme Park Influencer 1. Keeping up with all the news Theme parks change a lot. And let’s be honest, most of us are probably covering a certain theme park run by a mouse. Have you ever had a mouse scurry across the ground in front of you? Have you seen how fast they can move and how quickly they can change directions. That is often what it feels like trying to keep up with all the announcements for Theme Parks. When Disney has a blog just for their parks, where they post multiple articles per day, you can imagine how hard it is for one person to keep up with that. 2. You’re building a brand around someone else’s brand Bloggers and influencers often hear about branding, but what do you do when what you write about is a brand in itself? This challenge is why within a few year span, we saw dozens of Disney bloggers rebrand. In fact, even with rebrand, and a 60/40 split of content (Disney being the smaller percentage) I was recently told by Read More
AWEsome Retreat is the first, and currently only, retreat on the West Coast specifically for influencers with a large focus on theme parks. That all is pretty awesome 😉 but you probably want more information to know if AWEsome is for you. So we give you a little Q&A about AWEsome: What will AWEsome Retreat focus on? AWEsome Retreat will focus on education that pertains to theme park influencers. While we wish we could cover all the things at every event, we will have to choose specific topics for our retreats. Some of the things we will cover on our retreats include: How to make partnerships and monetize while staying true to your niche The importance of accurate coverage Photography in the parks When vacation is work – Finding a balance Growing your community How to stand out in a sea of theme park creators Where will AWEsome Retreat be held? Currently, we are planning on holding our retreats in Southern California. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter if you want to get all the info as soon as it is announced. Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required Email Address * What is the cost of AWEsome Retreat? We do not have pricing yet, but we are working hard to try and make AWEsome a great value, while being sure to give the education and hands on experience that is needed. How do I know if AWEsome Retreat is a good fit for me? AWEsome is going to be for those who are established in the theme park niche of influence. Yes, that includes those who may only be on Instagram or Facebook. AWEsome Retreat is not for those who are more “fan sites” reporting on rumors and simply publishing press releases. While those sites are Read More
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