Leanne Jakubowski, who is the Disney Social Media MOTHER to all of us bloggers, but who is officially the Director of Social Media at Walt Disney World has announced that yes, the big conference is coming back but it’s all about inviting NEW influencers to experience the Disney MAGIC.
With that said, Leanne has given a lot of insight into the Disney mindset and what Disney is looking to do this May 9th-12th at the 2013 Disney Social Media Moms conference.
They are making sure that the conference is INCLUSIVE and not clickish. Kudos to Disney. So that means that this year’s conference will include LOTS of new bloggers who have never experienced the conference. (I’ve been once.) That’s encouraging to all the bloggers who want to get to experience DSMMs but not sure how to get on their radar.
Well here’s some advice: Disney’s looking for you. Keep your tweets clean (Don’t tweet mean stuff to other conference-goers) and just be who you are. Disney appreciates and values those who own their individuality! And Disney looks for a variety of bloggers covering a variety of genres who can amplify their MAGIC message.
And Leanne said that this year will be more intimate, so perhaps that means less invites? In any event, it’s such a great event and such a great medium that you just can’t help wanting to go and be apart of something so great. I know I’d LOVE to return. I’m staying glued to my email! How about you? 🙂
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Is there a site we can visit to learn more about the conference?
Hey Amanda. No, there’s not. But follow @DisneySMMoms on Twitter and follow the hashtag #DisneySMMoms You can learn a lot there.
Thanks for sharing this info! I’m really hoping to get an invite this year, we experienced Disney World for the first time last August (not the conference, just a family vacation) and I can’t wait to go back when the weather is a little more friendly.
What great information. As a relatively new blogger (I have only been in the blogospihere for the past 3 years), I would love to be able to take the DisneySMMoms message to take my blogs to a whole new level. I have never been to the celebration before, heres hoping this is my year. Best of luck to all the moms who are looking for their magical invitations.
Great news, thanks for sharing! Maybe this is our year! Good luck!
Hi Cat! This could certainly be your year because they are definitely looking for NEW bloggers to join in on the fun! Please let me know if you make it! 🙂
Hi Mel! 3 years is a good amount of blogging time! You’re a pro! The fact that your blog sounds like it focuses on Disney could be a plus for you too! Good luck! Let me know how it goes! 🙂
Thanks Debs! I have my fingers crossed for you! 🙂
Thanks Kia… I would love to be included in this year’s event! I do love Disney, and I spread the love every chance I get! As of now, my blogs have been just for fun. I have never been to a conference, and would love the insight and inspiration I know Disney can bring!
And that’s what they are definitely looking for Mel! Keep checking that email! 🙂
Thanks for sharing! We have a group of bloggers with a brand new blog that was started last June! We all share our love of Disney over at http://www.disneygals.com! We are hoping to be one of the very lucky people invited to this conference for an experience of a lifetime! We are enjoying sharing our love and are looking to take it to the next level! We will be following the hash tag and hoping and praying for an invite!
This is so exciting!! I would love to be invited someday 😀
Oh cool! I just checked out DisneyGals! Awesome! i hope you gals do get to experience a GREAT opportunity like the DSMMoms conference. You will come back renewed and ready to take the world by storm (at least that;s how I feel after listening to Ramon from Dominoes at the conference) LOL! Good luck to you!
I am hoping that this will be my year to get an invite.
OMG! This is extremely great news!! Thanks so much for sharing this information! OOHH How I wish I could be a Disney SMM (in my Oscar Mayer song voice) 🙂
Thanks for this fun informaiton! I’m just getting started – after many years of wishing! Love sharing my excitement for the Disney brand with others via @PurveyorofPD (that’s pixie dust) and want to take it to the next level. What an amazing opporunity that conference would be!
Looking forward to your new site – good stuff!
…and the first thing they will share at the conference…check your spelling! 🙂
Thanks for sharing the info on DSMMoms, I found i very encouraging that they will be inviting new bloggers. That is one thing I love to do is blog about Disney and hope this year I get to go. It sounds like fun and a chance to learn a lot …
It would be a True Honor to be invited to this event!!!!
LOL! I am singing with you Andrea!!!
I don’t see where anything is spelled incorrectly. Where?
Thanks for sharing this, Kia! You’ve given me hope that maybe this will be my year! 🙂 Hope to see you there!
🙂 I am definitely rooting for you Autumn. It is a blessing to have an opportunity like this and I hope that others can experience this wonderful conference. You never know. Definitely keep your hopes up. I think a lot of people will get a huge surprise this year 🙂
Thank you, Kia, for this insight on the conference! This is something I would love to attend for the information, fun, and camaraderie amongst the bloggers that I have encountered. It would be great to meet in real life at this event…at Disney! Oh and btw, can’t wait to see you site up and running in March 😉
Hey Dee! Thanks so much! Oh how you would LOVE the Disney Social Media Mom conference! I surely wish you would get an opportunity to go. Stay Tuned. I am sure Disney is lining up bloggers as we speak! 🙂
Thanks for sharing this- with so few details out there, it’s great to see these little tidbits of info coming through! I also love the fact that as I read through the comments here, I recognize so many people and sites from the small section of the blogging and twitterverse I am a part of. Best wishes to you ALL as you wait for those invitations! I can’t wait to start hearing about who’s going to the 2013 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration!
Thanks KJay! Yes Disney runs a tight ship so we won’t know who’s invited until they start posting on social media. lol
Just came across this! Thanks for sharing the info! 🙂
This would be perfect!
I hope I get the invitation this year, it’ll be my first time! Thanks for sharing!
Love your blog Deanna! And LOVE the name too! I wrote a book called Goony Goo-Goo and Ga Ga Too! Maybe this will be your year for sure! Thanks for stopping by!
This post gave me hope as I had been discouraged reading a lot of negativity over how hard it was to get an invite. Then I remembered, Disney is all about believing in your dreams and seeing them come true! Thanks for the inspiration!
So go little bloggers go! (And big time bloggers too:)
Hey Sarah! Yes, trust and believe that you could certainly be invited. I remembered getting an invite last year and I was so shocked, amazed and overjoyed. I didn’t even expect it. So you certainly never know. *Fingers crossed* And wish upon a star! Let me know if you get in!
Its refreshing to know that Disney is looking at inviting new bloggers! Way to go!
Crazy question… Besides tweeting with the hash tag, how does Disney know we want to be invited? Do we need to ask to be invited? I don’t have a Disney focused blog but would like to be considered. [email protected]
That’s a good question Sarah. Throw your hat into the ring and say something under the hashtag and invite Disney to check out your blog. They do pay attention to the hashtag. I would ask to be invited. Everyone else is throwing themselves into the ring so I would too! You never know! It could work! They are WATCHING!