In October, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the 5th Annual Social Media on the Sand Conference. This year, it was held at Beaches Resorts in Turks and Caicos.
As a result, I learned “SMOTS” is short for Social Media on the Sand. Also, the influencers who attend are known as “Beaches Moms.”
So, what exactly is SMOTS? Um, only the best experience of my life!
What is Social Media on the Sand?
The SMOTS conference is an exclusive, invitation-only event. Therefore, only 100 of the most influential bloggers, journalists, and entrepreneur moms and dads are selected.
I gained tremendous business strategy during the conference. I also made some new amazing friends.
What Did I Learn?
A few of the helpful topics we discussed were how to monetize your blog, and integrating and working with media. We also learned how to pitch your brand and increase your presence online.
The Keynote Speaker Schedule was filled with trailblazing brand builders like Jamie Kern Lima. Fashion designers Rebecca Minkoff and Amanda Perna were there. Meaghan Murphy from Good Housekeeping Magazine, and Daymond John from Shark Tank made a surprise appearance as well.
2019 SMOTS Partners
During our entire five day stay, we were showered with amazing swag from our partners and sponsors!
Thank you to our generous SMOTS Sponsors!
HAPARI for the most beautiful swimwear and hats.
IT Cosmetics and the drybar with the gorgeous hair and makeup.
COOLA for keeping us protected from sunburns.
Swarovski for crafting the most beautiful headbands.
Sprout Organic, good2grow, Bling2o, and Abercrombie Kids for keeping our three year old happy.
The House of Perna for vibrant handmade earrings and a personalized children’s book for Miss 3.
PLAYSKOOL for the funniest Tickle Me Elmo.
Spin Master Games for our favorite Kinetic Sand and games.
Air Esscentials for the heavenly room scents.
SNUBA for the exciting adventures and bamboo set.
IBCCES for an amazing sensory pillow.
Rockabye Baby! with the sweetest lullabies.
Kelly + Jones for the fun DIY perfumes.
Pevonia, Saltability, SPARITUAL for the most relaxing products and experience.
Kim Crawford Wines for the delicious rose wine.
PADI for the certifications.
Sanitas Skincare with the high end skincare.
Red Lane Spa for the best massages ever.
jetBlue for the flights from the US.
Marco Santini with the most beautiful art.
BL Visuals for the life changing party and paint dipping.
Is SMOTS worth attending?
In short, yes it is! That is to say, it’s an incredible experience!
Social Media on the Sand was voted one of BizBash’s “Most Innovative Meetings” of 2018. In other words, this conference is hands down, the most informative business conference I’ve ever attended.
Above all, I am inspired, refreshed, and motivated as a result. Not to mention, Turks and Caicos has been on our bucket list for 9 years.
In conclusion, thanks to this incredible opportunity, we made family memories of a lifetime! So I sincerely hope to be invited again next year.
Finally, if you’d like to know how much it costs to attend Social Media on the Sand, please comment below.
Prevent Sunburn in Turks and Caicos
I wore this Organic Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen everyday during our trip in Turks and Caicos and I didn’t sunburn! TIP: You can also contour with it since its so blend-able.
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What an incredible experience!!
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Yes, I 100% agree! It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience and I certainly hope to be invited again in 2020.