11th April 2010 was my first day in Hyderabad ever! Seriously, I have never been to Hyderabad before. I was there for the UniverCell Hyderabad IndiBlogger Meet. It was a huge gathering and needless to say that it was a super hit!
Every blogger who is writing a review has used this awesome picture at the beginning of their post. Can’t believe we did not think of this in the earlier meets. Mostly all the meets end up late and everyone is in a rush to leave, but this time we were able to finish exactly within the schedule. Unfortunately UniverCell’s core team was not able to make it to the meet, but they were prompt in sending their representatives with various mobile phone models for the Official UniverCell blogger contest. There were some really interesting phones from HTC, Sony, Samsung etc.
As usual, Indiblogger we started the meet with yet another Hitler video. Only this time, Hitler came for the meet but couldn’t stay. That’s a video you can’t miss. Will provide a link once uploaded in Youtube.
I don’t want to bore you on how the meet was because you might already know that it was awesome or you can see that lots of bloggers have already covered the entire event multiple times here.
UniverCell has clearly understood the power of blogging and they have decided to be a part of the community. Whats even better is that they want to engage with the community well and they have huge plans to achieve it. They are running a contest to choose the best mobile blogger to be their “Official UniverCell Blogger“. Beat that!
They had launched their blog http://univercellblog.in in their previous meet at Chennai. Their blog was showcased in this meet too. There were about 8 mobiles on display for bloggers to experience them so that they can go back and write about them to become their official blogger. The Venue was good, it was Fortune Select Manohar and the crowd was awesome but the food was not really that great. I actually didn’t like the combination that was available. Mini Burgers, Dahi Balla and Jamuns.
It would have been awesomer if Ramesh from UniverCell was able to make it to the meet, as “Message from the sponsors” was the only one missing from the agenda. However he was unable to come as his mother was admitted in the hospital. We wish she gets well soon.
Finally, we also managed to take a picture of just the Indiblogger team at the meet once all other photo sessions were over.
I almost forgot, there were quite a few people I saw were willing to work with the Indiblogger team in organizing meets like these and may be more. It was really wonderful to get that kind of support from the bloggers. Indiblogger team is trying exactly that to connect more bloggers with brands like UniverCell and connect both the community and the brands. After all Bloggers are the best evolved marketing force yet!
First of all, wish you all a very happy and a damn rich new year!
This is followup on my previous post. I’m back and in action after the Nagarcoil vacation. I know this is coming a bit late considering the fact that I was back for Christmas itself ;-p
However, it was a great trip and you can read a lot about it here at Anwin’s blog. As far as me moving to Chennai, its happening this weekend and I’m yet to watch Avatar. But that ok, weekend is nearing already.
Keep watching splitsilla 3 on MTV at 7 pm on saturdays and repeats everyday to watch the indiblogger logo on TV! We are the official blog partner for them. So thats enough followup for now. I’ll see you again later this week with my final post from bangalore.