Atlanta’s “World of Coke” Houses History, Fun, & a BIG Secret

  This past Fall I was able to attend the "Conversations With Coca-Cola" blogging conference, in downtown Atlanta.  On the agenda, a tour of their notorious museum World of Coke. Between the fascination with Coca-Cola's secret formula to the impressive story of this beverage giant enduring and growing to become the world's largest (500 beverage brands in 200 countries) - there's a whole lot of interesting history to behold here. I'm going to try and give you a photo walking tour of the fun exhibits we were able to take in at World of Coke, along with relaying a couple of the stories that our Coca-Cola Historian tour guide told us along the way. World of Coke ~ Coke Polar Bear Character Greeting No doubt it's the grown-up-kid, Disney-World-lover in me... but I was awfully excited about getting to meet the Coca-Cola Polar Bear.  When you first walk in to the main central area of the museum, there is a gorgeous central atrium. On the main floor is … [Read more...]

Best of Conversations With Coca-Cola Blogging Conference #CCLP

Last week I was invited as a guest of Coca-Cola to attend one of their regional blogging conferences, at their headquarters in Atlanta, GA.  They cut us Western U.S. bloggers  some slack by starting at 9:30 a.m. on the first day (time zone!).  But after that, it was full steam ahead with a packed schedule over the next two days. This is the first expenses-paid blogging event that I have been invited to, so other than a fun little mom getaway I wasn't sure what I'd be taking away from the experience.  It ended up being as beneficial as it was enjoyable, so I wanted to share with you the best of what I learned. What I Learned - How You Get Invited to a Blogging Conference When I received my email invite to attend the Conversations With Coca-Cola blogging conference, I already knew a good deal about the event.  I'd caught wind of the #CCLP hashtag on Twitter during a previous conference, watched some of my attending friends tweets, and shook my head in awe, pondering, "How … [Read more...]

Coca-Cola Conference #CCLP & Travel Week Extravanza

With just under a year of blogging under my belt, I recently received an exciting email invitation from Coca-Cola Public Affairs.  They are currently gearing up to host their 5th invitation-only Blogger Conference "Conversations With Coca-Cola", and I've been selected to attend from the Northwest Region. These fun conference events are being held for small, regional groups of bloggers and social media influencers.  It sounds like there will be less than 20 bloggers attending at Coke's Headquarters in Atlanta, GA - what a fun, intimate group. They fly us in, put us up in the downtown "W Hotel", and shuttle us back and forth to Coca-Cola each day. I'm pretty sure they're going to feed us, too.  At least I hope so.   It sounds like it will be a back and forth exchange:  Coke is interested to hear some "from the trenches" mom blogger input; I'm interested in meeting the Coke Polar Bear, touring the birthplace factory of my life-long beloved Diet Coke, and picking … [Read more...]