It was indeed a night of fun and nostalgia as nearly a hundred bloggers and friends came for Samsung's "Get-To-Know" Bloggers Engagement Gathering at The Pool KL. The invitation came from Manoah Consulting, which gave me the opportunity to catch up with all the bloggers. Some whom I have not seen for quite some time showed up as well, and it was great just meeting up over a common interest, Samsung.
|Samsung "Get-To-Know" Bloggers Engagement Gathering @ The Pool KL|
Samsung "Get-To-Know" Bloggers Engagement Gathering
Date: 20 June 2013
Venue: The Pool KL
Time: 7pm - 10pm
|One of the fun stuff at the gathering, the Photo Booth|
So there I was, rather early this time, reaching the venue at 6pm. The staffs and workers were doing the finishing touches to the stage, backdrop and stuff so it was rather interesting walking around just checking out the place. I did not have much idea then what the night would be about as all I was just told this was a casual night out for Samsung folks to meet up with all the Samsung enthusiasts (read: me!)
|Setting the stage for an exciting night out with Samsung|
With an initial event tag that read "If you are a Samsung enthusiast and enjoys creating buzz via social tools, this should be the perfect platform for you!", I was already hyped up even before coming for this gathering. The possibility of meeting up with old friends and bloggers was an added advantage.
|Part of the game to win some exclusive prizes using the Samsung Tectiles app|
It was indeed an eye-opener for me as part of the games to win some Samsung exclusive prize was the use of Samsung's TecTiles app, which uses Samsung's NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. Pretty nifty I might say, as all one had to do was to tap their phone onto these signs pasted all around the venue to get the "message" or "play instructions"
|Donovan from Manoah Consulting giving the opening introduction for the event|
|Samsung brand managers, and top folks from Samsung were there too|
|Freddie, who introduced himself as Samsung's social media division top guy giving a rather enthusiastic speech|
In between mingling around with the bloggers, we got to enjoy the cool atmosphere of The Pool, while sipping on some cold drinks. As the night progressed on, sweet margaritas were brought out as well, to our delight. The night was all about engagement, between the folks from Samsung and us bloggers, which we did over some nice food and drinks.
|Here's to some Margaritas for the thirsty people|
Of course, any gathering with bloggers would not be complete without lots of photos, which I happily did the honour to snap away. The new camera did help in keeping me pumped up as I went around snapping photos of friends, and new acquaintances.
|Bloggers group shot #1, all showing off the unique wrist band cum USB drive|
|Pretty bloggers were present for the event too!|
|Familiar faces, bloggers that have been around longer than I, smiling away|
Midway through the night, after the speeches and introductions on the new Samsung videos, and technology, we were treated to some scrumptious buffet food. Unfortunately I missed out on snapping the food pictures as I was too eager to finish it. There was a short contest as well, with two winners in the end.
|Winner #1 of the Samsung contest|
|Winner #2 of the Samsung contest|
|Gorgeous MC Linora Low, with Michelle from Samsung|
Overall, it was a rather nice event, and even though it was short and ended by 10pm, I appreciate all the effort and hard work to make it happen. Gathering so many bloggers in the same venue for a common cause is by no means an easy feat, a feat which was successfully accomplished tonight.
|A group shot of some of the happening young bloggers|
|Yours truly with Donovan from Manoah|
Samsung "Get-To-Know" Bloggers Engagement Gathering, I can happily say that I was there and enjoyed myself. Here's to more Samsung events, and better engagement with the bloggers in the future! Picking off an excerpt taken from the event invitation page, do check out some rather nice words below.
"Come and discover how a global brand can help you discover endless possibilities. It's time to accelerate your possibilities with Samsung. Your discovery starts here."