Connecting the travel & lifestyle industry to experienced bloggers and new media content creators.
TBEX Connect isn't a media database filled with bloggers wondering why they're receiving press releases. It's a resource filled with experienced travel and lifestyle bloggers, and new media content creators meeting a minimum of requirements. Those appearing in the system applied to become members and display an online resume through our custom-built API, which shows a blogger's influence and work throughout the web (including additional audience through guest posting and freelancing), as well as their social media influence and even some offline activities (speaking engagements, news appearances). Many have also opted to give industry subscribers the ability to see their real-time Google Analytics traffic stats. Each blogger's online activities are on one tidy profile page and easily found by any number of search criteria.
TBEX Connect's easy-to-navigate search system for professional subscribers ensures that blogger interests and industry needs complement one another. We expect industry subscriptions to be available in Spring 2013.
Tired of trolling blogrolls, wading through posts, relying on word-of-mouth and anonymous email blasts to huge media databases while trying to get somewhere in the travel and lifestyle blogosphere?
We know it's nearly impossible to be efficient with your time if it's all spent researching all these things, plus each blogger's interests independently. Our TBEX Connect system is filled with lifestyle and travel content creators who've opted-in and want to connect with you. They all met a minimum number of professional requirements, including advertising disclosure which is important for potential brands and sponsors working with bloggers to know, especially US-based companies subject to FTC regulations (as of Dec 1, 2009).
As a subscriber, you'll be able to see the bloggers' real-time social media influence, recent online activities, guest posting/freelancing, quotes in the media, and more ... all in one spot. And for the blogger's who've opted to share their stats, you'll be able to see their real-time Google Analytics. And the easy-to-navigate search system ensures you're targeting and reaching bloggers with interests that complement client or company needs, and can save them to various campaigns you're working on.
Next thing you know, you’ll be connecting through our system with experienced bloggers and they won't view your contact as 'spam', because it's targeted and relevant to their interests. Yes, your life just got that much easier.
You have influence. PR professionals, destinations, companies and potential sponsors around the world want to work with you, and want you to talk about them. The problem: it’s tough for them to find you (blogrolls, flawed influence-measuring systems, etc.), and even tougher for them to know if you’re legit. And it's nearly impossible to be efficient with their time if it's all spent researching these things, plus each blogger's interests independently. Therefore, we’ve created TBEX Connect.
Bloggers who meet the minimum requirements will be able to create a profile in the TBEX Connect system to serve as an online resume highly visible to the travel and lifesyle industry. Next thing you know, you’ll be front and center for PR professionals, companies, ad buyers, and members of the press seeking travel & lifestyle experts.
To meet the minimum eligibility requirements bloggers:
a) Have had an active blog for at least 12 months.
b) Disclose all advertising to their readers.
c) Do not infringe on the copyrights of others.
Blogger application fee / annual dues is $4.99 USD.
(This small fee helps us keep spam applicants out, and paying annual dues ensures you're genuinely opted-in to TBEX Connect. If your application is not approved, the fee will be refunded. If approved, it will serve as your first year's dues to be included in the system.)