I hope 2015 was as good to you as it was to me because I had a blast!
It was so great mainly because of all of the amazing events I got to work this year. That’s what makes the Brand Ambassador industry so special is that no two events are ever the same! There are so many different events you can get into, so many different brands you can work for, and so many different ways to represent a brand. I even got to tour the nation on an RV for 2 months! Crazy right??
While I represented 15+ brands at over 100+ events, here are my top 5 experiences from this past year including what the pay rates were. Enjoy!
Brand: Roadtrip Nation
Event: Nationwide RV Tour for 2 Months
Pay Rate: $5,000 + Swag + Free Accommodation + Free Event of Choice
If you know me, you know I LOVE to travel. So I couldn’t turn down the chance to road trip through the US on an RV for 2 months…with 3 complete strangers! It was amazing! We explored 19 different states and visited 25 different college campuses to speak with the students about finding that they are passionate about. We also collected information from students who wanted to be on our TV show as well as helped promote the new mobile app for Blackboard. This was an experience I’ll never forget. I made some lifelong friends, got to see and eat my way through the US, and I drove an 40’ RV through the country!
Event: Youth Baseball Leagues across Southern California
Pay Rate: $350/day + Swag + Clothes
From February to May, I managed a Chevrolet promotional tour across Southern California. This was a lot of fun! Every weekend we drove to a different Youth Baseball League and set up our booth right next to the snack stand. Yum! The local Chevrolet dealerships would bring out their latest Chevrolet vehicles (including the sexy Camaro) and for every test drive that was taken, Chevrolet would make a generous donation to the local Youth Baseball League. The parents had a blast test-driving the cars, the kids got new equipment and Dodgers tickets, and us Brand Ambassadors had a ton of fun out in the sun with the families!
Event: US Open of Surfing
Pay Rate: $1,800 for the week + Clothes + Shoes + Gift Cards
Surf’s up! I worked with Samsung to promote their new virtual reality technology – the Samsung Gear VR. This promotion was at the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach. This was so awesome because we got to work on the beach all week, the weather was perfect, and we got to watch the surfing, skating, and biking competitions during our breaks! For “work”, we helped people experience virtual reality surfing and Avengers superhero fighting and all of the attendees were blown away by the technology! The agency hooked all of us up with new Vans shoes and I even got to meet and hang out with professional surfers and the President of Vans, Steve Van Doren.
Event: E3 (Electronics Entertainment Expo)
Pay Rate: $200/day + Clothes + Swag
This promotion was one of my favorites! We got to represent the super cool virtual reality company, Oculus, at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo). You are only allowed in if you work in the gaming industry and were invited or if you paid $600-$900 for a general admission ticket. Our whole team got in for FREE 99! Us Brand Ambassadors helped attendees try out the new Oculus Rift headset and it was so much fun watching their reactions and being a part of their first virtual experience. During our breaks we got to wander around the convention and test out the latest games, see the newest trailers, meet celebrities, and take home lots of extra goodies and gift cards!
Brand: State Farm
Events: Sports Games, Trade Shows, Festivals, and Concerts
Pay Rate: $18/hr + Clothes + Swag
Throughout 2015, I worked with State Farm as a member of their “Better State Crew”, where we helped people get in a better state mentally by playing games such as corn hole and Big Jenga, handing out free swag, and entering people into a Sweepstakes for gift cards and vacation getaways. My favorite events to work at were the Dodgers games, the Clipper games, the Ski Dazzle Snow Sports Convention, the LA Food & Wine Festival, and the Kid Rock concert!
“Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there!”
And there you have it!
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I just wanted to take a quick moment here before 2016 is upon us to thank you. This has been an incredible year for me, and I hope it was the same for you, too. Either way, I’m here to help make 2016 a great year for you, and I hope you’re as excited as I am! I have some BIG plans for you that will unfold early next year.
What are some of the big plans that you have for yourself next year? Share them below and let’s make them happen!