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Brand Ambassador, Promotional Model, vs. Spokesmodel

It’s the age-old question… OK, well not age-old but still a good question!

You’re hosting an event. Do you need a brand ambassador, a promotional model, or a spokesmodel? Let’s help you figure it out by defining each below.

What is a Brand Ambassador?

In short, a brand ambassador is an individual hired by a company to raise brand awareness and spread brand positivity.

What Does a Brand Ambassador DO?

The number one goal for a brand ambassador is to create a fun, memorable experience for consumers. This can be achieved both on and offline. Over the years, however, social media has become an integral part of a brand ambassador’s role.

Some roles and responsibilities that a brand ambassador might be faced with can include:

  • Engaging consumers, exciting them about the mission, and elevating the brand message
  • Sparking word-of-mouth about the brand
  • Instilling brand education
  • Donning branded uniforms or costumes to drive brand awareness
  • Conducting product demos
  • Distributing marketing materials

Interested in learning more? Read our article “What Does It Mean to be a Brand Ambassador?” for more information.

What is a Promotional Model?

A promotional model is hired by a business to draw in an audience at high-traffic live events. These individuals are experts in face-to-face marketing, also known as live marketing.

You will find promotional models working at trade shows, conventions, promotional events, corporate events, and even sporting events, concerts, and festivals!

What Does a Promotional Model DO? 

After grabbing a prospect or consumer’s attention, it is a promotional model’s job to:

  • Increase product or service awareness
  • Provide product or service information
  • Serve as an extension of the brand, and
  • Create a lasting, positive impression

What is a Spokesmodel?

Last but certainly not least, we have spokesmodels! What is a spokesmodel? Similar to a spokesperson, who is defined as “a person who speaks as the representative of a group or organization,” a spokesmodel helps reinforce the image a brand is trying to create.

By definition, a spokesmodel is “an attractive or otherwise appealing person who is hired to speak on behalf of a company or product.” This might be for print, video, magazine, or television commercials.

What Does a Spokesmodel DO?

Typically, a spokesmodel will work product demonstrations, launch parties, and other public relations events to confirm their endorsement in public.

Having a spokesmodel for your brand can help:

  • Increase brand credibility
  • Bolster awareness
  • Catch prospective attention, and even
  • Rejuvenate your brand

If you’re hosting an upcoming event and need to hire any one of the above talent, get in touch with our team at 360x Events & Promotions today!

Why? We provide the very best in live event staffing and experiential marketing for conventions, trade shows, specialty events, promotional staffing, and more. When you need quality, professional, friendly staff, 360x is your solution.

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What Does It Mean to be a Brand Ambassador?

The power of suggestion is becoming increasingly powerful in today’s digital age. In fact, research shows that 83% of surveyed individuals are more convinced by recommendations made to them by those they know and trust than recommendations made via traditional advertising.

The research considered, it makes sense as to why companies today are using brand ambassadors more than ever. But what does it mean to be a brand ambassador? Let’s discuss!

What Does It Mean to be a Brand Ambassador?

So, what is a brand ambassador? A brand ambassador is not to be confused with an accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country…

Instead, a brand ambassador is an individual who is hired by a company to raise brand awareness and spread brand positivity.

What Does a Brand Ambassador Do?

So, now you know what a brand ambassador is—but what does a brand ambassador do? The number one goal for a brand ambassador is to create a fun, memorable experience for consumers. This can be achieved both on and offline. Over the years, however, social media has become an integral part of a brand ambassador’s role.

Some roles and responsibilities that a brand ambassador might be faced with can include:

  • Engaging consumers, exciting them about the mission, and elevating the brand message
  • Sparking word-of-mouth about the brand
  • Instilling brand education
  • Donning branded uniforms or costumes to drive brand awareness
  • Conducting product demos
  • Distributing marketing materials

Successful Brand Ambassador Programs

Below is a quick list of companies that have implemented successful brand ambassador programs.

  • Lululemon
  • Red Bull
  • Harley Davidson
  • Xbox

Interested in Becoming or Hiring a Brand Ambassador?

Does your company need to hire a brand ambassador? Or, are you a brand ambassador looking for your next gig? At 360x Events and Promotions, we’re always looking for new talent to join our team. Fill out this form to learn more!