Thursday, August 21, 2014

How to Get Started as a Brand Ambassador


I decided to start video blogging and as I promised most of you who are just getting into the marketing industry. Here are some helpful tips for those of you just getting started :)

In this video you will find tips on; filing taxes, getting paid, applying for jobs, where to look for jobs, what agencies to work for, the benefits of working promos and much more!

I hope this is of great value to you and if you have any questions or concerns feel free to comment on my blog below. I will be making more video blogs so let me know if there is anything you would like me to target on my next video blog as well. Enjoy my friends!

Take a look at this video on, "How To Get Started As a Brand Ambassador."




Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Seattle Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

On Thursday I had the opportunity to attend the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Exposition at Century Link in Seattle, WA. This would be my first exposition and proof for those of you who read my last blog post, “How To Get Started As A Promo Model“, that if you make a profile at those agencies I listed you have the chance to get picked out from a great deal of promo models to attend an event in your area. I made a profile a couple of months ago at Promotional Talent Management and I got an email from them inviting me to the Rock n’ Roll Marathon.
I had a great experience promoting for Xiomega at the Rock n’ Roll Marathon. This would be my second event promoting Chia Seeds. I am one of Chia’s Seed’s biggest evangelists. I have been consuming Chia Seeds since September 2011; it’s a healthy way of living. Chia Seeds were featured on the Dr. Oz Show, Oprah, and in most sport magazines. Xiomega just came out with their new line of Chia Water that contains all of Chia Seed’s health benefits. Their Chia Water contains: 160mg of Omega 3, Antioxidants, Calcium Fiber, and it’s a great dietary supplement. Their Chia Water so far comes in a berry and lemon lime flavor; I personally like the Berry flavor more. They even came out with their Chia Popsicle which is freaking amazing and it has five grams of Omega 3 which is all the Omega 3 you need in one day! For all of you green tea fans it’s green tea and lemon flavored and it has a very unique chialicious texture.
Cha-Cha-Chia! Yes, we’re talking about the same Chia Seeds that came from Chia Pets! Chia Seeds have provided wellness for generations and were one of the main food sources for Aztec warriors and Mayan astronomers. Chia Seeds helped them achieve amazing things, physically, as well as mentally! Some of the runners we spoke to at the exposition were familiar with Chia Seeds and some even told us that Chia Seeds have improved their time. Chia Seeds are becoming widely known by an ethnic group of people from all over the world.
Getting the opportunity to work at an expo like the one at the Rock n’ Roll Marathon not only helps you work on your networking skills but it also improves your sales techniques. I started out shy in the beginning but towards the end of the expo I loosened up a lot and started selling with confidence. The expo was really fun especially getting to see all my friends from other promos i’ve worked with in the past. We traded products and got to take bags full of samples: 5-Hour Energy Drinks, O.N.E Coconut Waters, Xiomega Chia Waters, So Delicious Almond Milk, Luna Bars, thinkThink Bars, Whey Protein Bars, F.R.S Energy Drinks, and much more.
Start getting all the health benefits from Chia with Xiomega’s line of products at xiomega.com

Meeting Jess Estrada



Who is Jess Estrada?
Social Media Specialist & Lifestyle Blogger
"Seattle's Freshest Blogger"

Meet Jess Estrada

Jess Estrada is a young professional with extensive marketing and events experience from both the corporate and non-profit world. She currently is the Director of Marketing for a leading social media marketing agency and owner of freshjess.com-Seattle's freshest blog!

Jess started her blog in 2008 while she was the events director at the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce. Where she produced hundreds of events and programs for the Seattle business community. She created her blog to share all of the great events she had produced and attended for all her friends, colleagues and people who might have been interested in them. She chose the name "Fresh Jess" because she wanted to add value to her readers and produce: amazing, inspiring and relevant things that would bring value to them.

Meeting Jess Estrada

Five months ago, I moved to Seattle and the first thing I wanted to do was get into Running Start. Unfortunately, my writing skills weren't very sharp so I decided to start a blog to refine my writing skills. From word of mouth I heard about Jess Estrada's blog and decided to start my own blog. After hearing Jess was featured in the DList Magazine I had to get in contact with her to see what she was doing because obviously she was doing something right!

I was browsing through Jess Estrada's blog and came across a quote of hers,"There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women."-- Madeleine Albright. I thought to myself what's there to lose? So I shot her an e-mail and mentioned to her that I would love to have the chance to sit down with her and meet with her over a cup of coffee. Long story short Jess replied to my e-mail and was thrilled to meet with me and we set up a time and date!

I met with Jess Estrada at Vivace for coffee last Saturday morning she was quite the "Fresh Girl" with her great fashion sense of style! I am very thankful I got the chance to meet with her. She was very helpful and had a lot to share in regards to how she started her blog and what I can do when getting started on my own as well as some great tips on getting started blogging.

When Jess first started her blog freshjess.com she wrote 25 blogs to get comfortable writing blogs, playing with different formats, finding her own voice and getting in the habit of writing regularly before telling anyone. After finding her own voice Jess then advertised her blog on Facebook. The most important piece of advice she gave me was writing the way you speak in person which is the best way to get through your readers and being distinctive among others.

5 Tips from Jess Estrada

1. Know your passions
Knowing what you're passionate about will help guide you in writing blog posts.

2. Do your research
Now that you have an idea of what you want to write about, take some time and make a list of other blogs or online publications who are covering those topics.

3. Make time for it
Carve out some time each week devoted to writing blog posts, promoting your blog, networking with other bloggers, and maintenance or analytics.

4.Are you adding value?
Think about whether or not you're adding value to your readers' lives. Are you sharing valuable information?

5. Write, Write, Write!
Practice makes perfect. Even if it's just journaling (with pen and paper).

Find Jess Online
You can find Jess Estrada online on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.