5 Simple Tips on How to Use Street Teams to Maximize your Experiential Marketing Reach

Street Teams can be an extremely effective way to market your product, brand or service.

Street teams are generally made up of a group of locally connected ‘brand ambassadors’ that specialize in making customer connections, conveying a brand’s talking points, and communicating effectively.

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Lucky Marketing’s street teams generally perform a variety of services that include (but are certainly not limited to…)

  1. Flyer drops at local businesses
  2. Guerrilla marketing/hitting the street in high foot traffic areas
  3. Wild postering in a variety of large cities/near large events
  4. Mobile backpacks and LED equipt mobile backpacks at large festivals and other events
  5. Costume Characters and character enhanced events – accompanying street teams
  6. Flyering
  7. Premium distribution
  8. Sampling (food, beauty and otherwise!)

 

  1. Who you hire matters. A trusted street team partner is an important part of your marketing plan. Your ambassadors are the face of your brand! You only want the best for your brand, product or messaging!
  2. Find the best events possible in your demographic! Plan, plan and plan before your execution. Send your street teams to areas that you know are relevant to your end goals. For example, do you want to sell more event tickets to your targeted demographic customer? Do a little digging or reach out to a trusted agency for advice! Your event will be more effective in the end and you’ll be glad you did!
  3. Use well thought-out and engaging printed materials and premiums! Think of your end customer. What will make an impression on them? What will grab their attention? College students for example often prefer to receive a premium over a flyer. Often times, an ink pen, bottle opener, Koozie, or cheap t-shirt can be the beginning of a beautiful long-term relationship with your brand and a college student. If your demographic is in the older range, be sure to make your content straight forward and relevant! Proofread printed materials multiple times prior to printing to build your brand’s reliability. Most of all, listen to your customers. Your best indication of how to gain new customers is often by looking at the customers that you already have!
  4. Use social media with your campaign! A Social Media campaign tie-in is a great way to enhance engagement for your street team. Lucky’s street teams are able to include facebook campaigns or contests, Instagram tags and/or promote a company’s social media presence during an activation. Make the most of your event by keeping the conversation going by flipping your interactions from the real-world to online!
  5. Collect feedback and data to use in your next campaign! Reports and data can often be underappreciated. Though it may seem boring or unimportant, collecting data from the field can be one of the most important aspects of street team marketing. Be sure to brainstorm relevant details about your campaign so that all of the information the team collects can be helpful for understanding how the event went and what you’d like to change or repeat for the next activation!

 

There is no doubt about it, including a street team in your marketing mix can seem like an overwhelming process. Though with careful planning and execution, your plan can yield an incredible return on investment that you will want to repeat time after time.

For a no-risk quote for street team services, please reach out any time to info@lucky415.com or give us a ring at 415-365-0041 x1!

California compliant Street Team Services

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Looking for a street team, brand ambassadors or event staff  in the Los Angeles and southern California area to assist on a temporary or semi-temporary basis? We’ve got you covered! We’ve been activating street teams and promoting products and services in Los Angeles for over 16 years! We have the experienced staff that you need in order to make a lasting connection with your customers.

From door tagging, guerrilla marketing, wild-postering, street teams, and flyer drops (and more), we do it all!

In addition to the convenience and efficientness of hiring an agency to handle your experiential marketing needs, you can also rest assured that your staff will be hired in accordance with California labor laws and compliance. All of our brand ambassadors and staff in California are employees, not independent contractors and therefore are covered by general liability insurance and workers compensation. Please reach out today for a free quote so we can start working on a plan to promote your business, product and/or service in the southern California market!

SXSW 2019

SXSW 2019 is coming up fast. Are you ready for one of the largest events in the country? Is your brand?

SXSW reported nearly half a million in attendance in 2017. The number of attendees grows every single year so hosting events themed or near SXSW is guaranteed to draw in business.

The purpose of SXSW is to create an opportunity for creative people and the companies they work with to grow within themselves by coming together with like minded individuals all over the world in the same and other creative fields. These people all meet in one creative share space, respectively, and learn about other ways of to develop their businesses. SXSW has grown into a phenomenon that is growing every year.

The economic impact on the Austin economy from SXSW in 2018 was $350.6 million (CNN.COM) Do you want your business to benefit from that share of profit marketing?

Every year SXSW proves just how effective experiential marketing is to customer engagement and brand awareness. From huge events at SXSW with large experiences to small sessions, some events shell out the big bucks to really get their name out there and in the public eye. But you dont need to spend millions to keep your brand in the public eye. Sometimes, just making sure YOUR BRAND is there, is the first step in the door.

You can get noticed blocks away, outside of hotels, using flyers, costumes, and more. Do you have a restaurant in the area? BE proactive! Get out there and hand out SXSW specials and draw in the attention to your business. You need to get an emotional connection with the people in the crowds and those flocking to the events each day and you need PEOPLE to do that.

Well, we can supply those people! We can help be your brand and get you noticed while you stay back and RUN YOUR BUSINESS! Let us tell your story. Experiential marketing is more than the latest stunt in todays marketing world: It’s a creative outlet for sharing your brand story. We hire the best of the best and they know how to get the word out about your business and can create the perfect story line for you.

Do you need 2 or 20 people? Do you need the youngest group or maybe a bunch of grandmas released on the city to hand out some samples of your product? Well let us do that for you. Lucky XP Marketing has been in the Experiential Marketing business for 16 years and we can create the perfect marketing campaign to fit any market at any time of the year. We are nationwide and we have a database of top notch models, brand ambassadors, stage hands, and more. We can help you build the perfect SXSW experience as we have for years.

Do you have any questions? Let us answer those for you. Please reach out to info@lucky415.com to get a custom quote for your next event.

 

 

 

Farmers Market Street Team Ambassadors

Lucky 415 Marketing and Promotions is searching for outgoing and energetic brand ambassadors for an upcoming Street team activation in the Sacramento area.
Scope of Work: Brand Ambassadors must be comfortable working together on a small team, handing out flyers, promotional items and other premium items to consumers at several farmers markets in the Sacramento.
It’s very important to the client that our ambassadors well articulated, professional, problem solvers, and can field questions about the event.

Event Dates:
Saturday September 2,8am-1pm

Sunday September 3, 8am-1pm
Event Location:
Saturday – Midtown Farmers Market – 20th Street, b/t J & K Streets Sacramento, CA 95811

Sunday – El Dorado Hills Town Center Farmers Market – El Dorado Hills Blvd. at Highway 50 (Drive time paid)
Payrate: $20 per hour – BA

$22 per hour TL

We prefer ambassadors that can work both days/locations. Must be extremely reliable, outgoing and able to engaging to greet new people and pass out all materials and information as required.
Please email your resume/photo to staff@lucky415.com if you’re interested in working this event.
Please use the subject line ‘Sacramento Farmers Market Events’

How to increase sales by using Flyering

Lucky415 creates flyering campaigns for customers all across the nation for clients all over the country (and world). We use these type of campaigns to distribute hand to hand, door to door, and also at sports games and events. These types of campaigns are typically large scale and can see a great return for the hours that are spent working for our teams and for the amount of flyers that are typically ordered.

The great thing about flyering campaigns is in business, it works! We know it works even if the return is low. You, as the business owner will always see a return. Flyers are fast to be printed and low cost to be made. The hardest part for most clients is getting the right people to distribute these flyers into the right hands, or in some cases, the right doors. That’s where we come in. We hire the correct people, for the right amount of hours, for exactly what you need. Say you are looking to flyer for an upcoming new night event and want a specific type of look? well.. We have that. We can prepare the teams, have them pick up the materials (Or have it sent to them), and have everything taken care of for you, so there is no stress in the preparations.

Flyering is a simple marketing method but so many business owners fail to utilize flyers to their full potential. When it comes to marketing for flyers, a message must be visualized by the end buyer. Depending on the print medium chosen, the message must be visualized in different ways. You must think of what will pop out first. What is going to catch their eyes first? What is going to make them keep that flyer vs. throw it away?

The key to flyering now-a-days is making sure the customers know what you are going to offer them! Make sure you offer it up and that message is right up front! Then, along with that, our ambassadors will share that message along with how they can get this special offer. These key things can grow your business even more than the average 1% return rate that most events will see.

Want to know how to make an even more successful event? Give us a call and see if we are the right team for you!