Ambassador Spotlight: Niyama Sol

Niyama Sol is blowing up! The luxury activewear brand has caught major attention from athleisure fans everywhere, including super fit superstar Jennifer Lopez over and over and over again! This is definitely not surprising to us– not only are these leggings especially fashionable, they are also sustainable and eco-conscious! The leggings are made of a recycled plastic bottles (RPET) and spandex. 

SocialLadder’s partnership with Niyama Sol has provided ambassadors with awesome perks like discounts, free leggings, and free subscription boxes. We interviewed a top Niyama Sol Ambassador, Alex, to hear all about her experiences!

Read the interview below:

First of all, congratulations on being the top ambassador for Niyama Sol! You’re doing amazing! How did you find out about Niyama Sol?

I’m wearing their pants right now! I actually found out about them because I review activewear on my blog!!

Gotcha! What’s your blog?

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Have you gotten any cool perks from SocialLadder x Niyama Sol?

I actually get a lot of activewear and I don’t really use it all, so what I’ve been doing is I’ve been using the SocialLadder earnings to run contests to gain traction for my blog! I think that’s been working out really well for me. I love getting people engaged and I actually like seeing people take calls to actions, so when I talk about something on my blog, someone can go sign up and actually purchase something. The company actually wins, a person gets a beautiful product, they can have a discounted price; it’s a win-win for everyone, and I get to grow my following.

How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been blogging since 2012, but I didn’t know I could partner with brands and monetize on my blog until maybe about 2015. When I found out about that, I was like… why not? Why do this for free when I’m influencing people to purchase brands or products? I think Niyama Sol came out with their SocialLadder campaign not long ago, and so far, there’s been great traction! I can definitely see how people are interacting within the app itself; I think that’s really cool. I can see other influencers, and hopefully I’m influencing them as much as they’re influencing me!

What do you like about Niyama Sol? What caught your eye and led you to partner with them?

I love the designs! They’re very unique, very comfortable. The price point is a little high, so I’m glad they’re making a conscious decision to make it affordable for people; they have a Niyama Sol box where you can get an entire outfit for 50% off. I love that. I think they’re not about their money; they’re more about their mission, what they do, and what their purpose is in this world. With other companies, it’s usually like, you know, the bottom dollar is the bottom line– they are just trying to sell their product. For Niyama Sol, it’s just like “We’re just trying to make it fun, and if we’re enthusiastic about it, other people will be enthusiastic about it”, which is kinda why I love the brand. It’s just fun, the designs are beautiful, and they make it affordable.

 What makes athletic clothing worth the price point?

It’s usually just the design. Like, leggings are leggings, and they’re supposed to just wrap around your legs and they’re a particular type of stretchy spandex fabric, so a lot hangs on the marketing behind it. I think Niyama Sol is doing a great job with that. Socially, that’s connecting with influencers like me and some of the other gals on Instagram. I’m not really a huge Instagram person; I only have 900-something followers, so I don’t really believe in it. I do believe in content and giving people objective information about products.

So you’ve been using SocialLadder to get Niyama Sol products to give to your followers. How do you think your experience has been?

I like it. It’s really easy to use. I wish there was a way for me to find other companies that use social ladder so that maybe I could connect with them too. That would be so helpful. It would create a bigger community; if I see an influencer that likes all these brands, I might like them too!

 

Ambassador Spotlights: Minnesota’s Voyagers on SocialLadder

What’s more hype than an exclusive afterparty or VIP tickets to your favorite festival? Getting these perks for FREE by finishing challenges on the SocialLadder app! Sounds too good to be true, right? We interviewed 3 SocialLadder users from dubstep/glitch-hop artist Minnesota’s ambassador program, the Voyagers, about their rewards experiences like tickets to the Shaky Beats Festival, sold out tickets to the Shaky Beats after party, and 2 VIP tickets to Spring Awakening Festival!

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How did you find out about SocialLadder?

I found out about it through a music festival in Minnesota called SubOctave.

Did you start the Minnesota Facebook page?

Yes I did. So, I’ve known Minnesota for probably 6+ years, and we’ve met by this point… I started working for his promo team as a street team member. They got me to work for one of his shows and got me backstage. Then on, they treated me like family. I started seeing all of these other artists coming out with Facebook groups and I was like, he kinda deserves one just as much as anyone else does. From then, it’s just been growing and growing.

Would you call yourself the first “official” Voyager?

Yes I am! I would call myself the first voyager

What reward did you earn via the Minnesota’s Voyagers program on SocialLadder?

2 VIP Spring awakening tickets. Spring Awakening is actually the first festival I’ve ever been to! To see [Minnesota] there was awesome, especially with the VIP experience– it was well worth it… Minnesota played one of the biggest stages in the festival, and later on in the night, he ended up playing at a stage that looked like a small dome. To see him play on that big stage and then end up going to a smaller stage was odd but awesome.

How would you describe your SocialLadder experience?

I like it! It’s very laid back and easy to use. The app itself is very user-friendly.  I think the amount of points for each thing I’m supposed to do were just right. I kinda wanna see if any other festivals this year are using it.

Would you do it again/recommend it to a friend?

Definitely. As long as you’re getting what you need to get done and logging it in every week, you’ll definitely get something beneficial out of it!

Are you using SocialLadder for anything other than Voyagers?

No, but I definitely would be interested in seeing what other festivals are partnered with SocialLadder. It’s a good way for people to get the opportunity to attend events if they don’t have the money to go! !

 

Samantha

How did you find out about SocialLadder?

I was originally part of this marketing group that did festival and concert promotions [using] the SocialLadder app.

How long have you been following Minnesota/been a Voyager?

I’ve been following Minnesota since probably 2013…I’ve seen him probably close to 20 times. I found his Facebook group in my suggested pages, and  have been pretty active in that group for a couple years now.

What did you win?

Shaky Beats After Party tickets! Just the fact that I won tickets is awesome by itself. I was actually planning to buy tickets, but they literally sold out the day they went on sale. I was so heartbroken… So being able to win tickets was really really cool! I’ve never been to such a crazy after party like that. Not only did Minnesota play a really awesome set, he brought out Buku, who’s one of my absolute favorite producers, and Space Jesus, who’s one of my favorites as well, and they did this whole trio back-to-back thing that was really cool. I could tell that they were just having fun. I was front row the entire time, and it just looked like they were just friends partying and everyone was throwing down.

How would you describe your SocialLadder experience?

I definitely think it was more than fair. Minnesota’s my favorite DJ so I already constantly post stuff on my facebook and instagram about him, so being able to use SocialLadder to be rewarded for that is really cool. Those points added up really fast, too, like I didn’t feel like I was putting a large amount of effort into it. It only took a few minutes to do the fb/insta postings, so I thought it was definitely more than fair, especially to get tickets to a sold out show. That’s really awesome!

Would you do it again/recommend it to a friend?

I’m actually using SocialLadder right now for Imagine Fest, and I know two other friends that are doing that, and I couldn’t recommend SocialLadder more to everyone. I’ve told all my friends, and I posted on my facebook asking people to join Minnesota’s Voyagers. I’d definitely do it again!

 

Gregory

How did you find out about SocialLadder?

Minnesota’s Facebook page  posted in the Voyagers group stating they were going to start an Ambassador program, and then linked it. That’s the first I’d heard of it.

How long have you been following Minnesota/been a Voyager?

I’ve been listening to Minnesota for five years I’d say… he blew me away the first time I saw him, and I haven’t stopped following him since.

What did you win?

Shaky Beats tickets! Shaky Beats was really awesome! I actually woke up that day with a stomach virus, but they were free tickets so I wasn’t about to let them go to waste. We went in and we had a great time. They gave me two tickets, so I took my best friend with me. We went and saw G Jones and Minnesota that day–both really good shows. We also saw Minnesota again later at the afterparty.

Have you ever been to an afterparty like that?

I liked [the afterparty] more than Shaky Beats! I’m a big Thriftworks as well and he opened and then we had Minnesota play. Minnesota also had Space Jesus and Buku come out and play with him. They all did like a little back-to-back, so that made it better!

How would you describe your SocialLadder experience?

Gregory: So far I think it’s been pretty awesome. I think the whole concept, the way it’s been set up is pretty great. All the challenges that they issue are all relatively simple. I’ve never really seen anything that’s beyond what I can do just with a phone in my hand. I already got tickets to Shaky Beats as a reward and it’s been two months.

Would you do it again/recommend it to a friend?

Yeah! They have a thing where you can send invites to people. I send them out all the time as much as I can. Why pass on getting something for free for something you’re probably already doing anyway? I already post Minnesota stuff because I’m a Minnesota fan.

Are you using SocialLadder for anything other than Voyagers?

I haven’t seen anything else really that has pushed using it, but I would certainly do it if the opportunity came up!

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Ambassador Spotlight: Zack Palmer!

Welcome back to our Ambassador Spotlight series! We’re featuring the top ambassadors of various programs from all around the SocialLadder ambassador network to give our ambassadors a chance to tell everyone about their memories, interests and passions – all of the things that fuel awesome communities and experiences!

New Spotlight Ambassadors are selected each month. Be sure to keep up with the top tier of ambassadors and you could be featured next!

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This month’s Spotlight Ambassador is Zack Palmer!

Zack was the top-ranking ambassador for April’s awesome Asteria Arts & Music Festival. We got the chance to catch up with Zack just after the festival ended and heard some of his thoughts on his experience as a top-ranking ambassador!


Tell us about yourself!

My name is Zack Palmer and I’m born and raised in Orlando, Florida. I’ve always loved music, the outdoors, socializing and bringing people together for a good time! Being a part of Asteria allowed me to involve all of these things in one special place, a place for us to escape and connect in ways we all desire, yet sometimes may have difficulties finding time to do so.

What has been your best festival experience?

My best festival experience has changed in just the last week! As a DJ/Producer, one of the things many would look forward to is their first festival performance. With that being said, Asteria Arts & Music Festival 2018 was mine. Not only did I enjoy every second of my time up on stage as a performer, but the reactions and responses to my set had me in tears more times than I can count & still counting after waking up to more content and feedback in regards to everyone’s experience during the festival and how many individuals had the times of their lives.  It makes my heart beat faster and the emotions come rushing through all over again. Asteria 2018 takes the cake!


What is the best part of being an ambassador?

I started promoting events before I really got into performing and the best part of it for me has always been the ability to connect with individuals prior to the event, which allows you to have a decent general idea of some of the friendly faces you will encounter during the event you’re promoting. I love connecting with new friends at these events and this will always be a great way for me to do so! Also as an artist, the ability to promote events and anything you’re a part of will always be beneficial in the sense that when you have the opportunity to take the stage, there’s a good chance you may have answered a question or two about the event to those in the crowd and when they see you’re not only showing up to play your music and take off, it definitely resonates with some and let’s them know you’re just like them, someone there to enjoy the music and have a great time.


What are some tips you have for people starting up and want to sell more tickets?

Interaction, interaction, interaction! Definitely make a point to connect with and reach out to potential guests, and even guests who are already sold on the event! Be available, be happy to share information, don’t leave people hanging when they need something answered or direction on anything in regards to the event you’re involved in. Also, knowing your market and who to promote to within social media groups, friend groups and the local scene in general is always beneficial to an ambassador.

Thanks, Zack! Any closing thoughts?

As mentioned earlier, I am an artist myself and love every aspect of the scene from throwing and promoting events to performing at events and just being in the crowd for some. I live for this and that isn’t going to change! If you’d like to check out my artist page you can visit my Facebook, my Instagram, or my Soundcloud.

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SOCIALLADDER AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: CHASE MALCOLM

 

Welcome back to our Ambassador Spotlight series! We’re featuring the top ambassadors of various programs from all around the SocialLadder ambassador network to give our ambassadors a chance to tell everyone about their memories, interests and passions – all of the things that fuel awesome communities and experiences!

New Spotlight Ambassadors are selected each month. Be sure to keep up with the top tier of ambassadors and you could be featured next!

 

This month’s Spotlight Ambassador is Chase!

 

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What has been your best festival experience?
My best festival experience is the feeling I get hanging with good people and catching some of my favorite music at the same time.


What’s your favorite part of being an ambassador?
MY favorite part of being an ambassador is that I get to promote something I really enjoy, which turns into getting rewarded with things like tickets and merchandise.



What are some tips you have for people who are just starting up and want to sell more tickets?

Some advice on selling more tickets is to put in the work, whether it be out and about discussing it with people or online through social media. You get out what you put in – so the more effort you give, the more rewarding your results will be.

 

Favorite part of going to festivals?
MY favorite part of going to festivals is meeting new people and seeing talented artists perform live. It creates memories that will last forever!
You can go follow Chase on Instagram at @chasem561!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SocialLadder Ambassador Spotlight: Marissa Stevens

 

Welcome back to our Ambassador Spotlight series! We’re featuring the top ambassadors of various programs from all around the SocialLadder ambassador network to give our ambassadors a chance to tell everyone about their memories, interests and passions – all of the things that fuel awesome communities and experiences!

 

New Spotlight Ambassadors are selected each month. Be sure to keep up with the top tier of ambassadors and you could be featured next!

This month’s Spotlight Ambassador is Marissa!

 

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We got the chance to talk with Marissa and find out a little bit about her and her favorite festival experiences!

 

What has been your best festival experience?

My best festival experience would have to be Tomorrowworld USA 2015. My crew and I decided to go last minute, which always leads to uncertainty. I packed up all my luggage and camping gear, checked 3 bags, and hopped on a plane to Georgia. It was my first and only Tomorrowworld experience.

It amazed me how all of the extravagant stages came from Tomorrowland Belgium the year before. Every detail of TW from the theme, to the stages, to the decorations, to the development of Dreamville gave it a feel where you didn’t feel like you were on earth but a magical land living in a dream for 4 days. It was full of the best vibes I have ever experienced. It was also extremely spread out on beautiful grounds, so you rarely bumped into people and had plenty of room to dance. Despite all the rain and mud 2015 endured, I wouldn’t trade it or have wanted it any other way.


What’s your favorite part of being an ambassador?

One of my favorite parts of being an ambassador is all the friendships I have made over the years from the people I have sold tickets to and people I have been ambassadors with. Being an ambassador for EDM events and festivals for the past 3 years has truly changed my life in so many ways. I never thought I would ever be selling the amount of tickets I am today for big music festivals.

There was a time about 5 years ago I couldn’t even make it to a concert because it was hard to find a friend that wanted to go to an EDM show or festival. I live in upstate NY, just under 5 hours away from NYC. There are no nightclubs here. We rarely get shows and it’s usually just smaller names. I will never forget 4 years ago, I was finally going to make it to my first festival ever –  Electric Zoo. Unfortunately, people backed out last minute and I was stuck with a 3-day ticket I had to sell. I wanted to cry inside and thought to myself “how am I ever going to sell this ticket?” After days of stress and anger, I got lucky and was able to sell the ticket. I ended up going to Electric Zoo that year just for one day with a couple of friends I met at a local EDM show. I was sad to not get the full experience but happy I at least got to experience one day of a festival for the first time.

Since that year, I have attended Electric Zoo every year for all 3 days. 2016 was my first year as an ambassador for Mysteryland and Electric Zoo. I sold over 150 tickets for MLUSA and almost 250 tickets for ezoo. In 2017, I still remain in first place in ticket sales. Every festival and every show is a new opportunity to make new friends who share the same love and passion you do from all over the world. In the past 5 years, I have went from not knowing anyone in the EDM world to not being able to walk 10 steps without knowing someone. I never thought I would ever have friends to go on these amazing adventures with. I have met life long friends that will be at my wedding someday.


What are some tips you have for people who are just starting up and want to sell more tickets?

  My advice to fellow ambassadors and new ambassadors one of the most important traits to have to be successful is you have to be social – bottom line. If you’re quiet, shy, and barely associate with people in the edm scene by keeping to yourself and just going to a festival to do your own thing, then being an ambassador is not for you. You probably won’t even sell the bare minimum to earn that free ticket. Be social – it’s all about networking whether you are at a festival, in line at the porta potties or in line for a drink. You have to have that ‘make friends with everyone’ personality.


My favorite part of going to festivals?

The music is definitely what brings us all there and together but everything that goes along with it is what brings you back over and over. My favorite part of going to festivals aside from the amazing mind blowing music that I’m so addicted to is the people and the amazing vibes from every person you cross paths with. I love the creative funny totem signs that can’t stop making you laugh (so you have to take a picture and meet its creator), the crazy costumes, the creativity, everyone expressing themselves how they want, dressing as their favorite character as a child that they still love, or dressing as a sparkly mermaid or thinking you’re a Disney princess still in your mid 20s. Anything goes! No one cares what you do for a living, how much money you make, what you believe in or your sexual orientation. We are all beautiful! You are looking at life through a glass of no judgement the second you walk past those gates.


Thanks to Marissa for her awesome answers, and for painting such a great picture of her passion and experiences as a music fan and an ambassador!

You can go follow Marissa on Instagram and twitter at @315ravegirl!

 

 

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SocialLadder Ambassador Spotlight: Vince Pesce

Welcome to a new SocialLadder blog feature: our Ambassador Spotlight series!

Here, we’ll feature the top ambassadors of various programs from all around the SocialLadder ambassador network. Being featured as a Spotlight Ambassador gives the ambassador a chance to tell everyone about their memories, interests and passions – all of the things that fuel awesome communities and experiences.

New Spotlight Ambassadors will be selected each month, so be sure to keep up with the top tier of ambassadors, and you could be featured next!

This month’s Spotlight Ambassador is Vince!

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Pulling down the top score for multiple festivals from Mad Decent to EZoo led Vince to his feature as this week’s Spotlight Ambassador. We got the chance to catch up with Vince and hear some of his thoughts on his experience as a top-ranking ambassador.


What has been your best festival experience?

“As a Mysteryland vet, I would have to say the KYGO set at sunset in 2015. Once in a lifetime experience.”

 

What is the best part of being an ambassador?

“The best part of being an ambassador is the community and all of the amazing people you meet. You can go to a festival alone and leave feeling like a part of a family.”

 

What are some tips you have for people starting up and want to sell more tickets?

“You have to be dedicated. You can’t start out strong and forget about it for a few days – you have to be dedicated and consistent. Gaining a social media following and showing the world how amazing these festivals are helps too!”

So there you have it – Vince is in it for the love of the music, and the community that shares that love at festivals across the country. Don’t forget to follow Vince’s Instagram account over at @Festival_discounts!

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Something Wicked Recap: SocialLadder Ambassadors Give Back

SocialLadder was lucky enough to be able to pair up with Disco Donnie Presents to promote this year’s Something Wicked Halloween Festival!

 

Over the past few years, Something Wicked has hosted a VERY long list of impressive headliners, including Diplo, DJ Carnage, Hardwell, Excision, DJ Snake, Steve Aoki, Borgore, Cash Cash, The Chainsmokers, 3LAU and more! With such a strong list of headliners year after year, Something Wicked has become one of the top Halloween events going on throughout the entire United States.

 

This year, Something Wicked had another awesome group of artists that played this Halloweekend – featuring Above & Beyond, Marshmello, NGHTMRE, Tiesto, Zed’s Dead, RL Grime, Elephante, Ganja White Night, Hippie Sabotage, San Holo, Tritonal and What So Not. The turnout for Something Wicked was incredible, thanks to the the stellar lineup, perfect weather, and also the efforts of the SocialLadder ambassador team!

 

Something Wicked’s ambassadors did more than just promote the show this year, however. They also helped give back to Texas by driving promotion for Something Wicked’s charity efforts, which ultimately raised more than $165,000 for charities supporting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

 

Donnie Estopinal – CEO of Disco Donnie Presents, the promotion company who represent Something Wicked, commented on the charitable actions: “Harvey was a devastating storm, and our hearts and minds go out to the millions affected, including the thousands of our fans in Texas along with their families…We know these charities excel at swiftly putting relief donations to work in the areas they’re needed most. It is in times of need that we discover the full impact of the electronic music fan community.”

Read more about what he had to say here.

 

Details of the donations included “significant donations” from headliners Above & Beyond, Tiesto and Marshmello, a $95,000 artist donation program to fund the Houston Food Bank, a $25,000 donation to the Salvation Army, a $15,000 donation to Houston Food Bank (from a Sept. 29th benefit concert) and a $5,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity! On top of that, Something Wicked organized a food drive at the festival gates and provided labor donations to Habitat for Humanity throughout the week of the festival.

 

If you want to become a part of the Disco Donnie Present ambassador team and take part in future events, click here: https://goo.gl/JjiWcy