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?

Schimiggy.com

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!

Brody

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!

Imagine Music Festival Partnering with SocialLadder

SocialLadder is thrilled to announce that we are partnering with Imagine Music Festival (IMF) to celebrate their massive five year anniversary event!

Imagine is an EDM festival that will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on September 21-23. Fest300 considers IMF one of their Top 30 festivals in the world, and USA Today has endorsed Imagine as one of their Top 10 emerging music festivals! These titles are well-earned considering the fantastic festival experience that IMF provides, transporting attendees to a lost aquatic fairytale world full of enchanted sea creatures like magical mermaids!

The Imagine experience not only includes dope music, but also some impressive cirque-style acts and performances, incredible art spaces throughout the festival grounds, numerous vendors, and a splash pool!

This year’s lineup does not disappoint; performers include Armin Van Buren, Galantis, Cashmere Cat and many more, as well as Minnesota, whose Voyagers fan club is partnered with Social Ladder as well!

There’s no way you’re not excited by now, and SocialLadder’s here to remind you that you can go to Imagine Fest for free by becoming an ambassador and earning points that you can redeem for merchandise packages, GA tickets, VIP tickets, camping + parking passes, backstage access and even some meet & greet experiences! Become an ambassador now and start earning points today!

515 Alive Festival Partnering with SocialLadder

SocialLadder is partnering with Die Inc. to promote 515 Alive music festival!

We are so eager to work with this festival that takes place at the absolutely gorgeous Water Works Park in Des Moines Iowa on August 17th and 18th! 515 is sure to be a memorable weekend of incredible performances. This year, 515’s sixteenth anniversary, is set to have the biggest lineup yet, featuring artists such as Bassnectar, Future, RL Grime, Ganja White Night, Cashmere Cat, Denzel Curry, Lil Xan, and many more. 

Want more than music? 515 will also be featuring works by visual artists from across the nation! The festival will also feature camping and social spaces where you can take a break from the craziness and enjoy the atmosphere while resting under the stars.

Looking forward to an incredible weekend? SocialLadder wants to add to the hype! Sign up to be a 515 ambassador now to have access to perks like GA, VIP, parking, and Premiere camping passes, 515 merch, and discounts on tickets! Start earning points now to redeem these rewards– sign up here

Meet the SocialLadder Team: Brent

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This is Brent.

Here at SocialLadder, Brent monitors and handles every single running event, which means he is a very busy man! Thankfully, we got to grab him for a few minutes and interview him.

How has your time at SocialLadder been?

It’s awesome. It’s a great experience, but it can also be challenging. I can take a lot a skills from here and apply it to things outside of work, so I really like it. And, it’s introduced me to a ton of new music.

What’s a fun fact about yourself?

I used to surf, although I’m not as good as I used to be. I got married, had a kid, and became lame over the course of a year. I also love hot sauce and reggae music.

What’s your workday routine like?

I come in around nine o’clock-ish or eight in the morning, something like that, and I monitor ever single running event, which may include any festival like Paradiso or Firefly or like… a food truck festival. Basically, I create areas for anything that’s like a single running event, and then I monitor them until the event takes place. I also help out with placing tracking pixels; pixels can track things like your purchases, and we use this to know whether ambassadors sell tickets through the app and use the code. I, along with Joe, do that, and I do the monthly billing as well.

What is a smell that you remember best from your childhood?

Sun tan lotion.

Who is your favorite boy band?

2gether. Do you know who I’m talking about? They’re the first boy band reality series. They’re so cheesy. They had these obnoxious songs like “U + ME = US” and a breakup song. Just check them out sometime, they’re crazy. It’s awful, but really funny. Basically, MTV had this knockoff reality show about a boy band, but they actually sold albums in real life.

What was your first concert?

Technically, it was *NSYNC. It was *NSYNC, Jordan Knight, and the Sugar Hill Gang. I was taking my little sister, so it wasn’t really voluntary.

Do you have any secret talents?

Man, I don’t know. I think I’m pretty good at mental math, but I don’t know how to show my work. I don’t know my secret talent that’s work appropriate. Apparently, I’m really good at holding babies.

What has been your favorite concert you’ve been to?

I go to two-five 311 shows every summer. And Slightly Stoopid. I see them every summer, but I’m obsessed with 311.

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Yeah. I still, to this day, love Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. I don’t know if that’s really a guilty pleasure or I’m just showing my age by saying that… My sister’s really into country, and I can’t stand it because I think it’s a really fundamental, simple kind of music, but in the summertime, if I have a few beers in me, I listen to what I refer to as “Bro Country”, which has that cliché chant-along chorus that has nothing really special about it. I guess that would be my true guilty pleasure.

That’s it for now! Stay updated with our blog to meet more of our team!

 

Minnesota’s Voyagers Already in Full Swing @ Shaky Beats!

Here at SocialLadder, we’re super stoked about Minnesota’s Voyagers, SocialLadder’s first ambassador program to be a full-fledged & artist-oriented fan club! Fans of the Wakaan/Vital/Outer Realms-affiliated DJ & producer are already sharing their favorite Minnesota pictures, playlists, and other content with each other and their friends, and helping to build & boost the real, organic community around Minnesota and his music!

The Voyagers program is already chock full of awesome rewards for Minnesota fans to earn, but the team decided to reach out early to the top Voyagers and reward them with tickets to the third annual Shaky Beats Music Festival!

Shaky Beats, known for mixing Atlanta’s penchant for hip-hop with some of the biggest names in EDM, was a smash hit this past weekend – to the point where tickets to the festival were at a premium, and the afterparty was sold out well in advance.

With Minnesota playing the first day of Shaky Beats as well as anchoring the afterparty, this was a must-attend event for any Minnesota superfan. Fortunately, the Voyagers program delivered, hooking up top-performing Voyagers Gregory Paul Briggs & Samantha Woo with tickets to the festival & afterparty!

The Voyagers program is definitely off to a great start, and there couldn’t have been a more perfect event to kick it off. If you’re a Minnesota fan and you want to earn tickets to see him perform this summer in Texas or at festivals like Paradiso and Spring Awakening, then click here to join the program and become a Voyager!

Photo Credit: Alive Coverage, 2018

SocialLadder Teams Up With Niyama Sol!

SocialLadder is thrilled to announce that it has teamed up with Niyama Sol, the makers of your favorite luxury activewear! 

Niyama Sol’s products range from dresses to joggers and yoga mats to swimwear. Their focus, however, is their fashionable and functional leggings. With their unique designs, there’s a style to fit every personality and occasion! Additionally, unlike typical activewear, these leggings are made with recycled plastic water bottles. Niyama Sol’s biggest fans and newcomers alike can now get monthly shipments of hand-curated Niyama Sol pieces with the Sol Box! With celebrity endorsements from the likes of J-Lo and A-Rod, it’s never been a better time to get involved with Niyama Sol.

Being an ambassador for Niyama Sol and becoming a SolSister is all about community. – connecting and engaging with the Niyama Sol community via social media, writing reviews for their products, and posting pictures or videos of you loving your Niyama Sol clothes! In return, there are awesome rewards to earn, including a free SolBox subscription, special social media shoutouts, and store credit!

Interested in joining? Click here! 

SocialLadder Blog - Ambassador Spotlight

SOCIALLADDER AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: FLO CONTINO

 

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

 

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE FESTIVAL EXPERIENCE?

It’s hard to choose my best festival experience. I would say it’s the time when my friends and I are together and all experience surreal moments filled with love and magical music. It’s this overwhelming feeling you get in your heart that give us all goosebumps under the skin. There really are no words to describe the feeling. Those are the moments I live for.  This year at Okeechobee music festival, all of my friends and I were together watching Tipper from afar. A couple of us split up and decided to go deep into the crowd. We were lost in the sauce. The few of us who went in got stuck close to the stage and we couldn’t move any further so we started dancing and jumping around. We were having a blast and then we stopped to look around and it was our whole group! We somehow all separated through thousands of people and were magically pushed all back together. We looked around and it was a huge party with everyone we loved. I will never forget that moment.


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART OF BEING AN AMBASSADOR?

My favorite part about being an ambassador is being able to share these experiences with people who have never been to a festival before. It’s bringing people who don’t feel they fit into “normal life” into a place where they are loved and accepted. I also learn things about festivals that I didn’t know myself.


WHAT ARE SOME TIPS YOU HAVE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST STARTING UP AND WANT TO SELL MORE TICKETS?

Don’t spam. Be yourself and be real. Share your experiences from the heart. Even offer a gift in exchange for someone using your code. And be honest; people respect that.


FAVORITE PART OF GOING TO FESTIVALS?
My favorite part of going to festivals are sharing the above experiences with the people I love and meeting new friends every time. Oh, and the food is always amazing!!!

 

You can go follow Flo on Instagram at @cosmic__confusion!

SOCIALLADDER MONTHLY RECAP: FEBRUARY 2018

 

This past February has been an exciting one for SocialLadder! We launched ambassador programs for some really awesome events this month. There was a broad spectrum of events, ranging from music festivals to photography competitions.  Check them out below!

 

PhotOlympic 48-hour Photo Competition

The PhotOlympic 48-hour photo competition, headquartered in New York City, is a competition that challenges photographers to capture 24 themes in 24 photos within the span of 48 hours. This event was started in 2009 as a local event, and has since morphed into a worldwide phenomenon. Want to join the PhotOlympic 48-hour Photo Competition ambassador program? Click here!

 

Fabolous vs Jada Kiss – Freddy vs Jason

Fabolous vs Jada Kiss – Freddy vs Jason has been a long-awaited live in concert  event. Hosted in Newburgh NY, this concert is a collaboration between two hip-hop icons. Organized by Komrad Promotions, this is going to be a legendary performance you will not want to miss. Want to join the Fabolous vs Jada Kiss – Freddy vs Jason ambassador program? Click here!

 

Merthyr Rising Festival 2018

Merthyr Rising, located in the United Kingdom, is a 3-day festival that celebrates the working class and the resistance at the location where the red flag was born. This is a festival that is filled with appreciation of music and the arts, as well as Welsh history. Want to join the Merthyr Rising ambassador program? Click here!

 

First Festival 2018

Celebrating its 4th year, First Festival is filled to the brim with music, desserts and drinks. Located in Sacramento, California, this two-day festival features four outdoor stages and one indoor stage that house a variety of shows,ranging from comedy to DJ dance parties. Want to join the First Festival Ambassador program? Click here!

 

Metropolis 2018

Metropolis 2018, located in Auburn, California, is a two-day music festival that features amazing artists and music from multiple EDM subgenres. Want to join the Torque Events  ambassador program to earn rewards for future events like Metropolis? Click here!

 

SocialLadder December RoundUp

Monthly Festival Round-Up: DECEMBER 2017

We’ve been hard at work this December and there are a bunch of new events that we’re extremely excited to announce!

We’ve launched ambassador programs for a number of events, ranging from concerts to food truck festivals and all the way to comicon-style events. Here’s a brief list of some of the most interesting events SocialLadder has launched ambassador programs for in December:

 

Road To One City: Oklahoma City

This awesome event is actually the second stop on EDM DFW’s journey to One City Music & Art Festival! During this stop on the voyage, One City is bringing a combination of energies from Jazz, Hip-hop and EDM to the table and are donating the proceeds of the event to the City Rescue Mission food and supply drive. If you want to join the Road To One City: Oklahoma City ambassador program, click here.

 

Lakes Jam

Lakes Jam is an annual country and rock festival that’s hosted in the beautiful lakes area scenery of Brainerd, Minnesota. Lakes Jam has consistently boasted strong lineups year after year, with some of the best country artists in the country coming to Minnesota each year! They’ve previously hosted big names like Toby Keith, Bret Michaels, Survivor, Styx, Whiskey Myers, Lee Brice, Chris Hawkey, Maggie Rose, Clay Walker and more! If you want to join the Lakes Jam ambassador program, click here.

 

Space City Food Truck Festival

Formerly known as the Space City Food Truck Party, this is the 3rd consecutive year that this awesome two-day food truck festival has been hosted in Houston, TX! This great food truck festival boasts two stages with live performances that combine the brilliant sounds of R&B and Hip-Hop with the joy of incredible food served from over two dozen trucks! If you want to join the Space City Food Truck Festival ambassador program, click here.

 

Nerdfest

Nerdfest is a small, comicon-type celebration of nerd culture and visual storytelling that is hosted in San Francisco, CA. This awesome event has endless food and drinks, a DJ set, Lightsaber performances and also features a lengthy list of live performances by comedians, speakers, game makers, filmmakers and more! If you want to join the Nerdfest ambassador program, click here.

 

Vipers Pro Basketball

The Libertyville Vipers are a professional basketball team that plays in the American Basketball Association -the largest and most diversified professional sports league in the US. The league plans to expand to over 100 teams and in order to deliver sports entertainment on a community level On top of all that, proceeds go to a good cause! The Vipers will be donating time and money to local Illinois charities! If you want to join the Vipers Pro Basketball ambassador program, click here.