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Brand Ambassadors take on NYC

  1. Kameron S National Training Manager Staff Member Nov 7, 2018

    Kameron S, Nov 7, 2018 :
    Hello all!

    My name is Kameron Smith and I have been assisting to lead out the Brand Ambassadors program along with Jane Nho. My role centers around training and advocacy and I see this program, along with others including the broader Community, as an essential key to success. For those not familiar with the program, I’ll provide a little history and give an update of the first event we had assistance from the Brand Ambassadors.

    After news of a potential T-Mobile partnership broke, two community members, Wissam and David, reached out to Kyle via text. Both of them separately pitched him an idea: instead of having sales people who may barely know OnePlus sell the product, have the people who know OnePlus best on the ground. Kyle met them for dinner to discuss the idea further. He loved the idea, and so did the rest of the team.

    And so, the OnePlus Brand Ambassador Program was born. We, the North America OnePlus team, created a post in the forums to generate interest and gather applications of those who wanted to be part of the program. Within the application window we received over 400 submissions. Each submission was carefully considered and selecting the first round of Brand Ambassadors was fun and challenging because we had so many great individuals! Knowing that we wanted this program to be geared towards external user advocacy helped guide our decisions and what the duties of a Brand Ambassador would be.

    We then turned our attention to the first big event Brand Ambassadors could participate in: the launch of the OnePlus 6T and the announcement of an exclusive agreement between OnePlus and T-Mobile! We brought many of our initially selected Brand Ambassadors to the launch event and enjoyed watching them come alive as they spoke with community members, tech enthusiasts, and even members of the media. The passion they conveyed was contagious and recognized at the launch of the OnePlus 6T.

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    The Brand Ambassadors continued the launch day by coming to the T-Mobile Times Square Takeover and helping us in various ways. The Brand Ambassadors worked well with the T-Mobile Mobile Experts and the synergies between our culture and their culture was apparent, reaffirming the reasons we believe T-Mobile was the right first partner for the United States. Brand Ambassadors spoke with many individuals waiting in line, answering questions and helping everyone have an enjoyable time. They sure kept a smile on everyone’s faces, including ours!

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    We, the North America OnePlus team, are so grateful for the time that the Brand Ambassadors volunteered. Their engagement, passion, and knowledge brought our launch day to the next level. As we continue to grow we want to ensure the passion of our users is not lost and that we continue to have amazing people who can speak knowledgeably about us and their true-to-life experiences. We recognize that not all of the initial Brand Ambassadors could be there and want to recognize their support and enthusiasm from afar, along with the rest of the Community! We love our Community and are so thankful all those who believe in us.

    After launch, the Brand Ambassadors will be on the ground, representing the brand they’ve been with since the beginning. No other company, especially an OEM, has done this before, nor would they be able to because none have been able to cultivate a community as passionate as that of OnePlus. We hope that they will continue partnering with us to represent OnePlus well at events and other venues as we continue to grow!

    If you have more suggestions of how the Brand Ambassadors can positively impact the community please let us know. All suggestions are welcome :)

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    Brand Ambassadors:
    @AbhishekS287 @alexhpeterson @AZaiarnyi @caramelo33 @A.Woodbury @Zappa2014 @KnightofScorpio @keithnyc @ex2811 @Eunes @HarmonKaslow @G_Jack_LIttle_GoVx
    @jasonbenator1 @scotty137 @jayanyway @JerseyPirates @KeBlam @KTwingstrom @nmatheis
    @Texasaggie1 @ranvirsingh384 @IronPilot @Schafer @sbooth @Tmah15 @IronPilot @S4A
    @Randommind @wissou
     

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  2. Kytharsis Marshmallow Nov 7, 2018

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  4. pablofg1978 Spanish POC Assistant Head Moderator Nov 7, 2018

    pablofg1978, Nov 7, 2018 :
    It was really fun to be there and help, the ambassadors are really nice guys!
     

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  5. pablofg1978 Spanish POC Assistant Head Moderator Nov 7, 2018

    pablofg1978, Nov 7, 2018 :
    And how about moderators? :p:p:p
     

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  6. Kytharsis Marshmallow Nov 7, 2018

    Kytharsis, Nov 7, 2018 :
    Why you no T-pose like the others? :p
     

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  7. pablofg1978 Spanish POC Assistant Head Moderator Nov 7, 2018


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  8. BeingIncog Marshmallow Nov 7, 2018


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  9. Kytharsis Marshmallow Nov 7, 2018

    Kytharsis, Nov 7, 2018 :
    He's smack dab in the middle in the last one, staring directly at the camera. Got to meet him at the event too, he's a good guy.
     

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  10. BeingIncog Marshmallow Nov 7, 2018

    BeingIncog, Nov 7, 2018 :
    Awesome!!! @pablofg1978
     

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  11. KnightofScorpio US Brand Ambassador Nov 7, 2018


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  12. Kytharsis Marshmallow Nov 7, 2018

    Kytharsis, Nov 7, 2018 :
    No problem. Now to wait for the other threads to pop up. :p
     

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  13. meatandy Oreo Nov 7, 2018

    meatandy, Nov 7, 2018 :
    What a nice idea and a great group of people.
     

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  14. nmatheis US Brand Ambassador Nov 8, 2018

    nmatheis, Nov 8, 2018 :
    The 6T launch and T-Mo pop-up were a lot of fun. It was great meeting so many rabid OnePlus fans!

    As a bonus, I got to meet Joshua Vergara
     

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  15. wesleywood2412 US Brand Ambassador Nov 8, 2018


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  16. Kytharsis Marshmallow Nov 8, 2018

    Kytharsis, Nov 8, 2018 :
    You don't happen to own a child clown outlet, do you? :D
     

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  17. sbooth US Brand Ambassador Nov 8, 2018


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  18. Texasaggie1 US Brand Ambassador Nov 8, 2018

    Texasaggie1, Nov 8, 2018 :
    I had a blast at the pop up. Those guys in the picture with me had been to every single OnePlus event in NYC! They even waited in line at the TMO popup just to be a part of it, even tho they all knew in advance they would get the unlocked version later
     

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  19. Kytharsis Marshmallow Nov 8, 2018

    Kytharsis, Nov 8, 2018 :
    Hey, how's it going?
     

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  20. Texasaggie1 US Brand Ambassador Nov 8, 2018

    Texasaggie1, Nov 8, 2018 :
    what's up man?!! how was your trip back?
     

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