Great job with amazing pay for extroverts, tougher for introverts. Compliance is essential.
Pros: great pay, cool benefits (we were paid to go to a nets game as a team building exercise), work at your own pace, opportunity to meet and speak with new people, get to hang out at bars
Cons: late hours (8pm-4am), high pressure (there's a goal of 7 interactions per hour which is very difficult), survey questions are highly invasive - many would be participants are suspicious and put off, lots of rejection, have to be at a bar all night without drinking, no breaks, highly stressful (especially for introverts), some venues are not conducive to this type of work - too loud or wrong clientele
As a Brand Ambassador, one's responsibilities are to promote the client's product while maintaining perfect compliance to various regulations imposed by the company as well as outside auditors. During my time here there were two teams, one worked for MarkTen and promoted their new e-cigarette while the other was involved with Marlboro Night Life and distributed butane torch lighters. A typical night at work goes as follows; the BA meets up with his/her manager at the location he/she has been designated to work that night, the manager gives the BA the tools for the job (tablet for conducting surveys, bag full of promotional inventory) and the BA enters the bar. For the duration of his/her shift, the BA must conduct interactions within the bar with "qualified adult smokers" while maintaining compliance to FDA and company regulations. There is a general script for these interactions and maintaining compliance but some improvisation is required in order to have any real success. I have found the easiest way to conduct interactions is to introduce the promotional product sample at the onset of the conversation to maximize participant interest. There is a target goal of 50 interactions per night or 7 per hour which I have found to be extremely difficult to achieve, however I consider myself something of an introvert so perhaps a more outgoing individual would have an easier time of it.