The results are in!!!!!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for Tigris between December 1st, 2015 – February 1st, 2016. The votes have been tallied and it’s official – Tigris is the Top Choice Awards Winner for Top Event Staffing Agency of 2016 in the Greater Toronto Area!
The Top Choice Award is a “Mark of Excellence, worn by today’s leading businesses and professionals, representing the trust and loyalty they have earned from the people they serve”. Below is a letter from Monica Couto, the President of the Top Choice Awards, that Tigris received on Feb. 4th.
Tigris wins Top Choice Award for Top Event Staffing Agency of 2016
The Top Choice Awards are an international market research firm that have been conducting surveys annually since 2005. The survey receives nominations from the public and allows them to vote in numerous categories for their top choice in businesses and professionals in their city, based on quality, service, image, value and professionalism.
When Tigris was notified of our nomination for Top Event Staffing of 2016 in the Greater Toronto Area, we reached out to our valued clients, friends, family and 1,500+ brand ambassadors across Canada. We are grateful and proud of the nomination but we are ecstatic that the Tigris team has won this award. What’s different about the process for these awards is that is not simply a rating system; voters are actually able to provide specific feedback on why they believe in our business, making each vote and review extremely meaningful.
Serena Schwab, Tigris CEO, was excited to share the news with her clients and staff and had this to say:
“I am honoured and humbled to receive the news that Tigris is the winner of the 2016 Top Choice Award for Top Event Staffing Agency in the GTA. This is a huge opportunity for our team to be recognized – from our account managers who work tirelessly to plan every detail of our projects to our 1,500+ events staff and managers nationwide who are out there executing our projects day in and day out.
While the mission of our business is to create, plan and staff memorable experiences that build brands – I believe what sets us apart in the industry is our passion for our people; those who work for us, with us and around us.
Winning the Top Choice Award for event staffing is a testament to the hard work we’ve put in, not only in this past year but in the 12 years we have been operating. We are often asked, what makes Tigris different?
Clients have told us our staff are exemplary but it’s also the “before and the after” – from the moment they reach out to us for a quote to the final wrap up, they know they can trust us, get a hold of us and we will go above and beyond to ensure success for them.
For those on our roster, we offer top wages, pay within 2 weeks by direct deposit, offer incentives and out of pocket expenses. We believe in building people up and giving them opportunities that allow them to develop as young professionals and young adults. Our business would not be possible without them and we do our best to take great care of them.”
Tigris will be in attendance at the Top Choice Awards Gala at the Royal York Hotel on Saturday, October 22 to receive the awards statue on behalf of our team.
If you’ve been following Tigris on social media, you probably know that this wasn’t the company’s first awards nod. In 2014, Tigris was nominated for a Notable Business Award for marketing and advertising and later won a sales achievement award at the Ultimate Wealth Weekend for doubling company sales in one year. In 2015, Tigris was shortlisted to Canada’s Top 100 List with the Globe & Mail and also nomination in the Best Employee Branding category, alongside Molson Coors and The Keg, for the Canadian HR Awards. We are excited to add 2016 Top Event Staffing in the GTA to our list of achievements!
If you’d like to see the full list of North America’s 2016 Top Choice Award Winners, view list of winners here.
Are You Looking to Work With the Top Event Staffing Agency of 2016?
Tigris has a team of over 500 events staff in the GTA and 1,500 nationwide that are paid top wages in the industry and receive payment among the quickest – bi-weekly by direct deposit. If you’re interested in joining the team, please send 2-3 photos and your resume to email@example.com.
If you’re interesting in booking our top events staff to build your brand or business, Tigris not only operates in the GTA, but in over 15 different markets in Canada including Ottawa, Edmonton, Vancouver and Saskatchewan. Give us a call at 416-283-9119 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our experienced account managers will be in touch!
Did you know that the average resale price of a ticket to Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers is over $5,000, according to ticket price tracker SeatGeek? Seeing as most of us can’t afford to attend the game hosted in Levi’s stadium in Santa Clara, California on Feb. 7th, we will be viewing the game from our comfy couches and favourite pubs. Beyoncé, Coldplay and Bruno Mars are all expected to play at the halftime show. Whether you’re into sports or not, the Super Bowl is an event we all love to celebrate. There are so many other components of this popular game day that attract us and bring people together. From the large gatherings, pub parties, delicious themed food to trivia games, we’ve compiled a list of Super Bowl party essentials to ensure your Super Bowl Sunday is enjoyed by everyone.
3 Super Bowl Party Essentials for an Amazing Party
1. Super Bowl Games
What’s a party without some fun, interactive games? For the Super Bowl specifically, we have a few favourites that can be played just about anywhere. For starters, NFL trivia is always a great game to get people talking. Our promotional models play this with guests at pubs and reward the winners with awesome prizes, such as a free drink or branded beer glass! Another great idea is to create a list of questions related to the game that can be answered with either a “yes” or “no”, and the guest with the most correct answers wins. For example, a sample question may be, “Will the coin toss result in heads?” or “Will there be a wardrobe malfunction at half-time?”. Guests must complete the sheet before the game beings. Last but not least, we love Super Bowl Commercial Bingo. There are many websites that offer free, printable Super Bowl bingo cards where the player will cross off a square when they see certain companies’ Super Bowl commercials.
2. Delicious, Themed Party Snacks
Food is definitely one of the most important Super Bowl party essentials. If you’re planning on watching the game at a restaurant, you don’t need to worry about bringing your own snacks. For those of you hosting your own party, it’s important to have lots of delicious food and encourage guests to bring their own contributions. It’s fun to get created with themed parties, and with a Super Bowl event your options are limitless! We’ve listed 3 options below that are sure to leave your guests full and content.
Bacon Cheese Wrapped Tater Tots
This delicious, mouth watering bite sized snack is the ultimate comfort food, and easy to make with only 4 ingredients!
Turkey Avocado Onigiri Footballs
It’s in the shape of a football and includes avocado… need we say more? This healthy snack is very light and tasty.
Even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, you need to try these Nutella football truffles. They are a decadent treat!
We made you hungry, didn’t we? We love these themed snacks that are suited to all types of guests. For the recipes, click on the captions above each photo.
3. Gorgeous, Outgoing Promotional Models
They say the more the merrier, and that rings true at a Super Bowl party. Hosting a Super Bowl party for a large group can easily become stressful, whether it’s in the comfort of your own home or you’re hosting at your own restaurant. Tigris has hundreds of gorgeous, outgoing promotional models that are able to assist throughout the night to ensure all guests are having a great time. They can assist by running the trivia games, distributing prizes, handing out tasty snacks and mingling with guests. Our promotional models will liven up the event and take a load off your plate, so you can enjoy the evening as well!
Our promo models have already assisted with a pre-Super Bowl party this year at Riley’s Olde Towne Pub in Peterborough on January 16th. They hosted a draw for a lucky guest to win a pair of tickets to the Super Bowl! Talk about an amazing draw, and one very lucky winner. On Super Bowl Sunday, you’ll be able to spot our promo models at several pubs across Ontario including Jake’s on Main, Ridges Pub, Bollocks Pub and Club Pro, on behalf of Labatt. Our staff will also be assisting with a few private parties where they will serve drinks, snacks and join in on the party.
Don’t Forget Your Super Bowl Party Essentials!
Now that we’ve covered games, food and professional staffing, we think you’re ready to have your best Super Bowl Sunday yet. If you’re looking for professional, enthusiastic promotional models to assist with your event and help out with the Super Bowl Party Essentials, it’s not too late! We have experienced staff in over 15 markets across Canada including Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. Give us a call at 416-283-9119 for a free quote or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
How do you become one of the best brand ambassadors? With various agencies offering multiple job opportunities and hundreds of brand ambassadors applying for the same positions, it can be tough to stand out from the crowd.
Here at Tigris, we invite candidates interested in joining the Tigris team to attend a group interview hosted by an event manager in their city. We recruit in major markets across Canada including Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary, to name a few. Once successfully hired onto our roster, staff are notified via e-mail of job opportunities in their area.
If a brand ambassador is available for the job, we submit their photo and resume to the client. In some cases, the client allows the account coordinator to have full control and select the staff they believe are best suited for the job. When reflecting on some of our best brand ambassadors, we believe they encompass these 6 qualities that make them stand out from the rest.
Do You Have What It Takes To Be One Of The Best Brand Ambassadors?
1. Focused – Don’t Text on the Job
This may seem pretty obvious, but some brand ambassadors may be tempted to check their cell phones during slower periods at a promotion. It is important to never be seen using your personal phone unless authorized by the client while working onsite. It’s unprofessional and also makes you appear unwelcoming to potential consumers walking past your activation. Also, you never know who could be walking by, whether it’s the client or the agency, to catch you texting on the job! Keep it professional and only check your phone during breaks.
2. Punctual – Arrive Early & Check-In
Always aim to arrive 15 minutes early to an event. This prevents you from being late in case you can’t find parking or can’t find the correct booth at the trade show. By arriving 15 minutes early, you can introduce yourself to the client, get changed, put away your belongings and be fully prepared to start working right on schedule. Don’t forget to check in with your Team Lead or the event manager from the agency you are representing. It’s important that we know you are onsite and ready to work!
3. Prepared & Educated
We take the time to create detailed training packages, webinars, conference calls and onsite training so you are prepared for the promotion. Don’t leave anything until the last minute. Read your training package as soon as you receive it, leaving time to ask questions if anything is unclear. Memorize your key messaging and plan your transportation prior to the event. When people approach you at an event, you want to be able to engage with them and effortlessly promote the brand and products.
4. Communicate Quickly
Communication is important, and it’s vital that you check your e-mail and phone at least once a day after booked for an event. There may be changes to the schedule or location, so it’s important that the agency is able to easily get a hold of you days leading up to your scheduled promotion. With little to no communication, the agency may replace you with another brand ambassador who is quick to respond.
5. Provide Detailed Feedback
After each event, most agencies require a detailed feedback form. This form outlines questions including participant testimonials, your opinion on the activation, uniforms and your team mates. This feedback is used to create a detailed report for the client. Do not be sparse! Provide as much detail as possible so the event manager is aware of everything that occurred onsite. The more information, the better. If you provide valuable feedback on your first event, you have a better chance of a recommendation for future events.
6. Be Engaging Onsite
Last but not least, perform to the best of your abilities onsite. Don’t wait for people to come up to you, approach them! Be welcoming and entertaining. Provide key messaging, hand out promotional products, and be a great team player. Have fun and do your best to bring the brand to life. Your team mates, the client and event manager will all notice your performance and you’ll be recommended to work future promotions.
Are You Looking to Hire the Best Brand Ambassadors?
As mentioned above, Tigris recruits the best talent nationwide and we constantly refresh our roster each year with new talent. If you are looking for the best brand ambassadors to bring your brand to life, give us a call at 416-283-9119 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. With over 12 years of experience and brand ambassadors in over 15 markets across Canada, we ensure you that we have the right talent for your promotion.
Our Staff Shares Motivational Short Stories About Our 2015 Events
At Tigris we know how outstanding are staff are and we would like to share a few of their motivational short stories from 2015 with you – we hope their words inspire you!
My first promotional event with Tigris was during a long weekend at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Throughout the weekend, I was given the opportunity to work with 30 other team members from Tigris, whom I had never met before. The hours were long and the sun was hot, but I came home after that weekend with a rush of adrenaline. Motivated to work more events and learn all I could about the industry, I applied for a position within the Tigris head office soon after graduating from Ryerson. Serena (Tigris CEO) offered me a part time position to assist with administration and marketing; a year later, my position has grown to a full-time one. It was that first event at Motorsport Park that sparked my passion for events and encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone, ultimately landing me with a career I love and giving me the opportunity to work with inspiring people every day. ~Nicole, Toronto
Ever since I started to do activations for Tigris – most recently for Cloverleaf – I have learned more about what I’m capable of and how responsible and reliable a team member I can be. Tigris is a great agency that provides promotions and events that cultivate an individual’s strengths and helps them grow by overcoming challenges that they may face. I’m very fortunate to be working for such an amazing company filled with great ambassadors who have inspired me to grow more as a capable leader. For that, I am forever grateful for the opportunities Tigris has shown me that having a good work ethic, and giving my all will be very rewarding to my growth in the promotional world. ~Jeric, Montreal
I have a few motivational short stories but one in particular was the chance to work a one-day event with Petcurean at the Beaconsfield Pet Fair and Annual Adoption Day. Being an animal lover myself, I did enjoy learning about the eminent quality that Petcurean products offer and then, share this information with visitors. I worked on making the visit to the Petcurean kiosk a pleasurable, but also an informative experience for visitors. Starting from scratch with only limited knowledge on animal food, I familiarized myself by reading and engaging in rich discussions with Catherine (client). She actually raised both my awareness and my interest. No wonder I was so inspired and motivated to be part of this beautiful event! ~Vanessa, Montreal
This past November, I was part of a 4-day promotional event for a Saskatchewan newspaper called The Leader Post. Our team started early in the morning, with bitter cold temperatures all week – one day even had 90km winds! None-the-less, I felt inspired to work hard and push through the unfavourable conditions. I was really proud of our team and how well we worked together. Knowing that we were brightening up people’s mornings by providing them a free newspaper always kept us smiling and motivated. The Leader Post is very sentimental to me. I remember sitting at the kitchen table with my dad… patiently waiting for him to give me the comic section, and then reading the paper together. I now do the same thing with my children! –Karin, Regina
Have you experienced or read something that inspired you? We’d love to hear your motivational short stories – be sure to leave a comment below!
Did These Motivational Short Stories Inspire You to be a Part of the Tigris Team?
If you are looking for a position to that allows you to meet and work with outstanding people, become involved with inspirational events and ultimately gain confidence and develop stronger communication skills, we encourage you to apply today! If interested, please send 2-3 photos and your resume to email@example.com. If you are looking to utilize brand ambassadors, promotional models or event staff at your next event, Tigris operates in over 15 markets across Canada including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. Contact Tigris or give us a call at 416-283-9119 to learn more about our event staffing services.