There’s no doubt there are A LOT of different event staffing agencies out there. While we recognize the difficulties for promo staff and brand ambassadors in securing consistent work for themselves, we feel the need to clarify and remind applicants why we are different, and what sets us aside from other agencies. Of course we attend many of the same events, and work with similar clients; however it is the foundation that our agency was built on that makes us so different and unique and is why we have so many repeat clients.
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In short, Backwoods Promotions, was created to offer specialized staffing services for companies involved in the motorsports, automotive and outdoors agencies. We look specifically to hire staff who share a passion and have a strong knowledge base of these industries. Many of our team members hunt, fish, ride ATV’s, race snowmobiles, and have a true passion for motorsports and the outdoors. We look for those dynamic individuals who live the Backwoods lifestyle to work for our team and our clients. Our focus is on building relationships with our team members in order to foster loyalty and mutual trust.
Are you interested in joining our team? Like many other staffing agencies, we suggest you take these steps before you apply:
- Research the company – it’s always best practice to learn about the company you are applying to join. Check out their website and social media links, learn a bit more about what type of events and clients they have, and the type of staff they might look to hire.
- Create a solid application – many agencies use a third party booking software program to process staff applications. We suggest you take the time to fill in as much information as possible to ensure you have the best chance to be approved to join our roster. Applicants are not automatically approved to join our team, and are only able to view jobs once they have been approved. For us, we look for a resume, information about your previous work experience, and information about your interest/experience with motorsports or the outdoors. If this information is missing, applications are often declined.
- Read the job posting clearly! - Most agencies provide very clear instructions on how to apply to join their roster and/or apply for a specific job. Sending an e-mail or message requesting information already listed in the job description is frustrating for managers. Make sure you read the job posting clearly and follow the application instructions that have been provided.
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We hope these tips are helpful, and also provide information on what we look for from our team members. Good luck with your application, we look forward to reviewing it!
~ Backwoods Management
Backwoods Promotions is proud to remain the primary staffing agency of the North American International Motorcycle Supershow for the 5th year in a row.
The annual event presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is held January 6-8, 2017 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, and boasts an attendance of over 50,000 motorcycle enthusiasts ready to check out new and used motorcycles, gear, parts and accessories.
The show features 425,000 square feet of exhibits, including over 500 exhibitors and over 1000 motorcycles. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Dog the Bounty Hunter, and see Shania Twain’s custom motorcycle from her show at Ceasers Palace in Las Vegas.
Show organizers have made sure that there is something for everyone, with individual halls dedicated to touring & cruising, industry showcase, racing & performance, vintage & classics, choppers & customer bikes, used motorcycles, clubs & rallies, and more.
Backwoods Promotions is thrilled to represent a number of well-known brands in the industry at this years show, including: Dalton Timmis Insurance, Wasaga Beach Motorcycle Rally, Joe Rocket Canada / GP Bikes and more!
Visit www.motorcyclesupershow.ca for more information.
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As the snow starts to fly, it comes time for snowmobile show season to wind down to allow snowmobilers everywhere to enjoy the goodies they purchased. After a whirlwind schedule consisting of fourteen shows from East Coast to West, and everywhere in between, it’s time for us to switch over to motorcycle show and boat shows. However, first we wanted to reflect on the snowmobile show season that embraced our team, consisting of over fifty staff at shows in nine different states, and four provinces.
We always enjoy working at snowmobile shows, and after five years in the event staffing business (three of those working with Ski-Doo), we are continually humbled and reminded how close the snowmobile industry really is. While our staff have had some very specific job duties to complete at these shows (ranging from sales, to lead generation, product demonstration and more), what really stands out to us is the people we meet and stories they share.
Snowmobiling is so much more than just an activity. To many people, it’s an opportunity to connect with close friends and family, travel to places they may not be able to access without the use of a snowmobile, and share once in a lifetime experiences. Many of our staff snowmobile, and live the lifestyle we promote. So, we’re able to connect on a personal level with guests at snowmobile shows. That is what sets us apart, and that is why year after year we continue to book repeat clients.
We would like to extend a big thank you to our team members who worked hard to ensure each show was a success, and also to our clients for their loyalty and dedication to the industry. -Jessica Kline