Co-Founder of CrewFire
Alan is a Co-Founder of Chainfuel. He manages design, business development, and strategy.
January 21, 202213 Smart Strategies for Finding the Best Influencers to Partner With for Your Next Campaign
Influencer discovery can seem dicy, but there are many surefire strategies that your brand can use to find the best influencers to work with. In this article, we are going to show you 13 different strategies you can use to find the best influencers for your next campaign! 🛍
January 14, 202215 Powerful Tips for Becoming an Influencer in 2022
Today, we are going to take a deep dive into how to become an influencer in 2022. We will discuss how to differentiate yourself from the crowd, grow your niche, and build out your strategy for more growth and engagement. 🥳
January 7, 20226 Reasons Why You Need CrewFire to Scale Your Ambassador Program in 2022
2022 is here and now is the time to start planning your ambassador marketing strategy. So let's kick off Q1 with a bang and show you why CrewFire is the one-stop-shop for all of your ambassador marketing needs! 🎉
December 10, 2021CrewFire Product Update: Klaviyo Update, Custom Text Feature, and More!
Another week, another round of new features that we are excited to share with you! These features have been asked for by several CrewFire customers and are finally live. 💻
November 26, 20215 Best Practices for Working with Beauty and Skincare Creators
This article will discuss how beauty content creators can help your brand grow, give examples of highly successful beauty influencers, and cover some best practices for working with beauty content creators. 🧏♀️
November 12, 2021CrewFire Product Update: New Permissions Feature (and More!)
We are excited to announce that there are 5 new features live in CrewFire! These features were designed to help your team delegate tasks easier and provide CrewFire admin teams much more efficient day-to-day with regards to task management. 📢
October 29, 2021How to Earn More User-Generated Content (8 Tips to Incentivize Your Customers To Create UGC)
Let's dive in and discuss user-generated content. In this article, we will show you how your brand harness the power of UGC to see a massive ROI and build a community around your brand. 📸
October 15, 20218 Tips to Boost Ambassador Engagement (When Participation Declines)
If you have noticed a decline in engagement in your ambassador program, then here are eight strategies you can implement to see more participation, excitement, and buzz from your ambassadors. 🧨
October 8, 2021The 9 Essential Traits of Successful Brand Ambassadors
So today, we are going to talk about ambassador marketing. In this article, we will discuss; what makes a strong brand ambassador and what characteristics a brand ambassador must embody to earn more and level up. 📣
September 24, 2021Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube Influencers - Which Are Best For Your Brand?
If you're unsure which platform is best for your brand, then this is the article for you. Let's discuss the difference between TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube influencers and help you discover which platform is best for your brand! 🎉
September 17, 2021The Complete Guide to Customer Advocacy Marketing (Start an Advocacy Program in 8 Steps)
In this article, we will talk about all things customer advocacy marketing and show you how to start an advocacy program in 8 simple steps.
September 10, 2021The Essential Guide to YouTube Influencer Marketing in 2021
If you're new to YouTube marketing, then this is the article for you. Today, we will discuss how you can find the best YouTube influencers to work with and discuss some YouTube marketing best practices! 🎥
September 2, 2021Influencer and Ambassador Marketing Software: 9 Questions to Ask Before You Buy
Do you want to start an ambassador or influencer marketing campaign, but aren't sure how to define your tooling? If you have considered purchasing influencer or ambassador marketing software, then here are 12 questions to ask before you buy. 💸
August 26, 2021Ambassador Program FAQs: Answers to Your Top 10 Questions
We compiled the ten most asked questions that we hear during discovery calls and customer feedback and answered them. We hope these help guide you towards a successful program launch and beyond! ✅
August 19, 2021The 2021 Ultimate Guide to Twitch Influencer Marketing
If you're ready to start implementing Twitch Marketing into your mix, then this article is for you. In this article, we will discuss how great partnerships with Twitch Influencers are. We will also show you how to maximize your brand recognition and reach on Twitch. 🎮
August 11, 2021CrewFire Product Update: Zapier Integration and More!
We shipped five new features that we know will make your time using CrewFire that much easier, streamlined, and enjoyable. Look out for our new Zapier integration, customizable engagement help text, and more! 🙌
August 5, 2021Inside the Instagram Reels Algorithm (+ 7 Tips to Grow Using Reels)
In this article, we are going to talk about Reels best practices, according to Instagram, as cover 7 tips so that you can start creating Reels that generate more buzz, reach more potential followers, and earn more engagement than ever before. 🚀
July 15, 2021The Ultimate Guide to Influencer Whitelisting (Plus 6 Campaign Strategies)
In this article, we are going to take a deep dive into what is influencer whitelisting, and how your brand can kick off your first whitelisting campaign, plus 6 strategies that will help you see a bigger ROI. 🙌
June 29, 202131 Powerful Influencer and Ambassador KPIs to Track During Your Next Campaign
Properly implementing KPIs at the start of each influencer or ambassador marketing campaign will help you measure your reach, growth, and conversions. Here are 31 powerful KPIs and metrics to track each time you work with influencers or ambassadors. ✨
June 22, 2021CrewFire Product Update: New Integrations, Custom CSS, and More!
We have been pumping out some awesome new features for CrewFire customers over the past month, and we can finally share them with you today! These features include new integrations with CrewFire, custom CSS, and more. ✨
June 16, 202115 Innovative Ways to Earn More Money as a Content Creator in 2021
It is possible to take content creation full time, you just need to find out which means of earning more money work best for you and your niche. So let's discover the 15 best ways content creators and influencers can earn money in 2021! 🚀
June 10, 2021The Complete Breakdown of the Creator Economy
The passion economy has allowed people to take their hobby and turn it into income. Whether you are a skincare enthusiast or a passionate woodworker, there is space for you in the creator economy. So let's break down the creator economy and discover 6 trends gaining traction with creators.✨
June 4, 2021What Is Customer Journey Marketing? Industry Insight with Will Evans
This week, we sat down with Will Evans, the co-founder of FlowCandy. Will and his team have helped eCommerce brands of all sizes harness the power of email, SMS, and website flows to see a massive increase in revenue (we're talking an average of 20%)! ✅
May 27, 2021The Ultimate Guide to Affiliate Marketing: Tips for Brands and Influencers
Are you ready to leverage affiliate marketing to generate more income? Then this is the article for you . We are going to discuss what is affiliate marketing, how much brands and influencers can earn, and tips for running a successful affiliate marketing campaign. 💸
May 19, 202112 Innovative Beauty Brand to Watch in 2021
Let's talk about our favorite 12 beauty brands of 2021. These brands are essential players in the self-care, skincare, and beauty industry. Here are 12 killer beauty and self-care brands to watch in 2021! 💄
May 14, 2021Welcome, Stefan! CrewFire's Newest Team Member
Last week, CrewFire welcomed our newest team member, Stefan! We asked him some simple questions so you can all get acquainted. We will let Stefan take it away. Hope you enjoy. ✨
May 10, 2021How to Run a Successful Facebook Ads Campaign: Paid Ad Insights with Rony Hay
We sat down with Rony Hay from Klout Consulting to have an in-depth conversation about Facebook Ads. Rony is a PPC expert, and his agency has helped dozens of DTC brands see more conversions and increased sales from paid ads. 📲
April 30, 2021The Ultimate Guide to Social Commerce (Plus 8 Tips for Success)
Social commerce is an incredibly powerful strategy that all DTC eCommerce brands can benefit from. Are you ready to boost your sales and plan your social commerce strategy? Then keep reading for our ultimate guide to social commerce. 🛍
April 27, 202110 Powerful Influencer Marketing Trends to Watch in 2021
Influencer marketing is a powerful tool that brands can leverage to see exponential growth. If you are ready to start investing in influencer marketing, then be sure to check out these 10 influencer marketing trends! 💁♀️
April 22, 2021The Top 7 Brand Ambassador Program Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them!)
Is ambassador marketing a strategy your brand is ready to adopt in 2021? Then keep reading to learn the top 7 brand ambassador program mistakes (and how to avoid them)! 🚀
April 21, 2021New in CrewFire: Submission/UGC Design Update (and More!)
We are excited to announce these new features to you. This CrewFire feature update includes - New submission/UGC design, ambassador profile design update, specific team rewards, and more! 🎉
April 15, 202115 Advanced Twitter Growth Hack: How to See More Engagement and Generate Buzz About Your Brand
Twitter has the potential to be an extremely lucrative and powerful platform. But, most people aren't utilizing it to its full potential. Here are 15 advanced Twitter growth hacks to generate more buzz about your brand! 💙
April 8, 2021New CrewFire Features: Team Access Rewards (and More!)
Another week, another round of feature updates that we are ecstatic to share with you all today! The theme of this round of feature updates - Improving the ambassador experience. 😎
April 7, 2021The Ultimate Guide to Gen Z! (Plus 8 Marketing Tips)
When it comes to creating trends, understanding culture, and generating memes, Gen Z can truly do it all. But how do you market to Gen Z? THAT is the ultimate question, and we have the answers. Here is our essential guide to Gen Z! 🤠
March 31, 2021CrewFire Insight: The Top 10 Tools We Can't Live Without
We wanted to give you a bit of insight into tooling at CrewFire. Today, we will be sharing with you the top company tools that we use day in and day out, as well as the staff's top picks. Plus, some tools we have our eyes on in 2021. ⚒
March 25, 202113 Amazing Women-Owned Fashion and Beauty Brands to Buy from in 2021
We wanted to highlight some of the women-owned brands that are shaking up the beauty and fashion industry. Here are 13 of our favorite women-owned brands to support all year, every year! ✨
March 23, 2021Hacking the Instagram Algorithm in 2021 (+ 10 Growth Tips!)
If you want to drive more engagement and see massive growth on your Instagram this year, then you need to learn how to optimize for the algorithm. Today, we are going to take a deep dive and discover how you can see 10x the growth this year by simply hacking the Instagram algorithm! 📲
March 19, 2021CrewFire Feature Update: Ambassador Profiles, Emoji Reactions (and More!)
We just shipped three huge feature updates that we are certain will make your experience with CrewFire 10x better. These features will help with building a community within CrewFire. Be sure to read all about our newest feature update!
March 18, 2021Welcome John! CrewFire's Newest Team Member
We are excited to introduce you all to John Bullock, our newest part-time sales and operations hire. John will bring his technical skillset and a fresh set of eyes to CrewFire. As he gets ramped up, he will play a major role in streamlining our day-to-day operations, so without further ado, meet John! 👋
March 11, 2021Ambassadors LOVE CrewFire! Interview w/ Mayra Mejía
Recently, Taylor (our rockstar CSM) and I began conducting interviews and conversations with current ambassadors using CrewFire on behalf of some of our brand customers. We want to give you some insight! Here are some highlights from our interview with Mayra Mejía. 🥰
February 22, 2021New in CrewFire! (Notes on Ambassadors, Manual Commissions, Comment on Applicants, and More!)
Get ready, because we have another epic list of new features for you! On the new feature lineup, we have notes on ambassadors, manual commission, and so much more. Can't wait to hear what you think! 🥳
February 4, 2021CrewFire Design Overhaul!
We are so excited to (finally) share a huge CrewFire update with you all. We are happy to announce that the newest CrewFire design overhaul is going live! 💪
January 23, 2021More Fun with Standups at CrewFire!
This week, we started playing around with a new idea for morning prompts that would breathe a little fun and playfulness into our daily standup routine, while also giving each of our team members a little opportunity to practice leadership. ✨
January 22, 2021CrewFire Product Update: Starting 2021 off with a Bang!
Here we are, folks! Our first product update of 2021 is here, and it's a good one. We listened to what our customers wanted, and now we are here to show you our newest feature updates, live in action. 🔥
January 14, 2021Sharing Gratitude with CrewFire!
We wanted to share a fun little culture exercise we do internally at CrewFire that's helped us breathe some positivity and gratitude into our team! Here is our team spreading gratitude together. ❤
January 11, 2021CrewFire in 2021: What's Coming!
CrewFire look so different now than it did at the start of 2020, so we thought it'd be fun to reflect on the previous year at CrewFire give you an overview of what's to come in 2021! 🎉
December 18, 2020The 17 Most Powerful Activities for Brand Ambassadors
Let's dive into the 17 most powerful brand ambassador activities that are sure to spark engagement and get your ambassadors ramped up and ready to help you grow! 🔥
December 17, 2020New CrewFire Features: Submission Cap, Password Reset (and more!)
We have some exciting new features we can finally share with you! Here are some highlights of the new features we have implemented in recent weeks. 🎉
December 13, 2020Ambassador Recruitment 101: How to Find the Best Brand Ambassadors
Recruiting quality ambassadors might seem hard, but with time and a strong strategy, you will have tons of high-quality applicants in no time. Here are CrewFire's top 8 recruitment strategies! 📣
December 10, 2020Notifications Sent for Old Activities - Incident on December 9, 2020
On December 9, 2020, the CrewFire app started sending email and SMS notifications for some old activities. Those notifications shouldn't have gone out. Here is an update of what happened.
December 10, 2020Inside CrewFire's Onboarding Process: Our Key to New Customer Success
Today, we want to talk about our onboarding process, how we got to where we are today, the tooling we use, and the lessons we have learned along the way! 🎯
December 4, 2020Brand Ambassadors: 5 Key Secrets for 10x More Growth
An ambassador program is one of the most effective strategies you can use to grow your brand in an extremely genuine way. Check out the top 5 ways brand ambassadors can take your brand to new heights! ✅
November 20, 2020We’re One Week In! (New CrewFire Platform Update)
Phew! We launched our new platform on Monday and it has been a week! Here is a bit more of an in-depth explanation of the changes that have come from CrewFire over this past week. 💥
November 20, 2020We're Hiring! Director of Sales
Are you a driven and passionate entrepreneurial sales professional? Then join us! As our first sales hire, you'll be stepping onboard and helping steer a rocketship that's taking flight as we speak. 🚀
November 13, 2020New CrewFire Rebuild: We're Going Live on Monday!
The CrewFire development team has been hard at work building our new platform. And finally, we are going live! Monday, November 16th, you will be met with our new platform. 💻
November 11, 2020Brand New CrewFire Resources: Updated eBook, Video Series, and more!
CrewFire is always evolving, and with that, we want the content available for you to be ever-evolving, too. Check out the new resources we have available! 🙌
November 4, 2020Coming Soon: CrewFire Major Technology Update! (Interview w/ CrewFire’s CTO Frederic Tulsidin)
CrewFire has a big announcement! We have been working hard on rebuilding our platform with the overarching goal to make CrewFire more powerful, intuitive, and polished.
October 19, 2020CrewFire Product Update: The New Features You've Been Waiting For!
We are happy to have added some new features or updated existing product features to keep CrewFire propelling upwards and to give you the best product experience on the market.
October 12, 20204 Things Every Brand Ambassador Recruitment Page Needs - How To Recruit Brand Ambassadors
Let's break down the four simple elements that every brand ambassador recruitment page needs in order to be an instant success! 😎
September 20, 2020We're Hiring! POWERFUL Customer Success Manager! (Employee #1!)
Are you hungry to learn and eager to get in at the ground floor (FIRST HIRE!) of a CRAZY fast-growing (nearing 20x over 4 months! 🚀 🚀) SaaS startup?
September 16, 2020Are Brand Ambassadors Good for Startups?
Lately, we've been getting a lot of inbound from new companies just starting out, asking if brand ambassadors are a good fit for early stage brands.
September 2, 2020The Top 5 Benefits of Brand Ambassador Marketing
Last week, our friends over at Pilothouse Digital and the DTC Podcast were gracious enough to host me on their awesome podcast...
August 31, 2020The CRITICAL thing every other ambassador and influencer platform today is missing...
We looked at every other platform on the market to see what they were doing right, and what they were doing wrong.
August 26, 2020This $85M brand built their own brand ambassador platform 😅
Saw a story in the news yesterday that I thought was crazy relevant and, in a way, funny...
August 24, 2020Take a look inside! (BIG CrewFire 2.0 Updates!)
A quick tour of all the exciting updates and progress that have built up in CrewFire 2.0.
August 18, 2020[Video] The 6 Strategies to Recruit Brand Ambassadors
Recruit your audience and customers to join your army of brand ambassadors with these 6 strategies.
August 4, 2020[Video] CrewFire 2.0 reactions 😅
Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of hopping on calls with dozens of marketers, entrepreneurs, and business owners to learn about their growth challenges and show them what we’re working on with CrewFire 2.0....
July 22, 2020We're Hiring: Growth Hacker/Technical Marketer (Part-Time, Paid)
Get in at the ground floor of a fast-paced, high-growth startup!
July 22, 2020We're Hiring: Writer/Content Creator (Part-Time, Paid)
Get in at the ground floor of a fast-paced, high-growth startup!
July 17, 2020Coming Soon: CrewFire 2.0
An innovative new take on influencer and ambassador marketing. Coming soon.
July 6, 2020Introducing Affiliate & Referral Tracking in CrewFire (and more!)
Track and reward ambassadors for driving traffic, signups, sales, and more.
June 22, 2020I’ll show you how to start a movement.
Introducing two new initiatives to help teach marketers how to harness the power of community driven growth.
June 12, 2020A BIG List of CrewFire Updates... with Plenty More to Come.
We’ve been busy here at CrewFire HQ. Here's the latest.
July 2, 2019Announcing Instagram Engagement Campaigns in CrewFire!
Get More Likes, Comments, and Views on Instagram with Instagram Engagement Campaigns in CrewFire!
March 7, 2019New Features! Community Message Boards, Send Email/SMS Broadcast, Invite via Email, Group Sign-Up Forms
In this week’s update, we're excited to introduce several BIG new features in CrewFire that will help you manage and communicate with your brand ambassadors more effectively.
February 27, 2019New Features: Email/SMS All Team Members (And More!)
Over the past few weeks, we've pushed several major updates into the CrewFire platform. In this YouTube video, we walk you through a guided overview of the updates including:
February 13, 2019CrewFire Updates: Ambassador sharing flows, new help desk, and more!
Another action-packed week at CrewFire with more product updates to help you drive more shares from your brand ambassador program.