SM Global Shop is the official SM Entertainment fashion merchandise store. The brand carries fashion merchandise from sensational K-pop groups, such as EXO, Super Junior, Girls' Generation, and Red Velvet, just to name a few.
The brand has proudly partnered with Korean Wave's premier leader in SM Entertainment to provide its customers with K-Pop apparel and accessories to spread Korean culture and artists globally.
Their mission is to make it easier for SM Entertainment fans all around the world to purchase authentic beloved artists' goods!
K-pop is popular with fans that span all across the world! People love K-pop artists' extremely catchy rhythm and chorus, the fashion and style, and the overall amazing performance that SM entertainment groups give.
It comes as no surprise that the SM Global Shop brand ambassador program has been a huge hit. It gives the opportunity for fans all around the world to come together and share a love for K-pop, music, and culture.
It wasn't SM Global Shop's first time hosting a brand ambassador program. In fact, the brand has been gaining so much popularity that they invited a small group of customers to be their first group of ambassadors back in early 2020.
But the challenges they faced, in the beginning, were quite universal. They wanted to unlock the potential of their customers (who were already generating UGC for SM Global Shop) and generate more UGC and referrals via their ambassadors.
On top of that, the brand was using several means of communication which lead to a high level of inactive members and overall lacked engagement and a sense of community. They knew that they needed a better system to manage their initial group of ambassadors.
"Our program always had difficulty with bonding and communicating with ambassadors because we had to maintain a separate community on Facebook Group, and all the notices were scattered into different platforms (Facebook/E-mail) which lowered the open rate and confusion between members."
Some of SM Global Shops biggest pain points included:
"The SMS notification and community feature from CrewFire have changed our program a lot. Our ambassadors now have a unified and huge hall of communication. This helped them to be effectively notified (with a better open rate than E-mail!)"
With a rapidly growing, passionate base of k-pop fans who wanted to work with SM Global Shop, they saw the eminent need to scale up and mobilize by turning their raving fans into their team of brand ambassadors.
"Having a separate community on CrewFire, allows us to communicate with our ambassadors better than before."
In just two short months, the SM Global Shop has hit the ground running, full speed ahead. They have seen rapid growth, amazing UGC, and an impressive number of referrals.
"CrewFire support was always very fast-responsive and helpful so that we can resolve the issue really quickly. Also, they check-in with me regularly. This helped us a lot to see if our program is going well and improve if we had an issue with the program."
SM Global Shop has hosted a wide variety of activities for their ambassadors to participate in and consistently receives tons of amazing content from their ambassadors.
SM Global Shop can take that content and repurpose it on their website or social media channels.
Ambassadors can check in for program updates and engage and interact with their fellow ambassadors.
Mobilize your ambassadors to create content and take action in exchange for points.
Arm your ambassadors with a unique referral code that they can share with friends, family, and followers and earn a commission for each sale they generate.
Ambassadors can check out what their fellow ambassadors have been participating in the activity feed.
Ambassadors can check their history in their profile and see their complete list of completed activities and points earned.
Incentivize your ambassadors by adding custom rewards that they can earn in exchange for points.
"I would really recommend you to go forward with CrewFire if you need a stronger bond with ambassadors!"