About Us

Promotional Brand Ambassadors, Inc. has been providing event staffing, promotional modeling, and other events related services. Today, we work with advertising and marketing agencies from coast to coast. Our services portfolio is extensive and covers the complete spectrum of society. We work directly or indirectly with Corporate America and are extremely proud of the many successes we have delivered our clients.

We are committed to bringing you the best possible promotional and events related staffs nationwide. The people we hire are professional, attractive, energetic, outgoing and able to interact with your targeted markets. We are eager to build upon your brand image through positive interactions.

We realize that a quick positive interaction is just as valuable as a long, detail-oriented experience. We maximize all exposures with talented individuals who dress for success, who are educated about the products or services being offered, and who are provided within your program budgets.

We staff programs large or small, from one to more than 100 people. We provide promotional ambassadors and specialists for programs that run from four hours to months at a time.

Our People Power Your Promotions!

No matter the event, we strive to provide not only the best brand representation available but the best brand experience imaginable.

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Our Mission Statement

We are focused on providing outstanding, educated and talented individuals and teams who understand the significance of brand and image-building campaigns and initiatives. We work directly with companies and corporations, as well as their advertising, marketing, communications and public relations agencies. We have represented many of the world’s leading businesses in a wide variety of arenas. We are considered an extension of these companies’ staff. We never wish to promote ourselves. Instead, we rely on the successes our campaigns deliver to our clients and hope that our results provide reasons for our clients to brag about their positive experiences with our organization and team members.

Promotional Brand Ambassadors, inc. is committed to its clients and will always deliver the highest quality, results-oriented services, whether tangible or intangible. We are recognized not only as a leader in our industry, but we are also an innovator of services that go above and beyond our clients expectations. Our objective is to produce results that directly and positively impact our clients’ business purposes.

We believe in rewarding creativity, talent, professionalism, insight, teamwork and honesty. We do not make promises we cannot keep. And we strive to always deliver more than we promise our clients. With that said, we realize our services and teams are retained to execute some of the most difficult marketing campaigns ever developed. We will always treat an easy, one-person promotion the same way we execute a multi-location, large staff, and complex program, regardless of income earning potential. When we sign our names to an agreement for services, we realize we are extending our reputations to that client as well. We promise to achieve the most ambitious goals if properly identified. We also promise to stay focused and on point for our clients sake and benefit.

Finally, we believe in old-fashioned, conservative virtues. We will not promote or create a brand image that we feel betrays the values of society. If a product or service is deemed to be unfit, unhealthy or potentially harmful to our society, our company and its employees will respectfully decline to submit a bid to compete for the opportunity to market those products or services.

Our Team

JoAnn Aubry-Smith, President

JoAnn brings a vision encompassing over 25 years of experiential and event marketing that has taken the name of what is known today as Promotional Brand Ambassadors, Inc. As the President, JoAnn leads the company with a global strategy focusing on innovative technologies, improved client services, quality recruitment and training programs, and achieving goals above and beyond client expectations. She attended West Chester University and Barbizon School of Modeling. Her career started out as a bridal and swimsuit model before becoming a promotional specialist working with automotive giant, General Motors (GM) and its multiple divisions including Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and many others. Today, she founded one of the most successful promotional staffing agencies working within the event and experiential marketing arena.

Christian (Chris) W. Smith, Jr., Chief Executive Officer

Chris is an innovator and creator of some of the most successful, non-threatening, marketing and sales tools ever utilized to promote products and services. He is the co-developer of the “Measure Up Challenge.” This program educates consumers about new vehicle releases while giving them motivation to enter into the purchase spectrum towards a sales outcome. The program has literally collected and followed the purchase patterns of millions of automotive consumers since its inception, including hundreds of thousands of sales for his automotive clients.

Chris has the proven ability to create, design and prepare major marketing initiatives, from planning to execution and through to complete evaluation and follow-up. He is highly experienced at leveraging consumer interactive opportunities to build brand awareness and loyalty that results in new sales and sales increases. Chris is highly skilled at applying ingenuity, knowledge and experience while building new and innovative experiential marketing campaigns for a wide variety of national and international clients. He is an award-winning writer, editor and publisher of internal and external communications. Chris is skilled at negotiating and implementing all aspects of the fluid facets of any marketing program, including purchasing, design and build strategies, site development, display placement, signage, traffic ingress/egress, safety and security, materials storage, shipping and warehousing. It takes a unique ability to negotiate rates for temporary and permanent staffs, including salary, scheduling and training. Chris is a team leader who realizes his skills are even more valuable when shared with the team of experts that surround him.

Kelly Keller, Vice President of Marketing

As an innovative marketing executive for over 20 years, Kelly shows her passion for creating business and bringing Promotional Brand Ambassadors, Inc. to the forefront of the industry from the moment you meet her. She is results-driven and this shows through the various strategies implemented to improve the bottom line not only for the company, but clients as well. Kelly received her B.S. in Marketing from Rutgers University and is a member of the American Marketing Association. As the Vice President of Marketing, Kelly focuses on marketing and strategic vision for the company.

Karla Garcia, Bilingual Staffing Director

Karla has been working with Promotional Brand Ambassadors, Inc. for over five years. She started as a Brand Ambassador, worked herself into a Lead, an Event Manager and eventually Staffing Recruiter. She is a highly effective team player who has great presentation skills, contagious enthusiasm and deep rooted passion for excellence. She has established a reputation of blending creative and administrative abilities to achieve the desired results.