2019 Island Batik Brand Ambassador Program Application
Thank you for your interest in applying to become an Island Batik Brand Ambassador!

2019 Island Batik Brand Ambassador applications are officially open! Applications will be accepted until December 7, 2018. The 2019 Brand Ambassador year will begin in January 2019 and run through the following January, or slightly longer as the schedule dictates. Accepted applicants will be notified via email in December 2018.

WHAT IS A BRAND AMBASSADOR? A Brand Ambassador is excited about our batik and wants to tell everyone about it!
Our Brand Ambassador team’s primary focus is promoting Island Batik products with their online following through monthly events, blog hops, and more. Sample fabric is given to you by Island Batik for use in all program related events. You will receive two large shipments during the program, packed full of fabric and other surprises that you won't be able to wait to share! We require a minimal amount of sample sewing for rep samples that travel with our sales team and showcase our fabrics for quilt shop buyers. Brand Ambassadors are not sales representatives and do not fill any role relating to in-person appearances in local quilt shops and other quilting events.

ARE YOU A GOOD FIT FOR OUR BRAND AMBASSADOR TEAM? As quilters and sewists, our Brand Ambassador team loves working with Island Batik fabric! Brand Ambassadors must have a strong social media presence where they talk about their fabric, sewing, and quilting experiences. A Brand Ambassador must have a blog where she or he posts weekly (or more) and active social media outlets (posts daily on various platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.). Ideal candidates are more than hobbyists and are actively working towards building their personal brands as bloggers in the quilting space, quilt designers, or in other industry-related roles.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU? Through our monthly challenges and events, you’ll be pushed out of your creative comfort zone and you’ll grow as a quilter! While you’re enthusing about our Island Batik fabric, we are promoting you and your brand through social media sharing. We provide connections to magazine publications for those who are seeking to have their work published. We also have opportunities for pattern designers interested in submitting their patterns for possible inclusion in our catalog and for distribution through Island Batik. You will have the opportunity to make professional connections that may help you to achieve your quilty goals, and make some friends along the way!

WHAT KIND OF A TIME COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM? The base of the program is a schedule of monthly events, most of which require you to make one, typically small project, blog about it, and share it on your social media platforms. We have two scheduled blog hops a year that require larger projects and posting on a specific date and are centered on a theme, but the rest of our events are fairly flexible. We do also ask for two to four small rep samples (finished size about the size of a Fat Quarter) from each Ambassador each year; fabric and postage is provided. There are minimal “housekeeping” requirements like checking your email and sharing information throughout the program.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? In addition to your responses to the application questions, you will be scored on the content of your blog and social media pages (is it focused and well-written?), your post frequency, and the photography and other images you use.

HOW TO APPLY:
1. Complete and submit this form.
2. Send one 12.5” pieced block to the address below. Please note that this will NOT be returned to you. Returning 2019
Ambassadors are exempt.
Island Batik
2719 Loker Avenue West, Suite B
Carlsbad, CA 92010

What's your name (first and last)?
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What is your email address?
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Please share the URL to your blog below.
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Where do you live (city, state, and country if outside of United States)?
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Are you a pattern designer?
If you are a designer, do you submit your designs for publication?
If yes, in which publication has your work been featured? Please provide publication titles and issues (or year published).
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If you track your blog followers, please list the number of followers you have currently below.
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How many visits does your blog receive monthly on average
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How do you track your blog traffic?
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Please share your blog or business Facebook page URL below.
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How many followers do you have on Facebook currently?
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Please share your Instagram handle below.
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How many followers do you have on Instagram currently?
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Please share your professional Pinterest page URL below if applicable.
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How do you promote your blog and/or brand?
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What blog-related events have you participated in over the past year?
Do you record and post quilting related videos to YouTube?
Do you have an email list? If yes, how many subscribers do you have and how often do you send emails to this list?
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Please list the sewing and quilting groups/organizations to which you belong.
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Tell us why you would make a great Ambassador!
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Do you have a die cutter?
If you have a die cutter, please tell us which brand and model it is.
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Do you have an embroidery machine and make machine embroidered appliqué projects?
Are you a Quilty Box subscriber?
Do you subscribe to any quilting or sewing subscription boxes other than Quilty Box? If so, please list them below.
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Are you a brand Ambassador for any other industry related companies? If so, please list them below.
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How did you hear about the Island Batik Ambassador program?
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Please provide us with a brief bio (3-5 sentences) that you would be comfortable with having published online if you are accepted into this program.
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What is your favorite color palette to stitch with?
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To what address would we need to ship your product if you are accepted into this program? If you have special shipping instructions, please include them here.
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Please provide your phone number below.
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