Modern Promos | Brand Activation Agency


Modern Promos is a brand activation agency specializing in planning and activating impactful brand experiences.


Experts at creating successful mobile marketing tours, product sampling, mall events, guerrilla marketing and sponsorship activation with the right talent.


From Staffing to End to End Program Management; Concept, Logistics, Activation Management, Client Reporting.


Let’s Face It.

Nothing engages consumers more genuinely and more effectively than a well-researched, well-choreographed, live promotional event. In fact, experiential marketing, on average, has a 10x reach via word-of-mouth.

Here in Minneapolis.

No company can create, plan, promote and execute a more engaging live event than Modern Promos. Founded in 2006, our organization demonstrates unrivaled passion and leverages contacts and personal relationships with key venues in key markets to provide our clients with measurable and exceptional consumer-brand experiences.

Led by event maestro and founder – Jonathon Nelson

Projects are guided by the following core event-marketing innovation principles:
• Strategies that engage and ignite authentic consumer-brand bonding.
• Think Hyper-Targeting.
• Engage consumers’ sense appeal: sight, sound, touch, taste, smell.
• Listen attentively and record all feedback.
• Make the most of a great moment by taking proven action steps.
• Transfer the excitement of a live event to social media with the goal of producing more face-to-face and Facebook likes to execute best practices and adaptable marketing modules.
• Maintain budget and schedule integrity.


"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."


Brand Experience

Consumer Packaged Goods

  • Land O’Frost
  • Coke
  • Hallmark
  • Lavazza
  • Keurig
  • L’Oreal
  • Bon Appetit Pizza
  • Pepsi Max


  • Sprint
  • Boost Mobile
  • Xfinity
  • Fios by Verizon
  • Oracle
  • New Egg
  • Charter Communications
  • Viki
  • AT&T
  • U.S. Cellular

Retailers + Restaurants

  • Pie Five Pizza
  • Del Taco
  • McDonald’s
  • Rusty (R) Taco
  • Dickey’s BBQ
  • Hungry Howie’s
  • Golden Chick
  • Zaxby’s
  • Elevation Burger
  • Home Depot

Non-profits + Healthcare

  • Centura Health
  • ACCCE – American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
  • Xcel Energy
  • HCMC (Hennepin Country Medical Center)
  • LMC (League of Minnesota Cities)
  • Kids Choice Awards
  • Atlanta Zoo
  • San Diego Museum of Man/Balboa Park
  • Air National Guard
  • Visit Ecuador
  • Panama City Beach

Professional Services + Products

  • Liberty Travel
  • KB Homes
  • American Express
  • Delta
  • H&R Block
  • Men’s Fitness
  • Elements Massage
  • Toyota
  • HGTV
  • Comedy Central
  • Big Buck Hunter
  • Ford
  • AMC
  • Lexus
  • Firestone
  • Warrior Dash
  • Bridgestone
  • Loacker
  • NBC

Some Fun Facts

Nationwide Talent with Daily Growth
Total Activations
Brands Represented to date


Social Media & Content Marketing

Social Media & Content Marketing

Modern Promos works with their clients to design and activate brand-focused content driven conversations through Social Media and live event campaigns. Relevant and valuable data can be derived from a defined consumer audience. Team Modern Promos helps their clients attain positive and profitable results through this interactive and engaging type of program.​

Event Marketing

Event Marketing

Strategic thinking, inspired creativity, meticulous planning and faultless execution. A lot of agencies can come up with big ideas not many have the understanding and talent to manage every aspect of the activation in-house. We offer a wide range of event services for brands and organizations looking to build trial, trust and conversation. From high profile touring roadshows to exhibitions, PR events, guerrilla marketing, product sampling drives, we've got it covered. Modern Promos creates the right strategy to meet your goals along with the right locations and right ideas for engagement of people face-to-face. We help you amplify this experience. Our team has experience working with over 16​0 brands across the country.

S​ponsorships​ & Partnerships

S​ponsorships​ & Partnerships

Modern Promos will work to align your brand with the perfect backdrop to reach your consumer. From festivals to farmers markets, foodie events, and the like, the team's extensive network of market specific, hyper local or demographically specific events will allow your brand to elevate its experience to those that it will resonate the loudest, in the places and with people most likely to answer the call to action.



Ensure your event goes off without a hitch. Modern Promos ​ensures hand selected field staff from Field Managers to Brand Ambassadors to Mascots for each program who participate in detailed training that includes expectations of the client and sales and marketing goals. Bottom line, the first and last impression is through these talent, they will walk the walk and talk the talk. Specialties include retail and shopper demonstrators, mobile tours, street teams, mascots and samplings.

Guerilla Marketing

Guerilla Marketing

Guerrilla marketing is all about creating unconventional and unexpected brand experiences to capture consumer attention and drive ​Word-of-mouth (WOM). For people to talk about your brand they need to be impacted. Modern Promos is here to surprise and delight your target demographic with fresh, new ideas and technologies.Non-traditional marketing can range from street stunts, clean graffiti, geocaching, projections, canvassing and door hangings for example.


Welcome to Modern Promos!

We are a staffing and event marketing agency, executing activations across the US. We are constantly on the lookout for amazing new Brand Ambassadors!

Q & A

What is a Brand Ambassador?
A Brand ambassador is an individual who is hired to represent a specific brand or organization in a positive way, increase brand awareness, and generate sales and/or social buzz.

Who can can become a Brand Ambassador?
Anyone with a naturally positive and energetic personality would be a perfect Brand Ambassador. Although some events can be unexpectedly taxing, due to constant social interaction, if you are someone who loves connecting with people and introducing them to new and exciting ideas, you would be perfect!

When do Brand Ambassadors work?
Due to the versatility of the Brand Ambassador position, events could take place at any time, depending on the program. BA’s could be required to work any time of the day, from early mornings to late nights to the entirety of the day (of course, long work hours also include a sufficient amount of break time).

What’s the pay rate?
Brand Ambassador pay rates are set by vary by client and are based on program type, but our Brand Ambassadors are paid in the rage of $15 – $35 per hour.

We also hire talent to fill the following opportunities:

  • Field Managers
  • Mascots
  • CDL Drivers
  • Retail/In-Store Demonstrators/Samplers
  • Emcees
  • Labor Set-up/Teardown Staff
  • Mystery Shoppers/Market Research Intercept Talent
  • Tradeshow/Convention Talent

If any of these positions interest you, click here to join our team!


“Working with Modern Promos was a great experience. Their on call manager was very helpful on the day of the event and answered all questions I had prior to the event promptly.”

Sarah, New York, NY

“I’ve been working with Modern Promos for 2 years now and have had a fantastic experience with their agency. They constantly have events in my area that have been unique opportunities and my check has arrived within 2 weeks!”

Nick, Los Angeles, CA

“Working with Modern Promos is a great pleasure. The thing I appreciate most about the company is that it has given me the opportunity to balance work and life by allowing me to work flexible hours.”

Melanie, Miami,FL

“Modern Promos hires great staff. I haven’t worked an event where I didn’t have fun. They have always hired outgoing, professional, and engaging staff which is a plus when working at team events.”

Steven, Chicago, IL

“I’ve only been working with Modern Promos for a short period of time but I’ve found over time that they are a very dedicated company. They look out for our best interest and I am very grateful for the experience I’ve received from them. My payment has always been quick!”

Crystal, Dallas, TX


Contact Info

8100 Penn Ave South
Bloomington MN, 55431

Main Office: 651.400.1644
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