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ATN provides staff in cities and towns of all sizes throughout the U.S. and Canada. Large, small, remote, or rural, we can handle staffing in any location.
ATN specializes in providing custom staffing solutions for experiential marketing campaigns, brand activations, promotional events, trade shows, mobile marketing tours, PR stunts, and so much more.
Absolutely! We can staff, execute and manage projects of any size and scope including large-scale and multi-market events.
Please click here to view the full list of our event staffing services. If you don’t find what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to reach out, we’ve seen it and staffed it all.
We sure can. We have thousands of bilingual and multicultural brand ambassadors throughout the U.S. and Canada.
We carefully hand-select staff based on our client’s specific needs. We review resumes for relevant experience, photos, and social media profiles prior to interviewing each candidate over the phone. Our phone interviews are thorough and tailored to each client and campaign allowing us to provide individuals that meet our client’s needs and wants.
A lead brand ambassador is chosen by the account manager to assist with ATN’s administrative tasks (staff check-ins, uniform distribution, break-rotations, and staff check-outs) for the on-site team. They serve as the eyes and ears for ATN. Lead brand ambassadors typically do not have the same types of responsibilities that an on-site manage would have. They cannot hire/fire staff, change shift-times or make billing decisions.
On-site managers are vetted and trained to manage the on-site staff and the activation itself. They typically have extensive industry experience and can address inherent event-based challenges. An on-site manager will also handle the responsibilities of the lead brand ambassador AND can manage the team (motivate/discipline staff when needed).
Yes. ATN will conduct criminal background checks upon request. Additionally, ATN requires background checks and/or motor vehicle reports for positions that require staff to drive a vehicle during event hours; gives staff access to high-value assets, cash, financial records, or sensitive information; and/or involves the staff working at a children’s event.
Of course! Each staff member has a talent profile that showcases their experience, skills, physical attributes, activities, interests, and photos.
Yes. Our clients love our proprietary client portal. Here, you can view all your events (past and present), staff rosters, staff profiles, invoices, and you can even electronically submit new staffing requests.
To avoid any employee misclassification risk and give our clients peace of mind, we hire all our staff as W-2 employees. To learn more about our W-2 hiring model, please click here.
We believe in good-ole fashioned customer service. Our foundation is built on providing personalized solutions for our clients, tailored specifically to their needs and goals. We have a team of real people working around the clock to ensure that our events are fully staffed with the right team and the our client’s goals are met from start to finish (a staffing app can’t do that). We will work with you every step of the way to provide top-notch service to set your event up for success.
For events requiring 4 or more staff, we provide complimentary backups. ATN strives for 100% attendance and we will devise a custom plan for each event (no matter the size or scope).
In states that have required mandated breaks, we are 100% compliant with those regulations. If not regulated, we will work with your team to develop an appropriate break schedule that keeps the staff fresh and your event running efficiently.
As a W-2 employer, we follow all state-mandated overtime regulations.
Yes. To effectively staff our events, we adhere to a 4-hour minimum (per shift). If an event is less than 4 hours, we bill/pay for 4 hours of work.
If paid parking is the only feasible option, we will collect receipts after the event to reimburse the staff. Actual parking costs will be added to your final invoice with receipt copies.
In some cases, if staff travel a long distance, we offer bonuses or a per diem to cover travel expenses. However, any travel costs will be discussed in advance so there are no surprises.
Yes and no, we have a general rate card, but the “devil is in the details” when it comes to determining event staff wages. Locations, events, venues, hours, roles, and staff attributes are the largest determining factors when it comes to our billable rate. We welcome the chance to bid on any specific projects that you’re working on. Additionally, we offer discounted rates for larger programs and larger agency of record relationships.
Staff training is vital to the success of your event. We highly recommend that our clients provide us with training documents to pass along to the staff. Many clients choose to host paid training sessions over the phone or in-person. Our account managers can also host training sessions over the phone to cover any training materials you have provided. We also offer customized questionnaires/quizzes prior to the event to ensure the staff is prepared.
Yes. While our extensive pre-event staff-communication helps us minimize last-minute cancellations; redundancies are still key to the success of event staffing. ATN utilizes several tools, including on-site and/or on-call backups, to ensure full attendance at each event. Our account managers oversee staff check-ins at the start of each event and are available during all event hours; we respond when needed.
ATN is tracking many methodologies and practices, including face masks, clear face shields, disposable gloves, social distancing, hand washing, hand sanitizing, not touching the face, surface cleaning and sanitation, etc.
This will be based on several variables and will need to be addressed with our clients on a case-by-case basis.
Our recommendations are as follows:
ATN supports the working activities of businesses and staff wherever they are legally allowed to operate (we recently provided hundreds of essential workers for a large grocery chain in cities throughout the U.S.).
Yes, ATN will waive cancellation fees for events canceled due to government mandates and/or increased public concern surrounding COVID-19.
Yes, our wheels are always in motion, and we are here to help you navigate through this uncharted territory.
I can’t begin to tell you how thankful I am for ATN’s help last year. I told someone the other day that I feel like ATN is a true partner for me when planning events. I’m especially grateful for your ability to accommodate my many last-minute requests – even when it means providing staff in 48 markets with one week’s notice! I promise I’ll try to keep the late requests to a minimum this year 😊.
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