I have been a BzzAgent since May 2010. What is a BzzAgent, you may ask? Good question!
BzzAgent is a word-of-mouth social marketing company. In a nutshell, companies hire BzzAgent to market their products to a certain demographic. BzzAgent then gives the product to certain members of the site (the Agents), who typically receive the product to sample (usually, a full-sized sample!), coupons to give to friends & family, and a BzzGuide with information about the product and some ideas on how to share about it with others. And it's not "no-name" companies that use BzzAgent. Some companies that have used BzzAgent for Campaigns in the past have been Orbit gum, Scrubbing Bubbles, Hanes, Maybelline, Keurig, and Dr. Scholl's! These are reputable companies that want to promote their newest, coolest products to you.
My very first campaign, way back in July 2010, was for Orbit gum. It was a ton of fun to participate in! That summer, I was working at a day camp, and I was able to share coupons for free Orbit gum with a bunch of my co-counselors. Since then, I've also participated in campaigns for Maybelline lip color, L'Oreal eyeshadow, TresEMME shampoo, and Water Bobble. Now, like any product you might try, I wasn't a fan of everything BzzAgent sent me to sample, but I had a lot of fun trying out all these new products anyway! (And I still use my Water Bobble nearly every day- it's sitting right here on my desk as I write this!)
Just last week, BzzAgent started an awesome new program called the Daily Bzz. Now, in addition to being selected for Campaigns based upon demographics as in the past, there are certain campaigns that are open for this new Daily Bzz program. You get to be as creative as you want to tell BzzAgent why you deserve to participate in the Daily Bzz Campaign. And these campaigns are the really awesome ones- such as Campaigns for a Kindle, Cuisinart blender, and The Help. I've been having so much fun with the Daily Bzz Campaigns I've participated in so far! My "creative" entries have all been videos- linked here for the Kindle, here for MiO, and here for the Cuisinart blender. The Daily Bzz is open from 11am-6pm each weekday. Then, BzzAgent looks at all of the entries, picks their favorites, and lets you know the following business day if you've gotten into the Campaign. I've been SO lucky with this so far, and gotten into the Kindle 3, MiO, AND Cuisinart campaigns!! That's right- I'm going to be getting all three of these products, totally FREE, just in exchange for talking about it! Did I mention how AWESOME BzzAgent is?!
So, do you think BzzAgent is for you? Great! Just go here to sign up and get started today! Make sure to answer all the surveys that are provided for you, and you'll get invited to a campaign in no time!