PHASE 1: RECRUITMENT
After discussing your campaign goals (including segmentation of athletes by sport, gender, location, follower size, etc...), we spend up to 3 days recruiting athletes to be considered for your campaign. We reach out directly to our 5,000+ members as well as a greater audience of 70,000 additional D1 collegiate athletes. We recruit through a combination of SMS, Email and Postgame App notifications.
PHASE 2: SELECTION
After recruitment has completed, we provide the brand with an extensive list of the athletes who have opted-in for consideration. The list is sorted by athlete value - determined in part by our own calculations and past history of having worked with the athlete(s).
During this phase we offer suggestions in order to help maximize the brands' budget.
PHASE 3: NEGOTIATION
After selections have been made, Postgame begins negotiating with each athlete and/or their agent. Our experience of working with thousands of college athletes gives us a strong sense of their worth - allowing us to expedite the process with a fair offer - and one that makes the best use of the brands budget.
PHASE 4: CONTRACT
After the offer has been accepted by the athlete, we generate a custom contract between us and the athlete that includes campaign expectations, payment, content rights, and more.
Each college expects the athlete to submit a contract to their respective compliance office prior to participating in a campaign and receiving payment.
adidas Campaign Instructions
As a student-athlete at an adidas sponsored school, you now have an opportunity to earn commission on sales you send to adidas.com or the app by promoting adidas products on your social handles and encouraging your followers to use your unique affiliate tracking link (see instructions below).
The more you post about adidas, the more potential you have to earn! Adidas is making it even easier to earn by allowing you to offer a 20% discount to your fans & followers through the end of April by having them enter ADIDASNIL at checkout (Note: You can use this discount yourself as well!).
Below are some basic step-by-step instructions for how to participate in the Ambassador campaign. Additional information can be found on our FAQ Page. You can also message Postgame on Instagram DM or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Step by Step Instructions
Use your adidas Tracking Link: You MUST refer to this specific link in all of your adidas content in order for Postgame to track sales originating from your posts. The link is available within your Postgame account in the Postgame App. When you login visit the Account Menu >> Adidas Link.
Note: a tracking link is also referred to as an Affiliate Link (learn more).
Add Your adidas Tracking Link to social platforms: For Feed posts or Instagram Reels or Tiktok videos you can place your tracking link in your profile's bio field. Create a call to action by asking viewers to "Click Link in Bio" for any posts. For dynamic posts such as stories on Instagram, you can add your tracking link directly to the post by using the "Link" button which allows you to cut and paste a URL to create a hyperlinked button. Adding your tracking link to a Story post allows followers the most seamless way to make a purchase.
Create Content: We suggest creating different types of content at one time. Find a friend or teammate to help you. Someone with video editing skills is a plus! Use a high quality camera. If you decide to use an iPhone, ensure your video and photo quality is set to the highest resolution the phone allows. Create content that can be versatile and used within your IG Story, Reels, Feed and TikTok. Vertical camera orientation is suggested. View the adidas Campaign Brief for examples. adidas would like for you to use the copyright-free music wherever possible (search copyright free on Instagram or TikTok).
Post Often: There is no limit to how often you can post - and no limit to how much you can earn.
Promote the Discount!** As mentioned above, adidas is allowing you to offer your fans & followers a 20% Discount on adidas products using the code: ADIDASNIL
Here's examples of ways to refer people to the discount:
a). SAVE 20% OFF SPRING FAVORITES WITH CODE: ADIDASNIL
b). Save on fresh styles for spring break. Get all your favorite 3-Stripes gear with 20% off full price and sale items. Use code: ADIDASNIL
Get Paid: Postgame will keep track of all your sales and commissions earned. We will pay you on a monthly basis through your preferred payment method such as Venmo, CashApp, Zelle or PayPal. If needed we will also send you a W-9 tax form and a year end 1099.
Rinse and Repeat: Each time you receive new adidas product from your school, purchase adidas product or simply find something on the site you like, keep posting about them and keep earning as long as you are eligible and playing for a participating adidas sponsored school.
Additional Posting Guidelines:
Instagram Caption Tags: @adidas @postgame.official
TikTok Caption Tags: @adidas @postgame_nil
Unique Tracking URL: Located in your Postgame App under Menu >> Adidas Link
Basic Style / Content Guidelines
adidas branding and logo should always be visible
No competing products or brands should appear within your content.
Be sure that you are permitted to use your school logo, mascot, marks within your content prior to posting.
Lighting should be bright, even and inviting. Avoid harsh shadows and confusing backgrounds.
The product you are promoting should be visible. Do not crop/cut off footwear or apparel in photos.
Here are some great examples of content and captions
*All athletes must check with their university compliance office before posting content using your school logos or creating content within your athletic facilities such as arenas, stadiums or locker rooms. Also, International Students are currently unable to participate in this campaign.
** Limited time offer valid March 20, 2023 12:01am PST through April 30, 2023 11:59pm PST at adidas.com/us. Get 20% off full price and sale price products* when you enter promo code ADIDASNIL online. Offer is only valid while supplies last. Offer cannot be combined with other offers. Offer is not valid on prior purchases. Offer not valid at adidas Retail stores. *Exclusions apply, including but not limited to: 4D, Ivy Park x adidas, Select Ultraboost, Pharrell x adidas, Disney, Human Made, limited edition Originals, Select NMD, Select Stan Smith, Select Superstar, Select adizero, Gift Cards and purchases on the Confirmed App. Valid on domestic U.S. orders only. adidas reserves the right to change terms and conditions, substitute offer of equal or greater value and end offer at any time without notice. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
*** FTC Guidelines ***
MATERIAL DISCLOSURES AND COMPLIANCE WITH FTC GUIDELINES. When publishing posts/statuses about Postgame products or services and the Brand’s products or services, you must clearly disclose your “material connection” with Postgame and the Brand, including the fact that you are being provided with certain experiences and/or being paid. The above disclosure should be clear and prominent and made in close proximity to any statements that you make about Postgame and/or the Brand and it's products or services. This disclosure is required regardless of any space limitations of the medium (e.g. Instagram), where the disclosure can be made via Hashtags, e.g. #sponsored. Your statements should always reflect your honest and truthful opinions and actual experiences. You should only make factual statements about Postgame and/or the Brand and it’s products or services which you know for certain are true and can be verified.