May 31, 2021

AERFORCE - How our community helps to spread the word about AER

by Sarah Ashley

Community. Community. Community. 

We can’t stress enough how important our community is to us. It all started with our Kickstarter campaign back in 2016. If it wasn’t for the two thousand brave backers who believed in us and our idea - this product, and with it our company, wouldn’t exist. We are where we are today because of this supportive community, which we like to call the AERFORCE. We love them and constantly share their photos and videos from around the world; whether that’s an aerial selfie at the top of a snow capped mountain, a game of catch with friends and family at the beach or just pure epicness doing something unprecedented! The content and positive feedback we receive on a daily basis is what motivates us to get up in the morning.

We celebrate our AERFORCE community with our Shot of the Month, a monthly giveaway aiming to bring our community closer together. We choose a couple favourites and let the community decide which one was this month’s best AERshot. In May 2020, we launched our very first #AERChallenge. We asked the AERFORCE community to edit our next Highlight Reel and we were overwhelmed by both the quality and quantity of edits we have received. This, once again, showed us that many of our community members are content creators who are really good at what they do.

Naturally, we get collaboration requests from content creators on a daily basis. Trust me, even though we want everyone to have an AER out there, we just simply can’t say yes to every single request. It saddens me to decline some and approve others, but I think we’ve come to a solution that is fair and gives everyone a good chance to attain an AER and make some money by sharing the shots with their audience. 

We’re stoked to officially introduce our new AERFORCE programs: The Affiliate Program and the Ambassador Program.

What are they? Who’s it for? What are the perks? How can you apply?

The Affiliate Program

We're not just looking for creators with millions of followers — F* that. Our definition of "Influencer" is different. In addition to the actual quality of content, we want to team up with those who are passionate about filmmaking. Those who are always on the hunt for creative ways to tell their story and have the guts to step out of their comfort zone. 

Perks of the Affiliate Program include discounts on our products and an opportunity to earn some serious money by sharing an affiliate link with your followers. For those who don’t know what that means: You get a specific link to our webshop that allows us to track how many people click on that link and how many of them end up placing an order within the next 30 days. (By the way, this is what so-called ‘cookies’ are for, that you see warnings about all over the web). We then pay you a commission for each of those orders.

This sounds interesting to you? This is your chance to show us what you got! You can easily apply here

The Ambassador Program 

If we were a skate or surf brand the Ambassadors would be our pro team. They’re our top daredevils, storytellers, adventurers and adrenaline thrill-seekers. They’ve pretty much become masters of throwing their AERs and it’s now a regular tool in their content creation process. 

They’ve been with us for a long time and proven that they can capture stunning shots with our products and are happy to use their platforms to support us. We’ve built true relationships with the AERFORCE Ambassadors and have a sense of real personal connections that we hope to keep for a years to come.

Stay tuned to our Instagram stories as we’ll be introducing our first two AERFORCE Ambassadors soon! 

Our goal is to build real and meaningful relationships with our community through these programs as they influence, create, and embody our brand into their creative process. No doubt, the AERFORCE community has an energizing and interactive effect on AERVIDEO. They always have and always will be the backbone of our business.

XOXO, 
Sarah

< Back