Besomebody, Brown Distributing and Michelob Ultra Join Forces to Offer Austin Free Experiences on the #besomebody iPhone app
Austin, Texas (July 31, 2015) – Besomebody, Inc., a first-of-its-kind mobile platform that enables users to learn through passion-based Experiences, has teamed up with another Austin-based company, Brown Distributing, as well as their national partner, Michelob Ultra, to provide Austinites free Experiences for the next two months. Users can choose from more than 450 Experiences, from kayaking and wakesurfing, to painting and pottery, led by nearly 300 local “Passionaries” – the teachers on the platform.
First-time bookers can use the code “ULTRA” during the booking process to receive a free Experience, up to $50. Higher-priced Experiences receive a $50 discount. Adventure, Fitness, Music and Art represent the largest categories of Experiences, with emerging areas like Entrepreneurship and Life Coaching growing fast.
After sharing several major announcements last month, including an exclusive partnership with Austin’s REI Outdoor School and the closing of their second round of funding, the promotion with Brown and Michelob Ultra is the latest exciting news from the Austin-based startup.
“The best way to truly understand what #besomebody is about is to get out there and have an Experience,” said Kash Shaikh, Besomebody, Inc. Founder & CEO. “When you meet talented Passionaries who share your passion, and begin learning something new – or get even better at something you’re already good at – you start to realize the power and potential of our platform. We wanted to make it easy for people to give it a try.”
The campaign, called “First Round’s On Us,” will run through October 1st and be promoted in retail outlets, billboards, taxis, radio segments, print magazines and across all of social media. Passionaries still get paid during the free promotion, as Besomebody is picking up all the costs of any Experiences booked.
“This campaign is incredible,” said Mike O’Hara, Fitness Passionary on #besomebody. “It not only allows Passionaries to continue fulfilling our dreams by getting paid to teach our craft, but it also allows the community to learn from us for free. This platform is something the world has needed for a very long time. I’m beyond grateful to be a part of it, and very proud that it started right here in Austin.”
The #besomebody app now has over 700 user-created passion areas and dozens of new Passionaries joining the platform every week. Top Passionaries are making over $3000/month teaching on the platform, with Motocross, Water Sports, Hiking, Yoga, Photography and Fitness among some of the most booked Experiences. Nearly 1000 Experiences have been booked over the last three months. Prices range from $5 for an hour-long Entrepreneurship session to $1600 for a week-long Travel Experience to Machu Picchu, Peru.
“Brown Distributing is very excited for the opportunity to partner with the #besomebody team,” said Agnes Fuccello, Marketing Director at Brown Distributing. “ Being a local, family-owned company, we strive to align ourselves with other local businesses that share our values and ultimately have a mission of bettering our communities. #Besomebody is changing the world one Experience at a time by providing an outlet to explore your passion; something that we feel is a perfect fit for the Michelob Ultra brand. By teaming up, we hope to help spread the message of finding your passion throughout Central Texas.”
While the #besomebody app is free for download worldwide in the App Store, the Experience Marketplace is currently only available in Austin. The company plans to begin nationwide expansion in October, with Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles and New York as the top potential markets.
Download the #besomebody app for free in the app store: http://appstore.com/besomebody.