(The 2015 Step2 Brand Ambassadors)
The first day we met with members of the marketing team. They were very attentive and genuinely interested in any feedback we had on future licensing opportunities they were exploring as well as new products. I felt very flattered and unqualified to give them any constructive criticism, because I think they are amazing at their job and had such great ideas! The entire meeting was completely fascinating to me.
If you were at this meeting and were asked what your favorite Step2 product is or what kind of product you would like to see them create, what would you say? I’d love to know! And I’ll pass the info along!
Chris, the CEO of Step2, joined us for almost every meeting and even went out to dinner with us. He was very personable and down to earth. Everyone was! I think what surprised me the most about a company as big as Step2 was how SMALL it actually felt. It didn’t have a corporate feel at all. There were real people, some who have worked there for over 20 years, who truly love the company and what they do. They are parents who have designed the products for their own children. It was easy to visit and get to know the entire team, including Chris, and I think it would be a great place to work.
Earlier in the year several brand ambassadors shared their concerns with the way the instructions were drawn up and the quality of one of the new products. Within a few days Step2 had opened up a bunch of them and were in the process of redoing the instructions and fixing the product itself. That was a testimony to me that our opinion matters and they listen!
I was able to see a lot of the kitchens that Step2 has made and still think that this one is my favorite. The color scheme is bright and cheerful, and the storage. I LOVE the storage.
Seeing the safety measures that they take and the design behind each product makes me appreciate them even more.
I enjoyed visiting with Matt, one of the designers, and finding out that he was the one who came up with the concept for the Igloo wagon!
I told him how much we liked ours and that we use it often. My favorite feature? It’s lightweight and fits perfectly into the back of our Odyssey minivan.
Besides being able to attend meetings with the marketing and design teams, and touring the Step2 headquarters, we also did a little sightseeing!
Being a brand ambassador for Step2 has been an amazing experience. It feels great to be a part of something that benefits to many families and brings joy to so many children!