Since its inception in December 2011, iambassador has grown rapidly, creating innovative blogger and social media campaigns around the world. In order to further grow iambassador and establish a presence in different regions, the management team has decided to create regional chapters. Each chapter will be headed by a Director who will be responsible for blogger and client relations, as well as client acquisition in their respective regions. We are proud to announce our first two chapters: North America and Brazil.

Matt Long – Regional Director North America

matt-long-landlopersIt is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Matthew Long as the Regional Director – iambassador North America. An experiential traveler at heart, Matt shares his adventures with thousands of readers every day through his site Matt is a Washington, DC based travel blogger and has been featured on many other web sites and publications including BBC Travel, CNN GO, Huffington Post, AFAR Magazine and National Geographic Intelligent Travel. He also has a proven track record working with destinations and companies in order to execute successful marketing campaigns. Past campaign partners include Sabra Foods, Canadian Tourism Commission, South Africa Tourism, Ritz Carlton Hotels and Resorts, New Zealand Tourism, Jordan Tourism Board, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Eurail, Marriott Hotels and Resorts,, Northern Territory Tourism (Australia), Volvo Cars, InterContinental Hotel Group and many others representing a wide swathe of the travel and tourism industry.

Matt is a social media strategist with a keen understanding of how best to effectively reach audiences with targeted messaging and frequently advises companies at how to best reach new audiences. Matt is a recognized thought leader and influencer within the travel industry and has presented at several conferences including: the Travel Blogger’s Exchange (TBEX) US and Europe, INDABA, Getaway Travel Blogger Conference and the ASTA-American Society of Travel Agents Travel Blogger’s Show, among others.

Claudia Beatriz Saleh – Regional Director Brazil

ClaudiaprofileWe are also delighted to announce the appointment of Claudia Beatriz Saleh as our Regional Director – iambassador Brazil. Claudia is a traveler, writer and speaker who traded the laid-back beaches and sunny Rio de Janeiro for the fast-paced international flair of Washington DC almost 10 years ago, where she still lives with her husband and two kids. When she is not traveling or writing for the blog and magazine, she works as a Content Management and Social Media consultant for several International Organizations in Washington DC including the World Bank, United Nations, IFC and IDB.

The founder and Publisher of the Aprendiz de Viajante Travel Blog and Magazine, Claudia was also the curator and speaker at the first International Bloggers Conference (EIBTUR) in Brazil, spoke at WTM Latin America, TBU Rotterdam and she created in 2011 a network of Travel Bloggers called RBBV (Rede Brasileira de Blogueiros de Viagem), which has currently more than 320 active Brazilian Travel Bloggers.