Promotional Models, Please Keep It Professional

I have worked in this industry for many years, I have been the promotional model and I have been the person at the modeling agency staffing events. I’ve seen a little bit of everything and there are some things I just don’t understand. A couple things that you should think about if you want to work in the promotional modeling industry or if you already do work in this industry here are a few things you should change.

  1. Your email address should be semi professional and not from high school. Try to keep it simple, your name works best. There is nothing more shocking than some of the email addresses that I have seen. My goodness!
  2. Unfortunately the internet is not private and a lot of work is now booked online. Keep your facebook profile picture classy. The pictures we see are appalling sometimes. I wonder.. how would this person ever get booked! Again, your facebook should be under your name, we don’t want to see an inappropriate name.
  3. Speaking of names, tell us your real name! This is work, there will be legal contracts involved. The most annoying thing for us is dealing with “model names” and this happens often. I hate sending a contract to a model and getting a response that says “sorry, that isn’t my legal name, can you change it?”
  4. Fill out your paperwork correctly! Don’t beg me for your check that we sent to the wrong address because you filled out your W9 wrong. We use echo sign, it’s the easiest way to fill out paperwork. Please pay attention.
  5. Please be professional onsite. Show up on time, interact with attendees, know your brand facts, have manners, and work as hard as you can. You were hired for a reason.

These are just a few things to keep in mind when working in this industry. If these things bother me they probably will bother other people that are booking you for events.

Team Pink Avenue