Tag Archives: promotional modeling

An Odd View Into the Promotional Modeling Industry

A friend of mine posted this article on social media today and of course I had to read it. I love the promotional modeling industry, I have worked in it for many, many years. This industry is so much more than pretty girls and nice bodies. I’ve worked hundreds of events and I can say

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Pick Your Employers Wisely

I know we have blogged about this before because it has been a consistent problem in this industry. Last night I saw a post on one of the job boards about companies not paying their staff, ignoring their calls/emails, and treating their staff poorly. I have seen this happen so many times. We all know

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Use Social Media Wisely

I think one of the best feelings in the world is leaving the country and not being able to use your phone for texting, social media, or checking work emails. At least once a year I visit my friends at their lake house in Canada and it’s the best weekend of the year. We are

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It’s Tax Time! Here is What You Can Expense.

Tax time is an extremely confusing time for anyone in the promotional modeling/acting industry. When I first started I didn’t know that I could expense anything. Then another promotional model shared her secrets with me and I have saved every receipt since. There is still time to pull together all of your receipts and submit

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Don’t Cancel Last Minute

I don’t know how many times I have written about no call no shows or backing out last minute but it happened again. I don’t think promotional models know how big of an issue this is and how it puts everyone in a bad place. Here is an example of what happened late last night.

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32 Career Tips to Consider

Someone posted this article on Facebook last night and I found it interesting. Promotional modeling is a different type of job but it can be a career and should be taken seriously. This article lists 32 tips that can help anyone get ahead in their career. I was guilty of the first tip, using the

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Has The Promotional Modeling Industry Died?

I have worked in this industry since I was 18 and my how has it changed. I remember when I first started working events all of the other promotional models I worked with were gorgeous, smart, reliable, responsible, outgoing and professional. They were friendly and we were part of a small circle and so lucky

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Why Have Promotional Models Changed the Past 10 Years?

I started working in this industry when I turned 18. I started as a promotional model for Miller Lite and other liquor brands. From on premise samplings I headed into special events, trade shows, and other promotions. When I started I worked with smart girls, most had marketing backgrounds. They were pretty and always showed

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Photo Advice

Winter is approaching us in Chicago and usually things slow down in the promotional modeling industry. This is the time to update your resume, get new pictures and look for more agencies to work for. When it comes to pictures the team at Pink Avenue Models wants to submit the best pictures that we can

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Another Pink Avenue Pet Peeve

Last night I was working on booking a trade show in Las Vegas and there were 2 problems that kept happening and it was driving me crazy! The first problem was promotional models not following instructions. We ask for specific information because that is what the client requests. When you don’t submit the information that

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