5 Tips To Become A Successful Promotional Model
Think you have what it takes to become a promotional model? Remember, there’s more to it than just being pretty and interacting with people at an event; it takes serious work to become a successful promotional model. So if you think you’re up for it, here are some tips to make it happen:
To succeed in this business, you’ll have to do your homework! After all, how are you going to be a brand ambassador without knowing anything about it. Before any gig, make sure that you go and do some research on them by checking out their site, their social media platforms and even see if you can test out their products/services so that you’re familiar with what they do and what they’re about. The goal is for people to think that you’re their employee, so the more you know about them, the better you’ll be at your job representing and promoting them.
- Always plan ahead
It’s better to be prepared than sorry, so make sure that you always plan ahead to get ready for each job you take. Review any directions or parking info you get about a live event, know the start and end times and any travel times associated with the gig and make sure that you have your outfit ready to go before the event. If you’re traveling, pack the essentials and always have important job information and contacts in case of an emergency.
- Always arrive early
Never be late for a job so aim to be at least 15 minutes early for it. The last thing you want is to keep the client waiting and they won’t be happy that you’re late (especially if you’d like to keep working with them in the future). Then use that time before you start working to ask questions you have and get to learn the client’s objectives for the job.
- Look like your photos
Clients booked you partially because of your portfolio, so if you’ve changed anything, make sure you update them on that change. Inform them in advance of whatever changes you have (new tattoo, piercing, weight gain/loss, new hair color, etc.), so that they can make necessary changes if needed.
- Be professional
Always be professional. Although this might mean something different for every gig you land, but one thing that should never change is that you’re respectful, honest, reliable and focused on the task at hand.
About The Author
As an experiential marketing and event staffing agency, Chicks in Your Shirt knows the ins and outs of how to get your brand heard and seen through all the noise from competitors and other brands. We specialize in providing your company or event exceptional brand ambassadors and promotional models to help spread awareness about your company at trade shows, sporting events and any marketing campaigns or initiatives. With talent located nationally, we can handle projects and clients from all industries and sizes – there are no limits to what our staff can do for your campaign.