How to Get Into Promotional Modelling?
Promotional modeling is where you will be involved in promoting the product or services of a company. The main purpose of promotional models is to spice up the event a little and also add something attractive for people to look at other than the often bland and mundane product. A study showed that stalls with attractive models received more visitors even if the product wasn’t as good as the stall which did not have promotional models. So, a promotional model can play an important role during expos and product launches.
Educate Yourself about the Nuances of the Job
To a layman’s eye, a promotional model’s job will look as if it is just a matter of posing with the products which are released or being marketed. However, it is not as simple as that. You should always make sure that the attention is on the product than you. You might catch the eye of the casual observer, but you should make sure that the product you are promoting is also noticed. You should be highly professional as even a small slip up in terms of discipline might end your career.
Do not expect to be hired by the top companies when you submit your application and portfolio. If you don’t have a portfolio, make sure that you have one made, preferably from a professional photographer. Do not neglect even small offers. Give your best in each and every event that you are hired for. Professionalism is something that most companies look at and if you have that, you have done 50% of your homework. Scouts will be looking for models to hire in almost all events and you never know when a potential employer is paying attention to you.
Be Prepared To Spend a Little
Don’t refuse work from a potential employer based on location as it might be the start of a long and profitable association. You might have to bear the bill of travel and accommodation, but for all you know, it might be worth the money. Also make sure that you dress up nicely and maintain a chic look while appearing publicly. Remember, every impressive appearance you make counts.
Beware of Scammers
There are a certain set of people who pose as modeling agencies and exploit the girls by giving them fake promises about gigs and projects. Always try to do a background check on the company that scouts you before you accept the offer. If you have any friends in the industry, ask them if they are aware of the company and its reputation before you sign on the dotted line.