Lots of people I meet seem interested in work as a promotional model/brand ambassador/sales model (whatever you prefer to call it). I’ve been in this business for about four years, and as fun as it is, this line-o-work ain’t for sissies!
I thought I’d teach you a handful of things you should know about being a promo girl.
1) Looks Matter
It’s true. In the promo business, looks matter, and some companies roll differently than others. Some companies/brands/venues just don’t want a short, curvy blonde with short hair. They’d rather have a tall girl with no body fat, mile long legs, a flowing mane and big boobs for a bonus. I know some of you are going to say things like “that’s discrimination,” or “sexual harassment!” But, that’s just how it is…
2) Not Being a Dumbass Helps
One advantage is important to have over lots of the other promo girls is to not be dumbass. Keep common sense things, like show up on time and in uniform, know what you are selling, not get drunk at the venue, be respectful and kind to management and staff, do paperwork, not call-out all the time, be available for shifts, be willing to go the extra mile, get along with everybody, and be approachable and liked by clients and customers.
3) Don’t Be a Bitch
This is good advice for anybody in any work situation. Don’t be catty to other promo girls and give them the stank eye. Don’t disrespect the venue managers and misbehave. If you’re a bitch temporarily to get a job or make an immediate sale, it won’t last, so be nice!
4) Don’t Take Rejection Personally
This can be hard for some people, but learning to hear the word no is a must for promo girls. Some people just don’t want to talk to you, no matter how sweet and cute you are and no matter how many key chains, samples and coupons you have. Just do your best, push the sale as hard as you can without being a jerk and don’t take it personally when people say no, even if they give you the stank eye.
Promo Models x