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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Quick Tip #43

Category: Communication
For: Male & Female Models

Although contacting agencies directly is not recommended--especially if they haven't replied back to your submission--there are exceptions to this rule.

The ONLY time this is okay is if the agency has already contacted you with their interest (i.e. if an agency replies back to your submission and state they want to set up an interview with you). If the agency doesn't give you info on what to wear, materials to bring, etc. then it is acceptable to email your contact at the agency to ask those questions. Because communication has already been established, agencies won't frown upon you contacting them in this situation.

But if you sent in your submission and never heard back, it is not acceptable for you to call or email them to "check in" or "follow up." No response back means the agency isn't interested in you at this time so move on to the next one.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI~ I did an online submission to an agency and a few day later they contacted me asked me a few question's and asked me to send additional photos, I answered all of their questions and sent the photos, but i havent gotten a reply. Should i just assume they arent interested? lol thanks in advance!!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #375," which can be found on my new blog: "Modeling 101 - Answering Readers Questions."

Please visit this link: http://amodelsdiary-readerquestions.blogspot.com/ and you can view your post there. Thanks for reading!