FAQ

  • What Is Sintillate Talent?

    Sintillate Talent is a Talent Agency and community which provides promotional opportunities to micro-influencers, offers marketing advice and brand exposure to small and medium sizes business and manages forums for like-minded influencers to connect, engage and support other talent.

  • What are your Core Values?

    Sintillate Talent’s values are to develop upcoming talent and micro-influencers, grow small to medium size businesses through influencer-marketing and online brand exposure, and to connect teams. We connect teams by managing chat forums, team campaigns and encouraging a community network on social media.

  • What is underlying focus?

    Sintillate Talent understands that there are key issues which impact talent and the industry. Our underlying value is to address practices that may bring about poor mental health which include low self-esteem, bullying/trolling and social isolation and support initiatives and new ways of working within the sector that make our talent community more resilient. We address these factors by offering a network of support through open communication, regular charity campaigns and competitions, free live Instagram workout classes and team forums and campaigns to remove feelings of isolation.

  • What is the overall mission?

    Sintillate Talent’s mission is to alter the conventional methods of how Talent Agencies operate to offer a mechanism for to support people break through into the industry and support growth in the UK economy. We do this by removing conventional criteria and focusing our attention on micro-influencers who are often overlooked and matching them with small businesses which makes-up 98% of the UK economy, but often have limited marketing budget and resource.

  • Is there a joining fee?

    We do not charge a joining fee, as our purpose is to Develop Talent and do not believe finance should be a barrier to entry.

  • Are you exclusive?

    We are not an exclusive agency, as our service is to support development. We feel non-exclusivity allows talent to be proactive, use initiative and seek opportunities outside of our organisation to develop which is our aim.

  • Do you have Terms and Conditions?

    We do have Terms and Conditions and a Code of Conduct which are sent to all talent when they complete registration. This is to protect the talent, brands and Sintillate Talent against any unfavourable behaviour and to ensure a high level of quality is upheld within our organisation.

  • Can I leave at any time?

    You are free to leave our books at any time, but you must make us aware by email so we can remove you from our website. The rate of talent who leave Sintillate Talent is currently only 4% as many of or talent understand we are here to support growth.

  • Could I be removed from the Sintillate Talent Team?

    Talent could potentially be removed for breaching of Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct. Depending on the seriousness of the breach, legal action could also be taken if necessary.

  • I am a freelance model/influencer, can I continue to work with independently?

    Yes, we are not an exclusive agency and do not take commission for any work you find on your own.

  • What are your requirements to join?

    Our aim is to support Talent development, but do require a small level of ‘influence’ on Instagram. This is minimum of 3k followers, a minimum of 200 likes consistently on content and a public profile (business or creator). It would be ideal if you have previously performed some online collaborations, so you have an understanding of what is required in this line of work.

  • How do you assess talent applying to join?

    All applications go through a vetting process. In the initial stages, we review the initial application, Instagram content and engagement, communication style and speed, and review suitable photos. All applicants are later required to take part in a set branding task where they are assessed on creativity, responsiveness, accuracy following brief and posting speed. These are the key skills we ask our brands to rate talent on following each assignment.

  • Why do you assess to talent?

    To ensure quality across our Talent Team.

  • I am a mega-influencer/celebrity, can I join?

    We do welcome all applications. However, as our focus is to develop talent, many of our opportunities may be gifted and suitable for those looking to grow. Therefore, we encourage mega-influencers and celebrities to consider whether we are offering opportunities at a suitable level to meet their expectations before applying

  • What types opportunities do you provide?

    Our main offer is providing online brand ambassador work. We occasionally offer photo shoots and live productions.

  • Where are the opportunities advertised and how do I apply?

    All opportunities are advertised within our group chats. The application process will be detailed in the advert.

  • Do you offer paid work?

    As our focus is to develop talent to a level they can compete and potentially earn income, we connect them to grow small businesses who do not have a large marketing budget. Therefore, many of our online opportunities are through ‘gifted’ collaborations to allow both parties to gain opportunity and exposure in a mutually beneficial way – to grow. Shoots and productions will always be paid, but the payments vary depending on the brand requirements and assignment structure.

  • Do you take a commission for paid work?

    To compensate for not charging a talent joining fee, in order to operate we have a 30% commission of any paid opportunities. However, as many of our opportunities are gift exchanges, the commission structure does not apply.

  • Am I guaranteed opportunities?

    As the brand will always select the talent after they are sent who express interest, we are unable to guarantee you will be selected for opportunities.

  • How do you ensure everybody has equal opportunities?

    All opportunities are offered to everybody within the group chats, and all talent will be given the same conditions and application process. Sintillate Talent works closely with brands to ensure they understand we are developing talent and manage expectations. Therefore, where possible all talent will be put forward regardless of their ‘influence status’ and if the brand is flexible to accommodate lower or no requirements.

  • Can I contact your clients or reserved clients when registered?

    As we have established a strong relationship with our client brands, have processes in place, and to ensure equal opportunities, you will not be permitted to contact any reserved clients of Sintillate Talent whilst on our books. The only exception is if you have an existing relationship with the brand before joining.

  • I am not having much luck when applying for opportunities, what should I do?

    We understand applying for opportunities in any setting and not having success can be frustrating. It is important when trying to develop to not feel disheartened, as this is a competitive industry which requires resilience and persistence to succeed.

    Some things to consider:

    • Are you only applying for opportunities which may have a lot of competition?
    • Have you considered applying for smaller brands?
    • Is your profile and style suitable for the brands you are applying for?
    • Have you asked an experienced influencer to review it?
    • Have you taken on feedback provided by brands on previous collaborations?
    • Are you applying for your own collabs to boost experience and your portfolio? If so, are you pitching yourself effectively?
    • Are you engaging with like-minded talent to gain tips to boost engagement?

    The key is to identify where you could be going wrong, keep positive and try new techniques and approaches.

  • What are Sintillate Talent’s Future Plans?

    With social media ever growing and more businesses turning to influencer marketing – the challenge is now not finding influencers or brands, but a pipeline of creative, reliable talent or responsive brands who offer opportunities. Therefore, Sintillate Talent will be adapting to a new business model to help support talent and small businesses more effectively. Therefore, we will be transitioning away from the ‘middleman model’, to a new tech platform. The platform will give direct access for both talent and brands without the need for middleman and a commission structure, and save hours sending emails and messages via social media.

  • What will the platform offer that is different?

    • Personal logins and ability to customise your profile/media kits to attract brands
    • A ‘collab zone’ to directly find, communicate and apply with hundreds of active small brands seeking collabs in a more simplified method than through an agency middleman or countless emails and social media messages
    • Features to find like-minded talent to create team campaigns, allowing talent to ‘pitch’ collective content to prospective brands seeking talent.
    • A rating system to reward talent for good previous collabs where brands can offer feedback to help development. Having higher ratings will also allow talent to attract brands to collabs
    • The ability to rate brands in return to increase quality and grow based on feedback
    • There will no charges or commissions, just opportunities and direct access.

  • When will the Tech Platform become available?

    We are working really hard to launch the new platform in February 2021.