With Las Vegas being known for its grandiose entertainment scene, it would be a big letdown to your guests and event attendees if you did not hire a promotional model to help you.
No matter if it is a corporate assembly or a full-on party event, hiring a plain event staff will simply not cut it. Your event would be too boring for the Las Vegas scene and guests might not even sit through your entire program.
That said, we have listed a few tips on how to choose the best staff for your next big event in Vegas.
Match the Theme
Aside from the fact that you are hosting your event in Las Vegas, you still have to consider the overall theme of your event.
Keep in mind that entertainment in Las Vegas does not always mean exotic, crazy, and Cirque du Soleil-kind-of-level vibe. It is okay to hire jazz artists or even classical musicians as one of your event staff or entertainers if it is what the event has called for.
Stick to the event theme that you initially choose and meet your audiences’ expectations for your event. If in case they are expecting a muted and classy night in Las Vegas, then there is no point to go overboard and invite pop artists as one of your promotional models.
Get Help from a Staffing Agency
With your event theme in mind, it is now time to find the best staffing and promotional modeling agency that would fit all your event needs.
One of the best places to start looking is through competitor research. Doing this would give you a better idea of what type of agency your competitor often goes to.
Remember that when it comes to these agencies, one size does not fit all. Some agencies only offer top-notch artists, others provide an all-rounder staffing team, and some simply offer a pool of models for promos.
So, if you are having a hard time picking the right one, here are a few quick-fire questions that you can ask yourself about your next event.
- Who are my target audiences?
- Will these newly hired staff be customer-facing, back-support only, or both?
- Have any of these agencies worked with my competitors or anyone from the same industry before?
- Who are this agency’s previous clients?
- Which area (social media influencers, artists, print models, etc.) is this agency known for?
Though these questions might seem too simple, they would give you a better idea of which type of agency is the perfect fit for your event.
Meet the Staff and Models Personally
Even though most interviews and simulations are now done digitally, it is still best to meet the staff and models before signing any contract.
This would not only give you a better perspective but you would also be able to assess how they can communicate with your attendees during the actual event day.
Once you start canvassing and meeting tons of event staffing agencies, we recommend you prepare your interview questions ahead and conduct a few event simulations with their models as well.
This way, you can identify which staff and model can perfectly level and communicate with your audience.
Once you finally narrow down your top three best agency picks, then it is time to do further research as well as delve deeper into the portfolio of these agencies.
Given that your event would be in Las Vegas, asking around should not be that difficult because almost every business in the area has already worked with a few event staffing agencies before.
Sometimes, looking at the portfolio of the agency would give you enough background about them. But, to add more layers and accuracy to your research process, you can directly contact some of the companies and businesses they have already worked with before.
A little snooping can go a long way and it would not even do you any harm.
Hire the most responsive agency
With all the previous factors and considerations that we have mentioned, one of the most crucial ones is to hire a responsive agency.
After hosting and planning tons of events in the past, we often noticed that unsuccessful events and staffing usually stem from lack and delay communication.
So, in order to prevent any mishaps, try to pick the most responsive staffing agency. An agency that would not just listen and cater to all your needs but would also accommodate and respond to a last-minute change immediately.
Because at the end of the day, some problems are just inevitable and there will be times where you have to make some last-minute changes in your event.