Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Graduates Promoting Popular Brand Products Throughout The Tri-State Area

Barbizon of Akron graduates that have listed with Pro-Model & Talent Management have been busy and there is a definite reason for that, in today’s economy companies have to advertise more to get the word out about their products. Companies, such as Dove, AXE, Pantene, Kashi, and many others have found that passing out samples, coupons, and information is a great way to get consumers interested in purchasing their products; therefore, companies hire Pro-Model & Talent for this, as they know they are going to get someone who is a professional, polished from head to toe, and one who has the confidence and personality to get people excited about trying their products.

Pro-Model & Talent promotional models are busier then ever, which is great!

We put a whole lot of teenagers, young adults, and even adults to work promoting great products at stores throughout the whole tri-state area!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Graduate Has A Busy Month Modeling In New York City!

Barbizon of Akron's very own International fashion model, Marissa Irwin, from N. Canton is a regular on our blog spot; The reason for that is this young lady continues to stay very busy in NEW YORK CITY!!

Marissa always keeps us updated with some of the fun and exciting assignments that she's booked for and this posting is going to have several of you wanting to walk in Marissa's shoes for a month!

Marissa shared with us that she did an assignment with John Varvatos, the very famous rock n’ roll designer, and had the opportunity to rub elbows with some great celebrities and sport figures including: ZZ Top, Adrian from the TV show “Entourage”, Iman, Tyson Beckford, Eric McCormack from “Will and Grace”, Chris Brown, Serena Williams, and Jimmy Kimmel, to name a few!

If that is not impressive enough, Marissa has also been working as a fit model for Ralph Lauren, as she is literally the "perfect size" for his clothes. When she’s not working for Ralph Lauren, Marissa is doing in-store presentations/informal runway shows for Bloomingdales at a number of their New York stores.

Last but not least, for those of you that watch “The View” back in October, Marissa appeared on their Halloween episode, where she dressed as the beautiful Madonna!

Pretty impressive for only 1 month!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Barbizon Of Akron alumni featured in advertisments for Euclid General Hospital

For all of you Clevelanders out there you will be seeing a whole new set of ads for Euclid General Hospital that feature Barbizon Of Akron graduates now listed with Pro-Model & Talent. You will see Johnny Melendez portraying a runner and Dr. Marisha Agana as a power walker in the new Hospital ads. Marisha did so well on set and WOWED the client with her vibrant personality the day of the shoot that the client wanted to use Marisha’s images on their movie theater/cinema ads that air prior to movies starting AND for television! Pro-Model & Talent gave the client the thumbs up and Marisha doubled her rate for the day!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Students & Graduates Now Listed With Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt. Were Booked For A Large Hair Show In Columbus!




Every year Ohio hosts the Mid-American Beauty Show; this is one of the largest professional hair shows in this area, it draws in thousands of salons, stylists, and owners. Matrix plays a very large role in this show, as they are one of the largest manufacturers of professional beauty products. Many internationally known stylists come in from all over the world for this so that they can show the patrons the latest and greatest in cuts, colors, and styles.


Matrix hired 14 of Pro-Model & Talent’s models that are students and/or have graduated from Barbizon of Akron for the show this year. Not only did the models get paid extremely well, they all received new cuts and colors to boot!

The Barbizon students/graduates that were cast as “professional models” in the show were paid nearly $800.00 for 3 days of work, in addition to receiving wonderful products to keep their new cuts and colors styled like the pros. The models that were used as “technical models” received $100.00 a day, along with Matrix products for being a part of the training for the stylists!


The girls walked away with great new looks, products and
a great paycheck!
Not bad for a weekends work!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Barbizon of Akron Instructor & Barbizon of Akron Graduate Appear In Simonton Window Adverstisments!

Pro-Model & Talent Mgmt has Barbizon of Akron graduates listed with them throughout Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, so it’s never a surprise when they get a call from clients outside of the Ohio market looking for some great faces and talent to utilize for their advertising needs!



For those of you who are from West Virginia, you are probably familiar with the Simonton Window Company! Simonton Windows have been in West Virginia since 1946 and they are still going strong today thanks to their great products and WONDERFUL ADVERTISING!

Barbizon Instructor, Paul Mowery, and graduate, Claude Jordan, got to join in the fun recently at a local shoot for Simonton Windows. Paul and Claude did a very lucrative print ad that will be used for Simonton's in-store brochures.

It is always nice when the client is so pleased with the models/talents work, that they take the time to call the Agency to say “great job”. In fact, the client was so happy with Claude and Paul that they are looking for other projects in which to utilize these two very talented men. That is the highest compliment that a model/talent can receive: a client wanting to use them for another job based on their previous booking!

Job well done!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Barbizon Of Akron graduates Dan Lancy, Jodie Coffey and Janine Sarnowski featured in Wayside Furniture commercial

Locally owned Wayside Furniture utilized the very talented Dan Lancy, Jodie Coffey and Janine Sarnowski for some new Wayside Furniture TV commercials. You cannot miss Jodie as she opens the commercial by coming down a beautiful stairway dressed in an evening gown and pearls; she meets her husband at the bottom of the steps where he is dressed much more casually in Indians garb. This commercial is sure to grab everyone’s attention, while they will surely chuckle as they watch it. Then Janine who plays another customer has Dan, the Wayside delivery man, move her trash cans around before bringing her new furniture in her house. All in all, this talented trio had a great time filming these 2 commercials. Even better, Jodie was on set for a day and a half and made over $1,000.00 for dressing up and having fun. Dan and Janine were on set for much less time and still walked away with over $300.00!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Barbizon of Akron graduates now listed with Pro-Model & Talent appear in for Invacare's National Advertising



Invacare, well known as the world’s leading manufacturer of wheelchairs, bariatric equipment, motorized scooters, and a multitude of other homecare items is an Ohio based company that loves to use Pro-Model & Talent faces in their print advertisements.

This month Renae Stokes and Roseann Seryak shot a series of wheelchair pictures at the Morningside resort-at-home community in Lorain, Ohio. The shots are going to be used as web advertisements for the company along with brochures that will be seen throughout the U.S and internationally.

Following Renae and Roseann, Bill Walko did a shoot for bathroom safety equipment for Invacare. Bill has been modeling for Pro-Model & Talent for many years and is able to get the shots the client wants in a minimal amount of time, as a result Bill made close to $800.00 for 3½ hours of work...not bad!!!
Dan Turner and Lorinda Irby wrapped up the month shooting for a variety of homecare beds and air mattresses. Both Dan and Lorinda had an additional $500.00 added onto their check as the client was so happy with how the photos turned out, that they are going to utilize the shots worldwide!