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|WikiProject Brands||(Rated Start-class)|
- 1 It is extraordinarily inappropriate in every way for Promotional Model to be encompassed in the Parent category of Motorsports.
- 2 Merge with Race queen, also propose a list of models who were famous for being promotional models
- 3 DO NOT MERGE WITH RACE QUEEN
- 4 Photo should be removed
- 5 cosplay models
- 6 potential sources
- 7 "Booth Babe" Understatement
- 8 possible source
- 9 Are professional models in costumes cosplaying?
It is extraordinarily inappropriate in every way for Promotional Model to be encompassed in the Parent category of Motorsports.
Promotional models may promote a variety of products, services, and events.
Promotional models market various personal hygeine products, software, hardware, furniture, hair makeup and other beauty products, fragrances, internet and television service, brands of water, beer, wine, liquor, energy drinks, loans, toys, fashion and accessories, home remodeling, IT services, bridal products, entertainment events, health club memberships, numerous magazine and newspaper publications, real estate service, credit cards, spa resort or vacation packages, various food, candy, and snack products, mortgages, bars and nightclubs, websites, labor services, transportation services, banks, retail store chains, tax services, tobacco products, band and concert performances, baby products, home products, diet and fitness products and services, prescription and non-prescription drugs, pet products, automobiles, books, movies, insurance and more.
Less than 0.000001% ( less than one millionth of one percent ) of promotional models promote motor sports. There is a young man on wikipedia (you know who you are) who enjoys video game conferences and japanese motor sports so much that he would like the very definition of promotional model to be tightly tied to them, because in his mind, this is what a promotional model is. While race queens may rule his world, wikipedia is meant to be an objective source of information, defining the scope, and main or primary meaning of a term. If you actually fathom how promotional models are used by companies every day all over the world to acheive their marketing objectives for the many products and services that exist, it is evident that the definition and supporting photos in the 'Promotional Model' Wikipedia entry should best reflect what promotional models actually are and do and should not be skewed by any one person's enthusiasm for a particular hobby or the models that promote it. Race Queens is an extremely miniscule category of promotional models, and are unrepresentative of most promotional models, which, in the course of their work, actually convince consumers to purchase a product or service for sale, demonstrate a product, or create a brand identity. 126.96.36.199 07:47, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
I don't know whose entry this is below, but it is poorly expressed, not descriptive, and has clear advertisment content inappropriate for wikipedia : ENTRY
Being a promotional model means that you are a brand ambassador for a certain company. ... These people who consider themselves to be promotional models, work diligently and responsibly. ... They are punctual, and well respected in the promotional modeling industry. ... One of the largest promotional agencies currently is Protege Promotions. They specialize in hiring promotional models for different companys through out the U.S. ... unlike other modeling agencies, Protege Promotions charges no agency fees.
Sorry, but that looks a lot like advertising for the services of this particular agency, and as such should not be in the Wikipedia.
188.8.131.52 22:28, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
Merge with Race queen, also propose a list of models who were famous for being promotional models
I would like to propose a merge with Race queen, as this term is given to promotional models in motorraces mainly in Japan, and there is not much difference in terms between the two
I believe the "booth babe" should be part of its own entry. I work as a promotional model and I'm a guy. The entry seems to be more focused on the girls working specific jobs within promotional modeling. 184.108.40.206 01:49, 5 December 2006 (UTC)
DO NOT MERGE WITH RACE QUEEN
I currently work for the largest promotional company in the country and I have never even heard of a race queen. Agreeing with the first post, only a very small percent of promotional models even do car modeling. Furthermore, I'm not really sure why the term "promotional model" suddenly becomes a part of the Japanese culture? The term "race queen" really has nothing to do with the common view of promotional modeling so to merge them would be giving incorrect information to wikipedia readers.
Finally, Nell McAndrew was not a promotional model. She was a glamour model. The person above is misinformed. Get your fact straight. And supplying a list of "famous" promotional models would also be misleading I think because most promotional models are not famous. It's a way for men and women to make money. While the pay is good, it's not so good that we'll be seeing Heidi Klum at our next tradeshow.
Photo should be removed
There was an article entitled "Brand Ambassador" which is the exact same topic. None of the content in that article was salvagable so I redirected it here, but here are some potential sources for this article.
from "brand ambassador"
- Hamish Pringle (John Wiley & Sons, 8 April 2004) Celebrity Sells, ISBN 0-470-86850-3.
- Gerrie Lim (Cyan Books, 1 September 2005) Idol to Icon: The Creation of Celebrity Brands, ISBN 1904879187 and ISBN 978-1904879183.
- Jessica Evans, David Hesmondhalgh (Open University Press, 31 July 2005) Understanding Media: Inside Celebrity (Understanding Media), ISBN 0335218806 and ISBN 978-0335218806.
"Booth Babe" Understatement
The slang term 'booth babe' has occasionally been used to refer to a trade show model.
This is a pretty big understatement. Every single video gaming news site and magazine uses the term "booth babe", and I have never once seen the term "promotional model" used to refer to such a model who is scantily clad in these publications. Here are some links to major media outlets who use the term frequently:
http://gizmodo.com/photogallery/leo/1000113631 http://www.gametrailers.com/video/gc-09-gamescom-2009/54938 http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/07/ea-puts-sexual-bounty-on-the-heads-of-its-own-booth-babes.ars http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/features/the-official-booth-babe-e3-09-popup-gallery--needs-words/ http://www.spike.com/video/e3-2009-e3-09-booth/3184264 http://kotaku.com/5323289/booth-babe-hauls-off-on-dantes-fiasco http://www.joystiq.com/2009/07/26/dantes-inferno-team-apologizes-for-sin-to-win-booth-babe-cont/ —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:57, 12 September 2009 (UTC)
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