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    Seeking a Female Celebrity to Represent E-Commerce Singles Site

    Y Not Mag Newbie
      Y-Not Magazine LLC (Y-Not opens Dialect Between Single Men & Women)
      1) Y-Not is seeking a FEMALE CELEBRITY SPOKES PERSON TO REPRESENT Y-NOT MAGAZINE LLC: ynotmagazine@gmail.com
      2) Y-Not has a 7 TIER REVENUE SYSTEM. Any possible leads or comments please contact Y-Not for more Information

      Y-Not is geared towards single men in the United States from ages
      21-50.

      Main Objective: Y-Notmagazine.com wishes to operate as an ECommerce
      website with a main purpose of providing a forum for Singles in the
      U.S. to connect. This ECommerce site also Coach and provide Live
      advice to Single Men (Via Relationship Interviews & Observational
      Dating Habit Research) to improve their future dating status.

      Secondary Objective: To promote Up & Coming Acts; Favorite weekly
      Movie picks; Fashion Advice (Do's vs Don'ts; What's Hot & What's Not;
      Trends); Gossip Column ("Don't Say I Said", section)
      3) What approach should I take in finding a Female Celebrity Spokes Person for my magazine?
      4) Does anyone have any leads or suggestion for Y-Not Magazine LLC? Please comment/provide feedback
        • Re: Seeking a Female Celebrity to Represent E-Commerce Singles Site
          LUCKIEST Guide
          The best approach you should take in finding a Female Celebrity Spokes Person for your magazine
          is someone who embodies the virtues of Y-Not. She should support Y-Not, have a successful track record
          and have a strong hand in creating and influencing everything from the design to operation.

          What is the timing of Y-Not Magazine?? How soon do you expect to be operational??
          Have you developed a Business and Marketing Plan??
          Tell us more about Y-Not 7 TIER REVENUE SYSTEM??
          What kind of leads or suggestion are you looking for?? Can you be more specific??
          LUCKIEST
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            • Re: Seeking a Female Celebrity to Represent E-Commerce Singles Site
              Y Not Mag Newbie
              Hello Luckiest,
              Thank you for your response. I hope to continue networking with you. Here are the follow-up answers to your Response Questions (please let me know if I missed anything).
              1. I am expecting a the launch of my magazine the 1st week of the New Year (quite possibly New Years Day).
              2. Yes, there is a Marketing/Business Plan developed and reviewed by The SBA.
              3. I apologize but I can only provide information regarding my 7-Tier Revenue System to a potential investor.

              Please provide any additional feedback.

              Thank you,
              Jamila Serrant
            • Re: Seeking a Female Celebrity to Represent E-Commerce Singles Site
              Lighthouse24 Ranger

              Celebrity spokespersons are normally represented by agents. Contact a cross section of talent agencies, describe your business goals and your intended campaign, and then ask for recommendations on available celebrities who'd best fit your promotion. Unlike political or charitable causes, this type of promotion is just a job to the celebrity. If you can afford her fee, you'll probably get her services. The more she is required to do, the more it will cost.
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                • Re: Seeking a Female Celebrity to Represent E-Commerce Singles Site
                  Y Not Mag Newbie
                  Hello Lighthouse24,
                  Awesome feedback. yes, my next step was to seek a Talent Agent however, I think contacting the Talent Agencies themselves (like you suggested) will increase my chances. Thank you

                  Also, the celebrity has to fully support/understand Y-Not's Philosophy and goals. The celebrity will be given a portion of the proceeds of the LLC. In other words I will give that celebrity a portion of the business. This will be arranged by my Tax Accountant & Attorney. How does this sound to you?

                  Please provide any additional feedback.

                  Thank you,
                  Jamila Serrant
                    • Re: Seeking a Female Celebrity to Represent E-Commerce Singles Site
                      Lighthouse24 Ranger

                      For the type of talent/work you seem to have in mind, the deal is usually straightforward -- you book her, she shows up and does the job. The profit sharing arrangement complicates things a little because once you identify and select a likely spokesperson, you'll have to "sell" her manager on the idea before you can move forward.

                      How the manager views the deal relative to his or her own financial goals will be a more of a factor in whether you get a "yes" or "no" than what the celebrity thinks. So be sure to have very good financial projections ready -- the manager is effectively your "investor," and he/she will most likely be a money management and investment portfolio professional. If you come in with an amateur presentation or questionable figures, you'll get a flat "no" -- and not many second chances (since managers and booking agents all talk to each other).

                      Of course, fortune could work in your favor -- the perfect talent may be having trouble finding work (especially if the writer's strike continues), and her manager may have steady revenue coming in from other celebrities -- and therefore be open to having this client work with you under a more speculative arrangement. Sounds like you have a lot of fun ahead of you -- best of luck!
                  • Re: Seeking a Female Celebrity to Represent E-Commerce Singles Site
                    Lighthouse24 Ranger

                    Is this venture affiliated with YNOT.com? If not, and if you're underlying products/services are not aimed at the "adult" Internet market, the name similarity may be confusing. Likewise, any perceived connection to the porn industry (actual or not) may limit your access to some celebrities.
                    • Re: Seeking a Female Celebrity to Represent E-Commerce Singles Site
                      websignia.net Wayfarer

                      Even though we do have some access to celebrity, mostly in the entertainment field (music and modeling), I'm not sure that there is one way to approach them, it depends on the level of celebrity the person has. Every celeb has a manager, pr person, and/or agent/agency to manage their interests, that might be a good start once you have everything together. I would recommend making your site the "hot" place to be and that would be an easier sell, everyone wants to be a part of the new "hot" thing.

                      PS. When will http://www.Y-Notmagazine.com be online? Need help developing it? We have built ecommerce/community sites like (http://www.reggaecountry.com) and social network sites like (http://www.celticlounge.com)

                      Let us know.
                      Good luck!