We are trying to attract a prominent celebrity to participate in our Annual Fundraiser-She aligns with our mission and our SVP met and spoke with her at a recent gathering for another notable figure with whom she is a close friend. She wants to send a letter to the celeb and ask the manager to forward it. Will Managers do that?
So you didn't mention the fundraiser to the celeb when you spoke with them is the right? Next time mention it directly to the celeb, that way they can then put you in touch w/their mgr, not the other way around.
Now probably the best you can do is hope that the mgr mentions it to the celeb, even in passing. Where is your event located? If you are flexible on the location, book the fundraiser at a location very accessible to a travel hub such as Atlanta, Newark/NYC, or Chicago. Manhattan is a good bet for example. Or do something really fun like a cocktail party on a yacht in the harbor; Boston, NYC etc.
I love cocktail party formats b/c sit-downs do not offer the networking opportunities. You rly only end up talking with the ppl on either side and in front at long tables, ppl on either side at circular ones. I've done lovely parties using wine barrels for cocktail tables and very little seating. Couches for example. Rooftop parties are always fun though the contingency planning in case of rain for those events are not. Tents in the rain ...
Ok I digress now ... anyway that is the best advice I can give on how to attract a celeb. Of course the common interest/cause that you already have will help. Good luck..
Best of luck to you in your fundraiser.
The talent expects the manager to handle bookings and addressing all inquiries, in most cases there is no need for the manager to forward a request letter.
No, I have not heard of that ever happening. Think of it from the managers perspective, why would they forward a letter to their client just based off of you telling them that your SVP had spoke with them. The celebrity hires representatives for a reason, and if you want to book them for your fundraiser, you need to do so through the proper channels. Hope that helps
It depends on the manager. Some might but most will not.
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