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How do I get my agency listed on Models.com?

To inquire about agency listings and rates, email agencyrelations@models.com or use our contact form

Models.com offers listing for modeling agencies, artists agencies, creative agencies, production companies.

You can view currently listed agencies here:
Modeling Agencies
Artist Agencies
Production Companies

What are the benefits of having an Agency Listing on Models.com?

The Models.com database is a collaborative portfolio site dedicated to promoting the discovery of new talent in the fashion industry. Work is continually uploaded by creative agencies and professionals who then credit the respective talent, making it the most up-to-date and accurate resource for anyone wanting to keep up with the industry.

This is why clients, casting directors, creative directors, and creative agencies use Models.com daily to search for talent, including models and artists.

For modeling or creative talent agencies, a listing in the Models.com Database makes it easier for clients to contact your agency when they are interested in booking one of your talent.

For production and advertising/creative agencies, a listing allows agencies to get credited for work they produced, making it easier for potential clients to discover them when they are looking for production or advertising services agencies.

Listed agencies are credited on their talent’s pages, and automatically whenever any of their artists is mentioned in the news and Models.com Original features, as the best point of contact under the names of your artists and models.

Your agency listing itself can display a list of all your talent, contact information and links to your social media.

As a listed agency, your staff will be granted access to add new work (as well as edit existing work) in the MDC Database. Creative talent agencies are given access to hide their artist’s credit from work as well.

Please note that becoming a participating agency does not guarantee inclusion in Models.com original editorial content or the model rankings.

Contact agencyrelations@models.com or use our contact form, to learn more about the features certain listing tiers provide.

How can I change the Featured Images on my agency’s listing?

Agencies can choose to display on their Models.com profile page either:
– a set of featured images from the Models.com database
– or the agency’s Instagram feed.

To switch your agency’s listing to display an Instagram feed or your choice of featured images from the database to display, email our team to have this feature enabled.

To rearrange or remove a Featured Image:

1. Go to www.models.com/account
2. On the left hand panel, click Featured Images. (If this option is not there, it is because your login is not yet linked to your agency. Email someone from our team to have this fixed.)
3. Click and drag to rearrange these images
4. Click the Red X next to the image to remove it from the listing.

To add a Featured Image to your agency’s listing:

1. Use the search bar to navigate to a work you would like to feature
2. Under any image in the database, you can click [+ ADD TO PROFILE PAGE]

(If this option is not there, it is because your login is not yet linked to your agency. Email someone from our team to have this fixed.)

How do I remove my artist’s credit from a database entry?

If you are an agent at a listed creative talent agency, you have the ability to hide your artist’s credit on specific work so it no longer appears on their page.

Note: Make sure you are signed into a membership with database access at models.com/account. If you do not have database access, email support@models.com from your official agency email for further instructions.

1. Navigate directly to the work you would like to hide from your artist’s page.

2. Click the EDIT ICON

3. Click the EDIT ICON to change the crew credits

4. Click one of the small green icons next to your artist’s name to hide their credit (they will turn orange when hidden). You have the option to hide their credit completely, or to only hide the work from their page but leave their credit visible elsewhere.

What does the blue check badge mean on an artist’s or model’s page?

The presence of a blue checkmark on a model or artist page means that page is maintained and updated by the artist or model themselves, their studio or their personal assistant.

The checkmark badge can assure people using Models.com as a research tool that this page is accurate and up-to-date since it is controlled by the actual artist or model or their manager.

If a page does not have a blue checkmark badge it may still be maintained by that artist or model’s listed agencies.

How do I add a profile picture to my artist/model’s page?

If you are a listed artist agency, make sure you are logged into models.com/account.
-Navigate to your artist’s MDC page.
-Click CHANGE PROFILE PICTURE under their main image on the left.

When choosing a profile photo for you or your talent’s page, consider the following:
-Using an image that you own the rights to (for models, a polaroid/digital taken by an agency works best – cropped in and straight on).
-Images containing logos/trademarks or agency information will be subject to removal.
-Images that are reported as depicting the wrong person (who is not the subject of the page) will be subject to removal.
-Images containing pornographic or violent content will also be removed.

If you are a listed modeling agency, please email models.com for instructions on how to upload a recent polaroid to your agency’s polaroid page. Once the polaroid is uploaded by you, we can designate it as the model’s profile picture.

How do I add my agency’s credit to a model’s page

Listed modeling agencies on Models.com have the ability to add themselves to any model’s page as long as there is not already representation in that same city listed.

Once signed into models.com/account with your agency email address, navigate to the model’s page you represent and click “Add Agency Representation +” on their page.

If you do not see this button, it may be because of one of the following:
1. You do not have full access to do so. Only “Agency admins” are able to add and remove representation. Email support@models.com to become an agency admin.
2. There is already an agency listed under the same city. Email models.com so we can moderate the agency switch. If there is a dispute, we will leave both agencies on until the model decides themselves or one of the agencies removed themselves.
3. Mother agencies can not add themselves as Mother Agency to a model’s page. To do this, email models.com to facilitate the add.

Models who control their own page (indicated by a blue check mark on their page) can remove agencies from their page at their own will. It is not Models.com’s responsibility to confirm the legality of agency switches, only to seek the approval of the person (model/artist) who’s likeness is represented by the MDC page.

If multiple disputed agency credits are added by your MDC membership account, agency admin access will be initially removed and further action may be pursued depending on the severity of the misinformation.

How do I tag a clothing or beauty brand in an editorial or cover?

Currently, only listed Public Relations agencies and represented artists can tag brands in editorials or covers.

Brand placement credits can be removed by the original tagger, the brand, or a listed PR agency.

To add a brand placement credit to an editorial or cover, click the EDIT icon on the work, then once in edit mode, click the EDIT icon next to “Brands in this editorial”

Type in the name of the beauty or clothing brand in the text field then choose the images that brand placement occurs.

If a brand name is not appearing, it is either because the brand is not included in the Models.com database or we have not categorized it as a clothing brand. To report a mistake, email support@models.com and let us know.

How do I upload an editorial?

To upload you need to be registered, and your account will need to be approved for uploading (you can request upload privileges in our short on-boarding application after registering).

1. Click the upload icon on your account dashboard (the button will only appear if you have upload privileges)

2. Start typing the name of the magazine or website in which the editorial was published. Choose the correct client.

3. Enter the basic information including the publish date, the title of the editorial (if there is no title, choose a logical name like “Model Name by Photographer’s Name”), and a link to another site where the images can be found (optional).

4. Next, you will be prompted to add crew credits for the shoot. To avoid duplicates being uploaded by other artists or agents, please credit everyone you can, especially the photographer. If the photographer is not in our database, please add their name to the TITLE of the work (ie. “Title by Photographer Name”)

5. Click ADD IMAGES and select one or more files from your computer. Images must be under 5MB. Click UPLOAD ALL IMAGES.

6. Once uploaded, you can tag specific artists and models in each different picture if needed. You can also click and drag these images to rearrange them to match their original order of publication.

7. Click Submit to Models.com or Publish

Please note: Magazine covers are uploaded separately from editorials. If the editorial is a cover story, please add the actual cover separately and catagorize it as such.

How do I upload magazine covers?

To upload you need to be registered, and your account will need to be approved for uploading (you can request upload privileges in our short on-boarding application after registering).

Special Note: All covers that are part of a multi-cover issue should be added to the same database entry. For an example, see here. Double check to make sure the cover doesn’t already exist in the database – maybe you or your artist/model are not yet credited on it.

1. Click the upload icon on your account dashboard (the button will only appear if you have upload privileges)

2. Start typing the name of the magazine the cover is for. If the name of the magazine does not appear, you may upload under the client “Various Covers” but you must include the publication’s name in the TITLE field later.

3. Enter the basic information including the publish date, the title (All covers follow the naming scheme: “[Magazine Name] [ISSUE/SEASON] Cover(s)”), and a link to another site where the images can be found (optional).

4. Next, you will be prompted to add crew credits for the shoot. To avoid duplicates being uploaded by other artists or agents, please credit everyone you can, especially the photographer. If the photographer is not in our database, please add their name to the TITLE of the work (ie. “Title by Photographer Name”)

5. Click ADD IMAGES and select one or more files from your computer. Images must be under 5MB. Click UPLOAD ALL IMAGES. Please note: the cover story should be uploaded separately from the cover and categorized as Editorial.

6. Once uploaded, you can tag specific artists and models in each different picture if needed. You can also click and drag these images to rearrange them to match their original order of publication.

7. Click Submit to Models.com or Publish

Please note: Magazine covers are uploaded separately from editorials. If the editorial is a cover story, please add the actual cover separately and catagorize it as such.

How do I upload an advertising campaign?

To upload you need to be registered, and your account will need to be approved for uploading (you can request upload privileges in our short on-boarding application after registering).

Before you begin, please make sure the campaign does not already exist in the database. Use the search bar to navigate to the client or photographer’s page and look for the campaign there. It is possible you or the artist you represent are simply not credited yet.

1. Click the upload icon on your account dashboard (the button will only appear if you have upload privileges)

2. Start typing the name of the client for which the campaign is for. If the name of the brand does not appear, you may upload under the client “Various Campaigns” but you must include the brand’s name in the TITLE field later.

3. Enter the basic information including the publish date (month the images were published), the title (typically, titles use the naming scheme “[Brand Name] [Season]” see other campaigns as examples), and a link to another site where the images can be found (optional).

4. Next, you will be prompted to add crew credits for the shoot. To avoid duplicates being uploaded by other artists or agents, please credit everyone you can, especially the photographer. If the photographer is not in our database, please add their name to the TITLE of the work (ie. “Title by Photographer Name”)

5. Click ADD IMAGES and select one or more files from your computer. Images must be under 5MB. Click UPLOAD ALL IMAGES.

6. Once uploaded, you can tag specific artists and models in each different picture if needed. You can also click and drag these images to rearrange them to match their original order of campign. (You will only be able to rearrange photos if you were the original uploader of the work.)

7. Click Submit to Models.com or Publish

How do I upload a lookbook?

To upload you need to be registered, and your account will need to be approved for uploading (you can request upload privileges in our short on-boarding application after registering).

Please note: When adding a lookbook, the PUBLISH DATE should be set to the month that the lookbook was published, not the season of the clothes. See this entry as an example.

1. Click the upload icon on your account dashboard (the button will only appear if you have upload privileges)

2. Start typing the name of the brand for which the lookbook or catalog is for. If the name of the brand does not appear, you may upload under the client “Various Lookbooks” but you must include the brand’s name in the TITLE field later.

3. Enter the basic information including the publish date (month the images were published), the title (typically, titles use the naming scheme “[Brand Name] [Season]” see other campaigns as examples), change the category to Lookbook/Catalog and add a link to another site where the images can be found (optional).

4. Next, you will be prompted to add crew credits for the shoot. To avoid duplicates being uploaded by other artists or agents, please credit everyone you can, especially the photographer. If the photographer is not in our database, please add their name to the TITLE of the work (ie. “Title by Photographer Name”)

5. Click ADD IMAGES and select one or more files from your computer. Each image must be under 5MB. Click UPLOAD ALL IMAGES.

6. Once uploaded, you can tag specific artists and models in each different picture if needed. You can also click and drag these images to rearrange them to match their original order of publication.

7. Click Submit to Models.com or Publish

How do I add my show package to Models.com?

We’ve built a great tool to help you add the show pack yourself to Models.com

All of the specific file naming instructions are exactly the same as always to help the model’s names appear correctly and the cards in order.

How to upload your show package:

1. Make sure you are signed into models.com/account with your authorized agency account 

2. From models.com/account, click Show Packs on the left hand toolbar

You will see your agency’s previous packs. 

3. Choose the season and show pack gender and click ADD

4. As long as your files are named correctly (see below) you can upload your JPGs then choose and crop your thumbnail image.

5. Click SUBMIT and I will get an email to review your post and publish it. Once the post is published, you will still be able to make changes from the link above.


How to name your JPG files:

A properly named show package (that displays models in alphabetical order) appears below:
00_Cover
01_Adam
01_Adam_
01_Brittany
01_Brittany_
01_Paulina
01_Paulina_
02_Back_Cover
(Finder on Mac will organize them backwards when named like this, it’s confusing, but trust the process!)

If you do not want your show pack to display in alphabetical order you can name the files as follows:
00_Cover
01_Julia_Smith
01_Julia_Smith_
02_Anna_Yatsko
02_Anna_Yatsko_
03_Gisele
03_Gisele_
04_Back_Cover

Notice – Underscores are used in place of spaces and also to signify the BACK of the card.

Remove all special characters and spaces from filenames before uploading including all apostrophes “‘”, accents “á” and periods “.”.


You can reach out to mitch@models.com with any questions.

How do I receive notifications about my talent?

Once signed into Models.com, you can manage your notification settings from your dashboard at models.com/account > Notification Settings.

You can choose to receive instant email notifications every time your artists (or your favorites) are tagged in new database entries. You can also toggle between instant notifications or a daily wrap-up email.

If you do not see the option for Notification Settings and you are an agency user, contact support@models.com to have us work it out for you.

What happens if I add false credits?

Credit where credit’s due.

The Models.com database is a cooperative system that relies on its community of users to report accurate credits.
We consider it our mission to give everyone who works in the industry credit for work they have done, and the control over the appearance of these credits.
In order to protect the integrity and accuracy of credits on the site it is Models.com’s policy that any repeated abuse of the credit system, including claiming fake or inaccurate credits may result in a temporary or permanent ban from the MDC Community.

A banned member will no longer be able to claim credits or control their own credits on their Models.com page themselves, and in some cases might have their Models.com page completely removed.

MDC relies on its community to keep the information found in the database accurate and complete. Any reports of false crediting for yourself or others will result in a warning, a suspension of database access and/or the removal of your MDC page and credits. Currently, assisting positions are not credited on models.com and would be considered a false credit if added to a work.