The Model Village app is every fashion model’s best friend. It enables agency-signed female models to get rewarded for recommending their favourite brands and venues on their Instagram.
The models, all micro-influencers, can therefore scroll through the different brands they can recommend, create a post complete with photo and caption, that is then sent to the brand for approval. If the brand approves the post they get paid depending on their number of followers and engagement. All of these steps are performed through the app, enabling a seamless process, from choosing the campaign to post for to actually posting the final picture on Instagram.
Another functionality enables the models to scroll through different venues in their city and redeem a complimentary perk, whether it be a gym class, dining experience or spa treatment… Again, they can seamlessly browse through different privileges, get the information about the venue and then redeem the offer through the app when they turn up to the place. If they have enjoyed the experience, they can make a post in their Instagram stories to recommend it to their followers.
Our strategy to recruit users is to target them at the source – in their model agencies, on Instagram and through targeted word of mouth. We nurture great relationships with the leading model agencies, who encourage the girls to download the app, as it enhances their lifestyle and career. Model Village also attracts target audiences through social media, in particular Instagram.
Finally, our strongest recruitment base is through word of mouth from our existing users, recommending the app to their fellow model friends.
The creativity behind it all was all done in-house. We wanted something extremely user friendly, aesthetically simple and colourful. We also wanted to keep a very fashion and tech feel to the app and to keep that identity throughout.
The idea behind the app came from the founders of Model Village. With the rise of influencer marketing and different platforms popping up all over, there was no platform exclusively for fashion models. We therefore created the app to enable models who are not necessarily the Kendall Jenners or Victoria’s Secret models (although we do have some in the community!) to be able to make the most of their influence on social media and get access to some great perks. Empowering these micro-influencers was our mission, which is why we created the app.
Our app gives a voice to fashion models, enabling them to take advantage of the fact they are opinion leaders and monetise this influence through their social accounts. We empower models who aren’t necessarily the world’s top models counting millions of followers, but those who are just as influential and have a more intimate circle of followers. Model Village is a revolutionary social media app. Although it is destined to a niche of influencers, our strong presence on all social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube etc) enables anyone – whether from the industry or not – to take something away with them.
We are above all a community, trying to inspire a generation through our model influencers. We want every person who comes into contact with Model Village (whether a model or not) to get something from us in terms of motivation and inspiration. Through the models’ recommendations, the girls’ followers can become aware of great products from brands they can use or great venues to visit to enjoy meals or experiences with friends and family.
We enable brands to tap into this community of highly engaged models and get the chance to promote their brand or venue through these influencers. Model Village is the only platform enabling brands to do so exclusively with fashion models.
In a nutshell, at Model Village we find niche brands and venues the model influencers recommend on their socials, enabling everyone to make the most of it. The brand or venue benefits from the model’s recommendation on her socials, the model’s followers get to know a potential new brand or venue to use and visit, and the model gets rewarded for her influence. All stakeholders are therefore satisfied and the app benefits everyone.
Results include a community of satisfied model users, who are all able to monetise their Instagram follower base. They are also satisfied to be able to redeem free perks in their city, enabling them to discover new venues and share them with their community of followers.
Activations the models join in through the app have also enabled them to meet other model members and create relationships with them. This is particularly great for international models, wanting to get to know people in a city they don’t necessarily know, because they travel often.
Model Village is the most powerful way for brands to instantly connect with thousands of influential fashion models with highly engaged audiences on Instagram.
Our platform offers brands a powerful, cost effective and targeted way to create and manage authentic micro-influencer campaigns at scale.
Model Village has, over the past three years, brought together a community of 3,000+ agency signed models with highly engaged audiences. They are professionals who treat their Instagram accounts as digital portfolios and are accustomed to working with brands meaning they are pre-vetted content creators.