- Last funding round was $10M with investment from Europe's largest independent broadcaster ProSiebenSat1, First Artist Bank (an investment bank lead by former CEO and Chairman of Credit Suisse EMEA, Michael Philipp, and singer, songwriter and producer Dave Stewart) as well as actor/investor Gerard Butler.
- Some of the hundreds of partnerships include: Johnnie Walker (Diageo), Suicide Squad (Warner Bros), Wimbledon 2016, Moxy hotels (Marriott), DC Shoes, Spotify, Pearson, Mercedes-Benz, Unilever, Nestle\u2026
- Campaigns for celebrity artists include: Coldplay, Stevie Nicks, Steven Spielberg, Deadmau5, Luc Besson, Justin Timberlake, Cara Delevigne
- Over 1.6M Facebook likes, 132K+ Twitter followers, and over 52K Instagram followers
- Amount raised:
- US $3,951,000 :
- Talenthouse is “testing the waters” to gauge market demand from potential investors
- An indication of interest made by a prospective investor is non-binding and involves no obligation or commitment of any kind
- Securities are not for sale, as the offering has not been qualified by the Securities and Exchange Commission
- No money or other consideration is being solicited
Talenthouse is a tech platform that connects a vibrant global community of 750,000 multimedia artists with the world’s top brands and entertainment icons.
Since launch in 2009, Talenthouse artists have delivered authentic content in the form of videos, animations, photographs, designs, and music for hundreds of brands such as Unilever, Diageo, Nestle, Pepsi, Marvel, Marriott Intel and Spotify, and have partnered with celebrity artists including One Direction, Linkin' Park, Stevie Nicks, Florence & The Machine, Dr Dre, Tom Ford, Stan Lee, Paul McCartney, Rihanna and Justin Timberlake.
Consumers are ignoring interruptive forms of advertising and looking for content that inspires, resonates and engages them. The global Talenthouse community has the power to create work that does just that.
Marketers need a broad range of high quality creative work and content to feed media consumption across multiple devices, channels and social networks. Traditional marketing lacks diversity and authenticity and is quickly becoming ineffective as it fails to engage an audience of discerning young consumers. Meanwhile a vast community of artists are looking for ways to showcase and monetize their creative skills, but not compromise their integrity or talents. They want to sell without having to sell out.
Talenthouse is a technology that connects the creative community with brands seeking a better way to engage with consumers. It is a tech platform built to house hundreds of thousands talented artists and the millions of pieces of art they have created. Serviced by a team of experts in offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Berlin and Mumbai, Talenthouse is able to tap into its creative community to create and distribute truly authentic marketing. Using its Creative Invite formats Talenthouse can quickly and efficiently inspire artists in 200 countries to submit on-brief creative work that can be distributed through its network of influencers and other media channels. Artists are recognized and rewarded for their talent and in many cases get life changing opportunities. Talenthouse has worked with some of the top brands in the world including: Spotify, Unilever, Diageo, Nestle, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Airbnb, Warner Bros, Paramount, Universal Music, Marvel, Marriott, Pearson, HP, Microsoft, LG, adidas, P&G, McDonald’s, Intel and Samsung.
Talenthouse was built to help creatives be seen, heard and compensated. Since 2009, Talenthouse has democratized creative work, giving independent artists from all over the world direct access to creative briefs from leading brands, agencies and entertainment icons.
The Creative Invite is a hosted creative brief on Talenthouse that allows artists to submit original creative work for marketing campaigns. Selected artists are rewarded with money and opportunities.
Talenthouse Select is a curated selection of artists by creative type (ideation, film, music, photography, design, fashion) hand-picked to work on marketing campaigns.
Talenthouse Amplify helps clients distribute the creative work developed for them by the Talenthouse community using:
The Talenthouse Influencer Network of artists with large and engaged social media followings.
- Social media ads and promoted posts.
- Native advertising through a network of online publishers.
- Programmatic advertising for highly targeted video, mobile and display.
Talenthouse makes money by charging clients for its managed products and services, with campaign fees starting at $25k and selected artists paid incentivizes for their creative work. Talenthouse is proactively developing new ways for artists to monetize their creative skills and is currently testing the sales of printed t-shirts and other merchandise, an artist tipping tool and the rev share from the sales of digital artwork.
Talenthouse launched in November 2009. We built Talenthouse as an online collaboration platform for artists to access opportunities to work with famous artists and brands, as well as to showcase their work, gain recognition and to make money from our brand partners. Our belief is that brands can also benefit by creating opportunities for artists as they will access a powerful influencer network and an infinite stream of original creative work and stories to populate their social channels. Effectively we are encouraging our brand partners to become patrons of the arts.
Talenthouse provides marketers with creative work and media distribution services for use in digital and other forms of advertising. The size of the global advertising market is $542 billion in 2016 and is projected to grow to $674 billion by 2020 (source: eMarketer, 2016). Digital advertising is worth $168 billion and will be $231 billion by 2019 (source: McKinsey Global Media Report, 2015). Most Talenthouse business comes directly from clients (on average 75%), with the remainder from media buying agencies and creative agencies who are acting on behalf of marketers. To stand out above the white noise of interruptive ads marketers seek innovative ways of engaging consumers and Talenthouse is proving a worthwhile solution. It was technology that led to media fragmentation and the rise of social media in the first place and it is technology that has given birth to a new way forward in the form of fresh, authentic and shareable marketing. An article in the Los Angeles Times on how companies like Talenthouse are servicing the growing appetite for crowdsourced creative work:
Companies that crowdsource creative work include Tongal, eYeka, Tumblr (now part of Yahoo!), and Zooppa. Talenthouse has the largest creative community and arguably the most scalable and flexible technology. With offices in 5 countries spanning Europe, North America and EMEA and the ability to create local market versions in other markets it is the most global platform. Competitors tend to specialize in one or two media formats (film or photography), whereas Talenthouse covers all major art disciplines within its five core verticals (film, photography, design, music and fashion) and has deep relationships with entertainment companies and celebrity artists who often participate in campaigns. Recent examples of celebrity artists that have been part of Talenthouse campaigns include One Direction, Childish Gambino, Avicii, Linkin Park, Deadmau5, Stevie Nicks, Jessie J, Florence & The Machine, Dr. Dre, Tom Ford, Stan Lee, Paul McCartney, Rankin, Rihanna and Justin Timberlake.
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