I’ve noticed a lot of people on site hire the services of voice acting agencies, some even get commission for the work we get for the voiceover. We also get a lot of people being referred by voice acting agencies to our site and a lot of people doing so off their own back even though they are part of a voice acting agency. How many of you are with agencies? How do you like it? Taking into account what I just mentioned then voice acting agencies are obviously popular, but are they enough? If a voice acting agency was enough to keep you busy all the time then you wouldn’t be coming to us. Do those of you that use them as well as us do so for scheduling reasons or maybe price negotiations?
What has been your best experience with a voice acting agency? What has been your worst? Do you prefer how a play to play site operates or do you find voice acting agencies the thing for you?
Perhaps the voice acting agencies are perceived as being more proactive in searching for work and getting your name/reel out there? We do a lot of pavement pounding too, mostly calls and emails, special offers to ad agencies or production companies who hire a voiceover, spending on google ads, SEO work to raise the profile of the members page and anything else we can think of that might help, just so you know
That’s it really, I just wanted to get some feedback on your thoughts about voice acting agencies and your experiences with them, good or bad, funny or dull, lets me in on another stream in the industry and may enlighten me into a few new methods if I’m lucky.