An online exhibition platform is recruiting members of the public to attend exhibitions and events as crowd actors, who will be paid to populate an event or exhibition stand, to make it look busier than it is.
This service has been launched by ExpoCart, in the hopes it will be an effective solution for quiet stands and events, and a good way for members of the public to make some extra money ahead of Christmas.
Crowd actors will be paid £40 an hour, those interested in applying for the role can do so here: https://www.expocart.com/blog/venues/want-to-earn-40-an-hour-by-simply-being-part-of-a-crowd-now-you-can/
The ideal candidate will be confident talking to strangers, and comfortable in busy environments. Applicants must be over the age of 18 and have the flexibility to work around the country with a full driving license.
Some acting jobs will include dressing in formal attire, as well as evening work. Events and exhibitions which will require crowd actors include trade shows, comedy gigs, wedding shows, and tech and consumer exhibitions.
Businesses and professionals will be able to ‘rent a crowd’ through the ExpoCart website from early December here – https://www.expocart.com/gb/hire/rent-a-crowd
ExpoCart is the one-stop-shop for all products and services for exhibitions and B2B events. The platform makes sourcing products and services for events easy through an online marketplace that connects event organisers, agencies, exhibitors and corporates with a network of event suppliers. Through an ecommerce platform, customers are able to seamlessly browse a catalogue of products and services based on their exhibition venue and order everything they need in one place.
Jasmine Eilfield, co-founder and CPO of ExpoCart, said,
“No one wants to give a talk to an empty audience, or visit an empty stand. So, we thought why not create a service that solves both these problems – customers are more inclined to engage with a business or person if somebody else already is, and on the flip side professionals can be confident knowing they are keeping up appearances!
“We’ve already got some actors signed up to the service, but after speaking to our event partners, we anticipate demand to be high, so need a lot more actors onboard. If you’re a confident person who wants to work in a flexible, varied job role, I encourage you to get in touch with us!”