Letters to and from AdKids (Diane Pierce)
April 2, 2004
> 1. How is Ad Kids different from Kids.com?
> As we explained, AD KIDS has NO affiliation Kids.com. All that we can
> address are the business practices of AD KIDS. It would be unethical to
> make commentary on Kids.com's business practices. We welcome specific
> questions about our business.
Fair enough, so the specific questions are: a) do you solicit clients
letters? b) do you charge your clients $595? c) does the contract last 5
years? d) do you state your success rate in writing before payment?
> 2. How many kids does Ad Kids represent?
> AD KIDS represents approximately 700 children.
> 3. How many kids that Ad Kids represents have received paying work
> through AdKids?
> As we explain to all prospective and current clients, there is a very
> small rate of success in the modeling industry. We do have children
> that have worked and have been paid.
Is this information about YOUR small success rate on your WEBSITE?
> 4. How many kids that Ad Kids represents who have received paying
> Ad Kids have earned more than $595?
> The exact earnings of our clients are strictly confidential.
Didn't ask for the exact earnings of all your clients or any of your clients.
Asked: How many kids that Ad Kids represents who have received paying work
through Ad Kids have earned more than $595?
> 5. Finally, does Ad Kids uphold the ethical standards of the Talent
> Association Code of Ethics?
> After reviewing the Talent Managers Association's website and their code
> of ethics, we believe that we adhere to an even higher standard of
CODE OF ETHICS
1) Personal Talent Managers shall generally be compensated on a commission
2) With the exception of reimbursements for monies advanced, no fee may be
charged or collected for profit at the expense of a signed client by any
Personal Talent Manager from any Artist for:
a) Registering or listing the Artist in Entertainment Industry or other
publications or registries; or
b) Letter writing; or
c) Photographs, film clips, video tapes or other reproductions of the Artist's
likeness or performances; or
d) Any other charge or fee of a similar nature.
. . .
4) The term of a Personal Talent Management contract shall not exceed three
years, except in the music field, where the term shall not exceed five years.
1. Are you only compensated by commission?
2. Do you collect fees for Registering or listing the Artist in Entertainment
Industry or any other charge or fee of a similar nature?
3. Is the term of your contracts more than 3 years?
P.S. Where do you come up with $595 when your success rate by your own
admission is very low?
Ad Kids never responded to these questions.