Select goes global as it unites with MP Management, the fastest growing model and talent agency network
MP Management, the world’s fastest growing network of model and talent agencies, and London powerhouse agency Select Model Management (Select) are delighted to announce that they will unite under the iconic Select brand. Representing the likes of David Gandy, Irina Shayk, Jon Kortajarena, Oliver Cheshire, Michael Ward, Lucan Gillespie, Primrose Archer, Will Chalker, Marjan Jonkman, Shanelle Nyasiase, Aliet, and Amanda Murphy, Select will become a network of 8 agencies across Europe and North America following a rebrand of all of MP Management’s existing agencies.
Having become part of the MP Management network in July, a move which saw the combined network become a Top 5 global agency, MP Management and Select today announce that the entire network will adopt Select’s legendary brand. Select will therefore be a global network of 8 model and talent agencies with offices in London, Paris, Milan, Stockholm, Miami, Chicago,Atlanta and Los Angeles.
The combined agency brings together MP Management, the world’s fastest growing network of model and talent agencies, which has grown to 7 agencies over two continents in the past 5 years, with the globally recognised brand that is London-based Select Model Management.
Founded in 1977, Select is globally recognised as one of the most prestigious and innovative agencies in the UK.
Select’s team in London has an exclusive client list of the world’s leading luxury and high-fashion brands and manages the careers of the UK’s biggest, brightest and most successful male and female models and artists.
Select will continue to maintain its excellent relationships with existing partner agencies including those in the New York market. The network will also continue its strategic partnership with leading Gothenburg agency, Modellink.
The process to roll out the Select brand begins with immediate effect and the initial phase in which each agency adopts the Select brand is expected to be complete by the end of October 2019. In each case, local agencies will be contacting clients and suppliers to provide further detail on the transition.
The combined agency will be led by Matteo Puglisi, CEO, with the close support of Select founders Chrissie Castagnetti and Tandy Anderson, who will continue to run Select’s London agency.
The global roll-out of the Select brand identity will continue with a new website, which will be launched on 22nd October 2019 hosting one single brand spanning 8 cities. For more information on the brand and the merging of the businesses, please click here: ourworld.selectmodel.com.
“Select is a legendary brand which has been shaping the industry for almost forty years. Uniting under the Select brand is the perfect next step in our growth strategy. MP Management and Select have shared characteristics and values – both are boutique powerhouses who believe in nurturing talent and tailored management aimed at long term success. It really is the perfect match.”
Matteo Puglisi, CEO of MP Management
“It’s the start of an incredibly dynamic new chapter for Select and whilst our main priority is ensuring we continue to manage our talent and client relationships in London, it will be exciting to drive the growth of our brand across the world. We are looking forward to the opportunities that being part of a global network will bring.”
Chrissie Castagnetti and Tandy Anderson, Select Founders
About Select Model Management
Founded in 1977, Select Model Management is globally recognised as one of the most prestigious and innovative agencies in the UK. Select’s team in London has an exclusive client list of the world’s leading lifestyle brands and manages the careers of the UK’s biggest, brightest and most successful male and female models and artists. Select’s Men’s Division has dominated the men’s market, with its New Faces team debuting the careers of first-rate talent such as David Gandy, Oliver Cheshire, Ben Allen Jacey Elthalion, Danny Beacher, Finn Hayton, Sacha M’Baye, Paul Sculfer and O’Shea. Equally, Select’s Women’s board has helped kick-start the modelling careers of Sienna Miller, Agyness Deyn, Sam Rollinson, Stella Tennant, Lucan Gillespie, Primrose Archer, Jess Hart, Eliza Cummings, among many others. The agency also represents breakthrough singers Connie Constance and Aaron Unknown, alongside talent such as Actor Michael Ward from Netflix’s series Top Boy.
About MP Management
MP Management is a global network of model and talent agencies, representing some of the most talked about names in the industry. Over the last decade, the network has grown to a family of seven agencies across Europe and North America with offices in Milan, Paris, Stockholm, Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Chicago. Across its network of agencies, MP has proudly launched the careers of new faces such as Yoonmi Sun and Shanelle Nyasiase, and works with established top models including Marjan Jonkman, Arthur Gosse, Adonis Bosso, Gao Jie, and Bar Rafaeli. Silva International Investments is the majority shareholder of MP Management and in July 2019 acquired Select Model Management as part of its growing fashion portfolio.