Betting on the crowd

Business Standard | By Rajiv Rao | September 23, 2013

It is not exactly new nor guaranteed to succeed. But at a time when brands are tightening their budgets in the face of a protracted slowdown, it has become a buzzword for brands and enterprises trying to solve problems, become more efficient, innovate and grow.
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Anurag Kashyap’s production house crowdsources one minute films on Talenthouse

afaqs | By afaqs | June 28, 2013

With Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt Ltd (AKFPL) much awaited film, SHORTS, directed by Shlok Sharma, Siddharth Gupt, Anirban Roy, Rohit Pandey and Neeraj Ghaywan set for release on July 12, 2013. AKFPL has partnered with India’s leading creative crowdsourcing company Talenthouse India to promote the allure of ‘the short’. With award-winning movies like Gangs of Wasseypur, Dev D and Udaan to its credit, AKFPL is offering a chance to budding directors to recreate the films under the AKFPL banner in one minute.
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An anthem by the youth

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes | June 02, 2013

A crowdsourced National Anthem by upcoming filmmakers promises to motivate the youth.

A one-of-its-kind National Anthem was launched at a multiplex in Mumbai on Friday. Two crowdsourced films, made by six youngsters, were unveiled, and together, the two films comprise My Nation My
Anthem (MNMA). The initiative, launched on Republic Day, was to give young filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their interpretation of the National Anthem. Read article

Crowdsourcing is the new buzzword in communications

business today | By Shamni Pande | June 09, 2013

Welcome to the world of crowdsourcing, the practice of tapping the collective intelligence of a large group of people to generate creative ideas for business. Companies in developed markets have been successfully using this method for a bit less than a decade, but it is still a relatively new concept in India. Thanks to the Internet and the digital revolution in the past few years, crowdsourcing is the new buzzword in communications and everybody from government institutions to companies and marketing agencies has jumped aboard the bandwagon to “source” ideas from the “crowd” Read article

Ventes Dundh partners Talenthouse India

afaqs | By afaqs!news bureau | May 21, 2013

Ventes Dundh, a consultancy firm focusing on media sales, branding opportunities and digital projects founded by Niloufer Dundh, former senior vice-president and head of integrated media at Hungama Digital Media Entertainment, has partnered with Talenthouse India, a part of Reliance Entertainment, to enter the crowd sourcing segment in India. Read article

Is India ready for crowdsourcing?

exchange4media | By Twishy | May 21, 2013

Did you ponder over the origin of the new Rupee symbol? It was not the output of the great creative volcanoes but the creation of a common man through crowdsourcing. India is a vast country with an extremely diverse culture which is difficult to understand. Hence, brands rely on agencies to develop a plan for the future. Crowdsourcing is a means to create an eco-system of engaging with audiences that are relevant and co-creating the future of business with them. It provides a multitude of ways to gather ideas, opinions and feedback. Read article

Arun Mehra: “Talenthouse promotes the cream of the creative industries”

Radioandmusic | By Jescilia Karayamparambil | May 13, 2013

Talenthouse India CEO Arun Mehra chats with about the growing trend of international artistes looking towards finding talent in India and how it has added many musical artistes to their pool. Read article

Calling in the crowd

The Telegraph | By Aarti Dua | May 12, 2013

Crowdsourcing’s about reaching out to thousands on the Internet and pulling in ideas on everything from running the country to thinking up catchy ads. Read article

David Guetta & Green Day Reach Out To Indian Fans Via Talenthouse India

WAT Blog | By Hilonee | May 09, 2013

Talenthouse India, a part of Reliance Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., has recently launched crowd-sourcing based tie-ups that allow Indians fans/artists to collaborate with two international music acts – David Guetta and Green Day. Read article

Talenthouse, Vodafone partner to bring out the best in cricket & design

exchange4media | By exchange4media News Service | May 02, 2013

Talenthouse India, a Reliance Entertainment division, and Vodafone have joined hands to provide a slice of IPL 2013’s action to the audience. Through crowdsourcing, Talenthouse has invited upcoming fashion and graphic designers or anyone with a creative sensibility to design and get a chance to create fresh designs for the kit that includes a jersey and a cap to be worn by the 22 kids escorting the two teams competing at the Indian Premier League finals in Kolkata. Read article

Talenthouse invites singers to compose theme song for ‘Crowdsourcing Week’

Radio and Music | By Radio and Music | March 19, 2013

Talenthouse India, a part of Reliance Entertainment Pvt Ltd and CSW come together to offer upcoming musicians an exciting opportunity to compose the official theme song of the conference. The creative invite will be open to contributions for original music scores on a ‘Global Fusion’ theme that captures the international essence of Crowdsourcing Week. Read article

Talenthouse India Partners With First Global Conference On Crowdsourcing

lighthouse insights | By Vinaya Naidu | February 5, 2013

Talenthouse India, part of Reliance Entertainment Pvt Ltd, India’s biggest company in creative crowdsourcing partners with Crowdsourcing Week for its first ever global conference in Singapore. Read article

Interpret the National Anthem and win

Indian Express | By Express Features – HYDERABAD | February 01, 2013

HYDERABAD: In a unique, first-of-its-kind initiative, people across the country will now get a chance to show their love for the Anthem through India’s first-ever crowdsourcing of the Anthem. Called My Nation, My Anthem, the initiative will give filmmakers, musicians and singers an opportunity to render their interpretation of the Anthem. Read article

Quick five with Talenthouse India’s Arun Mehra

e4m | By Priyanka Nair | December 04, 2012

Brands want to constantly engage with their audiences; in fact nine out of the top 10 global brands are undertaking crowdsourcing initiatives. Tight marketing budgets due to the slowdown have enabled brands to look at smarter, cost-effective solutions to crowdsource content. Read article goes crowdsourcing with Talenthouse

Afaqs | By Afaqs | November 23, 2012

Leading online travel site, has tied up with Talenthouse India a Reliance Entertainment division, to launch a Creative Invite to Crowdsource humorous films in sync with the slapstick humor exuberated by the brand in their currently launched TVC. As consumer preferences change, with people choosing to make their own air and hotel bookings, Talenthouse India invites participation from film-makers, animation artists, videographers and any traveller to depict their most amusing travel agent experiences capturing false promises and disastrous travel experiences. Read article

Why marketers rely on crowdsourcing for next big idea

ET Bureau | By Rajiv Singh | November 06, 2012

Welcome to the world of crowdsourced marketing – or relying on communities to contribute ideas that add value to a company’s communication. A shiny new toy in the marketing arsenal of companies till a few years back, crowdsourcing has now become an integral part of the marketing mix of brand owners who want consumers to either design the next product, or shoot the next ad or viral video, or compose signature tunes or choose the flavour of their next potato chip. Read article

Crowdsourcing cuts down unnecessary expenses: Arun Mehra

Business Standard | By Arunima Mishra | October 22, 2012

A platform like Talenthouse allows brands to explore a creative pool of talent that they would otherwise not have been exposed to. They (companies) can’t get quality despite the claims of having millions of fans. Take a company that is looking to get its logo designed. It needs to go to the platform where people go. We have networks with 300-plus design, art, fashion and photography schools in the country, an active base of 12,000 artists, who work with us. You don’t need to advertise at all, you need to put, what we call, a creative invite (CI) on our platform. Read article

92.7 BIG FM asks listeners to reinvent its signature tune for Diwali on Talenthouse

Event Afaqs | By EVENTFAQS Bureau | October 11, 2012

92.7 BIG FM has partnered with Talenthouse India for a creative initiative to reinvent its signature tune ‘Suno Sunao Life Banao’ for the Diwali festivities. Submissions began on Oct. 1 and will be open until Oct. 31. Participants will be sending entries to remix the existing BIG FM tune into a catchy, festive sequence. The best and most appropriate tune will be adopted by the radio station as its Diwali special jingle. The winner will be announced in the first week of November. Read article

Bacardi starts a crowdsourcing party with Talenthouse India

Afaqs | By Afaqs | October 09, 2012

Bacardi, the world’s third largest spirits company, has partnered with Talenthouse India for its new campaign ‘It started with a party’. The new campaign is aimed at pushing out the message that Bacardi parties lead to multiple possibilities or outcomes. Bacardi parties are not just parties but platforms or catalysts that enable meaningful human connections, leading towards multiple possibilities in our lives. The new campaign highlights the stories that emerge from Bacardi parties. Read article

Club Mahindra ties-up with Talenthouse India to crowdsource viral videos

Afaqs | By Afaqs | September 11, 2012

Club Mahindra, India’s leading vacation ownership brand, launched its biggest initiative for user generated content with its “Why I Need (WIN) a Vacation” campaign. Talenthouse will partner Club Mahindra in crowd sourcing videos of humorous and innovative excuses on the need for a holiday. Submissions for the initiative are open till 29th October, with the winner to be announced on 13th November.
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MAMI ties up with Talenthouse for crowd-sourcing initiatives

Indian Television | By Indian Television | August 07, 2012

Mumbai: As the 14th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival draws closer, Reliance Entertainment initiative – Talenthouse India and Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) have designed innovative crowd-sourcing initiatives aimed at young talented filmmakers. Read article

Nerolac Paints Crowdsources For A New Jingle Talenthouse

Light House Insights | By Vinaya Naidu | August 06, 2012

Nerolac Paints, one of the largest paint companies in India has launched a ‘jingle’ recreation contest in association with TalentHouse India, an online platform that provides opportunities for the creative community. Read article

Design for No Doubt

The Indian Express | By Express Features Service | June 28, 2012

The American Grammy Award-winning band No Doubt is set to release their sixth studio album, Push and Shove, on September 25. While the entire album is ready for release, one detail remains undecided — a new logo for the band. Instead of going the conventional way, the band has partnered with the online artistic community, Talenthouse, and invited fans and creative designers from around the world, including India, to design the new logo. Read article

J&J tries crowdsourcing for brand targeted at teenagers

exchange4media | By Shree Lahiri | June 28, 2012

Crowdsourcing seems to be getting popular with brands; some recent examples include Pepsi 2012 calendar design, Airtel friends video contest, Micromax logo redesign contest, Kurkure’s Diwali pack design contest.
Now, the latest in line is a crowdsourcing initiative called ‘Whacky ways to wake up’, where Clean & Clear and Talenthouse have teamed up to ‘engage’ with the audience.

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From custom made to customer made
Are marketers making the lives of their consumers difficult?

Business Standard | By Sayantani Kar | June 18, 2012

Crowdsourcing has helped solve another dilemma for the marketers — how to keep their social media followers engaged. Arun Mehra, CEO, Talenthouse India, observes, “For most brands looking to crowdsource videos, the inspiration is Facebook.” Hence, Airtel with its HFZ user-videos and PepsiCo with its Tropicana shorts were routed through Mehra’s team to their microsites and Facebook pages. HUL is currently busy sourcing videos for its Axe deodorants for similar use. Read article

Talenthouse’s Funding

Campaign India | By Campaign India Team | May 29, 2012

Talenthouse, a creative crowdsourcing startup that aims to connect artists with aspiring talented collaborators, has announced a new round of funding. The company raised $4.2 million from a series of investors, including director and film producer Brett Ratner. Jean Piggozzi, Estee Lauder chairman William Lauder. Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, 3TS Cisco Growth Fund and a number of angel investors. Read article

Kurkure engages consumers innovatively

exchange4media | By Shree Lahiri | May 28, 2012

PepsiCo India’s Kurkure has launched a unique customer engagement initiative. Along with Talenthouse, it has come up with an interactive challenge called the ‘Design &Win’. By participating in this contest, consumers get a chance to design Kurkure festival gift boxes. Read article

Axe Deodorant ties up with Talenthouse for crowdsourcing initiative

Campaign India | By Campaign India Team | May 03, 2012

Axe, the men’s deodorant brand, has partnered with Talenthouse India, for a creative hunt titled, ‘Capture the Axe Effect’. The hunt invites artists to bring alive the effects of using the new extra strong Axe, in a creative and unique manner by capturing videos and images. The core proposition of ‘The Axe Effect’, that is women getting attracted to men because of using the deodorant, must be adhered to. Read article

Opportunity for kids to fly to Singapore

IBN Live | By Express News Service | April 20, 2012

Dragon Fly Productions, Singapore, an event management company, has collaborated with Talenthouse India for a talent hunt in the field of music, dance and singing among children below the age of 19. Those chosen will get a trip to Singapore, along with a guardian, to perform at a Child Aid concert to be held there on December 8 and 9, 2012. Read article

Fashion turns to crowdsourcing

Hindustan Times | By Rochelle Pinto | April 15, 2012

Anita Dongre has turned to online talent sourcing platform, Talenthouse India, for what they call ‘fashion crowdsourcing’. The website hosts various competitions in genres like fashion, graphic design, script-writing and even modelling, which are open to a global community of creative artistes, who compete for the ultimate prize. Read article

Z3 and Talenthouse target adland for new crowdsourcing initiative

Campaign India | By Arati Rao | April 5, 2012

Talenthouse India has partnered with Z3 (the casual readymade brand from Zodiac Clothing) to crowdsource the first look for its creative campaign. The creative invite is titled ‘Crack the 360 for Z3’.
This is the second crowdsourcing partnership between Talenthouse and Zodiac. Last year, a model hunt had been undertaken for Zod, the partywear brand. Read article

With Talenthouse, Shaan has invited DJs to post their remixed versions of the song Naina online

Hindustan Times | By Kavati Awaasthi | March 25, 2012

Shaan is most excited about modernising his dad’s 35-year-old melody, Naina Majhana. With Talenthouse, Shaan has invited DJs to post their remixed versions of the song online, turning it contemporary. “We haven’t shortlisted any yet, but have received numerous entries. The idea is to make the song and its sound dynamic while retaining the melody.” He will release the chosen version on his father, music director Manas Mukherjee’s 25th death anniversary Read article

Micromax ‘punches’ a new logo

exchange4media | By exchange4media News Service | March 19, 2012

Micromax new logo takes after the brand name’s lead letter ‘M’, that is designed to resemble a punch, and was selected through a crowd sourcing exercise. Micromax, in association with Talent House India, ran a contest for over two months, inviting entries in the virtual world and from students from over 150 colleges and design schools. According to an official release, Micromax received over 2,500 entries from over 1,500 participants from across the globe.
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Fancy modelling for Issa on the London Fashion Week catwalk?

my daily | By Sarah Karmali | August 10, 2011

Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Miranda Kerr or Rosie Huntington-Whiteley? Well Issa London is looking for a fresh new face to star in its next catwalk show – and it could be you. Read article

Who Wants to Be a Milliner? Design a Hat for Stephen Jones

UNBEIGE | By Stephanie Murg | August 9, 2011

Milliners, start your engines! Chapeau master Stephen Jones has teamed with British Vogue and Talenthouse on a design contest that’s tops. Your mission: Create a one-of-a-kind, spectacular hat and then submit a photograph or illustration of it. Read article

Universal Music Group Taps Talenthouse for Crowdsourcing Artist Campaigns

Billboard | By Antony Bruno | July 21, 2011

Talenthouse has made headlines the last few months conducting crowdsourcing campaigns for artists seeking new creative vendors. This momentum has led to a label-wide deal with Universal Music Group, which will use Talenthouse’s platform to conduct fan-engagement contests. Read article

Universal Music Taps Talenthouse to Help Music Acts Find Free Help (and Publicity) on Facebook

AllThingsD | By Peter Kafka | July 21, 2011

Two-year-old Talenthouse has been signing up a steady stream of celebrities to use its platform, and today it is bringing in another slug of them, via a deal with Universal Music Group. The world’s largest music label has agreed to provide more than 100 of its artists for Talenthouse campaigns in a revenue-sharing deal. Read article

Universal Signs Deal with Crowdsourcing Firm Talenthouse

Rolling Stone | By Matthew Perpetua | July 22, 2011

Universal Music Group has signed a label-wide deal with Talenthouse, an agency that conducts “crowdsourcing” campaigns to promote artists. So far, Talenthouse’s campaigns have resulted in larger, more vocal fan communities run by the artists themselves, and increased awareness of artists beyond their usual fanbase. Read article

Universal Music Group Inks Talenthouse Deal To Crowdsource

MediaPost | By Laurie Sullivan | July 21, 2011

The rock group Queen has invited videographers and filmmakers to create an original music video for their 1977 classic hit “Sheer Heart Attack” through crowdsourcing. The rockers plan to use the winning submission as a music video that will run across Queen’s social media channels. Read article

Universal Music Group Partners With Social Crowdsourcing Platform Talenthouse

Mashable | By Brenna Ehrlich | July 21, 2011

Talenthouse is an online community for artists founded in 2009 that creates competitions hosted by celebs and brands in order to jumpstart the careers of lesser-known artists in a variety of disciplines. Read article

Beatles Great Paul McCartney Plunges Into Crowd Sourcing

The Wall Street Journal | By Timothy Lloyd | July 6, 2011

Four decades after Paul McCartney crooned “send me a postcard, drop me a line,” the British rock icon is inviting fans to send him original works of art, in a bid to cultivate new ways to interact with audiences. In a contest set to begin Wednesday and created by tech start-up Talenthouse, the promotion calls for competitors to design a work inspired by McCartney’s music. Read article

Sequoia hires — and kicks tires — with Talenthouse deal

GigaOM | By Colleen Taylor | June 22, 2011

Sequoia Capital is hiring. The Silicon Valley venture capital firm — known for its early investments in tech superstars such as Apple, Google, and LinkedIn– is looking to fill 20 graphic design vacancies at its portfolio companies in a decidedly unconventional way. Read article

X-Men Director Brett Ratner, Stan Lee, And Other Notables Use Crowdsourcing Startup Talenthouse To Mine For Talent

TechCrunch | By Rip Empson | June 16, 2011

Talenthouse, which went live at the end of 2009, is a startup that specializes in getting big names to find not-so-famous, but equally-as-talented collaborators through global social media competitions. Essentially, you can think of these projects as speedy, micro online versions of American Idol or X Factor, except the winner actually collaborates with the talent. Read article

Brett Ratner Wants You as His Production Assistant

The Hollywood Reporter | by Sofia M. Fernandez | June 16, 2011

Ratner’s Rat Entertainment production banner and Talenthouse are sponsoring a short film contest that will award the winner a job as a production assistant on an upcoming production. The winner will also receive a couple of nights’ accommodation and “invaluable advice” from Ratner, who will work with the P.A. for two days. Read article

Celebs Crowdsource With Talenthouse

Fast Company | By Gregory Ferenstein | June 17, 2011

Legendary comic creator Stan Lee is looking for a new superhero; rapper the Game is scouting for a new verse–and anyone with an idea and an Internet connection could have the next big thing. Talenthouse has developed quite a cast of celebrity users scouring user-generated ideas to help break their creative blocks and create new stars in the process. Read article

Deadmau5 — So Many Heads to Choose From!

TMZ | June 1, 2011

Deadmau5 has a MAJOR decision to make … because the world famous DJ has some serious contenders for a contest he announced to replace his iconic mouse head … and TMZ has the pics! Read article

Deadmau5 Asks Fans: Send Me Your (Fake) Heads

WIRED | By Hugh Hart | May 26, 2011

Deadmau5 needs a new mask and he’s asking fans to design one for him. The Toronto-based music producer known for performing in pumpkin-size head sculptures is teaming with Talenthouse to solicit designs for his next stage costume. Read article

Deadmau5 Wants You To Design His Next Giant Mouse Head

Mashable | By Brenna Ehrlich | May 25, 2011

To do so, deadmau5 has hooked up with, an online community for artists founded in 2009 that creates competitions hosted by celebs and brands in order to jumpstart the careers of lesser-known artists in a variety of disciplines. Read article

Get Famous On Facebook Through Talenthouse

All Facebook | By Jorge Cino | May 17, 2011

A Palo Alto start-up Talenthouse has found a creative way to give talented people life-changing opportunities to collaborative with big artists and big brands through a Facebook voting platform. Read article

Paul Taylor Seeks Students via Web

The Wall Street Journal | By Pia Catton | Feb 19, 2011

The partnership represents the first foray into modern dance for Talenthouse. The bulk of its competitions are related to popular culture in such forms as pop music, fashion or photography. Virgin Mobile, for example, is running a contest to find assistant bloggers for nine dates on Lady Gaga’s 2011 tour. Read article

Lady Gaga Fans Can Win Chance To Blog Backstage

Rolling Stone Magazine | By Matthew Perpetua | Feb 17, 2011

Lady Gaga and Virgin Mobile are offering bloggers and video journalists a chance to get behind the scenes and cover Gaga’s Monster Ball 2011 tour. Participants are asked to submit a 1-to-2 minute video making a case for why they should cover their local Gaga gig. Read article

Marketers Rely on Third-Party Technology and ‘Preferred Developers’

Advertising Age | By Edmund Lee | Feb 14, 2011

Ron Faris, Director Brand Marketing & Experiences at Virgin Mobile, has also brought in Palo Alto-based agency Talenthouse to drive Facebook users to Lady Gaga’s “Monster Ball” tour, which Virgin Mobile is sponsoring. Talenthouse has set up a submission page where Facebook users can submit short videos to become one of 10 official bloggers for the tour.
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Create A Superhero For Stan Lee and Todd McFarlane!

MTV Geek | By Valerie D’Orazio | Sep 28, 2010

I can’t think of anything cooler than getting a chance to create an original superhero for comic legend Stan Lee — except doing it to also help promote a good cause!. And when Todd McFarlane heard about the Stan Lee Foundation’s partnership with Talenthouse to “Design a Superhero Character,” he immediately wanted to get involved and offer a life-changing opportunity for the lucky winning artist. Read article here and here

Dressing The Machine | Nov 11, 2010

Florence Welch, the red-headed English soul singer who fronts Florence + the Machine, has a decided preference for the boho-weirdo school of art-rock dressing—the more diaphanous layers, the better. She recently gave fans the opportunity to design an outfit for one of the New York stops on her tour. Read article

Design a limited edition stereo graphic and win $2,000 plus residuals! | Oct 31, 2010

The online “creative community,” which launched last week, aims to connect filmmakers, photographers, musicians and artists on collaborative projects. Visitors then rank the works-in-progress. Along the way, unknown creative types get to showcase their talents and connect with established professionals. Read article

Get Published By!

MTV | Oct 28, 2010

Internationally-acclaimed artist (and MTV Geek live art contributor!) Jim Mahfood is teaming with Talenthouse and to discover the next great comic book talent. In addition to publication, winning artists will be able to pick the brain of Mahfood about the ins-and-outs of the comic industry in three exclusive mentoring sessions.
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Design a stage outfit for Florence Welch

The Vine | Sep 28, 2010

The magical flame haired siren that is Florence Welch has teamed up with and Talenthouse to give budding fashion designers the chance to design a stage outfit for the Florence and the Machine singer. Chosen by lady Flo, her stylist Aldene Johnson and Lucky Magazine’s Creative Director Andrea Linett, the winning design will be worn onstage when the British band perform at New York’s Terminal 5 on November 2. Read article

Florence’s Talent Hunt | Sep 30, 2010

FLORENCE WELCH of Florence & The Machine is launching a new competition to design a stage outfit for her performance at the high profile music venue Terminal 5 in New York. The winner will receive £316 (according to current exchange rates), and an all expenses paid two night stay in New York to see Florence perform. The winner will also be given the chance to meet Florence with her band backstage.
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Florence Welch convida fãs a desenharem roupa para concerto

A Bola | Sep 22, 2010

A cantora de Florence + the Machine quer usar um fato de cena desenhado por um fã no concerto que vai dar em Nova Iorque, a 2 de Novembro, no Terminal 5. Está em marcha um concurso aberto a todas as pessoas. A estilista Aldene Johnson coserá a roupa. Read article

Design A Stage Outfit For Florence Welch!

Coco Perez | Sep 21, 2010 is giving up and coming designers the opportunity to create a stage outfit for Florence Welch, lead singer of Florence + the Machine. The design submissions will be judged by Florence, her stylist Aldene Johnson and Lucky Magazine’s creative director Andrea Linett. Read article

A Florence and the Machine Smorgasbord! | Sep 20, 2010

Hot off their killer, show-stopping performance at the VMAs, Florence and the Machine continues to ride their wave of awesome. Talenthouse is currently hosting a “creative invite” for average joes like you and me with a artistic itch to design an outfit for Florence Welch to wear onstage! How rad is that? Read article

Attention Artists: Stan Lee Wants You… To Create The Stan Lee Foundation Logo

MTV | Aug 23, 2010

Growing up with Stan Lee’s “Stan’s Soapbox” columns, I always dreamed of doing work for Stan “The Man” when I grew up. Sadly, my lack of any artistic skills whatsoever put a bit of a crimp in that plan — but if you’re an aspiring artist, you can still live that dream. Read article

Stan Lee Needs You!

Thunder Chunky | Aug 24, 2010

Anyone with the faintest interest in comicbooks will be well aware of the legend that is Stan Lee… the man behind Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man, Daredevil, the Hulk… need any more?? Well he’s now taking on a new challenge in the shape of the Stan Lee Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation aiming to provide access to literacy, education and the arts for all. Read article

Talenthouse: Kreative Köpfe sind gefragt

Kurier | April 20, 2010

Mit seinem neuen Start-up hat der Wiener Jajah-Gründer Roman Scharf zum einen Wunderkinder, zum anderen neue Werbeformen im Web im Auge. Read article

Talenthouse’s ‘Creative Community’ Connects All Kinds of Artists

Wired Magazine | July 7, 2009

The online “creative community,” which launched last week, aims to connect filmmakers, photographers, musicians and artists on collaborative projects. Visitors then rank the works-in-progress. Along the way, unknown creative types get to showcase their talents and connect with established professionals. Read article

Boy George on His Clothing Line — And Musical Inspiration

People Magazine | September 3, 2009

He’s also using the web to discover new collaborators for his upcoming dance track “Yes We Can,” through a contest on “I feel it’s a very refreshing idea. I’m pretty excited to find artists through Talenthouse and see what people do with my song. Absolutely, I can’t wait!” Read article

Despite Downturn, Bold Moves and New Techniques

The New York Times | By Stuart Elliott | October 29, 2009

Another agency, Bartle Bogle Hegarty in London, is trying its hand at crowdsourcing, too, through a company named Talenthouse in Mountain View, Calif., that offers creative types a chance to take part in collaborative projects. The companies are teaming up to find graphic artists, photographers and filmmakers to help produce a campaign for a new product, the Ila Dusk personal security alarm. The participants will split $20,000 among them, and the winner will also get an internship at the agency. Read article

Naomi Wants New Talent

Modelinia | October 28, 2009

Naomi Campbell has a mission for you. Two missions to be exact. She’s working with the new website, which is a global community for talent in music, fashion, film, art, and photography. It’s basically a creative collaboration, providing a forum for artists to find inspiration, post their own work, and host their own space. Read article

Naomi Searches for supermodel

The Sun UK | October 27, 2009

Ordinary members of the public will have the chance to become an international supermodel as part of a national search for the latest fashion talent. The contest is part of the launch of new website, which gives normal people a shot at working with A List stars on their latest projects. Read article

A new website could give you four and a half stars… and Naomi Campbell

Nylon Magazine | October 27, 2009

Now a new website aims to connect wannabe creatives with clients of their choice. Called Talent House, it hosts open calls for art and music submissions by known brands and studios. First up? Naomi Campbell, who wants a new photographer and a new model. Submit your portfolio to the supermodel and her team, and await the judgment day when you can follow in Testino’s footsteps, or take your place as the next Freja / Coco / Abbey / whoever. Read article

Tavi On Film | May 21, 2010

Fashion blogger extraordinaire Tavi Gevinson is teaming up with fashion writer Diane Pernet to judge a new fashion film competition. The initiative, A Shaded View on Fashion Film 2010 in association with, hopes to find the next great fashion filmmaker – and it could be you.
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Sabrina Rocha, our very own Glamour girl

Miami Herald | May 14, 2010

Sabrina Rocha got a fabulous 22nd birthday present last week — the Miami Beach model found out she won a contest launched by Glamour (U.K.), Naomi Campbell and Talenthouse, a global website searching for new faces. Read article

A Shaded View on Fashion Film 2010

Style Rookie | May 12, 2010

People with ideas, get to work! Talenthouse has invited epic veiled blogger and ZOO editor Diane Pernet and myself to take part in judging the A Shaded View on Fashion Film 2010 competition. Read article

Top Model / Photographer Found

Glamour UK | May 11, 2010

Talenthouse, Naomi Campbell and GLAMOUR Magazine’s Editor Jo Elvin have chosen the winners of their search for the hottest new face and snapper in the UK. Read article

Russell Simmons, Jermaine Dupri and Bow Wow at the Talent House party at Chateau Marmont on Saturday

MTV | September 7, 2009

Russell Simmons, Jermaine Dupri and Bow Wow at the Talent House.
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Move over MySpace? | June 30, 2009

Though it officially goes live today, it starts with a base of 25,000 artists signed up in its Alpha test phase – and these are some heavy hitters. A sampling of the current community includes international curator Dan Cameron, fashion icon Naomi Campbell, actor Stephen Duff, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and Oscar nominee Fernando Meirelles (whom you probably saw in City of God). Performer Jay-Z just endorsed the project as well. Read article

Talenthouse – The House of the Rising (and more established) Artists | August 10, 2009

For artists and creatives from all known disciplines and beyond, Talenthouse provides a platform to create new work, collaborate with each other and become recognized by a global audience. The interesting point here is that they don’t focus on just one group or type of artists; you can find here emerging, spanking-new artists along with more established ones. Read article

Jajah Co-founder Launches Talenthouse Artist Site

ReadWriteWeb | By Dana Oshiro | June 30, 2009

What do supermodel Veronica Webb, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Jajah co-founder Roman Scharf all have in common? Besides wealth and celebrity, they’re all connected to today’s launch of Talenthouse entertainment network. Read article

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