How It Works

PickStar connects you with sports stars, and manages the process from start to finish. We work FAST with ANY budget.

Pick

Build a shortlist of stars you want to work with, we’ll send your booking request for their consideration.

Post

Tell us about your opportunity, budget and any other details.

Match

Confirm and book your star from the list of athletes who have applied. We’ll manage the process for you. Easy!

An introduction to PickStar

Case Studies

PickStar has facilitated 1000+ opportunities for brands, agencies, Not-For- Profits, schools, clubs and fans.

Gorden Tallis at a Caltex Store launch
  • Client: Caltex
  • Talent: Brian Lake, Josh Kennedy, Sam Kerr, Gorden Tallis
  • Brief: Store Launch

Caltex used PickStar to book talent for 14 store launches across five states, with 25 more store openings scheduled for 2018.

"PICKSTAR NAILED THE BRIEF! Thousands of social media interactions, plenty of happy fans! At short notice PickStar took a top-line brief and made our events genuinely connect with our customers, with the added bonus of extremely happy internal stakeholders," - Paul Pontello, Caltex.

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  • Client: Leo Burnett & Samsung
  • Talent: Charlotte Caslick
  • Brief: Video & Social media campaign

Marketing agency Leo Burnett used PickStar to book gold medalist Rugby Sevens star Charlotte Caslick for a viral video and social media campaign, encouraging young people to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).

The connection and campaign was highly successful, despite challenges that included an evolving creative brief and a short turnaround.

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  • Client: Mojo Kombucha
  • Talent: James Slipper, Georgie Parker, Bronte Macaulay
  • Brief: Social media campaign

Organic and Raw used PickStar to connect with likeminded sports stars to promote a kombucha product among health conscious consumers on social media. PickStar took control of the entire campaign, using a limited monthly budget on athletes that included gold medallists, a pro surfer, AFL and rugby stars, but were most importantly a great fit for the brand. The engagement and branding benefits were outstanding.

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FAQ

It is FREE to post an opportunity on our site and see which sports stars are interested. There is no obligation to accept and you only pay if and when we create a successful connection for you. PickStar takes a 25% connection fee from the total budget on finalised deals. Contact us for more information.

PickStar can connect you with a sports star for ANY budget … we have worked with budgets ranging from $200 to over $30,000.

You set your budget and shortlist your preferred talent, who will respond to let you know if they’re interested or not. PickStar talent can also apply to be considered for your opportunity – you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the top athletes that will be keen to work with you!

PickStar does not set prices for opportunities, we let the sports stars decide what they will and won’t apply for. And it’s not just about the budget. Athletes will also apply if the opportunity aligns with their passions, and also if it is fun and convenient. Of course, the bigger the budget, the more likely it is that you will get higher profile applicants, so we recommend providing your maximum budget. Most clients are stunned when they see the calibre of sports stars willing to engage with their opportunity .. give it a go and see for yourself!

Any opportunity you can imagine - the possibilities are endless! We have organised sports stars for brand ambassador roles, social media and marketing campaigns, leadership sessions, corporate events, school visit, sportsman’s nights, motivational speakers, autograph sessions, keynote speakers, master of ceremonies, auctioneer, skills clinics, round of golf, club functions, fundraisers, birthday parties, weddings, junior clinics, fan meetups and presentation nights. This list, however, is not complete as we pride ourselves on finding the right match for your event. Contact us if you need some tips, or check out our blog.

When putting together your request for the talent, it is important to be as detailed as possible so expectations are clear (the PickStar team can help with this).

PickStar holds your payment in a holding account and will only distribute that money to the talent after the opportunity has been completed. If the unlikely event that the talent has not delivered on the agreed brief, you’ll get your money back. You can review the specifics of these terms and conditions before completing your booking.

Yes, as long you remain in compliance with the athlete’s respective league rules. For example, in some instances businesses are not allowed to advertise a player wearing their team gear. In this scenario, you must advertise the athletes by name only and cannot publish any material that represents the player on the field. The athletes' images are protected fiercely by their codes and we respect this.

If you are planning to promote your talent opportunity, please include this information in your booking request.

PickStar contacts and vets all talent before their profiles are posted on our site. We work directly with talent and their management (if applicable).

Not to worry! You can add them to your shortlist, and we will make every effort to put your request in front of them.

No. We bring paid opportunities directly to sports stars (and their management), and handle the booking and payment process via our online platform. We are a talent marketplace and do not have exclusivity with any talent or management group.

Both, depending on each talent’s circumstances. It is common for PickStar to work with both the talent and their manager when an opportunity is on the table. Many athletes do not have a manager, or prefer to handle opportunities directly. PickStar has a great working relationship with many managers. PickStar works with management companies to bring more opportunities to stars and enhance the experience for the talent and the client.

When a client and sports star agree to work together, PickStar requires a 50% deposit to confirm the booking. This is fully refundable to the client if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days prior to the opportunity or if the athlete withdraws. We require full payment seven days prior to the opportunity. This enables PickStar to guarantee immediate payment to our sports stars following the completion of the opportunity.

For short turnaround events within seven days, we require full payment to confirm the booking. If the sports star does not turn up to the event, PickStar will provide a full refund. This has never happened before! PickStar has an innovative reminder system, and sports stars have a great respect PickStar and our clients.

Marketing agencies and approved clients may qualify for customised payment terms. Contact us to discuss.

No. It is free for talent to sign up.

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