Connecting Brands and Creatives

Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers

You might look for different answers depending on whether you are a Brand or a Creative, which is why we created respective FAQ sections. If you don’t find your question here, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!
  • What is Forward Creatives?
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    Forward is passionate about all things creative. We love inspiring encounters, fascinating people and unique stories. Our shared vision is to foster and expand the true potentials of creativity. We can build on our expertise, lots of experience and our strong marketing channels (Forward Festival, Forward Magazine, etc). As an Agency, we offer services like creative consulting and event management.

  • What is the difference between the Network and the Agency?
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    The Network aims to connect brands and creatives and to put the spotlight on local creative talent. We find fitting creatives for the needs of your next campaign, while offering creatives great project opportunities and less paperwork. Although we love working with our creatives, we also have our own stand-alone-projects as an agency in the fields of creative consulting and event management. You can find some examples here.

  • What’s the new Forward Network about?
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    The Network is a platform connecting brands and creatives. We use our experience to help both sides to focus on the creative output and the best campaign benefit. Our mission is to enable the best possible cooperation between brands and creatives and to put the spotlight on local creative talent.

  • Which kinds of cooperation between brands and creatives are possible?
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    Anything goes! We are focused on art-buying and the booking of fitting creatives for specific campaign goals. For each cooperation, there is an individual contract specifying the cooperation and its terms. The extent depends on the project and its needs. If you aren’t sure in which direction you want to go, let us find a joint solution in a quick call.

  • What is the expertise and experience of Forward Creatives based upon?
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    Over the years, we have established a diverse network of brands and creatives via our Forward Festivals, its channels and projects. We have successfully managed hundreds and hundreds of projects for a diverse range of renowned brands. This unique experience and expertise is our foundation for establishing the Network as a platform for the best possible cooperation within the creative industries.

  • What is the difference between Forward Creatives and Forward Festival?
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    While Forward Creatives is a creative network and an agency connecting brands with creatives, Forward Festival is our biggest owned project. Forward Festival is a renowned conference for the local and international creative industries, established in 2015. The Festival’s self declared mission is to connect creatives beyond the different fields of the creative industry, and to promote inspiration and exchange. Find out more here.

  • How much do the services cost?
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    You can browse our website and the profiles of all creatives without any fees. If you decide to work with us, the fee depends on the extent of the project, the usage rights and of course the creative you want to hire. Just get in touch with as much information as possible and we will assist you in the process!

  • Are there more creatives coming up?
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    Yes, definitely. Just subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on the latest additions!

  • How can I benefit from Forward Creatives for my upcoming campaign?
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    Using our network, experience and expertise, our mission is to find the best creative/s for your specific needs. So instead of spending your time looking for new talent, you can concentrate on your campaign.

  • How do I benefit from being listed as a creative in your Network?
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    Part of our mission is to help creatives to focus on their creative work – We offer to help you with client acquisition, negotiations, briefings and project management. Also, you can profit from our pool of great brands and our established marketing channels to get more project opportunities.

  • How do you curate the network?
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    Our network includes established as well as up and coming creatives from all kinds of creative fields. We curate the Network in terms of quality, style and fields to offer a diverse and high standard for brands and creatives. Of course, this is subjective so feel free to contact us with any further questions.

  • Which areas and languages do you operate in?
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    Forward Creatives is based in Vienna, Austria and our Network develops from here on outwards. While we feature a lot of creatives from Austria and the DACH-region, we don’t have any restrictions regarding your location. We operate in German and English, so fluency in one of those languages is necessary.

  • Which kind of creatives can apply for the network?
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    So far, we have creatives from the following fields in our network: Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Film, Motion Design/Animation, Creative Code, Sound Design, Typography VR/AR, Street Art, Product Design, Lettering, AI. However, we are open for any new fields – just get in contact if you are interested!

  • If I apply to be featured as a Creative, which commitments am I making?
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    None, except your willingness to work with us and to be presented on this website with your profile, as well as in our promotion channels. A cooperation with us is non-binding and non-exclusive, if we work out a project opportunity together, there will be a contract for the individual specifics and framework of the said project.

  • How many project opportunities can I expect?
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    As our Network is a non-binding and non-exclusive platform, we can’t guarantee if and how many projects will originate from our cooperation. However, you can be sure that it is also in our very own interest to find the perfect match between brands and creatives and to get many projects done!

  • Which parts of my campaign can Forward Creatives help me with?
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    On top of finding the perfectly fitting creatives for your campaign, we also manage the respective projects, handle negotiations and make sure that you are happy with the outcome. If there’s anything else we can help you with, feel free to contact us!

  • I have some specific questions, which aren’t answered here. Can I schedule a call?
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    Yes, of course! We are happy to have a chat with you – just get in contact via contact@forwardcreatives.com or give us a call directly +43 676 621 69 76.

  • Do I have control over my profile page and the assets used for promotion?
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    We create your profile and the assets for social media and other marketing activities using only the content that you provide us with. As of now, this website is not designed for creatives to make changes to their profile on their own. 

     

  • Are there any fees for being featured on the Network?
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    There is no fee for being featured on this website with your profile. We do offer some additional services such as project management for external projects or special marketing campaigns via our channels. Those services are not mandatory, but an offer that you can book to get an extra spotlight on yourself.

  • I am interested in your additional services such as spotlight-marketing, consulting or project management.
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    We’re happy to hear! We are always available to offer you individual services, marketing campaigns for your studio on our diverse channels or project management support for your projects. Just let us know what you need!

  • What if I won’t be available for projects during a certain period of time?
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    Just let us know. Your profile will stay on our website but you will be marked as temporarily unavailable.

  • Can I book your project management services for project inquiries that I get from brands directly?
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    If you ever feel like you need support to focus on your creative work in a project that you took on directly, just let us know what you need. We are happy to offer you services like project management and consulting. Due to many years of successfully managing hundreds and hundreds of projects for a diverse range of renowned brands, we have the experience and expertise that is needed.

  • For my campaign, I need a very specific style/service which I couldn’t find on your website – can you still help me?
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    The Network is growing steadily, so please subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on the latest additions to our creatives. Throughout our many years of experience, we have worked with hundreds of creatives, so just because you didn’t find the perfect fit on our website, doesn’t mean we don’t have them. Just send us all the information and we will do our best to get you your perfect fit.

  • I am still not sure how this works. Can I get in touch with someone from the team?
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    Yes, of course! We are happy to help you in terms of recommending specific creative talent, consulting you on the process and much more. Just get in contact via contact@forwardcreatives.com or give us a call +43 676 621 69 76