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The Feel-Good Factor

How Animals in Marketing Elevate Customer Experience
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Unleashing the Serpentine Spectacle

Giant snakes kept in collections in the UK and how they facilitate content creation for media such as film, TV, live events, music videos and more.
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Scruffy Dogs Take Centre Stage at The Animal Talent

Why scruffy dogs are a firm favourite at The Animal Talent. Scruffy dogs and lovable rogues take top spot of dog model hires.
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Scaling New Heights with Lizards

Hiring a bearded dragon for a promotional campaign, film or TV project? You're not alone. Read about this wonderful pet from our expert herpetologists
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Five Ways Animals Provoke Emotion

The Power of Animal Talent in TV and Film Productions
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Our Feathered Stars

With half a million pet birds in the UK, our feathered friends are popular among producers and directors. Learn about hiring a bird from our expert handlers
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The Authentic Advantage: CGI, AI and Animatronics vs Real Animals

In the world of entertainment, tech like CGI, AI & animatronics have revolutionised filmmaking. The authenticity of real animal talent should not be overlooked.
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Research Paper: Working with trained cats in the UK media landscape

This academical research paper outlines a guide to getting the best out of our feline friends on film sets.
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Can My Cat Be a Model?

Exploring the world of feline fame with The Animal Talent. Is your cat model ready? Take the leap into the cat modelling world and learn how to train and prepare your cat.
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Can my dog be a model?

If you are in the UK and you’re a proud pawrent who is interested in submitting your dog to be a model, the world of dog modelling is exciting, fun and often full of intrigue. 
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What is the most popular dog in the UK?

Unveiling the Everlasting Charm of Labrador Retrievers: The Reigning Stars of the UK Dog World in 2024
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The Charm of Mice in Advertising: Versatile Animal Talent for TV and Film

As demand for animal talent continues to grow in the advertising industry, mice are emerging as valuable assets for brands seeking to create memorable and impactful campaigns.
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The Endearing Charm of Rabbits: Why They’re Perfect for Advertising Campaigns

A set of wonderful reasons to film and photograph rabbits and bunnies for your next promotional campaign
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Why We Choose not to Work With Flat-faced Animals

Our animal handler experts provide a guide to brachycephalic animals in advertising and explain why we don't work with them here at The Animal Talent Ltd

Snakes 101 for Producers and Casting Directors

A guide to filming different snake species. Our expert herpetologists provide the down low on filming reptiles

15 Reasons Animals are Used in Advertising and Marketing Campaigns

If you're working on a marketing campaign for a brand and are looking for memorable storytelling, here's 15 reasons why you should hire an animal ambassador