Why We Shine

Big agency, boutique touch. For talent and brands alike, Shine gives you the resources of working with a global network, while taking the time to understand your individual needs. All social talent are not created equally, and AI tools can only measure what happens online. Our team of talent managers are seasoned experts at matchmaking the right talent with dream brands to deliver standout results.

The FOunders

Meet Jess Hunichen and Emily Ward

Jess Hunichen and Emily Ward are the co-founders of the multi-faceted talent management agency, Shine Talent Group. After launching Shine PR in January 2015, the team quickly saw the opportunity to fill a void in the influencer landscape. In November 2015, Shine Talent Group was born, built to serve as a resource for brands and marketing/PR agencies with one-on-one talent management and campaign strategy consulting. Building on the rapid success, the team has expanded to represent social talent globally with offices in Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Shine continues to strengthen its offering by bringing on team members who are fully immersed in all things social, and both established and emerging talent to deliver impactful campaigns on and offline.

Meet the Team


Want to work with Shine?

Reach out to us if you’re interested in joining our talent roster. For brands, send us an email to chat about campaigns and collaboration opportunities.