James Jirayu scoops up 8 digits for endorsement deal; Beats out Nadech Kugimiya
“Peck Chanchalat,” the personal manager of fast rising star “James Jariyu,” reveals that the hot star has many endorsement offers from every product possible. He doesn’t know that James fee is higher than “Nadech’s” fee.
It has become discussion, when news leaked out that popular new comer “James Jirayu” has many companies surrounding him trying to claim him as presenter for their products. One company was willing to give out a huge payout to seize him as their presenter. Rumor has it that the company already has him signed as a presenter, and the payout was much higher than what the presenter king like “Nadech Kugimiya” ever got paid. When asked about this news, this is what James manger, “Peck Chanchalat” says…
Many companies have contacted us, almost every single kind possible. Right now we’re still negotiating because I want to pick a product that is most suitable for James to endorse. As for the fee, I admit that it’s a lot, but we have our reasons. Lets be straightforward, business settlement is dependent on supply and demand. To say that our fee is high, it’s also because we have to do a lot more. For instance the endorsement that we already accepted, James has to film 5-7 ads for that product alone. So if you take that into consideration, it’s not a lot. If you ask if it’s more than Nadech’s fee, I don’t know because I don’t know his fee, therefore I have no answer to that question.
Are you going to mold James into the Presenter King?
Quite honestly, we honor our contract to Channel 3, therefore lakorn work, or work for the channel takes first priority. Before some people accepted 40-50 endorsements, James himself will only accept 10
When asked about the issue concerning how James is now considered a pra’ek that is hard to acquire, the manager immediately replied stating that he’s trying his best to satisfy everyone. But James schedule is packed tight, so it was necessary for him to refuse some work, therefore displeasing some in the process.
Right now James time is dedicated to lakorns. I’m still trying to find time for him to return back to school. It’s been a year now since he’s dropped out of school.
Do you think that James can be called a superstar yet?
I’ve come across people who are famous lead actors, famous singers. Come across many that can be called superstar. For James, he’s still a far along from that. He’s just lucky that he’s received such great opportunities, and he has people that admire him. But he’s still got a long way to go. Honestly he doesn’t even know himself he’s famous, because these days I’m still the one to drag him out of bed at 4am and send him off to bed at 4pm…to the point he doesn’t realize he’s famous.
The media also found out through investigation that James received 16million with his “AIS 3G” endorsement, his fee is much higher than what Nadech received for “True Move 3G”
Source: Komchadluek | June 19, 2013