They say that desperate times call for desperate measures.
We've already seen one unemployed copywriter willing to bare all to grab attention in his quest for a job. We even had a desperate plea from a filmaker/creative wanting David Droga's attention... fail.
Now, a former Publicis Vancouver copywriter is imploring Twitter users to spam Alex Bogusky in the hope of landing his dream gig at Crispin Porter + Bogusky.
The basic idea: Chris Kahle will donate $1 to charity for the first 200 people who send Twitter messages to Bogusky urging him to hire Kahle.
The message is to include a link to Kahle's site, where he's penned a "Dear Alex" (and interactive creative director Jeff Benjamin) letter that says he can't shake a recent visit to the shop's Boulder, Colo., headquarters. "Where normally I'd be playing free-association drinking games by myself and inventing new words to rhyme with smegma, now I just think of you guys." Touching. I have no doubt he'll get dozens of people to pass on his message—several already have—but I'm not sure this is going to fly. For one thing, Bogusky has already said he doesn't read his Twitter replies. More important, this effort is enthusiastic but comes up a bit short in subtlety.
It's funny that ad people can see a new media vehicle and immediately leap to the idea that the best way to use it is to bombard someone with messages. Sadly, it was a reason Alex left twitter in the first place. Now he is back, or is he? Remember that recently Current's Jordan Kretchmer, whose TwitteRFP led some shops to carpet-bomb him.
Okay, now if I can only get Alex to extend me the first "CP+B 50 Year-Old Internship Program" I open to any ideas... send me your thoughts.