Dutch designers Bas van de Poel and Daan van Dam have creatively come up with a way to use Twitter to get the attention of people in a position to give out jobs, by taking advantage of a core and more importantly manipulable Twitter design element, the “Followers” box.
Looking for a summer job at an ad agency, the two created five related Twitter accounts and uploaded pics that spelled out the words “H”"IR”"E”"U”"S.” They then followed a series of creative directors in succession, trying the trick out on @Pablo_Marques, @Seth_Weifeld, @EmmaPueyo, @TempleofLove, @BandwidthPirate, @MasayaNakade and others. Boondoggle Amsterdam’s Gaston Serpenti eventually hired them.
People looking for the Twitter version of Alec Brownstein’s “Googling yourself is a lot of fun. Hiring me is fun too” campaign, look no further. Vous êtes arrivés!
Created in 2006, Twitter is a global real-time communications platform with 400 million monthly visitors to twitter.com, more than 200 million monthly active users around the world. We see a billion tweets every 2.5 days on every conceivable topic. World leaders, major athletes, star performers, news organizations and entertainment outlets are among the millions of active Twitter accounts through which users can truly get the pulse of the planet.