Dutch Ad Creatives Land A Job With Clever Twitter Hack

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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!