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Jobless Writer

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September 2009
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After being "let go", this was an idea to get myself a new job, or an interview, or at the very least noticed... in the middle of the GFC. Hand made business cards were delivered to high end ad agency CDs and Senior Creatives. It was also run as an animated home page banner ad on local ad industry website Adtown.com.au. So far, the job hasn't happened, but new ad agency contacts and quite a few freelance jobs have.

Additional credit: Samsung Corportation... for use of cardboard

Will Think for Salary

Advertising Agency: Roger Keynes, Adelaide Australia
Creative: Roger Keynes

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Roger Keynes's picture
Roger Keynes
Activity Score 5498

Make yourself known if you're in SA, DonnyD.
So I can put a face to the tone! :) Rog

The Jobless Writer
Will Think for Salary

Jaap Grolleman's picture
Jaap Grolleman
Activity Score 6992

It's a cool idea, but the message is getting a bit tooooo strong here ;p

CopyRight's picture
CopyRight
Activity Score 713

not bad

Lorem Ipsum's picture
Lorem Ipsum
Activity Score 49

I think this is the best self promo i've ever seen. from a few years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0kXgc8xvNo

outofworkadguy's picture
outofworkadguy
Activity Score 4

Looks like someone copied the OutOfWorkAdGuy:

http://outofworkadguy.com/

Roger Keynes's picture
Roger Keynes
Activity Score 5498

Like your thinking OOWAG, but sadly no.
Just a spin on an obvious angle... without sacrificing dignity. ;)

The Jobless Writer
Will Think for Salary

maranca82's picture
maranca82
Activity Score 422

While I'm not entirely devoid of empathy, cardboard signs are overused in advertising. This is one explanation as to why he hasn't found work yet.

iwannatalktosamson's picture
iwannatalktosamson
Activity Score 701

Nice idea.
Good luck finding that job!

silvi's picture
silvi
Activity Score 4172

Cooooool!

CC3's picture
CC3
Activity Score 730

Way over done, doesn't show much creativity

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Good is the enemy of great.

AR2's picture
AR2
Activity Score 4

Here´s my take on the same issue. See the rest of the case in my blog.

http://bit.ly/2SQ6o7

;) A

Seriously Crazy's picture
Seriously Crazy
Activity Score 638

yeah..u cud hire him for the copy on your card :D

rolling.stone's picture
rolling.stone
Activity Score 2741

seems little beseeching

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Roger Keynes's picture
Roger Keynes
Activity Score 5498

A very little, rs.
It's what we do, isn't it? ;)

The Jobless Writer
Will Think for Salary

lynnholilin's picture
lynnholilin
Activity Score 118

hobo namecard, i love it!

Lynn Ho
Decision Communications Pte Ltd
Advertising Agency Singapore
www.decisioncom.com

chovaleoni's picture
chovaleoni
Activity Score 31

Translation: I am an unemployed, heavy-drinking, formerly overpaid creative, who wants to convey the attitude of a hungry junior, but yet makes it abundantly clear that unless you pay me like the diva I am, I won't lift a finger. And my ideas are stale... in fact... I steal them from the homeless.

Roger Keynes's picture
Roger Keynes
Activity Score 5498

I am not a heavy drinker.
Not on freelance income!
And, best of luck with your cursor problem. ;)

The Jobless Writer
Will Think for Salary

juankhr's picture
juankhr
Activity Score 136

brilliant

Seriously Crazy's picture
Seriously Crazy
Activity Score 638

not bad at all... ;-)

Art_Work's picture
Art_Work
Activity Score 29

terrible

Nike Diesel's picture
Nike Diesel
Activity Score 13630

Done to death, very often by students. One was made even in my class, just like yours - "will think for salary".
And, cardboard signs are overused everywhere, so I wouldn't turn my head for this one either.

Roger Keynes's picture
Roger Keynes
Activity Score 5498

Like this, you mean?
http://www20.csueastbay.edu/students/campus-life/student-life/slife/ca...
It's talking to CD's. Not teachers or students.
Either way, let me know how it goes for them... because this puppy is still working, nearly five years later. Peace
Rog :)

The Jobless Writer
Will Think for Salary

DonD's picture
DonD
Activity Score 6

The concept is kinda done and donera and is not compelling to me at all. At any rate I see you have beached yourself at Einstein Da Vinci. A name that offers so much but delivers so little. Good luck! :)

Roger Keynes's picture
Roger Keynes
Activity Score 5498

Make yourself known if you're in SA, DonnyD.
So I can put a face to the tone! :) Rog

The Jobless Writer
Will Think for Salary

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