Sprint is hiring bloggers. Here's what I just got in my inbox: "Saw your resume on Monster, and wanting to see if you might be interested in a Marketing Analyst II positon at Sprint.
The ideal candidate would be responsible for developing and implementing strategies around Blogs, Chat Rooms, Bulletin Boards and other non-traditional online media opportunities for the new local company. These efforts will establish an incremental presence for the new local company and drive incremental, targeted traffic to the New Local Company web site. In addition to setting the strategy, these efforts would include monitoring content and managing talent/content for Blogs, chat rooms and etc. as appropriate.
Knowledge/Skills: Required: 1. BA/BS or equivalent work experience. MBA preferred. 2. Up to 10+ years of progressive, relevant work experience. 3. Proven marketing skills 4. Strong online strategy and program development skills. 5. Sound planning, decision and analytical making capabilities.
Preferred: 6. Prior experience in online strategy, including Blogs/Chats/etc. 7. Exemplary oral, written and presentation skills. 8. Creative and innovative change agent background.
If you feel you meet the above position requirements, please e-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to hearing from you.
I don't understand why if she "saw my resume" I now have to email it to her.
In second grade for career day I said I wanted to be Marketing Anaylist II.
Will Sprint "get" blogging? After the utter crapitude of their recent viral attempt they could definitely use the help.
As these pictures reveal, the Burger King and Brooke Burke are not only dating but it looks like they're engaged to be King and Queen -- of all burgerdom or something. via Adrants via The Superficial. Prediction: The fantastical dancing whopperette Super Bowl commercial will be a showstopping buildup to BK and Brooke getting married on national TV.
In a quest on the order of magnitude of the searches for the holy grail, the last scion and the spear of destiny, Body Doubles will hold their next International Hot Twins Search in Las Vegas on Feb 2. I know this because they spammed me:
"Sports, Sexy Women, and Celebrities… What more do you need? Imagine the most beautiful women in the world on one stage competing in an unprecedented extravaganza!?!? "
Yes, that is exactly what I need!?!? to imagine?!!!?! The spam continues, undaunted by spelling and grammar check, "Now picture having double the beauty, double the drama, double the pleasure, and you have got the first ever Body Doubles International Twin search competition, 2006. During the world-wide search for the most beautiful twins, the Body Doubles Team will stop in Detroit to kickoff Super Bowl weekend. Sexy Women and Football… Double the Fun!"
Revealing the dark, desperate truth behind twinhood, when Sydney Canada winners Christina and Vanessa Milanja (pictured) were asked, "Have you ever had an embarrassing moment due to the fact that you're a twin (i.e. a boyfriend mistaking you for your sister, etc)?" they responded, "When I (Christina) was 12, I was looking in the mirror without realizing - and was trying to call my sister to come over. Then I realized it was the mirror I was speaking to."
Here's a video of their Vancouver search. There will also be a performance by Nelly and the St. Lunatics. Super duper. I'm sure this will be followed up with an email asking me what times they should buy the airplane tickets for, right? That's how these things work? Please tell me because it's my first international twin search competition too. If you're an accredited member of the press and would like to attend and cover the event, email email@example.com. Otherwise, tough shit because these girls have twice as many better things to do.
Inside the convoluted fun land of the MINI pitch, Business
that the four finalist agencies were subjected to a Double Dare gauntlet of
deeds to determine their quick thinking and reflexes. In addition to making
name tags on the spot and answering grueling questions like, "If Arnold
Schwarzenegger runs for President, who should be his running mate?" the
competing agencies, "were sent out into nasty rainy weather to drive MINI
Coopers and go on a kind of scavenger hunt for ideas and props to be used for a
scrapbook. The book would tell a MINI story that the agencies and the client
would all review over cocktails. Butler Shine's scrapbook centered on a story
about a mannequin the team named Darlene, which it snitched from a local
electronics store. Darlene and team motored in a MINI to a pumpkin patch, but
the caper ended up, for real, with the team being grilled at the local police
station." Sounds both 1) better than the usual staid agency review boards
and 2) queer. MINI's CEO is said to have given the account to Butler because, "[h]e especially liked
its work for Converse sneakers, including a campaign in which Converse
enthusiasts, rather than hired hands, created short Internet films, which also
ran on TV." Converse has been swinging more and more mainstream and will
only continue to amp up efforts towards gaining market share while sacrificing brand
identity. Likewise, McDowell task for Butler is
to take the culty MINI and blow it up even bigger while maintaining its
idiosyncratic "je ne sais
what the fuck" -- in essence, to make MINI the Altoids of compact cars. We'll
be watching to see whether Butler
can keep MINI advertising innovative or whether the work ends up all
Neil French composed a full reply, finally, to October’s sexist comment scandal. It’s awesome and done up in his
classic copywriting style and will be published in the Trade Press. He retrenches, but he’s definitely chastened and
even apologizes, but not for what you think. You get to learn a new word, anoraked, meaning “hooded,” as in “those
dastardly cloaked bloggers.” Good for him for making a full response but demerits for waiting and seeing how it played out before doing so. Truly revealing, however, is the intro prefacing the ad on his site...word to Mr. French, they're called it's femi-nazis, not feminist nazis... via. archival version.
One of Google's main tenets is to "Not be Evil."
When they launched Google.cn in human rights oblivious China, it was a
censored version heavily biased towards displaying results in sync with the
party line. Criticism was immediate and fierce. Google responded
on the 27th, saying censorship is bad, but not when it's for a good cause. They're right. Google.cn is an important communications inroad. Although censored, the proliferation of any non-government sponsored information is an important inroad for the oppressed
peoples of China.
Encouraging the use of Google enables people to find the information to
help them form independent ideas. From there reform may be one day possible. Less torturing of dissidents --
perhaps because increased access to search results makes hiding human rights
violations harder? -- would be nice. Plus now there's like a gabillion, I mean, a googol, more people to advertise to. Will they be buying democracy?