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Jobless Writer

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September 2009
 Jobless Writer

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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

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Will Think for Salary

Advertising Agency: Roger Keynes, Adelaide Australia
Creative: Roger Keynes
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jackmancer2017's picture

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

jackmancer2017
CopyRight's picture

not bad

CopyRight
Activity Score 713
Lorem Ipsum's picture

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

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

Lorem Ipsum
Activity Score 49
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outofworkadguy's picture

Looks like someone copied the OutOfWorkAdGuy:

http://outofworkadguy.com/

outofworkadguy
Activity Score 4
Creative Director
Roger Keynes's picture

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

Roger Keynes
Activity Score 5498
Copywriter |

The Jobless Writer
Will Think for Salary

maranca82's picture

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.

maranca82
Activity Score 422
Copywriter
iwannatalktosamson's picture

Nice idea.
Good luck finding that job!

iwannatalktosamson
Activity Score 701
Jamaica Ad School
silvi's picture

Cooooool!

silvi
Activity Score 4172
Copywriter
CC3's picture

Way over done, doesn't show much creativity

CC3
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Creative Director |

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Good is the enemy of great.

AR2's picture

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

http://bit.ly/2SQ6o7

;) A

AR2
Activity Score 4
Art Director
Seriously Crazy's picture

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

Seriously Crazy
Activity Score 638
rolling.stone's picture

seems little beseeching

rolling.stone
Activity Score 2741
Copywriter at Delhi , India |

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~ Quite obviously, I have gathered no moss ! ~

Roger Keynes's picture

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

Roger Keynes
Activity Score 5498
Copywriter |

The Jobless Writer
Will Think for Salary

lynnholilin's picture

hobo namecard, i love it!

lynnholilin
Activity Score 118
Graphic Designer |

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

chovaleoni's picture

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.

chovaleoni
Activity Score 31
Creative Director at Lately it seems like the Twilight Zone.
Roger Keynes's picture

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

Roger Keynes
Activity Score 5498
Copywriter |

The Jobless Writer
Will Think for Salary

juankhr's picture

brilliant

juankhr
Activity Score 136
Art Director at la negra buenos aires
Seriously Crazy's picture

not bad at all... ;-)

Seriously Crazy
Activity Score 638
Art_Work's picture

terrible

Art_Work
Activity Score 29
Nike Diesel's picture

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.

Nike Diesel
Activity Score 13630
Art Director
Roger Keynes's picture

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 :)

Roger Keynes
Activity Score 5498
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The Jobless Writer
Will Think for Salary

DonD's picture

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! :)

DonD
Activity Score 6
Web Designer/Developer
Roger Keynes's picture

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

Roger Keynes
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Copywriter |

The Jobless Writer
Will Think for Salary

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