Jobless adgrunt puts CV on billboard

Marco Duehrkopp unemployed adgrunt in Germany has recieved dozens of job offers after putting his CV up on billboard in Hamburg's busiest media and advertising district.

"Having gone through all the traditional job-hunting methods, there really only was one thing remaining," he told the Berliner Zeitung newspaper.

He subsequently received almost 100 offers, though many were for door to door sales posts, ananova reports.

The man depicted is not Mr Marco Duehrkopp, but Pete Cain (London, UK) pulling a prank in the early days of his adcareer while he was on placement, circa 1994. He did get a job in advertising later, several in fact as he worked at the Leith Agency, BBH London and at Lowe and Partners Worldwide.

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Comments (4)

  • Robblink's picture

    Door to door sales? Yeah, I can see that. The stunt has decent art direction, but not really exciting copy.

    Feb 21, 2003
  • tlevitz's picture

    I ask the same question as I did after reading of Lee Clow's campaign to get hired at Chiat/Day...

    where's the media budget coming from, damnit?

    Considering I've wiped myself out making color copies for mini-books, I'm befuddled or jealous or who knows... aiiieee.

    Feb 21, 2003
  • Dabitch's picture

    pete didn't need a budget. the headline of that poster needed to be updated often during the day to correspond with the actual headlines in "live from mike" - so he just hijacked the sign for his own needs. ;-)

    Feb 22, 2003
  • Dabitch's picture

    it's better than door-to-door door salesman.

    Feb 22, 2003

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