I get the occasional generic press release from well-meaning PR folks thinking that I'm a media outlet. And normally I just hit the "this is spam" button. But the one I received today was exceptionally creative. Check out the web site and view the PSA. Pretty funny. I can't imagine these guys being out of work for long.
Out of Work Advertising Creatives Launch Their Own
Public Service Announcement Pleading For Work
New York, NY,
December 17, 2004
Marc Guttesman and creative/art director Tom Millar teamed up with director Joe Leih to launch , a website featuring a tongue in cheek public service announcement that showcases their skills as well as their need for employment.
The clever PSA features actors portraying Guttesman and Millar trying to succeed in a series of non-advertising jobs but failing miserably because their advertising skills are too ingrained. In one scene, Millar, as an elementary school teacher, criticizes a 5-year-old student’s drawing and marks it up with a red sharpie. In another, Guttesman, as a court stenographer, rewrites a prostitute’s testimony to give it more punch. The spot ends with a voice over asking the viewer to please hire them because they can’t do anything else...