Stumped you!

14 bloody stumps.

In the name of the best holiday ever (Halloween) and in an effort to reel in some new writing projects, I sent a plastic, bloody, severed foot to a bunch of local advertising agencies with whom I would love to work.

Am I nuts? Yes. Certifiable. But I swear there’s a method to my madness here.

Attached to each foot is a note explaining that I’m a freelance copywriter looking for work, plus a little background on me and the obligatory contact info, including my new mini-site, (HUGE props to the brilliant Jay Hickey for my site.)

The line that ties it all together, get ready for your ah-ha moment, is “Now that I’ve got my foot in the door…”

Get it?

Ahh. Ok. So THAT’s why she sent feet. Weirdo. 

Don’t judge. It’s creative.

I figured it will at least grab an ad exec’s attention and leave a lasting impression. Ideally some fantastic projects will come knocking on my inbox. We’ll see. Wish me luck.

If nothing else, it will serve as a splendidly creepy paperweight for the overflowing pile of drafts on the creative director’s desk. Or the beginning of a super fun prank on the new intern. The possibilities are endless, really.

Exhibit A.

Exhibit A.

The foot note.

The foot note. Or footnote.


The meat and potatoes.


Call me! Email me! Something!


The beast all packaged up.

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4 Responses to Stumped you!

  1. Betsy- in Key West says:

    Love your new website!!! And the bloody stump idea!

  2. Patrick Liszewski says:

    Thats awesome. Great way to get your foot in the door and stand out from everyone else.

  3. WWW says:

    This is GREAT Nell!! Love the stump, the footnote (haha), and the website. Now lets see those writing projects start rolling in . . . 🙂

  4. nellclaire says:

    Thanks for all the positive feedback, ladies and gent! I’ve received some nice acknowledgement here and there and am still waiting on a few places to make sure my foot arrived there OK.

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