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, https://nell-killoran.squarespace.com. (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.

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The meat and potatoes.

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Call me! Email me! Something!

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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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