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…”
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.