Mumbrella announces the launch of recruitment agency

Mumbrella published the following on April Fools Day:

Mumbrella is to launch a sister recruitment agency dedicated to headhunting advertising creatives.

The agency will not be branded as Mumbrella, although it is likely that those affected within the industry will understand the unstated signifiance of the link.

Mumbrella special projects director Olaf Proli said: “There will be absolutely no conflict of interest.

“If in the future we decide to publish a chart of who the hottest creatives and agencies are, there will of course be no link between how much the agencies spend with us, and where they appear in the chart.

“Similarly, there will of course be no special editorial treatment for agencies that use our services. And we certainly won’t stop negative comments from appearing about those we do the most business with.

“That would be an utterly unacceptable way for any respectable advertising website to behave.

“Of course, even if we do none of those things, the perception would certainly do our business no harm.”


  1. Andrew
    1 Apr 12
    8:35 am

  2. Who is this Olaf bloke? This idea is riddled with conflict. What a fool.

  3. Belinda
    1 Apr 12
    8:36 am

  4. April Fools!!! :) I’ll add you to my list you tricky tricksters!

  5. Pascoe
    1 Apr 12
    8:37 am

  6. I like to think you guys would’ve been above posting things like this, at this time of year :)

  7. Toofunny
    1 Apr 12
    9:00 am

  8. Happy April fools!

  9. 1.4.12
    1 Apr 12
    9:55 am

  10. Very funny, happy April Fool’s Day

  11. I got a job
    1 Apr 12
    11:52 am

  12. Fucking funny.

  13. Ed
    2 Apr 12
    8:49 am

  14. It would funnier if it hasn’t really been happening.

  15. Nicko
    2 Apr 12
    10:29 am

  16. Love your work . Run out of ‘abuse’ credits for S2M?

  17. Louie the Fly
    2 Apr 12
    11:44 am

  18. Joke or not, they’d do a better job than the current crop of sycophants

  19. Wild Oscar
    2 Apr 12
    4:56 pm

  20. Brilliant but bitchy. Love it.