Dr Mumbo

Wouldn’t you want to spend 300 unpaid hours with these guys?

Dr Mumbo’s exploitation alarm was tripped when he saw this ‘job ad’ for an unpaid PR intern posted on LinkedIn.

It starts off promisingly, asking if “you’re passionate about PR” and whether you “want to be involved in one of the coolest marketing campaigns of the year”?

Then it explains what the campaign will be:

Very soon we will be launching a series of HILARIOUS videos as part of our ‘Deadpan Guy’ campaign. These videos feature a guy doing ridiculous things with a perfectly straight face. Bungee jumping, sky diving, rally car driving, jet packing. It’s crazy funny!”

They’re viral gold! Just look:

Then it lists the duties the intern will be expected to perform – namely poring through lists of “influencers” and then sending them the creative to seed on their channels, should they agree to it.

And there’s also fame “guaranteed”:

We guarantee this campaign will be seen by almost everyone you know!”

After all, those Deadpan Guy videos look like viral gold. Bet they get at least 500 views each.

Plus you get to work with the creators of Reize, the zany Steve and Marty, as well as Deadpan Guy himself.

Steve and Marty

Steve and Marty

Wouldn’t you want to spend at least 30 hours per week unpaid in a “bunker” with these three?

Yes that’s right, the ad is after someone willing to “commit to working something close to a full-time week for around 2 months”.

And while you’ll be able to work remotely “you’ll also be encouraged and welcomed to work alongside the owners of the company and the star of the campaign in our little campaign ‘bunker’.”

But wait, if the thought of spending 200+ unpaid hours hitting the phones on behalf of Steve and Marty’s dream of becoming the next Red Bull is not enough for any students out there to get excited about, there’s another kicker.

This internship cannot be counted as credit towards any course of study, but you will get great experience, be able to list it on your CV and we’ll give you a glowing referral if you are a superstar!”

So you’d better hope you excel in the unpaid internship then otherwise you’ll literally get nothing out of it apart from an addiction to a powdered energy substance that doesn’t look at all suspicious.

Who says the marketing industry is only accessible to those who have parents who can support them?

Hard to imagine why such a tempting offer would have exactly zero applicants after 13 days.



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