During the 90s, drinks brand 7Up had a character called Cool Spot. He appeared on its packaging, in video games, TV ads and of course, like any self-respecting mascot, made it to GIF immortality. According to WIRED magazine, this little red dot may have been the world’s first viral brand GIF. In India, this would have been just a fancy dancing bindi with sunglasses LOL.
Why bother with a boring, run-of-the-mill, ‘everyone-else-does-it-too’ paper CV when you can sweeten up your potential employer while making them feel oh-so nostalgic. Turn your CV into a specially packaged Pez dispenser with your aesthetically-pleasing mug on it. Available in a choice of flavours and styles, this CV/candy combo will be sure to get your phone ringing off the hook and set your sorry jobless broke ass apart from the other down-and-outs. Send a cheque for £250.00 and a recent passport photo and paper CV to: Jobcentre PEZ, PO Box L33T, Gifville, WordPressLand. Also works for bribing recruitment agents.
Our General Integrity team use a program called MailChimp to collect responses from event mailshots and import them into our database. Outside my company, the program is often used for sending out bulk emails to a selection of subscribers.