Small Santa Monica Ad Agency Trying Social Media/Pitch Hiring Campaign

tiny rebellionA 30-employee advertising agency near Los Angeles is trying to find a potential new employee by asking people to make a video about a charitable cause and post it on Twitter with the hashtag #TakeMyJob.

The agency, called “Tiny Rebellion,” wants people to email them an idea for a video or other campaign for a social cause. It’s asking people to pitch it — no more than a page in writing; “less is more” the company says — to the agency on Twitter using the hashtag #TakeMyJob.

In three weeks, 100 inquiries (some actual pitches, others simply a question) have come in, and the company’s site traffic has spiked. Derek Baynham, who says he’s a “social content creator” at Tiny Rebellion, says the agency is “collectively drooling over the work of one designer who found out via Twitter and submitted an awesome idea.”

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Baynham says the company right now has a short list of five ideas from five people. It will take ideas through the end of next week, talk to finalists, pick a winner, and possibly, eventually, make a hire or two.

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