This craigslist ad was submitted to us by a few people about a month ago. We appreciated the low-brow humor but were perplexed by how to show the single tallest image we've ever seen.
Little did we know that it actually went full viral with multiple outlets covering the story and AdWeek actually conducting an interview with the (formerly) STL-based copywriter, Nate Walsh.
An excerpt from the interview:
You're funnier than 90 percent of copywriters. Do you work in advertising?
I do work in advertising, as a writer. I'll be using the weird virality of this piece the next time a client tries to disagree with my recommendations. "Did you SEE how many repins I got with my shit?"
Actually, the main reason I have to tear myself away from such a sweet ride is that I'm about to leave St. Louis, where I've been working for the past five years, and move out to San Francisco. Right now I'm mostly going to be doing freelance for startups and working on some of my own dumb projects, but … hmm … what is a classy way to say "SO TELL YA FRIENDS" to any agencies that might be looking for a writer? Help me out here, Emily Post.
As far as that other part, well, obviously most funny people use humor to mask deep-seated neuroses and self-esteem problems, so of course I read that question as, "How could you let 10 percent of ad writers be funnier than you?" Then I cried a bit.
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