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Agency Hires Designer By Hiding The Application On Illegal Pirating Sites [Video]

Ogilvy Brussels uploaded a file on many popular pirate websites that looked like Photoshop but contained an opportunity to apply for a job.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on November 26, 2012.

Ogilvy Brussels was looking for a new web designer and since they knew that many are tempted to download expensive application suites like Adobe Photoshop for free on illegal pirate websites, they uploaded a similar-looking file on these popular sites. When designers downloaded the file, thinking it was an application suite, they actually found an opportunity to apply for a job at Ogilvy. The agency was successful in hiring someone out of this “pirate recruitment” campaign. Check out their video about the process below:

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