I was job searching. I was cold-emailing. I wasn’t getting any responses.
So I decided to do things in my own way and used Venmo to get the attention of recruiters and creative directors. I got responses. I was featured in Adweek. I got an accidental email from David Droga.
*“Penny pokes are tiny charges that are sent on Venmo as gratitude to a friend, to say hello or to get the attention of a celebrity” (Fortune, 2019)…recruiter, or creative director (Conniest, 2019).
I penny poke you on Venmo
I send you to my landing page
I follow up through e-mail
I sent 42 pennies. My portfolio got 56 hits.