I got an email a few weeks ago from someone at MySpace (someone who works there as opposed to a spotty teenager who uses it). Apparently I'd won some kind of gift and if I'd only provide a mailing address, it would be mine. Ah well, that's what office addresses are for - hopefully we have good bomb sniffing dogs in the mailroom.
So this thick envelope arrives containing a naff looking t-shirt and a completely over the top recruiting letter, which you can see for yourself below (name fuzzed to protect the guilty).
Now I'm not in the least bit cool or trendy, but I do know someone trying to be hip and failing dismally when I see it. Since we're dealing with MySpace, the recruiter is a "Talent Evangelists". w00t? They evangelise talent or maybe they find talent and evangelise to them? I don't know. Seems like a fake (I never met the person), transparent (misuse of information from the sign-up sheet) and pointless ploy (I'm so outside their demographic) to me.
Newsflash to MySpace: your audience gets marketing. They know when they're being used. Oh yes, and don't forget to "stay gold!"