Graduate Role With a DifferenceBy Comparethemarket.com, PRNE
Thursday, May 26, 2011
LONDON, May 27, 2011 -
- Cardiff Graduate Appointed UK's First Meerkat Ambassador
Josh Mitchell, a 22 year old International Hospitality
graduate from UWIC University, Cardiff has today been unveiled as the UK's
first official meerkat ambassador, beating five other shortlisted candidates
and earning himself GBP40,000* for the six month role. The ambassadorial role
generated over 1,500 applications around the country and was the brainchild
of comparethemeerkat.com (meerkat.comparethemarket.com/home) founder
and best-selling author Aleksandr Orlov.
Josh's new role will include running social media campaigns
and representing the meerkats at the nation's top sporting and cultural
events this summer.
As part of the process, the six shortlisted candidates were
tasked with persuading the general public that they had the talent necessary
to take on the unique and unusual role. Josh's winning campaign saw him take
to social media sites Facebook and Twitter to drive votes.
Josh also created a campaign website, posted homemade videos
on YouTube, contacted student unions and the local media and even took to the
streets, canvassing at local supermarkets to raise his profile and attract
Over 7,500 votes were cast for the six shortlisted candidates,
which included a University of Cambridge graduate, a former Royal Navy
officer from Chesterfield, a supermarket supervisor from Leeds and a Cornish
Commenting from his Meerkovo (meerkovo.comparethemarket.com/)
mansion, Aleksandr Orlov said, "I am look forward to Josh's first day, where
his proven skills in the social media will be essential for help unclog
comparethemeerkat.com and lift dark cloud that is hang over Meerkovo. I am
also look forward to lunchtime. (I hear he make tasty scorpion sandwich)."
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