December 22, 2004

I want to work for Huh?® - "Our main consulting strategy is to convince clients that we do stuff they can't do themselves, and that we deserve lots of money for it. The best way to do this is to always look good, and always sound like we know something you don't. Because we do. Our CEO is rarely in his office, and all female team members are expected to sleep with him, or at least pretend like they want to. Our designers ride Razor scooters around the office, while wearing mail-bag style backpacks to hold their iPods." Via Bifurcated Rivets
  • It's funny because it's true..
  • Ah, that's brilliant fun, and bang on. Thanks Nostril!
  • ) Formerly "Enron Corp".
  • Looks like they got their inspiration from sites like this and this. What is the deal? Do you just put up a consulting site with a lot of quality management hyperbole, and customers come running with fistfuls of money? It's tempting to put up a real site and see what happens.
  • does anyone else see the irony in the page's content and the google ads that show up on the side??
  • I noticed it, nish01. In fact, I was going to comment on it :) 1) create advertising page disguised as satire. 2) circulate around internet and get loads of hits. 3) ??????? 4) Profit!
  • Could this be the new Pepsi Blue!?
  • PigAlien, I don't think so. Cos it's a spoof website.
  • They're right. The women who work there are all really hot.
  • Huh. Was surprised it's a spoof; it sounds like a number of companies I've worked for or known. Except they didn't come right out and say what they were on their web sites.
  • Wow. I once had to write the "mission statement" for a company. (I was the receptionist... it was a terminally lame company) This sounds a lot like the line of crap I wrote for them. I got a $50 bonus.
  • Hi Alnedra, I was actually referring to the people posting about this on their weblogs, which is helping them market their product. In this case, the people who created the page are counting on weblogs to post it for humorous value, having the added effect of driving people to click on their google adwords. This might look like a satirical website, but its actually an attempt to make some cash...
  • PigAlien, I suppose it's possible to look at it that way. But that would be a little depressing, if it's so, cos that would mean a lot of sites which have advertising on them would be Pepsi Blue. There are lots of good game sites and humor sites out there which put up banner ads and google adwords, but the ads aren't the main reason why they're there. I'm inclined to give this site the benefit of the doubt concerning their intentions. It might be more likely that Building Online (company that is hosting and designed this site) is using the 'spoof' site as a way of displaying their design specs. Which might be considered Pepsi Blue as well, I suppose.
  • ... 2) put google adds on your site 3) Profit! The business101 lingo/buzz-words is cracking me up... strategy, solution, positioning, groundbreaking, global, revolutionary, cross-market convergent. huh? is an enclave of new-age e-movers. brilliant.
  • This looks like a viral for BuildingOnline (the company credited at the bottom of the page). It's amusing but I wonder how much business it will actually direct their way. It seems like a campaign like this could backfire and make the advertiser look overly sarcastic or arrogant.
  • . . . compete in an changing economy. As we all know, I'm no grammer Nazi, but, I mean, come on!