US teen's YouTube promo for jobless dad scores big

Mar 23, 2009
A YouTube video by an enterprising 14-year-old showcasing the talents of his laid-off dad, a Florida-based marketing specialist, has scored thousands of hits and several job interviews.

A YouTube video by an enterprising 14-year-old showcasing the talents of his laid-off dad, a Florida-based marketing specialist, has scored thousands of hits and several job interviews.

When the started nosediving Mark Gullet tried to prepare his son for the worst, explaining that millions were losing their around the nation.

Then on March 12 Gullet was laid off as a vice president in the marketing department for the National Hockey League (NHL) Tampa Bay Lightning team.

Undeterred his son, Ben, 14, got to work and came up with the idea of creating a as a promotional tool to help his father find work.

Ben wrote the video's script, which his father then edited. "Then he (Ben) worked on it on his lap-top computer at the kitchen table, laying down the music," Mark Gullett told AFP.

The result is the YouTube video, entitled "Mark By Ben," which has received over 59,000 hits. "We had thousands of hits from Brazil and, for some reason, now we're getting hundreds of hits from Switzerland," said the proud dad.

And as an added result he has some job interviews lined up this week.

(c) 2009 AFP

Explore further: China blocks VPN services that skirt online censorship

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Recommended for you

China blocks VPN services that skirt online censorship

Jan 23, 2015

China is blocking VPN services that let users skirt online censorship of popular websites such as Google and Facebook amid a wider crackdown on online information, tech companies and specialists said Friday.

YouTube stars quiz Obama

Jan 23, 2015

A bubbly shopping guide, a charitable "internetainerpreneur" and a comedian who wears green lipstick and eats ladles of cinnamon quizzed US President Barack Obama Thursday in a series of unorthodox YouTube ...

User comments : 4

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

DGBEACH
not rated yet Mar 24, 2009
The video is quite touching. I wish him and his father the best of luck. If anything his father has done a great job raising him so far!
O2L
not rated yet Mar 24, 2009
anyone have a link to it?
i never saw it
b00ch
not rated yet Mar 24, 2009
Didn't see it, but what if monster started doing video resumes and other job sites. Or do they already. Might be a cool site to start. Probably wouldn't work, b/c of the detail such as what to include and exclude in it. hummm....

some one plz post the link
h0dges
5 / 5 (1) Mar 24, 2009

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.