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Diary: How to get bum on seat

Archibald Ingall Stretton needs to hire a new copywriter and is using a tired, smelly looking office chair as bait.

In a novel approach to recruitment (that also cuts out headhunter fees), the agency has placed an ad, written in an informal eBay style, and entitled "chair", on the AIS website and Twitter. The ad describes a "well-loved and slightly soiled office chair for grabs", adding that it is an "ocean-blue, Italian designed, Comforto swivel seat". People are invited to respond with reasons why they'd be perfect with the chair. Who could resist?

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