If there's one thing we Americans love, it's spewing hyperbole. It's our own personally-generated clickbait. And with every Presidential election, a segment of the population swears they'll move out of the country if the other candidate wins.
They never do move, of course. But that hasn't stopped Swedish creative agency Round & Round from courting would-be U.S. refugees dissatisfied with what people are calling the Season Finale of America. "The US election is a big topic even for us," writes R&R copywriter Erik Strom, "and there hasn't been a day for the last couple of weeks when we haven't been discussing Trump and Hillary in our office. So we decided to use our interest in the subject in some way, and this is what we decided to do - The Great Trump Escape. (You are looking for a new country. We are looking for new talent.)"
Yes, they're turning it into a recruitment drive.
Studies have shown that 1 in 4 Americans would consider leaving the US if Donald Trump is elected president. That's why wecreated The Great Trump Escape – a recruitment campaign giving American advertising creatives a chance to leave the country… but only if Donald Trump is elected president.
The idea is that if you are a creative in our industry, who doesn't feel comfortable staying in the US during the years Donald Trump is President, you have the chance to come and work with us until you feel like moving back to America again. You simply submit your portfolio at the campaign website, thegreattrumpescape.com, and the agency will receive it in the event of Trump winning.
For the sake of balance, we ought list an organization offering a similar deal if Hillary wins, but we couldn't find one. Perhaps one of you know of one and will list it in the comments below. We're sure that whatever debate might erupt down there will be civilized and reasonable.