Ross Harper and Ed Moyse are a couple of Brits who created BuyMyFace.com to pay off their college debt. They started this little project back in October 2011 and by all accounts, it's been rather successful. They've been thrown out planes, shredding down wintry slopes, and go-karting [!] "all in the name of advertising."
Ernst & Young bought these lads' faces back December for ten straight days, another five in February, and another two this month. But now, the firm is moving in full force on their mugs:
Having purchased ten days of advertising with BuyMyFace.com in December, Ernst & Young will now exclusively sponsor the website. This entitles the consultancy firm to a number of days advertising with the BuyMyFace boys. Having already had Ross & Ed abseiling from the 9th floor window of a London office, future collaborations between the two companies look to be as exciting as ever.
Abeiling? Were they sent on a reconnaissance mission to dig up some info on neighboring PwC? Will there be a two-man, black and yellow paratrooping invasion of the U.S. next?
Whatever their plans are for Ross and Eddie, E&Y sounds pretty thrilled with the whole thing, as they have Jane Robinson, Recruitment Marketing for E&Y quoted in the press release, "BuyMyFace.com is a unique way for Ernst and Young to engage with our target student audience. We have worked on several campaigns over the last couple of months and Ross and Ed have suggested innovate [sic] ways to gain greater exposure. Ross and Ed really capture the entrepreneurial spirit and are making a huge success out of their idea."
Whatever you say about E&Y using these to mugs-for-hire, it's definitely a better idea than asking your own employees to slapping on temporary Grant stamps.