Last week, I was approached by an ad rep from TalentSeekr, who wanted to know if I’d be interested in placing a widget over there in one of my sidebars that spotlights PR jobs my readers might be interested in learning about.
Though I thought I’d never be interested in running ads on this blog, I was curious. It’s a tough economy and the marketing and PR fields have had a rough couple of years as companies have downsized their communications budgets in light of the recession. I’ve had many incredibly talented friends find themselves without a job. I thought it could be really cool if someone reading a post here was alerted to their next great PR opportunity.
After doing some research on TalentSeekr and asking the rep lots of questions, I have to say I’m pretty impressed initially. The PR job ads would be relevant to regular readers. And once you click through the ad, you’re taken to a nice landing page for the company, where they outline their culture, the open position, benefits and more. It’s a pretty nice user experience.
So I’m interested in your opinion. Would you be totally turned off if a widget ends up in the sidebar that advertises PR positions? Or do you see it as a good opportunity to help point out career opportunities to our industry peers who happen to spend a few minutes here?
Please take a second to answer the poll. And add any additional thoughts in the comments.