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Dan and I have been attending some business networking events (and I’m really bad at it) so I figured I’d practice my conversational chops using some good ol’ fashioned AI. The results were interesting… What started as a strangely accurate description of how these events work, turned into a conversation with a forgotten employee who sabotages our meeting. I think John is a spy. Read the story in its entirety below (all the lines that start with “>” are my inputs). When you’re done, check out Ai Dungeon, then contact us to become a part of the next adventure.
A Day in the Life of a Digital Marketer
I am a new owner of a digital marketing company and I am presenting in front of a group of businessmen for the first time. What should I wear? You think about it, but you don’t really have any ideas on what to wear.
> I wear a nice set of pants and a button up shirt
“What do you think?” The men look at each other and then back at you. “Well, we’re not sure if this is going to work out.” One says. “We need something that will stand out from the rest of the suits around here,” another adds.
> I put on a clown suit instead
“That’s right! Let’s go with the clown suit!” The man says excitedly. You walk over to your closet and grab a black leather outfit that looks like it would fit nicely on a clown.
> I shout, “yeah, matrix clown of marketing!”
You turn around and yell, “Yeah, the Matrix’ clown of Marketing!” The men all start laughing. They say they’ve never seen anyone dressed as you before. You smile and wave goodbye to them as you leave their office.
> I call them all back and say “clearly I know how to make an impression. Would you be interested in using my marketing services?”
You call everyone back to your office. “Alright, let’s get started!” As soon as you enter the room, you see a big table covered with various business cards and business forms. There are also several people sitting around talking and eating food.
> Hello everyone, my name is Josh and I’m with Golden Goose Digital Marketing
Your voice causes everyone to stop what they’re doing and stare at you. Everyone begins to listen intently. “So, I’m Josh, and I run Golden Goose Digital Marketing. We specialize in online advertising solutions for small businesses.” You explain who you are.
> We offer targeted advertising with performance that is unmatched in the industry
“Yes, yes, I can assure you that our ads are among the best in the industry. Our clients love them because they get results faster than anything else they find.” You continue. One of the men sitting next to you nods his head in agreement with your statement.
> I’d love to speak with you all personally to find out how we can help grow your businesses
You ask the men if they want to meet with you privately so you can talk more about your services. They agree immediately.
> Great, enjoy your breakfasts. Looking forward to speaking with you all. I sit down and order a parfait
After finishing your breakfast, you take a seat at the table and wait for your breakfasts to arrive. After waiting a few minutes, one of the men comes over to you. He introduces himself as John and he’s been working at Golden Goose since last year.
> Hi John. You work at my company of two people and I didnt even know! What do you do?
John smiles and answers, “I’m John, and I work at Golden Goose Digital Marketing. My name’s John, but most people just call me ‘the guy who works there’. I was actually hired by the owner of Golden Goose Digital Marketing when he first opened up shop here in the city.”
> Oh man, I totally forgot I hired you! You must be the guy that breaks the website once a week because thats certainly NOT me.
John laughs nervously, “Well… yeah…” You laugh too, “Oh come on! That’s not you at all! It wasn’t you that broke the website last week either. And I doubt if it was you that came in yesterday.
> Well John… drink your own cool aid! Ready to buy some ads?
John looks nervous again, “Um… sure…” You nod and walk over to the computer. The screen shows a black box with a green light inside. A button on top of the screen says ‘Start Advertising.
> Awesome. What side hustle do you want to advertise for?
The screen flashes red and then blue. A message appears saying, “Warning: This site has been hacked. Your personal information may have already been compromised.” You pause for a moment before replying, “What?! How did this happen?!”
> I yell! John! Not again! You’re fired!
A loud noise is heard from outside. A car backfires and smashes into the wall behind you. Another car backs up and hits you as well. You scream, “Get off my property!”
> I jump in the car that hits me and try to sell the driver some digital ads
You quickly grab the keys and start driving away. As you drive, you complete mayhem unfolding behind you.
> I say, just another day in the life of a digital marketer. Roll credits