Alec Brownstein (born November 21, 1980, in Philadelphia) is an award-winning advertising copywriter, the co-author of several humor books, and a film director. He attended The Haverford School in Haverford, Pennsylvania, and Tufts University.
Brownstein is the author of two bestselling comedy books. His first book with co-author Justin Racz, 50 Relatives Worse Than Yours, was featured on CNN, FoxNews, NPR, as well as many local and satellite radio stations. His second book with Racz, 50 Days Worse Than Yours, was featured on FoxNews, CNN, local and satellite radio stations, as well as such print outlets as Entertainment Weekly.
Brownstein wrote and directed the short film Trevor's in Heaven which was an official selection of the Austin Film Festival as well as the New Filmmaker's Festival in New York and Los Angeles. It can also be viewed online at YouTube.
In the summer of 2010, he received national and international media attention with The Google Job Experiment a social media experiment whereby creative directors at top advertising agencies saw ads directed only to them appearing only when they Googled their own names.
In the Spring of 2012, Brownstein launched Mitt-Flops.com, a website that sells flip-flops that display two of Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's contradictory, flip-flopping statements on a single issue.
Alec's told the world how he used Google Ad-Words to land a job and this technique inspired job seekers and entrepreneurs to creatively connect with people they and get them reading their message. A few startup founders have borrowed this technique to get the attentions of investors and start conversations with them
- Copywriter wins 2 One Show Pencils and a Clio for Getting a Job : Mediabistro
- 'Worse Than Yours' Shows Bad Is a 'Relative' Term : NPR
- Bloomsbury USA
- Google Ads Help Job Seeker Find Work : CBS News
- The Man who tapped into egosurfing with a $6 Google ad and landed a dream job : Channel 4 UK
- Alec Brownstein – Politics on The Huffington Post