The housing problem is Stuttgart is so acute that there is a line of 35-50 people at almost every apartment viewing, and you almost never get the kind of place that you like. Not to mention, Facebook groups are saturated with housing requests from people desperately looking for a place.
How could I cut through the noise and make sure my housing request instantly got noticed and stood out from the rest?
By imitating one of the most infamous voices in people’s consciousness.
Two weeks later I followed it up with a sequel post to offer my old room-share.
Why do you deserve to win?
It worked. Facebook loved the post and got hundreds of likes and replies as well as shares. Not to mention, I had a new apartment within 4 days of posting that.
The Facebook group moderator though, pissed at me posting on a new thread instead of an existing housing thread, deleted my post which had over 800 likes.
The sequel had similar fate, within a week my old roommate had a new roommate.