This summer, Pizza Hut made national headlines when the company began
a nationwide search for a Twittering intern - a "Twintern" - to tweet for the
company and assist with social media activities. The campaign generated
interest from candidates across the country, and in the end, Alexa Robinson
from UNC-Chapel Hill was brought on board to help manage the @pizzahut
Twitter account. Not all good things have to come to an end, though. Pizza
Hut has extended a full-time job offer to Alexa - an offer that she accepted
"As Pizza Hut's Twintern, I've been able to connect with so many interesting
people who share an affinity for our pizza, pasta and wings," Alexa said.
"I'm excited that I'm now a member of the team and that I can continue to
support the conversation around Pizza Hut®. I'm proud to be a part of such an
important priority for the team at Pizza Hut's offices."
Alexa has enjoyed serving as the company's summer Twintern, but as she steps
into her new shoes as the Pizza Hut Twitterer, she'll need a new job title,
too. The folks at Pizza Hut have already been busy brainstorming ideas, from
"Chief Creative Tweeter" to "Social Twitterfly." Pizza Hut is turning to its
loyal Twitter followers and Facebook fans for more suggestions.
From now until November 30, 2009, the online social community is invited to
submit the craziest or off-the-wall ideas for Alexa's new job title. Alexa
will select her favorite consumer-generated submission and put it on her
business card. As an added bonus, the person who submits the winning entry
will be awarded pizza for a year (in the form of $599 in Pizza Hut gift cards)
from Pizza Hut. To submit an idea, log on to Twitter.com and post a comment
directed to @pizzahut with your suggestion, tagging it with the hashtag
#PizzaHutTitle. (See Official Rules at
For more information on Pizza Hut, log on to pizzahut.com, or interact with
Pizza Hut at facebook.com/pizzahut and twitter.com/pizzahut.
About Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut, America's Favorite Pizza, delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than
any other restaurant. The only pizza company to be named a top ten franchise
in 2009 by Entrepreneur Magazine, Pizza Hut began 50 years ago in Wichita,
Kansas and today operates more than 10,000 restaurants in one hundred
countries. Pizza Hut, Inc. is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM).
To check out what's new at Pizza Hut visit pizzahut.com.