Smarty Pants for sale

  • Win
  • April 7, 2011
  • Ben Fahy
Smarty Pants for sale

If you thought Mike Hutcheson was the smartest man in New Zealand, you thought wrong. Turns out it's Brennan Martin. And we couldn't help but chortle with delight/smack our gobs in disbelief at the man's brazen show of commercialism when we received a press release boldly offering his services to endorse various goods and services. "Everybody who is human has their price," he says, very intelligently, while smoking a pipe in a room filled with leather bound books. "As a unique promotional opportunity being offered to public and private businesses, I anticipate I will be well paid for my efforts. The rights to use my image and voice are a bargain at any price. However, my performance and appearance fee are negotiable." Mmmm, confidence. He's basically the thinking man's Dan Carter. So tell us what kind of product/service/promotion you could use the country's smartest man for and we'll send the best effort a Tui gnome, a hip flask of Smirnoff and maybe even a couple of crappy business self-help books.

Here's the release:

If your company is looking for a fresh idea for promoting your business, a friendly face and voice to endorse your product or service, New Zealand's Smartest Man is available for hire. Whether your company is looking to run a television or radio commercial, or it is professional voice-over work you require, why not hire the smartest talent to be your branding tool

Brennan Martin recently featured on the popular television current affairs show 60 Minutes, as interviewed by award-winning reporter Sarah Hall.

In a story appropriately titled "Smarty Pants" (air date: TV3, 06/04/11), where he is billed as "The Smartest Person in New Zealand"

When asked about his dream job in the exclusive interview, Brennan Martin, a trained stand-up comedian and scriptwriter, mentioned television presenting and film acting as potential vocational interests.

Potential applications for marketing and promotion with a symbol of this quality are enormous. Any company can benefit from having the endorsement services of the man with the highest I.Q. in the country.

For more information on Brennan Martin's activity with the international high-IQ community on the internet, visit For a list of Brennan Martin’s current high-I.Q. society memberships, visit



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