Bouffant Bif first hit our screens on the stroke of midnight on May 7, 2011 when he broke the dramatic story that traffic exchange legend Jon Olson had apparently gone missing.
The presenter revealed how all attempts by internet marketer Sterling Valentine to contact the jovial Canadian had drawn a blank and his exclusive “Where is Jon Olson?” report won him critical acclaim.His report also achieved the coveted ‘Site Of The Day’ status on leading social traffic exchange Sweeva where it was a big hit with regular and part-time surfers alike.
Bif’s original midnight broadcast was repeated up to four times an hour throughout the day and was such an instant hit that many surfers watched it multiple times from start to finish.
He broke the news that marketer Valentine wanted straight-talking Olson to be one of the judges for his List Laser 30 Day List Building Challenge and with the start date rapidly approaching, was desperate to get him on board.
Olson, who was actually taking a weekend break from traffic exchanges to spend time with a group of pals, was quickly told about Bif’s report and then immediately signed up to join the judges.
Within 24 hours Rifkin was back on air with a second Sweeva exclusive report entitled “Shocking Jon Olson News.”
He told how spontaneous street parties were being held across the world after Olson finally agreed to be a List Laser 30 Day List Building Challenge judge.
Then just 38 seconds into his report Rifkin’s career ended just as suddenly as it had begun when he stood up, removed his grey wig, glasses and moustache, and revealed himself to be…Sterling Valentine.
Will we ever see Bif again?…only time will tell but I can exclusively reveal that a ‘bring back Bif’ internet campaign is already up, running and gathering momentum.