Why or why not? Considering the size and amount of daily users for some of these social media platforms, these values do seem justifiable for these companies. That number is incredible considering that the amount of people that use Facebook regularly now is not as many as the amount of people that have an account. Even then, Facebook is able to cover a good portion of the population around the world.
In the grand scheme of things, social media is still in its relative infancy.
The first players in the game, MySpace and Facebook, are still just adolescents after all. The results can range from mildly embarrassing, to the downright offensive. DiGiorno — WhyIStayed Trending topics and hashtags are a no-brainer for companies seeking to join the dominant discussion on social media.
Just take TheDress for example — everyone from Kim Kardashian to your granny was adding their color interpretation and hashtagging it like crazy. The same was true in the aftermath of the disturbing hotel video footage of Ray Rice punching his wife.
In just 24 hours, there were over 46, Tweets using the hashtag WhyIStayed, and most of them were poignant messages from women explaining what made them stay in abusive relationships. Making light of violence is never acceptable, and neither is jumping onto a trending hashtag without first understanding the context.
But it totally backfired. Tweet us and tag it myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook. Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. A similar incident occurred when MasterCard required journalists to give them a hashtag plug in order to receive credentials to the Brit Awards last year.
Unsurprisingly, the journalists were not happy and began using the hashtag to publicly criticize the company. The moral of these stories is not to let your wishful thinking block out the foresight of a potential backlash.
American Apparel — Challenger Context Fail Last 4th of July, the clothing company, American Apparel, posted a photo to their Tumblr that they thought was a cool image of fireworks.
The photo was no festive fireworks photo at all. It was actually the Challenger space shuttle disaster that killed seven people in After the shock and awe began to roll in from their followers, they issued an apology and blamed the gaffe on sheer ignorance of what the image represented.
Many have done it, but perhaps the oddest case was that of food magazine Epicurious senselessly Tweeting scone and breakfast recipes to buoy our spirits the day after the Boston Marathon bombing.
It could easily come off as generic and heartless. HMV — All Access British entertainment retailer made the dire mistake of giving access to the company Twitter account to a whole bunch of staffers, and then unceremoniously firing them before revoking access.
No, your unpaid intern should not be able to become the public mouthpiece of your gigantic corporation. As misguided teenagers and Fortune companies have all learned the hard way, whatever you put on the internet is there forever.Sprout customers are industry leaders who embrace social media as a vital & permanent part of their communications strategies.
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About The Author Kat has worked in social media for 3 years, moving to OST from client side at an FMCG brand early in She has worked on digital marketing campaigns for Hartley's Jelly and Zoetis and specialises in influencer outreach and engagement.
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