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Topic: Twitter

Netflix Sure Picked an Interesting Time for This Tweet About Above-the-Law Cops Went live amid backlash over officer's fatal chokehold

As Twitter was erupting this afternoon with outrage over a grand jury's decision not to indict the NYPD officer whose chokehold killed Eric Garner, Netflix made a rather odd marketing…

December 3, 2014, 9:29 PM EST

Skeletor Is Waging a Twitter Takeover of @Honda. Here Are the Best Moments So Far Master of the Twitterverse

One of the universe's greatest villians has conquered the Twitter feed of one the world's most recognized automotive brands. Yes, it appears that Skeletor, the nemesis of He-Man (both of '80s…

December 1, 2014, 3:35 PM EST

Emmitt Smith Printed and Signed 400 Fan Tweets, Including a Marriage Proposal Part of Xfinity's pledge to make live sports 'more live'

Most tweets have a shelf life shorter than a fourth down on the goal line, but a few hundred Emmitt Smith fans will be keeping their tweets around for a…

November 26, 2014, 1:19 PM EST

When a Competitor Was Caught Upselling, This Grocery Chain Had the Perfect Response A quick-thinking coup for Lidl U.K.

British supermarket chain Sainsbury's had a bit of an awkward social media moment this week, when a customer noticed a sign encouraging employees to squeeze patrons for more money. The sign,…

October 2, 2014, 2:54 PM EDT

How to Use Animated GIFs on Twitter (While Muttering Obscenities Every Step of the Way) We tested three approaches and found them all lacking

Some people think animated GIFs are stupid. Some find them charming. Possibly because of this rift, Twitter seems caught in a pictorial purgatory that makes everyone unhappy. Like it or not,…

September 26, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

How 9 Brands Used Twitter's Sign Bunny Meme to Make Little Billboards And what its creator thinks of that

Watching brands fail at Twitter has become cliché at this point. And just when you think they've gotten the idea, it's fail whale all over again. Still, they keep trying. Earlier this…

September 18, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

DiGiorno Is Really, Really Sorry About Its Tweet Accidentally Making Light of Domestic Violence Reminder to always check the context on hashtags

DiGiorno Pizza has become one of the top brands on Twitter thanks to its quick wit and good ear for real-time conversations, but one careless tweet last night put that…

September 9, 2014, 10:06 AM EDT

Reggie Watts Has Created Truly Odd Greenpeace Ads Aimed at the Tech Industry 'My grandma clicks dirty'

Reggie Watts yodels, raps, hangs with woodland fauna, floats on a giant leaf and generally goofs around in a quartet of new videos from Greenpeace. The environmental group is sending a…

August 20, 2014, 11:41 AM EDT

Meet the Hero Designer Who Publicly Shamed Showtime for Asking Him to Work for Free How Dan Cassaro's tweet became a rallying cry

When Showtime invited Dan Cassaro to join a design "contest" he felt amounted to milking professionals for free work, he let the network—and the world—know how he felt about it. The…

August 19, 2014, 12:39 PM EDT

Charmin Proudly Tweets That It Will 'Take Care of Uranus' A Guardians of the Galaxy tie-in done right

Oh, Charmin. Don't ever change. The toilet paper brand, which previously chickened out and deleted its Thor-related joke about being the original "Asgardian," has apparently come around on potty puns. Charmin's…

July 31, 2014, 5:37 PM EDT

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