One thing you can count on today: there’s gonna be a lot of remembrance. But in their attempts to honor and reflect, some corporations are instead tweeting messages that could be perceived as shameless, awkward or simply lame, based sometimes on their content and sometimes on who’s tweeting them.
For Joe Mande — self-described comedian, TV writer and [unauthorized] celebrity spokesperson — today is a day to publicly celebrate the ham-fisted annual corporate tweets that are as reliable as the ringing of the bell at Ground Zero.
Last night, Mande personally tweeted:
And, boy, was he right.
Mande shares company tweets that aren’t necessarily offensive, mostly strange. The kind that leave you pondering, “What were they thinking?”
While others offered correlating Twitterpics:
Then there are the shameless plugs:
Yes, that does link to a photo from the television show.
Oh yeah, they went there. Although they did have tweeter’s remorse and later apologized:
And of course there always has to be one that is just plain tacky and offensive:
In case you can’t make out the sign it reads, “In remembrance of those we lost in 9/11 the hotel will provide complimentary coffee and mini muffins from 8:45- 9:15am.” Please, no chewing through the moments of silence.
Don’t worry, the painfully terrible tweets don’t end there. Joe Mande is at it all day, so be sure to follow him @JoeMande.
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