19 horrific social media fails from the first half of 2014

by Christopher Ratcliff
As tempting as it is to wrestle our head of social media to the ground and begin tweeting from the company account so I can tell everyone exactly what I really think of them, I've learnt from other brand’s experiences. It never ends well. Also, Matt’s a lot bigger than me. This isn’t the first collection of social fails to feature on the blog, David Moth did a brilliant round ...Read the full article

Lets Get Social 2014

Mary McCoy from Continuum Marketing Services sings a humor-laced theme song making fun of what's wrong with social media for this year's Social Media Marketing World (http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/smmworld/ ). The song was a warm-up for a keynote panel led by Jay Baer (author, Youtility) on the topic of "Have We Lost the Social in Social Media?" "Let's Get Social" lyrics by Phil Mershon: http://www.philmonious.com vocals by Mary McCoy: https://twitter.com/MKMcCoy2013 music by Dave Curtis: http://davidmylescurtis.blogspot.com/ band: Dave Curtis; Danny Campbell, Tonga Ross-Ma'u) Lyrics: Verse 1 I'm showing you things you'll like Trying to get engagement Here's some photos from my life My cat, my kids, some bacon Verse 2 I'm hoping you'll share my stuff And tweet it to the world If you help me grow my Klout, I promise that I'll share yours Pre-chorus So connect with me, let's have some fun Let's show the world how this gets done Chorus Let's get social (social) with social media Let's get social (social) with social media Where we can spread the word and grow our reach And find our fans in their newsfeed Let's get social with social media Verse 3 We're searching for the story That'll bring us instant fame So we shoot our "viral video" And we post it to the Gram Verse 4 We're looking for the secret Of Facebook's Holy Grail We try to keep from paying That leads to hashtag #fail (Repeat pre-chorus and chorus then to bridge) Bridge Hey now y'all, can we just get real? Do we care about our fans or is this just another deal? Said another way, have we lost our way? Social's about the people, remember they are people Do we really need another fan, like or share? Do we need another post to show up everywhere? I hope as we scatter we never forget That our posts live forever even when we go to bed (c) 2014 Philmonious Psongs. All rights reserved.