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Tamar’s Friday #FailureToLaunch #1 – Ghost tweeters, Kardashians and awful freebies…

Henry Elliss
Henry Elliss
Managing Director
23 September 2011

Here at Tamar HQ, we like to enjoy the lighter side of the internet, just as much as we like to do serious and important marketing type stuff. One of our favourite office hobbies is sharing funny stories, examples of marketing or digital cock-ups, bloopers and general “D’oh!” moments.

So, since it’s Friday, we thought we’d share some of our favourites from the week with the rest of you – who can resist laughing at a good cock-up on a Friday afternoon? Nobody, that’s who. So, without further a-do, here’s our favourites from this week…

Ghost-tweeter Strikes Back!

Poor Mark Davidson. The self-proclaimed “Internet sales & marketing professional” appears to have been the victim of an angry ex-staffer. But unlike most ex-staff issues, this one played itself out quite publicly yesterday, as you can see below. From the looks of his Twitter stream, Davidson himself doesn’t seem too bothered – or perhaps he’s simply not noticed yet?!

Marketing freebie #FAIL!

As usual, we found ourselves wandering round the annual “Ad:Tech” conference this week, checking out the stands and doing a bit of networking. As is usually the case at conferences and events, you get handed a lot of stuff – from squishy toys to pens and badges, some of which are good, some not so much.

Anyway, as we were leaving the conference centre at the end of the day, an eager-looking marketer handed us some free copies of a tech magazine – from APRIL 2007! Could this be the worst conference freebie ever? It’s got to be up there anyway…

The genius of Kim Kardashian

If you’re not already following glamour-girl and serial “entrepreneur” Kim Kardashian on Twitter, we can highly recommend it – if only for the randomness of the stuff she tweets. Below is one of our favourite examples from this week’s batch of genius…

Zuckerberg’s tumble weed

We’ve not been able to find any video of this particular phenomenon online yet, but did anybody else who watched the live feed from Facebook’s F8 event yesterday notice Mark Zuckerberg’s amazing crowd-judging skills? Every time Zuck said something he expected to be profound, there seemed to be an awkward pause as he stood waiting for the applause – before the applause eventually arrived. In one instance it was a good 5 seconds before (presumably) somebody remembered to hold up the “Applause” board in front of the crowd… Awkward? Very. Funny? Definitely.

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