The intimacy and immediacy of Twitter make proxy tweeting seem deceitful
We’re still in the Wild West period of social media. The tools and their applications in the business world are new enough that we can chalk up the occasional misstep to the fact that we’re still figuring out the rules.
But now and then we hear something about a social-media practice that just doesn’t sit well, and it’s worth having a discussion about it so we can figure out the right thing to do.
A recent meeting of PR professionals featured a speaker who is president of an advertising agency and who is known as an expert in social media. Toward the end of the program, in response to a question, he made a statement that caused quite a stir. He mentioned that an intern in his agency tweets for a client’s CEO.
I didn’t attend the meeting, but I checked with several who had to verify that the speaker made the statement.