Social media marketers cash in on #HowIStaySaneInMyWorkspace

Did the organizations’ designated tweeters compete ably with the amusing confessions by office jokesters? Only if the brand managers were witty.

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When a hashtag trends on Twitter, marketers and social media pros rack their brains thinking of ways to sneak in a mention of their brand.

Is there a tweet we could offer, they ask, for #PenguinAwarenessDay or #CareerEndingTwitterTypos (“a child slaughter is music to my ears“)?

This week it probably looked like a cinch when the capricious and inscrutable gods of Twitter elevated #HowIStaySaneInMyWorkspace. After all, any lowly employee who has ever filled in a spreadsheet, stocked pantyhose on a store shelf or thawed frozen plumbing with a blowtorch can make a joke about work.

So how come some organizations looked so clever while others came across like the guy passing out Amway flyers at a block party?

The workplace sanity hashtag took off as individuals oblivious to the possibility of firing confessed to power-napping in the disabled bathroom stall or applying for other jobs.

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