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American Apparel and Gap cause Twitter outrage with Hurricane Sandy sales

American Apparel causes Twitter outrage with 'Hurricane Sandy Sale'When will brands ever learn? Do people not use the internet and read stuff? When it comes to social media we are now at a point when we have a fat pile of case files detailing how various brands have failed at social media, but this does not apparently stop other brands copying these mistakes over and over again.

This time around it is the turn of American Apparel. It has had the bright idea of rolling out a “Hurricane Sandy Sale” ad and as you might guess has sparked something of a Twitter backlash and ensured its brand will forever be linked with the words “social media fail”.

Earlier this year it was KFC Thailand doing its best to fail on social media. While the country was watching tsunami warnings and fearing the worst the fast food firm posted a message on its official Faceook page suggesting it was some time for tasty chicken as they watched the drama unfold. Read More »

KFC Thailand slammed for insensitive Facebook tsunami comments

Here we go again. Last year it was Microsoft’s Bing capitalising on the #SupportJapan campaign in the wake of the earth quake and tsunami there and then we had fashion designer Kenneth Cole riding on the coattails of #Egypt.

KFC Thailand are the latest company to fail on social media. While the country was watching tsunami warnings and fearing the worst after an earthquake measuring 8.5 on the Richter scale hit off the coast of Indonesia, the company posted a message on their official Faceook page suggesting it was some time for tasty chicken as they watched the drama unfold: Read More »