Corporate tweet #fail: Which was the worst?

Chau Tu Apr 3, 2013

Today the Securities and Exchange Commission ruled that companies are now allowed to use social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to make important announcements, as long as investors are told the information beforehand. One of the key controversies leading to the decision was Netflix CEO Reed Hastings’ post on Facebook about company metrics.

But Hastings wasn’t the first to make a major faux pas on social media (and he surely won’t be the last). We’ve compiled a slideshow of some of the worst corporate messages that have been tweeted. Vote on which is the worst, and let us know of any others in the comments below or by tweeting us @MarketplaceAPM.


As a nonprofit news organization, our future depends on listeners like you who believe in the power of public service journalism.

Your investment in Marketplace helps us remain paywall-free and ensures everyone has access to trustworthy, unbiased news and information, regardless of their ability to pay.

Donate today — in any amount — to become a Marketplace Investor. Now more than ever, your commitment makes a difference.