08 Jun Nightmares of a Social Media Manager (and How to Avoid Them)
By Dara Fontein
Imagine this: you’re in a meeting and giving a presentation to the top executives at your company. However, something’s off. You look down, and instead of your usual spiffy workplace attire, you’re wearing nothing at all. While this particular nightmare is said to signify that “you may be hiding something and are afraid that others can see right through you,” a social media nightmare is a whole other story. Most of us can agree that all nightmares are scary, but they’re even scarier when the possibility of them coming true isn’t all that farfetched.
Many social media nightmares are relatable situations that the majority of marketers can agree are terrifying to think about. To find out what horrifying experiences are keeping people up at night, we asked our audience what their social media nightmares are. As our own version of a soothing lavender aromatherapy roll-on (try it), we’ve provided some tips for avoiding and fixing these cringe-worthy situations. Don’t let the bedbugs bite!
You’ve just sent the perfect Tweet, and lean back to wait for all of the Retweets and replies to come in. You see that Retweet number skyrocketing, and feel a satisfied grin spread across your smug little face. Engagement! You’re doing it!
You go back to the original Tweet to print it off and tape it to your desk as a reminder of how smart and creative you are, when your heart stops. There’s a spelling error. You look dumb.
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