There’s usually something at the cause of a shift in pattern, and looking past Black Friday’s whirlwind, there was a definite shift in consumer…
This is just spectacularly bad…and also hilarious. US Airways has committed the social media blunder every community manager fears by tweeting out an extremely pornographic image to its 430 000 plus strong Twitter following.
The image (very NSFW) features a naked woman with a model plane, featuring the US Airways livery, inserted into her vagina and remained on the airline’s Twitter feed for about an hour.
The airline has since apologised, but is yet to provide any explanation as to why the image might have been allowed to go up in the first place.
We apologize for an inappropriate image recently shared as a link in one of our responses. We’ve removed the tweet and are investigating.
— US Airways (@USAirways) April 14, 2014
Naturally, the gaff resulted in some seriously funny responses on Twitter:
Dear @USAirways , I'm sending my resume as the position for the Social Media Manager is now open 🙂 (Next time, don't give it to interns)
— Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) April 15, 2014
After seeing the US Airways tweet, I finally understand the plot to "Lost."
— Marc Hochman (@MarcHochman) April 15, 2014
US airways just fired their social media interns. All of them. Forever.
— Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) April 15, 2014
Just tried to book a flight on US Airways, but they said there was no womb.
— Bill Crawford (@dveBillCrawford) April 15, 2014
US Airways announces non-stop service to Uranus.
— Ashley (@ashleycrem) April 15, 2014
The key to a great business is all about product placement…… Am I right @USAirways ?
— Strombone (@strombone1) April 14, 2014
So US Airways had a hard landing today… – Jay Leno, into his mirror
— Gerry Duggan (@GerryDuggan) April 14, 2014
The @USAirways tweet just brought new meaning to the search for MH370’s box.
— Joanne Lurie (@TheJoLurie) April 14, 2014
It's been a bad day for US Airways, but a far worse day for the passengers on that flight.
— James Martin (@Pundamentalism) April 14, 2014
Image: Neil Kremer via Flickr.