Since tomorrow is the last day for our Saatchi Interns, this marks the conclusion of our Awkward Interns Series. Special thanks to Meredith Savatsky for doing such a great job fielding the deluge of submissions by interns from around the city. Our final post comes from a one of our NY anonymous submitters who nearly experienced a major social media party foul.
Living in the city is glamorous… and Interns want all of their Facebook friends and Twitter followers to know that they get to experience it. But those overly-excited tweets and status updates make interns seem less like NYC natives, and more like NYC wannabes.
Jane and some friends were “pre-gaming” for a night out on the town. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the pre-game, it’s when you meet at a friend’s apartment to drink cheap alcohol before going to the bars to save on absurdly expensive drinks in actual bars (insert judgements here).
Having had too much to drink, Jane and her friends had one of those “I’M-GOING-TO-SING-ALONG-TO-Z100-AND-I-DON’T-CARE-WHO-HEARS-ME-BECAUSE-I-LOVE-MY-LADIEZ!” cab rides to the bar (poor taxi driver). In between the chorus and bridge of Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night”, Jane tweeted from her iPhone: “On my way to the Chelsea Room with my girls @bestie#1 and @bestie#2! LET’S GO GIRL LOVIN’ LIFE RIGHT NOW”.
As if this wasn’t bad enough to have tweeted from her own Twitter handle, Jane accidentally tweeted it from her agency account, which she was graciously given the privilege to contribute to for the summer. A few minutes later she received a text from none other than her summer supervisor.
Supervisor: “Are you at Chelsea Room?”
Jane: “OMG YES! ARE YOU!? DO YOU SEE ME??”
Supervisor: “No, but you did just drunk tweet from the agency feed.”
Thankfully it was late in the night (IE: early in the morning) and the tweet was deleted without too much hubbub.
Lesson: If you’re managing social media for someone else, always DOUBLE check the Tweet Deck.