The Home Depot is apologizing to their Twitter followers today after this untimely tweet and photo made headlines for its insensitivity.
The tweet in question shows a picture of a man in a monkey mask sitting between two black men and asked followers “which drummer isn’t like the others?”
If you notice other similar posts, The Home Depot often has their bucket drummers dressed up in different costumes, as the bucket is the centerpiece of their marketing efforts around the College Football season.
While profusely apologizing to their followers who tweeted, they also posted this apology noting both the agency and employee were fired.
I’ve been a fan of IK Multimedia for years now and am pretty pumped about their new iLoud portable stereo speaker. If you’re like me and always jam on the go, you’ll know that the toughest part is being able to hear the music you’re making clearly.
From hotel rooms to the back of tour buses and trains, a jam can start anywhere. Unlike other portable speakers, the iLoud gives you the ability to not only play back your own music from an iPhone or iPod, but plug in your guitar or keyboard and start playing along.
Most colleges and universities have a hall of fame honoring former student-athletes as well as coaches, staff members and friends of the program for their contributions to their school’s sports tradition. However, most halls of fame induct their classes each year and then assign them to the annals of history. Only those most dedicated to learning the school’s sports history make the effort to learn about athletic heroes and their contributions. In a manner befitting the increasingly digital world we inhabit, the University of Evansville has installed a prominent interactive display celebrating former student-athletes elected to the school’s hall of fame.
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You can have a seriously fantastic product and show it off in some completely non-serious ways. Word of mouth works best when you have something to carry your message fast and far, and the weird and fun topics usually do that better than the serious and heavy ones.
Here’s how an email service, a church, and Netflix do it:
1. Make it photo-worthy
2. Make it friendly
3. Make it nerdy
4. Check it out: Auto Buds