I Pissed Off Corporate with a Myspace Page…
Updated: Aug 11, 2020
It was the summer of 2006, right around the time of Myspace’s major advertising deal with Google.
My very first job was at a local 6 screen movie theatre. I thought it would be helpful to have the information available about our theatre in a place where everyone seemed to be gravitating to at the time… Myspace! Especially teens who were frequent guests of our movie theatre.
I created a Myspace page for the theatre. I didn’t tell anyone or ask for permission - I just did it. I kind of wanted to socially experiment.
The default pic was a photo of the front of our building.
I listed the address, phone number, website, ticket prices and how to access movie times. I used my minimal HTML skills to incorporate our branded colors and logo into the layout.
I filled the 12 max photos with fun pics of our employees at the workplace, because I thought it was a nice way to bring a little personality into the page.
A couple of months later, corporate finds out about the Myspace page. They are not happy about it and demand its removal immediately! So I did…
It’s now 2020 and that movie theatre company is now on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube…
This became the first of many instances, where looking back... I didn't do anything wrong, I was simply ahead of the social media game.