Supposedly Snapchat’s CEO Said Snapchat Isn’t for “Poor Countries” (Like India and Spain)?

My Thoughts: Maybe I’m naive, but I seriously doubt these allegations. And even Spiegel did say this, it was years ago and he was really not much more than a kid (hell, he’s only 26 now).

Let’s stop crucifying people for mistakes they made in the past. And even moreso, let’s stop rounding up our mobs around what at the very most is unsubstantiated hearsay.

I don’t know if the guy said it or not. If he did, it was dumb – but it’s not like it’s a representation of the company itself. He’s entitled to his own opinion, as stupid as it might be.

Besides, if Spiegel really is an idiot like these allegations would allude to, chances are he’ll make a more public mistake soon enough.

Snapchat maker Snap Inc. is denying that its CEO, Evan Spiegel, once said the app was “only for rich people” and he didn’t “want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain.”

Source: Snapchat denies CEO said app was ‘only for rich people’ and not India – Business Insider

Pepsi United and Sean Spicer PR Disaster

3 Valuable Marketing Lessons from Pepsi, United Airlines and Sean Spicer’s PR Disasters

Over the course of a week, PR and marketing professionals have had the chance to get some great real-life lessons in how quickly public stupidity can backfire and become a brand nightmare, thanks to three spectacularly public PR disasters by Pepsi, United Airlines and Sean Spicer.
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Your Customers Know When You’re Full of Shit

As the saying goes, “you can’t bullshit a bullshitter.”

But it’s also true that you can’t bullshit an expert.

And that’s something you had better keep in mind when you’re talking to your customers. A lot of them are experts, and they know when you’re full of shit.

Any time you’re talking to a customer, whether it be via email, video, social media or <gasp!> in person, you’re talking to someone in their world.

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