HOLLA Dayz: Memorial Day 2014

May 27 • Culture, Social Media • 2080 Views

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“HOLLA Dayz” is a regular series covering the best media surrounding holidays or occasions worth talking about.  Brands, people, bots – they’re all fair game.  See how others are celebrating socially and what you can learn from their messages!

 

#MemorialDay – a time to remember the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country.  As the saying goes, “freedom isn’t free.” It has been paid for by veterans – past, present and future – who give their lives so we can continue to live freely in this great country.

 

Unfortunately, our society has turned Memorial Day weekend into the unofficial start of summer, a day to celebrate and party with barbecue and beer.  That notion of Memorial Day is true for many Americans, but it is important to remember the real reason for the holiday – something many people and brands struggled with on social media yesterday.

 

Some understood the importance of the holiday and made sure to convey a humble, patriotic message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others were funny but still patriotic …

 

 

… and some flirted with appropriateness, acknowledging the holiday while still attempting to get their brand message across.

 

 

 
Worded well, but still self-serving.
 
Not so sure about this one…
 

 
This one seems borderline…
 

 
As does this (though Toms tweeted another generic #MemorialDay message)
 

 

But the worst offenders completely missed the mark, forgetting the true reason for Memorial Day or forgetting to mention the holiday altogether.

 
Talk about tacky… there isn’t even an American flag in this picture.

Patriotic FAIL.

 

 

 

 

Worst #MemorialDay HOLLA:

Pretty sure this holiday shouldn’t be made into a sex symbol.

 

 

How did your favorite brands do? Did they capture the true meaning of #MemorialDay, or did they turn it into a self-serving marketing message?

 

 

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