Scouting for Girls in a Social Media Epic Fail

By Rob McNair

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UK based pop band Scouting for Girls has today committed an epic social media sin. When launching their new website features, such as their Twitter stream, they linked to a Twitter account that hadn’t been claimed by the band! Seeing this, an eagle-eyed Tweeter claimed the band’s profile, and as of yet the band haven’t noticed! Until an hour ago the Twitter stream was still pulling through to the band’s official homepage.

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The Twitterer in question is James Chapman (@_Chappers_), who let the world know earlier today via his Twitter account that he had claimed the Scouting for Girls Twitter account:

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He is now trending in his home town of Manchester and is offering plugs from the band at £50 a pop. He was quick to caveate himself by saying that it is all a bit of fun and the Scouting for Girls management should contact him about switching it over.

Know of any other high-profile Twitter profiles that have had similar problems? Let us know in the comments!

This post was written by Rob McNair

Rob has experience advising some of the worlds most iconic brands. He thrives on helping improving social media knowledge within organisations with the ultimate goal of making theirs brands more social, transparent and accountable.