Among the fakers are numerous feeds associated with public relations. It seems that when people decide to parody a company, person, or even idea, they assume “PR” should be attached to the account name.
Most of these fake PR accounts are dormant, dusty, or generally ignored. But a few have gone viral, not only grabbing the attention of the institutions or people they mock, but also of the tweeting public at large.
Here we collected a handful of PR parody accounts that are worth your attention. Some of them have large followings; others are a bit obscure.
It’s the Twitter feed that launched a thousand parody accounts. @BPGlobalPR, which opened shop two years ago during BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, ripped the company’s disastrous response to the crisis and grabbed headlines along the way.
We’re not blocking all reporters from the gulf – just the ones who aren’t going to say nice things about us. #goldenrule
— BP Public Relations (@BPGlobalPR) June 15, 2010