I started working as a social media manager for a company who ran a website for aspiring actors who would join the site and be told about productions they could audition for.
After a few days of looking over at the Facebook page of the company and drafting some posts I think would be great, I met the client to make plans.
Me: So I really want
to post some movie tidbits and trivia, acting tips, etc.
Client: No. I don’t want none of those. What I want you to do is post these photos.
The client showed me a motivational photo I’d seen before, of a puddle with some nonsense about crossing adversity. Also a photo with a couple kissing and the caption “Real Relationship Goals.”
Me: I can do that, but these seem a bit unrelated to your company. Also, where are you getting these photos?
Client: I just take them off of 9gag and put our logo on the bottom.
Me: That’s copyright infringement!
Client: It’s fine, just use those images and put our logo on the bottom.
I didn’t last long there. They’re still ripping off other sites left and right.