Congratulations to our friends at Mars, Incorporated (home to Snickers, M&M’s, Pedigree, and oh so much more) for being named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For according to Fortune Magazine.
Equally exciting was the fact that Mars was praised for being one of nine Social Media Superstars by Fortune as well.
We’ve been working with the amazing team at Mars for many years and they truly deserve these accolades. Mars embraced social media long before most of the companies in the world and we’re celebrating with them.
Last week I watched parts of Obama’s town hall meeting in Orange County, CA (by the way, a friend’s Facebook status at the time was: ”I’m currently looking at Air Force One”, how killer is that?).
There was a moment during the meeting when Obama addressed the AIG bonus debacle and said the words, “Listen, I’ll take responsibility; I’m the president” to which the room erupted into… applause?
That’s right. Applause. Why? It’s not that people are excited about the fact that a bunch of fat cats are getting huge bonuses – that is for certain. No one is sitting there going, “Great job, Obama. You did amazing work on this one. We love how much of our money your administration squanders on rich people that screwed us in the first place.” No. People are PISSED. And they should be. So what to do?