Social media marketing song: if you don't cringe, you're not human (video)

Delegates at the 2014 Social Media Marketing World Convention were 'treated' to a song called 'Let's Get Social'. People with ears should probably avoid this

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 10 Apr 2014

A few years ago MT went to a conference where it had to sit through a children's choir singing a medley of Boomtown Rats songs - but that's not a patch on this. Delegates at the 2014 Social Media Marketing World Convention - where tickets cost $1,300 apiece - had to sit through a song called 'Let's Get Social', sung by a lady called Mary McCoy.

Don't get us wrong - McCoy sounds fine. But as a taster, the chorus goes like this:

Connect with me and have some fun
Let’s show the world how it’s done
Let’s get social
With social media

The irony is, of course, that the video has had nearly 80,000 views - making it a pretty successful example of social media marketing. Sooo meta...

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