Digital Marketing Asia 2024 Singapore
marketing interactive Digital Marketing Asia Singapore 2024 Digital Marketing Asia Singapore 2024
Need to contact Twitter's press team? Elon Musk has an epic response for you

Need to contact Twitter's press team? Elon Musk has an epic response for you

share on

What happens when a massive tech company fires the entirety of its communications team? According to Twitter, the answer is that it all simply goes to poop. According to Elon Musk, in a tweet no less, it was revealed that all press enquiries sent to the company's press email, from now, would now receive an auto response of a poop emoji. 

twitter elon musk poop tweet

MARKETING-INTERACTIVE tested Musk's claims and found it to be true as a poop emoji slid smoothly into our inboxes upon clicking send. 

Don't miss: Looking to advertise on Twitter? You might be able to do it for free now

twitter poop emoji

The move, in what seems to be an ominous signal of the company's direction, comes after reports that the social media company axed the entirety of its public relations staff in the company's multiple rounds of layoffs over the last few months. Since it's layoffs, emails to the company's press team have gone unanswered for months. 

MARKETING-INTERACTIVE understands that in Southeast Asia, much of the communications team in Southeast Asia are also no longer with the company. This happened shortly after Twitter asked its staff members in the Singapore office to vacate the building on 12 January via email, and resume work remotely

The layoffs came shortly after Twitter’s new chief executive officer, Elon Musk, announced plans to eliminate about half the company’s global workforce in an attempt to bring costs down.

Musk, who is also the boss of Tesla, also made the decision to remove its PR department in 2020 though the company still does, on occasion, answer press enquiries. 

Musk has long held a turbulent relationship with the media who he has accused in the past of bringing bias upon Tesla and of being in cahoots with some of Tesla's rival companies. He most recently accused the media of being racist after cartoonist Scott Adams had his "Dilbert" comics pulled from major newspapers after he went on a racist rant on YouTube. 

Related articles:
Bluesky for dummies: 101 on the new Twitter alternative social media app
Twitter asks staff in Singapore to vacate offices
Twitter Singapore content moderation team reportedly hit with cuts

share on

Follow us on our Telegram channel for the latest updates in the marketing and advertising scene.

Free newsletter

Get the daily lowdown on Asia's top marketing stories.

We break down the big and messy topics of the day so you're updated on the most important developments in Asia's marketing development – for free.

subscribe now open in new window