BP: Top Kills, T Shirts and Twitter

MoveOn.org floated this New BP logo around on the net

Even if the leak is stopped, “we face a long-term recovery and restoration effort,” Mr. Obama added. “America has never experienced an event like this before,” he said. ~nytimes.com

It’s been quite a week for BP. Earlier this week news of the oil leak’s size was said to be exponentially higher than previous estimates. You can see an interactive map of the estimates nytimes.com

Also the “Top Kill” technique effort has been going on for days now. Crews are trying to plug the hole with different weights of mud, golf balls and tires. After fronting for a couple of days it turns out little progress has been made. Officials say they will continue with the process into Sunday before giving up and ordering more products from ACME like Wile E. Coyote to plug the hole as shown HERE.

The president even stopped by the Gulf with his sleeves rolled up to look engaged.

In other news BP’s fake twitter account has thousands more followers than its real account and how could they not with tweets like:

Follow them at twitter.com/BPGlobalPR

Some people seem to think this account is really BP doing public relations but what company in BP’s position would say something like this?

Even if you’re cynical this is too funny to be real.

The Wall Street Journal [1] got it wrong when they focused on the difficulties companies face doing PR online:

The account demonstrates the difficulty companies sometimes face in handling their message online — and that users face in determining whether people posting tweets are who they claim to be. Twitter has a system of verified accounts for prominent users who are likely to be impersonated, but the official BP accounts themselves are not labeled as verified.”

There’s such a pro corporation slant here, but considering that news source I should have seen coming. BP could have handled things on twitter differently but then they could have done a lot of things differently.

The folks behind the twitter are linked to the BP cares t-shirt websites streetgiant.bigcartel.com and bpglobalpr.tumblr.com. I kind of want one.

Here’s some fan artwork on their site that I’m sure the real BP’s fan art can’t compete with.


  1. S P Brown

    Hi Madame Toussaint:
    I’m just writing to say I like your website. I’m going to list it on my blog in the suggested links section. I don’t really know what that means except that I like your website, a lot, but keep doing that you’re doing. I appreciate you, for sure.

  2. Wilmington Web Girls

    “BP has inserted a siphon tube into the well to suck up all the oil from the spill. And they’ve had a lot of experience in this area, by the way. This is the same tube they’ve been using to suck the money out of our wallets for the past 50 years.” –Jay Leno

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