Bad stock photos are great, aren't they?
We live in a time where marketing in a digital space is essential to getting your message out there. Part of that requires using images to communicate, and while a company like Shotzr uses real and hyperlocal images by professional photographers, the big stock-photo companies (you know who I'm talking about!) have created some hilariously bad content – but they make for a good laugh.
In fact, that's the basis of the whole #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob Twitter feed, and we're unapologetically addicted. Here are a few of our favorites:
The Cybersecurity Expert
As a security researcher I always look at various devices with a magnifying glass. It's the best way of finding security vulnerabilities (they glow red).#BadStockPhotosOfMyJob pic.twitter.com/AvxAIK77fH— Amit Serper (@0xAmit) December 31, 2018
The Chemical Sales Rep.
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The Start-Up Guy
I spend most of the day staring at the word “Content” typed in font size 72 whilst drinking coffee... as a random shrimp tries to escape from the cup. The blank Post-Its serve as reminders to buy a pen. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob #publisher pic.twitter.com/jnR7CE8QjA— Darren Sugrue (@Darren_Sugrue) January 7, 2019
The Theatre Producer
As a #theatreproducer, I sometimes sit on stage in a cool hat for a couple of hours and call it a show. It's a superb way to save money and we don't have much of an audience anyway. #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob @UPHamburg pic.twitter.com/3ZY7V4Zrgy— Svenja B (@SveaB) December 31, 2018
#badstockphotosofmyjob According 2 the search of "stock photos marketing”— Veronica⚡️ (@verorsoaje) January 5, 2019
Any given Monday I grab my new typewriter and just type the word marketing, then I held meetings and point blank flipcharts and then I spend the rest of the day w/ 1 finger on my mobile and 1 in my Mac. pic.twitter.com/TgYhD3B3cF
Have any other examples? Share them with us in the comments below!