A Memory of Eternity
- Oct 7, 2019
Standard corporate hiring practices in action.Imagine being so useless that you fail to normally communicate with kids and autists about video games. Literally all you need to do to be considered an EXCELLENT community manager by the community is to be familiar with the game (ie. play it), have a bit of a of thick skin so that you can handle banter and shitposting, and have some semblance of a spine (oh no, is that where the problem lies?). You could probably just hang a recruitment poster on the forums, saying you're hiring from among the fans, and then just pick from the litter of applications.What I don't understand is why companies with professional PR/marketing/community teams still fall face-first into these kind of things.
It's almost like the people that work in those departments have no idea what they're doing, are underpaid liberal arts majors, and generally regarded as useless.
Although, I should probably be more generous to the actual rank and file since this fiasco seems like it was generated by the higher ups. Your standard marketing intern or community manager don't have any power at all. They just translate what their bosses say.