Remember those middle school fads that lasted almost as long as the homecoming king and queen’s relationship? Remember Silly Bandz, YOLO, and planking on a park bench? Well, you can think of a bad trendjacker like a marketer in middle school, except they’re a middle-aged wannabe desperately trying to relive their youth. Although it can be a strategic option for companies to move into the it-crowd, usually it’s best for everyone if they remain at their designated lunch table.
Here are some of the best trendjacking tribulations. Ready, set, cringe!