It’s the time of year that kids hate and advertisers love: back to school. But for brands, especially retail brands, that means dollar signs in the form of back-to-school specials and promotions and all of the attendant social media chatter.
As a result, even brands that don’t sell school supplies or clothing are trying to get in on the #backtoschool buzz. Check out these five companies that have forced themselves, some more awkwardly than others, into the conversation.
— Saks Fifth Avenue (@saks) September 3, 2013
Because every 4th-grade girl needs t-strap high heels and over-sized crayons for her back-to-school swag.
— Applebee’s (@Applebees) September 3, 2013
— Men’s Wearhouse (@menswearhouse) September 3, 2013
RT if you wear ties to AP English, #thatoneweirdkid
— Wingstop Restaurants (@wingstop) September 3, 2013
Because spicy habanero wings are an essential part of every balanced back-to-school meal.
Happy First Day of School! We hope your class schedule is as fun as ours… pic.twitter.com/eJr4b0TQTW
— Southwest Airlines (@SouthwestAir) August 26, 2013
Oh man, we were never good at pretzel geometry.
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