Brands that struck during the great Gmail outage of 2014

Gmail suffered a worldwide outage at approximately 2pm today. Twitter was flooded with users lamenting the sudden interruption. What better time for brands to spring into action? We’re disappointed in you, @Oreo.

Pumps, anyone?



Email isn’t your most loyal friend.

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Yahoo, but for the grace of God…

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Nice sweepstakes tie-in.









Are Gmail outages the only reason to watch NCIS?








We were the thinking the same thing.








Screw Google, we’re going to MoMA.

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