Want to know how we cope and stay sane amidst all the client requests and workloads we handle on the daily? Memes. Lots of funny marketing memes, most of which we customize for kicks.
We don’t browse and tweak memes all the time (okay, maybe a couple of hours a week). But admit it or not, entertaining memes spark creativity in the marketing space. You can even learn a thing or two with them. Not to mention the fact that they’re a great way to relieve stress and improve relationships. Nothing stimulates camaraderie like having a good laugh over Drake memes, or that woman yelling at a cat.
Now, onto the fun part—let’s talk memes!
If you’re having a not-so-great day in the office, here are some of the funniest marketing memes that are guaranteed to cheer you up. Share them with your marketer friends or colleagues for a guaranteed chuckle!
The Best Marketing Memes from Around the Web
Because we can’t avoid “urgent” requests
The “That Would Be Great” meme originated from the movie Office Space. The pictured character is the protagonist’s boss, which is a stereotype of a corporate manager. The meme echoes non-confrontational speech with never-ending requests.
Whether it be a design request or a content request, we can’t avoid client those that are labeled with “priority” or “urgent.” At the end of the day, we do what we can with the time we have to produce quality content. But if we could be assigned tasks with a more realistic deadline, that would be great.
Editors gotta edit
An editor’s work is no joke. They scan through countless articles day in and day out, make comments and edits to improve the output, and work with writers and strategists to ensure outlines and drafts are cohesive and meet a certain standard of quality.
So, when you see your editor sitting quietly and still, looking like Kuzko from The Emperor’s New Groove, know that they’re not in a bad mood (trust us, we know)! They’re just busy proofreading articles.
When you’re on the verge of breaking down
Sometimes, clients ask for changes that are entirely out of our hands. There are even cases when client revisions go back and forth continuously; it could take weeks before they’re satisfied with the output (which is completely fine).
The three-panel meme features a teary-eyed Peter (Freddie Highmore) and sympathetic Barrie (Johnny Depp) in the 2004 drama film. This Finding Neverland meme perfectly depicts how we feel when this happens—when we know we did everything they asked, and yet it’s still not enough.
Not convinced? Check out this hysterically over-the-top example about being accommodating to client revisions from an ad designer for Nissin Noodles.
When you get one too many emails
(Source: Marketing Carpenter)
This famous “You Get a Car” Oprah meme rings true to us marketers when it comes to emails.
Our inboxes are never empty. Oh, and let’s not talk about the pile of email waiting to welcome us back after a long vacation. This especially hits home to the editors, managers, and other people who must be CC’d in every important email. Reading and getting back on track with emails can take hours!
We are very, very, clear
This Roll Safe meme features a screenshot of Reece Simpson a.k.a. Roll Safe (Kayode Equmi) in the web series Hood Documentary. This meme is commonly used for mocking poor decisions and lack of critical thinking.
We all expect marketers to write short yet clear call-to-action lines. At the very least, CTAs should tell the readers what they get when they click a button. But what about those who don't understand how banner ads work? It helps to be more straightforward, you know.
Content marketing is (and will always be) on trend
Source: (Market Launch Digital)
Our content team is always fully booked week after week. Sometimes, they can’t even accommodate requests from other teams (i.e., guest post write-ups). That’s why this snap of Mugatu (Will Ferrell) at a fashion show calling Hansel (Owen Wilson) “so hot right now” best describes our team’s status.
To the agencies and other marketers who feel the same way about their content team, hang in there! We know how you feel; they’ll get to us sooner or later!
Just mask the pain, Harold
Have you ever thought of a fantastic idea, executed it thinking it would go viral or at least get lots of reactions, only for it to get snubbed? Yeah, we do, too. This suppressed pain facial expression of a senior stock photography model, known as Hide the Pain Harold, definitely gets it, too.
But that’s all part of our job as marketers. We win some, we lose some. We’re all proud of our ideas, big or small, viral or not. We do it to be original, and we do it to grow our clients.
Want to read our content? We got a surprise for you!
Source: (Marketing Carpenter)
We write content for a number of reasons, one of which is for lead generation purposes. We think this scene from The Shining mimics many companies’ lead generation processes, whereby they seem to offer visitors valuable content, only to hit them with a sales message when they let their guard down.
At Spiralytics, we understand that most visitors probably aren’t ready to talk to sales. That’s why we offer most of our content for free (no signup required). Additionally, we don’t bombard our leads with sales messages. Our approach is a lot more subtle and conducive to a great inbound experience.
A tribute to our easy clients
More often than not, we’re lucky to work with easy clients. These are clients that understand what we do and trusts our process. After all, we’re both working towards the same goal: to grow your business.
This Doctor Strange meme that releases heart emoji energy attacks perfectly illustrates how we feel for our easy clients! When the work is easier for us to do, hitting your target metrics becomes easier too!
Entertaining Dank Memes for Digital Marketers
At the end of the day, work is still work. No matter how hard it gets, we deliver.
But memes definitely keep us all together at Spiralytics, and it’s a part of our healthy culture. They’re one of the best ways to lighten up dull days or stressful Slack channels, such as when we want to break the silence in our group chats or when they’re filled to the brim with “serious talk.”
The next time you’re having a gloomy moment at work, just look to the wonderful world of marketing memes to deliver a smile time and time again!