PM’s social media advisor lashes out on Twitter

Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, May 11th, 2015 - 49 comments
Categories: national, social media lolz, twitter - Tags: ,

Gwynn Compton is “Senior Advisor Social Media” in Key’s office.
gwynn-compton

He’s involved in National’s disastrous social media campaign to change the flag. And he seems to be getting pretty angry about it (ht gitso):gwynn-compton2

PM’s staff threatening people on Twitter. Such a good look.

49 comments on “PM’s social media advisor lashes out on Twitter”

  1. Mark Textor is also known to take things personally. In response to my post on whether he was working for Fairfax or Fairfax for him, I got this twitter rant and while you might not agree with me or think I am nuts period, it is interesting that one of the members of the team accredited with winning the last election in England, would come down from his high and mighty perch to call me a cokehead conspiracy nutter for asking that simple question.

  2. One Anonymous Bloke 2

    He needs to be sacked before his threats catch up with him.

  3. adam 3

    This is out of order. They should stand down.

  4. Colonial Rawshark 4

    Isn’t it great to know that the GCSB has access to all of the NSA’s cyber spying tools.

  5. One Anonymous Bloke 5

    A social media adviser with a locked down twitter account. Too funny 😈

    • felix 5.1

      Reckon it was locked down this morning?

      • One Anonymous Bloke 5.1.1

        Exactly. With any luck it’ll stay that way for a long, long time.

    • dukeofurl 5.2

      Social Media ?

      Wasnt that the soup du jour for Whaleoils business. ( Social media Consultants Ltd)

      Online fingerprints ?

      Its that too scary. Must be the GCSB interface with Twitter that allows them to know all this.

  6. Tiger Mountain 6

    heh, top levellers entering the fray eh,

    I recall when Rob Fyfe was Air NZ CEO (staff were referred to as “Air New Zealanders” when he was trying to shaft Zeal), anyway I sent an email as part of a campaign to support SFWU members and he responded to me personally at 2.30am with quite a snarky one

  7. weka 7

    Is that social media link working for anyone?

  8. SHG 8

    Whenever I see a male in charge of social media, I know catastrophic fail can not be far away.

  9. ianmac 9

    Comment from “non political” Gwynn Compton on Change the flag 4th comment http://www.changetheflag.nz/change_the_nz_flag_launches_campaign
    That’s alright then. Luckily it is not a Key operation.

  10. felix 10

    So does this threatening message come from the Office Of The PM?

    Because as I understand it, when the Office of the PM speaks, that’s the PM speaking.

  11. weka 11

    “He’s involved in National’s disastrous social media campaign to change the flag. And he seems to be getting pretty angry about it (ht gitso):”

    Compton’s tweet is from the end of March. It was an attack on an activist anti-govt twitter account. I’m not seeing a connection with the social media fiasco tody i.e. Compton was already pissed off at the account before the flag thing.

  12. Realblue 12

    Where’s the threat? What did he threaten to do ?

    • One Anonymous Bloke 12.1

      I know where you live. What did I just threaten to do?

    • felix 12.2

      Very clever, “Realblue”.

      But I know who you really are, and I have the resources at my disposal to keep an eye on you.

      Have a nice day : )

    • Cut it out you guys, no need for all the fuss. I’ve had a chat with Realblue’s employer and he’s going to sort him out for us. Gone by lunchtime, I reckon.

      • Realblue 12.3.1

        I am my employer, and he thinks you’re hysterical😀

        • felix 12.3.1.1

          And how’s it going, the creeping business?

        • Dave 12.3.1.2

          Nice play on words. It’s commonly known Curia staffers are independent contractors, it’s part of the aspirational aims of the business, so you’re mainly right.

        • One Anonymous Bloke 12.3.1.3

          Did he grasp the nature of the threat? Or does he need another clue?

    • McFlock 12.4

      It can be awkward when evil henchmen can’t take a hint.

      Or maybe RealBlue doesn’t realise he’s on the side of the baddies. lol

      • Realblue 12.4.1

        “….the side of the baddies.” I’d sue you for that but as well as being on the side of the baddies, we also have all the money, the sun and wind is at our back.😀

  13. Realblue 13

    Revert to your normal stalking behaviour?

  14. Anne 14

    With a name like Gwynn Compton he’s gotta be a twerp. But, as we know, the PM’s Office is full of em.

  15. BLiP 15

    Heh! Who, in portraying themselves as some kind of PR / Social Media guru, once wrote:

    . . . Roll with the punches, don’t dig deeper: The internet is a fickle beast at the best of times. Often what you put out there isn’t going to be received, interpreted or reacted to in the way you planned. If things don’t go to plan, the worse possible thing you can do is get nasty and get more radical. It only serves to dig you deeper in your hole . . .

    . . . yep, you guessed it.

  16. BLiP 16

    And, the story has made it to the New Zealand Fox News Herald –> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11446880

    Be interesting to see whether the story appears in the print edition. Claire Trevett may want to emend her comment ” . . . Mr Compton has since locked his Twitter account and removed any reference to Mr Key’s office from his LinkedIn profile . . . ” because Gywnn’s LinkedIn page still has the reference to John Key’s office. Mind you, perhaps Claire was told the reference was removed before Gywnn was told to remove it.

    • Tracey 16.1

      “Mind you, perhaps Claire was told the reference was removed before Gywnn was told to remove it.”

      chuckling

  17. Sable 17

    In my opinion childish behaviour…..

  18. ankerawshark 18

    On a different note, we got a “what do you stand for card?” in our mail box.

    My husband filled it out with “the arrest, trial and imprisonment of the Key Cabinet”.

    and then duly posted it off. Maybe it needs a better airing on this social media outlet.

  19. GP 19

    ALL the available examples so far of Gwynn Compton’s twittering is here:

    http://ponytailgate.wordpress.com/compton

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