Why KFC Follows Only 11 People On Twitter - Amy Brooks

I must admit, I haven't set foot in a KFC in 30+ years, however, I must say, their Twitter scheme here is absolute gold!  KFC's genius marketing stunt has garnered quite a bit of attention, and as a company isn't THAT what it's all about? Yes, yes it is.  

As you can see here (left) KFC follows just 11 people on their Twitter account: six men named Herb and five Spice Girls.  Get it?  11 Herbs and Spices??  It's definitley a clever knee slapper to say the least.

Well, apparently, one fan spotted it before anyone else, and when he tweeted at @KFC (below) he was rewarded for his findings!  The reward was a gold-framed portrait of Edge (@edgette22) being carried by the late Colonel Sanders.

 

Edge on Twitter

@KFC follows 11 people. Those 11 people? 5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb. 11 Herbs & Spices. I need time to process this.

 

Edge on Twitter

Dreams DO come true. #GiddyUpColonel Thanks @kfc

Check out the re-tweets and likes this kid got!  Pretty epic and funny and ridiculous, especially when you read through some of @edgette22's twitter feed, he's a fast food junkie!  haha.  So party on Edge, this must really feel like a holiday for you today...National Fast Food Day.

Oh and give that KFC marketing rep a damn raise.

-Amy Brooks