The PR behind #hashtags 10th Birthday

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#hashtags 10th BirthdayAnyone who knows me knows how much I love using #hashtags (In fact I was once named the #HashtagQueen by Kelly Potts – see the proof here)! But in 2015, Patrick Coffee via AdWeek actually wrote a blog post titled “No One Uses #Hashtags Anymore” in which I responded with my blog post, “Everyone STILL Uses #Hashtags.”

I am happy to announce that today is the 10th anniversary of the #hashtag which means that people still use #hashtags (a lot)! In fact BBC News wrote an article today that said the #hashtag symbol “is used 125 million times on the platform each day.” The same BBC News article listed the 10 most popular hashtags from the last 10 years which include: #barcamp, #BlackLivesMatter, #CupforBen, #EdBallsDay, #FollowFriday, #HeForShe, #IceBucketChallenge, #JoinIn, #PutYourBatsOut and #TheDress

While those seem like pretty popular #hashtags that have been used these are a few of my favorites (some are still the same from my blog post in 2014):

  • #CoffeeIsGood (But in truth it is tied with #Chocolate)
  • #got or #gameofthrones (Because does a better show exist?)
  • #KSProblems (Because it really is bad when you have them #Literally)
  • #PocketsAreTheNewBlack (#MoveoverKateSpade – I am making my move)
  • #TeamSwift (Because who doesn’t love TS?)
  • ‪‪#‎ProudMommyMoment (Because being a mom is what I love to do)
  • #‎TennisLife / #Tennis (Because it is what I love do)
  • #PublicRelations (Because again… it is also what love I do)
  • #IGot99ProblemsButPRaintOne (See above)
  • #Yolo (Because you literally do)

In addition, one of my favorite #hashtag videos of all time is "#Hashtag" with Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake” on YouTube.  Just a few of my favorites from the video:

  • #DontMindIfIDont
  • #Ididitallforthecookie
  • #lololololololololololololololol
  • #ThatsHowWeDo
  • #wegohard
  • #wecantstop #wewontstop
  • #trueplayasforlife
  • #isitworthitorletmeworkit #putmythingdownflipitthenreverseit
  • #TruePlayersForLife
  • #DontMindIfIDont

I would love to know some of your favorite hashtags and WHY they are your favorite!

Rachel Brockway
Rachel Brockway
A former HMA Public Relations employee.

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