The Huawei staff responsible for the tweet quickly deleted it, but a screenshot of the tweet went viral and dropped the attention of the Huawei management.
Huawei's executive vice president and board member Chen Lifang issued a Huawei note on January 3, and announced penalties for the employees involved. Reuters saw the note and shared the content.
According to Lifang, the tweet "caused damage to the Huawei brand" and happened when an iPhone was used to send the message after a desktop computer failed. Huawei felt the unlucky tweet "showed procedural incompatibility and management monitoring."
The error occurred when outsourced social media handler Sapient experienced "VPN problems" with a desktop computer, then used an iPhone with a roaming SIM card to send the message On time at midnight, Huawei said in the note.
The two employees responsible for gaffe were demoted with a rank and their monthly wages were reduced by 5,000 yuan, equivalent to about $ 728. Huawei has also frozen the payroll to its digital marketing director for 1
This is not the first time a social media manager for an Android smartphone has tweeted from an iPhone, and it is something that always captures users on Twitter and other social networks. For example, Samsung has had several employees tweeted from an iPhone device .
Huawei has also experienced other social media gaffes, which when Wonder Woman's actress and Huawei brand ambassador Gal Gadot posted a paid tweet promoting the Huawei Mate 10 from an iPhone.
In the most Huawei situation, tweet became viral after being shared by popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee, and it was also widely shared by Chinese social network Weibo.