Let me tell you about A-list celebrity Katy Perry becoming an e-subscriber to the Washington Post, a story told in five exhibits.
EXHIBIT A. Katy Perry goes to the dentist, apparently, and then finds out she can’t get the Washington Post, the one based in Washington, D.C., delivered to her home in California. “Problem”!!!!
high of the day: 0 cavities 🙏🏻
low: @washingtonpost won’t deliver physical newspapers to my zip code. Alas, I guess I’ll just have to stay w/my singular perspective of @nytimes (also I am purposefully @ ing WP so I can possibly get this “problem” fixed) anyway, keep scrolling.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) April 18, 2018
EXHIBIT B. Showing the utmost professionalism, The Post’s customer service staff responds, essentially, “but 3,000 miles though.”
We hear ya. There’s nothing like reading an actual newspaper.
California is outside our delivery zone, but with a digital subscription you can at least access an e-replica and flip through the pages.
Try it out with this code, and feel free to share: https://t.co/Q6nMiXOTvw
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 18, 2018
EXHIBIT C. PostVideo, which I’m not exactly sure how to format and hope I got it right by deleting the space in between, publishes this great little video under the “Department of Satire,” featuring Washington Post creative video member Dave Jorgenson. Best line: “Hurry, robots!”
EXHIBIT D. Very Important award-winning journalist Marty Baron — the former Boston Globe editor who was played by Liev Schreiber in the Spotlight movie, and who has been editor of the Washington Post since 2012 — is also Very Polite.
— Marty Baron (@PostBaron) April 19, 2018
EXHIBIT E. The Post’s digital subscriptions, which impressively surpassed 1 million last year, grew by one.
I’ve officially e-scribed 🤝 https://t.co/CYRr0wr7ed
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) April 19, 2018