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World Bad LinkedIn Photo Day—A Timeless American Tradition

Written By Nick Mendez | Jun 12, 2015

Each August, we shock the world by flipping vanity the bird and showing everyone our bad side. Last time around, you all looked atrocious, abhorrent, BAD—but we couldn’t look away.

It’s an annual tradition that’s cozied up alongside not wearing white after labor day, going to the movie theater in the summertime, and avoiding Facebook during election season.

Hall of Champions

2014 – Monica Mo

2015 – Monica Mo

That’s right—Monica Mo has been the baddest two years in a row! When it comes to throwing your professionalism to the curb, she’s undefeated! #MoMoRePeat

Think you can beat her?

Here’s how it works:

  • Upload the worst LinkedIn photo you can muster on the morning of August 11th.
  • This must remain your profile photo for the duration of the day
  • Shoot us a link to your profile on Twitter, Facebook, or via email
  • Check your privacy settings to ensure that everyone sees your new photo! It’s easy
  • No nominations accepted. It’s not “make fun of your unsuspecting co-worker” day
  • No vulgarity, harm to animals, people, kids, billy goats, etc.


The winner will be announced the following week, and receive a spectacular prize package from The Creative Party, including a framed photo of your winning entry. This prize package is truly spectacular, just ask two-time champion, graphic designer Monica Mo:

“M+P framed my photo and told me I was the worst. It now sits atop my toilet so it is the last profound image one sees before tending to his or her doodie.”

Sure, last year was bad, but The Creative Party’s crack team of scientists swears that we can dig deeper, badder, worse. So get your bad side ready for August 11th.

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  1. Nick Mendez

    Oh, it’ll be bad alright.

    • Monica Mo

      I challenge you all!

  2. Denise

    Bad. So Bad.

  3. Eric

    I’ve been preparing for this ALL YEAR. No one has understood why every photo taken of me in the last eleven months has been so terrible! Soon, they’ll learn…

  4. Flavia

    It. Is. ON.

  5. Ben

    Your butt is mine
    Gonna tell you right
    Just show your face
    In broad daylight
    I’m telling you
    On how I feel
    Gonna hurt your mind
    Don’t shoot to kill
    Come on, come on,
    Lay it on me
    All right…
    ~ Michael J.
    I’m in. Aug 11. I’m Bad.

  6. Nick Mendez

    This contest just got WORSE! These folks joined the fray last night:
    – Marie Edwards
    – Dennis Penate
    – Kasey Huber
    – Angel Sanford
    – Doug Goodrum
    – Brandon Viney

  7. Amy Santee

    I’m in.

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  9. Steph K.

    Count me IN.

  10. Blaire

    My photo is going to be an embarrassment to the company! YES!

  11. Nick Mendez

    I’m very excited to announce that reporter, columnist and documentarian Sheila Hamilton has joined the fray!

  12. Nick Mendez

    Dave McClinton of Sundaram Design, come on down (he’s in)!

  13. Potestio

    two words: full frontal.

  14. Jackie

    Goin’ small, y’all.

  15. Molly Hitchings

    Oh I’m in

  16. Jen Bishop

    I’m gonna ride in my wheelbarrow all the way to victory…

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