Tag: PR fail

Hell in Hospitality: Episode Four

(What you are about to read are true confessions from various former, and occasionally current employees in the industrial giant known as the hospitality industry. All names have been changed, as have most locations. What remains true are the stories of employees; the good, bad, ugly, heartwarming, heartbreaking, scary, action-packed and unique stories that only… Read More

ExxonMobil under increased scrutiny

Exxon gas station

New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, has launched an investigation into ExxonMobil to find out whether or not the company lied about the potential effects climate change has on both the environment and their finances.   Schneiderman’s investigation wants to know if Exxon took part in deceptive business practices and fraud. Exxon now has to… Read More

Senate launches Turing Pharmaceuticals investigation

Martin Shkreli stands in a window

The U.S. Senate sent the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Martin Shkreli, a letter on Wednesday informing him that the company is under investigation for the massive price increase of Daraprim.   Turing Pharmaceuticals was hit with a lot of negative PR after they raised the cost of Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per pill, but… Read More

Comcast may gain back ‘Worst Company’ title with new data caps

Comcast sign

Comcast has come under fire for their plan to implement a 300GB data cap on their customers’ accounts across Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Virginia. Starting Dec. 1, customers will be automatically charged if they go over their monthly limit.   “While we believe that 300GB is more than enough to meet your internet usage needs, if… Read More

Warner Bros. goes above and beyond to rectify endless ‘Batman’ game problems

Batman: Arkham Knight game capture

The PC version of “Batman: Arkham Knight” has been added back to Steam after the game spent over four months off the market while developers worked on fixing the large number of bugs and glitches. The newest “Batman” title from Warner Bros. may be back, but it’s still broken for many gamers.          One… Read More

CNBC debate controversy brings high viewership, negative PR

GOP debate October

The GOP debate was the center of controversy on Wednesday night, but it was CNBC that ended up receiving the negative PR instead of the presidential candidates. The network has since faced heavy criticisms over their staff’s handling of the debate.     CNBC moderators attempted to use the debate as their chance to ask hard-hitting… Read More

Nestle: 3 things to do NOW to save face

A Nestle logo is pictured on a van outside the company headquarters in Vevey February 19, 2015.

When California’s drought caused a huge water crisis across the state, Nestle started facing endless waves of negative PR when they continued their water bottling operation within the area in need. The company’s situation has only gotten worse since, but there are a few changes they could make to help boost their brand image.  … Read More