March 14, 2018

CMO Today: Google Bans Crypto Ads; YouTube Counters Conspiracies With Wikipedia; Ally to Pay Pitch Finalists

Good morning. Can you believe it hasn’t even been a year since the infamous incident when a passenger was forcibly removed from his seat and dragged off a United flight? Now the airline, still trying to rebuild passenger confidence, is facing another public-relations disaster after a customer’s dog died in an overhead luggage bin. United, in a statement, said the incident never should have occurred, adding, “We assume full responsibility for this tragedy and express our deepest condolences to the family and are committed to supporting them.” Somewhat predictably, negative social media sentiment for the brand soared 140% on Tuesday, according to analytics firm Digimind.

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