UPDATE: Special new United nasty message to full fare first class passenger.
Presented with little further commentary, tweets explaining why Pepsi, United Airlines, and the Trump administration have had a bad week in communicating with their publics:
It started with Pepsi and their tone-deaf ad using a #BlackLivesMatter march theme to sell Pepsi:
Pepsi pulls Kendall Jenner ad ridiculed for co-opting protest movements | Media | The Guardian https://t.co/mflOWvsfCC
— Ralph Hanson (@ralphehanson) April 6, 2017
And a response to this ad from Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter:
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) April 5, 2017
But then United Airlines got into the act:
— Michael Fuhlhage (@mjfuhlhage) April 10, 2017
— Tony Elkins (@telkinsjr) April 10, 2017
United two weeks ago: Leggings harm the airline's reputation.
Us: You can't possibly be dumber.
United today: Hold my beer … pic.twitter.com/Ti3la9Asxx
— Alex Abad-Santos (@alex_abads) April 10, 2017
United CEO response to United Express Flight 3411. pic.twitter.com/rF5gNIvVd0
— United (@united) April 10, 2017
"I apologize for the term 're-accommodate.' I actually meant 'having goons drag a 60 year-old man by his arms because we wanted his seat'"
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) April 10, 2017
United stock has dropped about $900M today. https://t.co/TiOCNe0YfR
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) April 11, 2017
And then in an amazing bit of bad timing by PRWeek US, dated March 16, 2017:
— PRWeek US (@PRWeekUS) March 16, 2017
Here is PR Week’s response today to their amazingly bad call:
— PRWeek US (@PRWeekUS) April 11, 2017
NEW TWEET: And the hits keep coming for United: Some great reporting from the LA Times.
United passenger threatened with handcuffs to make room for 'higher-priority' traveler https://t.co/KcJfMGo5X0
— David Lazarus (@Davidlaz) April 11, 2017
MSNBC with the winning chyron. pic.twitter.com/BxVFpBooVF
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) April 11, 2017
The “hold my beer” meme seems to have taken total hold here. Here’s one example:
Pepsi: We lost millions on an ad that was insensitive.
United: We lost a billion in market share..
Sean Spicer: Hold my beer.
— Simar (@sahluwal) April 11, 2017
And because you can never have enough variations of the “hold my beer” meme, here’s one last one:
Pepsi: check this out!
United: hold my beer–
Spicer: I got this–
United: I'M NOT FINISHED YEThttps://t.co/Fb7ztf2rJw
— Colin Dickey (@colindickey) April 11, 2017