Two weeks after United’s reputation, and stock price, took a hit after airline security forcibly removed Dr. David Dao from a flight, it was American’s turn to deal with a passenger crisis. On April 21, a young mother was reduced to tears during an argument with attendants. The incident—which included a fellow passenger nearly getting into a physical altercation with an attendant—was captured on video and quickly went viral. But unlike United’s response, American quickly apologized, suspended the attendant and didn’t blame the victim.
Given their broad franchise networks and large customer base—and of course their huge social media audiences—fast-food chains can be seen as guinea pigs for how the public discourse is digitally evolving. Consider the latest high-profile example of how a single Facebook post led to the rapid closure of a Dairy Queen—within 48 hours of being posted.
The solution McDonald’s crafted to its customer service problem is a great example of effective communications.
The contrast between the two railway accidents offers an important juxtaposition in how to handle a crisis, and how not to.
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Dow’s plunge following a bogus tweet on AP handle about the president is a reminder that PR execs have to be vigilant in protecting their Twitter handles.
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