Biggest Business Blunders

by | Nov 19, 2016 | CBS Radio Report

Biggest Business BlundersSamsung is dealing with the fallout of exploding phones and a movie about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is about to hit theaters. But they aren’t the only companies that have hit a rough patch. MSN Money has put together a list of the top 15 biggest business blunders of all times. Everything from bad products to cringe worthy PR campaigns to monumental fails. For example, Starbucks and the Š—“race together” campaign.

In March of last year Starbucks baristas were instructed to engage customers in discussions about race relations over their morning coffee. But customers weren’t having it. In some cases they wanted to be in and out with the morning pick me up. In other cases they thought a Starbucks was not the appropriate venue for a discussion like that. The backlash was so brutal that the company’s senior vice president of global communications quickly pulled the plug and shut down his Twitter account for 24 hours.

To check out the other headline making mishaps click the link below. Kinda puts your worst day at work into perspective.

Link: Business Blunders

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CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.

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