Episode from the podcastUnder the Influence with Terry O'Reilly

S1E20 (Archive) - Sorry Seems To Be The Smartest Word: When Brands Apologize

Released Sunday, 20th January 2019
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From the Digital Box Set: Over the lifetime of a company, mistakes happen. When those mistakes cause damage, it's appropriate for a brand to apologize. Yet, it rarely happens. This week, we look at the companies that chose to apologize. From O.B. Tampons, who apologized to their customers with a song, to Domino's Pizza, who was forced to apologize when employees made an embarrassing YouTube video, to Maple Leaf Foods, whose CEO apologized to the families of people who had died from contaminated food. If an apology is genuine and timely, sorry is definitely the smartest word.
This is an archived episode that aired originally on May 19, 2012.