said Asia-region sales, which account for about 10% of global sales, dropped more than 7% in July to reflect the food-quality issues. Negative marketing is a technique that involves painting your business competitors in a bad light. Whereas a negative review in the New York Times hurt sales of books by well-known authors, for example, it increased sales of books that had lower prior awareness. How the election can affect your investments, What should you with all that money you saved for retirement? The new laws provide for such punishments as public flogging, amputations and death by stoning for a range of offenses from homosexuality to adultery and abortion. Home / Companies hurt by bad publicity. On the flip side, companies can use these social media podiums to listen to the complaints of its consumers, apologize for mistakes or set the record straight when it comes to bad publicity. The hotel’s exterior was featured on the album cover of The Eagle’s “Hotel California”. 7 companies hurt by bad publicity Published: Aug. 18, 2014 at 11:14 a.m. American Apparel’s Dov Charney was finally booted on June 19 as chief executive by the once-hot apparel maker Contributors control their own work and posted freely to our site.  said criminals had used malware to access and steal the credit- and debit-card numbers and personal details of its customers during the busy Black Friday shopping period. After a banner 2013, in which GM saw retail sales increase 11% over 2012 and its share price soar 42% compared with a 30% rise in the S&P 500, 2014 has been a fiasco. How Negative Publicity (Shaming) Can Impact Your Company and More, Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter. McDonald’s said it was “undertaking recovery strategies to restore customers’ trust and confidence.”. On Wednesday, Tesla said it was recalling more than 9,000 Model Y and Model X vehicles over issues with bolts and, in the case of the Model X SUV, the same issue with the roof trim. Being proactive means building your social authority online of your brand with positive outreach to people. The news kept customers away from its stores and sent 2013 fourth-quarter profit down a staggering 46%. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 has eased just 0.4% over the same time frame. Wells Fargo downgraded SeaWorld last week to market perform, saying competitive pressures and media fallout “appear modestly greater than thought.”. +0.30% Whether fault lies in the concept or the execution, a bad marketing or branding campaign can result in an absolute mess. As with many trolls, arguing with them can only fuel the fire and increase your exposure. Bad press and online shaming impacts employee morale, higher voluntary employee turnover and a decline in sales. Parts of the roof trim may have insufficient primer, which is used to improve adhesion, meaning it could fall off, the regulator said in a statement. Raising the public profile of your business isn’t easy and whilst some say all publicity is good publicity that’s not always true when it comes to business, as bosses at a Tonbridge company found out this week. TGT, MarketWatch Comments . Real-time last sale data for U.S. stock quotes reflect trades reported through Nasdaq only. 1. -0.44% “We’re seeing an enormous rise [in] online attacks for three main reasons,” he says. In our Good and Bad column of 7 March, Shannon Peerless, managing director of agency 10 Yetis Digital, tells of this shocking lack of sympathy from TripAdvisor: “The Guardian wrote up a report regarding two women who claimed that they had been raped by members of staff that worked for companies promoted on TripAdvisor.