Biggest PR disasters of the decade

Racist board games. Wardrobe malfunctions. Oprah-induced chicken riots. The past decade had several memorable corporate PR disasters.

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Racist board games. Wardrobe malfunctions. Oprah-induced chicken riots. The past decade had several memorable corporate PR disasters.

The folks at Fineman PR have been chronicling the worst offenders of each year in their annual press releases, The Top 10 Public Relations Blunders of the Year.

Business Insider dug through the last nine and picked favorite cringe-worthy PR incidents of the decade. (And added a few of their own.)


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The Big Idea Editor

10 Apr 2012

The Big Idea Editor Cathy Aronson is a journalist, photo journalist and digital editor.

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