Among other things, 2014 may be branded the year of the apology or more often used non-apology. This year we’ve seen an abundance of companies, celebrities, politicians and others apologize for various mistakes. The internet/social-age has allowed the general public greater access to more information, more quickly than ever before. That access and speed has also allowed us the opportunity to share information faster and on a broader scale.
In this week’s Friday Five – PRSA’s analysis of the week’s biggest public relations and business news and commentary – we look at the weeks biggest mistakes and the apologies that followed. We review several incidents that have forced apologies from Greenpeace, Rolling Stone magazine, a Sony executive, a Harvard Professor and a PR Agency.