Today we give thanks for the fact that we didn’t spend Thanksgiving night in jail after stabbing a fellow shopper over a Walmart parking space.
What, you didn’t notice that lots of people are making fun of Walmart today?
Dear Walmart: As videos of Thanksgiving shopping show, you have a PR nightmare. What’s the plan for 2014? http://t.co/xrTkABnElc
— Dave Lieber (@DaveLieber) November 29, 2013
The world’s biggest seller of cheap crap took some unusual steps to minimize the easily predictable wave of viral stampede videos this year. These steps ranged from beefing up security with off-duty cops to “using quota systems” for the hottest products and even issuing separate wristbands for sales events starting at 6 and 8, which allow shoppers to “return two hours after an event starts to pick up their purchases.”
But all the “SHOPSTRONG” bracelets in the world couldn’t prevent this knock-down-drag-out over a television:
US CEO Bill Simon made the morning show rounds today in what Forbes calls a “PR offensive.”
How did it go?