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Posts Tagged ‘Jason Feifer’

How Bad Was Uber’s ‘Apology?’

You all saw Uber CEO Travis Kalinick‘s version of an “apology” earlier this week. We gave the company’s official response to its SVP of business’s “we will DESTROY you and your family” threat to Pando’s Sarah Lacy a D+ for minimal effort, and Lacy herself agreed, telling CNN that the company needs “accountability.” We take that to mean actions rather than empty words, but today a Bloomberg report covered by Mashable strongly indicated that the guilty party, Emil Michael, won’t be going anywhere.

Today our friends at Fast Company gave us their hot take on the story, and it’s quite amusing. Take it away, Jason Feifer:

Have to agree with him here: an apology made via a series of tweets reads, “do I REALLY have to do this?”

We have no idea what additional steps the company will take since Kalanick has been silent over the past couple of days. In the meantime, we’ll make a point of NOT waiting for more expert commentary from one Ashton Kutcher.

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The Only #AlexFromTarget Lesson Worth Learning

Here’s a super-quick clip from Fast Company in which Senior Editor Jason Feifer explains the only real lesson brands can learn from Alex and the brouhaha that followed his viral breakthrough. Stick with it for a minute:

Unlike Dorothy, most people on the Internet have no interest in seeing the man behind the curtain. We literally DO NOT CARE.* We also don’t appreciate brands claiming ownership of things they didn’t create, which is why Target’s hands-off approach works in this case.

*This statement might not apply to trade bloggers, but who pays attention to them anyway?

Revolving Door: ‘O,’ ‘Fast Company,’ Forbes.com, and More

Here are this week’s media highlights from Mediabistro’s Revolving Door Newsletter:

Kate Rockwood has been named senior editor at O, The Oprah Magazine. She had been senior editor at Fast Company. (mb)

Jason Feifer has been named senior editor at Fast Company. He had been senior editor at Men’s Health. (mb)

Josh Max has been named reporter at Forbes.com. He had been correspondent at AOL Autos. (mb)

Kayleigh Donahue has been named beauty editor at Redbook. She had been assistant editor at Allure. (mb)

Kayleigh Donahue has been named beauty editor at Redbook. She had been assistant editor at Allure. (mb)

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