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Posts Tagged ‘Randall Stephenson’

AT&T CEO Issues Apology for 9/11 Promo Tweet

Lots of brands released tweets of questionable taste accompanied by the #NeverForget tag and 9/11 references yesterday, but no one received as much flack as AT&T, which posted an image of the “Tribute in Light” as seen through the camera on its smartphone. The brand obviously takes its reputation seriously, because today Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson issued a statement of apology:

Many in the PR and marketing communities found the original message to be relatively tame despite the general outrage that consumed Twitter for a few hours. So what about the apology: did he need to make it? Will it be enough?
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AT&T Execs Discuss T-Mobile Acquisition

AT&T hosted an investor call this morning to explain why its $39 billion planned purchase of T-Mobile USA would be a boon for investors and customers of both mobile service providers. Washington will be looking at the proposed merger closely for any antitrust issues.

In a paraphrased live blog of the call, Business Insider reports that AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said the merger “will improve network quality, will give more customers access to more services,” and it “represents a major investment and commitment to advance America’s leadership in mobile broadband.”

T-Mobile has posted an FAQ on its website. The big question: Is T-Mobile USA getting the iPhone?

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