Friday, August 18, 2006
Has Coke become the new McDonald's?
An exccellent article on Coke's worldwide image problems. Here's an overview:
Allegations that Coca-Cola killed fish by pumping untreated waste into a lagoon near Lagos
Protesters disrupt relay of Olympic torch on route to Turin winter games
Charges that drinks contain 27 times the permitted levels of pesticides and water reserves have been depleted
Colombia, Guatemala, Nicaragua
Claims of ignoring anti-union abuses
Universities, postal workers and teachers vote to remove products
Allegations of ignoring intimidation and beatings of union activists
Linked to authoritarian government
Apple is inreasingly the topic of negative news articles.
DownhillBattle covers the issues many people have with Apple and iTunes. (I personally have stopped buying anything from iTunes.)
Apple admits MacBook, MacBook Pro issues
Anti-iTunes DRM demonstrations across the USA tomorrow
Apple sues itself in the foot (again)
Judging Apple Sweatshop Charge
Apple: No Sweatshop IPod Labor
Problems surfacing with iPod Nano screen
Nobody has straddled the love/hate line like Nike.
The Natives are Shooting Back
Opening a Dialog with Consumers
The Natives are Talking Back