United Airlines made national headlines this week after viral video surfaced of a United passenger being forcibly dragged off a boarded flight to Louisville from Chicago. Public outcry as a result of the video has created a full-scale brand crisis, and it wasn't long before twitter hashtags like #NewUnitedMottos, #BoycottUnited, and even a trolled version of their own social campaign, #UnitedJourney, began to emerge.
And then, a collective face palm could be heard from public relations professionals everywhere when the United CEO Oscar Munoz publicly placed the blame on the passenger.
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Needless to say, it's safe to assume that United Airlines public relations team is feeling the full ramifications of this event, and will likely be re-strategizing how to handle situations like this in the future. The good, not-at-all shocking news? There are currently three job openings in Houston, New Jersey, and California for a brand manager in the United public relations department.
In their defense, these job openings could have been posted before the incident, but at least it's a step in the right direction. Another silver lining for potential job applicants? Getting into a role like this, specifically at this crucial time, could give you a good opportunity to make an impact on the brand and help turn things around.
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