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What's With All Those Corporate Apology Ads Lately?

What's With All Those Corporate Apology Ads Lately?



Corporations want you to know they’re very very sorry. Ana Kasparian, the host of #NoFilter, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Read more here: https://www.fastcompany.com/40574083/facebook-uber-wells-fargo-and-the-new-wave-of-apology-ads

Two of the toughest words in the English language to string together just might be “I’m sorry.” It’s not so much the pronunciation holding us back as it is a reluctance built on a deep-seeded gurgling of guilt, mixed with a smattering of moral dilemma, a pinch of paranoia, and perhaps a dash of wanting to avoid being punched in the neck. And that’s just when it comes to personal matters.

Corporate apologies are an entirely different animal, turning the Inside Out version of our brains into an actual boardroom of people and personalities trying to find the right way to admit wrongdoing without, y’know, really admitting any wrongdoing. Nowhere is this delicate art more transparent than the Apology Ad. If you’ve been watching the NBA Playoffs, you’ll know we’re in the midst of an Apology Ad renaissance not seen since the 2009-2010 sorry season when brands like Domino’s, Toyota, GM, and BP were all offering up their own versions of TV ad atonement.

Domino’s was apologizing for its crappy pizza.”

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43 comments

  1. Oh snap!!! Well done Anna and No Filter!

  2. I actually disagree with you for once. But only about the historical part of Wells. They did an amazing and dangerous job. But we can move past that now.

  3. how do i get anas no filter in a row? its all bullshit when i google it. is it because i'm not in the u.s.o.a.?

  4. Because they are guilty . They helped trump con his base . If it wasn't for face book . And cambridge trump would of never won . . A few republicans said sorry too . Well it's a little too late for that . They need to band together and get us out of this mess . Watch the a holes bail on us . They know America is going down , and if those guys take their companies and ditch us after helping trump get elected . I swear . Idk what . I would like to punch Mark Z right in the face ..you know his cabinet members are just pillaging the hell out of each dept . I'm not sure we are even going to have hub cabs left when they get thru with us .

  5. They don't call the confidence men for nothing.

  6. This is FIRE!!! 🔥🔥🔥

  7. That last job; “We apologize for the closeups of Mark Zuckerbergs face”, Burn, so sweet!!

  8. My mom wants me to use Wells Fargo because they’re the only bank close to my future college and “don’t you think the people who did those things have been fired?” No mom. I think the low level people who were following directions were fired. Not the CEOs who ordered it. So do I think things will change? Hell no. And I would rather walk two miles in the Michigan snow for another bank than give them my money.

  9. Hey Corporations! We don't forgive you!

  10. I wonder if Facebook got approval to use the likeness of their users in a massive paid advertising campaign.

  11. John Oliver can go back to England

  12. Awesom..👍🏽👍🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

  13. What is this about again I fell asleep in anas eyes 😂

  14. Lmao these companies aren't even taking responsibility…they're literally victim blaming the consumer/user.

  15. Ha, love these segments, the funny ad at the end was just awesome!

  16. “Sorry”. Talk about empty apologies. The Greed continues and the bribes continue.

  17. Ana, thank you for being so awesome.

  18. Buying alot of commercial time is how you pay off the news networks. No media outlet is going to do a long expose on said company's corruption, if that company bought millions of dollars of ad time. It's cute that Anna acts like she dosen't know why.

  19. TYT is routinely picked on for excessively catering to SJWs and third-wave-feminists apropos a steady diet of petty, condescending, policy-devoid hit pieces. And this segment only adds to the content y'all should avoid. A sad display and then some.

  20. Sorry we got caught, but not to worry we won't get caught often enough to actually change in total.

  21. Facebook has always been cheesy. Social media is for tards.

  22. TYT = SAVAGE hahahahhahahaha that last part was savage af

  23. Wow the young turks really got unprofessional, condescending and stupid since I unsubbed.

  24. Wasn't this something from south park ?

  25. Ha! Love the Ludavico Technique usage hahahahhahaha

  26. Join your local, member-owned credit union.

  27. They’re just sorry they got caught.

  28. Lol it could be delusional… but I like to believe no one really buys any of these .. they are like
    non- apologies … they’re sorry we actually noticed their misconduct is the truth

    it’s just like when all the banks did apology ads after the bank bail out … wasting OUR MONEY they were just given via the government DID THEY SERIOUSLY THINK WE WOULDN’T MAKE THAT CONNECTION …

    individuals should get that option too … i’m still waiting for my bailout … we should all have the option once in our lifetime of getting a government sponsored personal bailout … or at the very least a clean credit score to replace the one those said banks decimated … that would have been fair and right too.

  29. Mr. Mueller said yesterday it was still going on. FaceBook should know if they affect the election again I will close my account !

  30. We're sorry. We're ever so sorry.

  31. Yay ana this was great do this more often 🙂

  32. This is weird. It feels like Samantha Bee or Lauren Southern yelling at me, but with a better topic, and not quite as polished yet. I know Ana loves her bits, but this half comedy style is very off-putting from Ana. The delivery pacing and style is off, with over emphasis in the middle, similar to Southern's annoying delivery.

  33. Why do you have to shout at the screen, makes it unprofessional and cringey.

  34. I love the professional you have evolved into over the years Ana. I admire your passion. Thank you for all you do.

  35. OMG Brent! 🤣 A lady at my college tried getting me to sign up for Wells. I said no, I'm with a credit union that doesn't commit fraud.

  36. Shove their apologies up their asses and throw them in jail for ever. Put their kids in to the same holding places as the immigrant children. Kill all corporations and their psychopaths- NOW!

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