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Top 10 Most Cringeworthy PR Blunders Of 2015

Rich Robinson | Posted 12.28.2016 | Media
Rich Robinson

Attention all schadenfreude enthusiasts, it's time to take a look back and see who really shined in this year's public relations blunders, bloopers and boners (trademark pending).

Volkswagen Admits Its Cars Run on Soylent Green

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 10.08.2016 | Comedy
Rob Kirkpatrick

Some observers feel the Soylent Green admission should come as no surprise. "Auto makers have been skirting the regulations for years," says Klaus Brinkbäumer, editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel magazine. "Besides, Volkswagen literally means 'People's Car.' So..." he said with a shrug.

Germany Investgating Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business

BERLIN, Sept 28 (Reuters) - German prosecutors launched an investigation on Monday into fraud allegations against former Volkswagen boss Martin Winter...

Fahrvergnügen: Enjoy the Ride

Michelle Tennant Nicholson | Posted 09.25.2016 | Media
Michelle Tennant Nicholson

Driving enjoyment = Fahrvergnügen. Or does it? When companies get in hot water, it's an instant news hook for the media and public conversations. If you're out to make a difference on a global scale, watch for companies making headlines to infuse your sound bites, stories and stats to influence stories we all share.

Former Volkswagen CEO Could Get A $67 Million Exit

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business

Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn could receive a golden parachute worth as much as 60 million euros (approximately $67 million) -- in addition ...

Volkswagen May Never Recover From This Mess

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business

It took Volkswagen years to build its reputation in the United States as a hip, countercultural brand -- so cool that an ad for the company is used in...

Volkswagen CEO Resigns Amid Growing Diesel Scandal

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has resigned from the company. The move comes amid a massive scandal for the car-making giant, after it acknowledged ...

Volkswagen Just Nuked The Public's Trust In Companies Trying To Save The Planet

The Huffington Post | Jo Confino | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business

The world’s largest automaker has just given more ammunition to those who don’t trust that businesses are serious about preventing runaway climate...

Automaker Dodges $1.1 Billion In Taxes With One Easy Move

The Huffington Post | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

Volkswagen is proving yet again that automakers are absolute geniuses at avoiding paying taxes. The German automaker paid $5.58 billion to take ov...

MoMA And Volkswagen Navigate Corporate Sponsorship

Posted 07.27.2011 | Arts

On Monday, Volkswagen and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York announced a two-year, multi-million dollar partnership. The German auto giant wi...