The rise of the web has been great for most businesses. It lets them reach new prospects and work more efficiently. The rise of web-connected mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) only amplifies these benefits–communication is vastly improved and data is always at our fingertips.
But, some companies (with questionable ethics) are finding that a web-connected world creates a certain problem: It’s increasingly difficult to cover up mistakes. When their cover-ups are exposed, they must spend lots of money fixing the problem, as well as their now damaged reputation.
Want some examples? I recently found a list of 10 companies that tried to cover up their mistakes. Their cover-ups backfired, costing millions of dollars and irreparable damage to their reputations.
Are there any other examples that didn’t make this list? Feel free to share in the comments.