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Final Note

Dear Airbnb: Your ads failed.

Kai Ryssdal Oct 22, 2015
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This final note on the way out today, in which Airbnb pretty much has a public relations fail.

The company’s fighting back against a ballot proposition in San Francisco that would restrict the kind of short-term rentals its very business model is based on.

So on Wednesday, they put up a whole bunch of ads pointing out that the company generates $12 million in tax receipts for the city, saying things like:    

 

And there was also one aimed at the public library system:

(Image via Martha Kenney/Facebook)

San Francisco resident Martha Kenney, who “crunched some numbers,” found Airbnb’s advice unfeasible.  

Social media reaction, as you can see, was swift, and, as social media reaction tends to be, it was harsh.

The company has apologized and said it’s going to take the ads down.