The anatomy of a Chinese boycott

Nov 28, 2019
When foreign companies are perceived to have crossed China’s red lines, a boycott usually follows.
Fast food chain Dicos' NBA-themed restaurant in Shanghai. Dicos was among the companies that suspended or canceled partnership with the NBA in October.
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How long can China's economic grudges last?

Nov 27, 2019
For South Korea, it’s been three years and counting, hitting industries like entertainment, travel and grocery stores.
Some South Korean businesses in China still face economic retaliation three years after South Korea signed a deal to deploy a U.S. anti-missile system on its territory.
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Why some Muslims are boycotting the hajj

Jul 18, 2019
It's the same reason Nicki Minaj pulled out of Jeddah World Fest.
The clock tower and the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy Muslim city of Mecca.
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Advertisers back away from YouTube over comments from pedophiles

Major brands have suspended advertising on the platform due to the inadequate policing of comment sections.
Nestlé, McDonald's, Disney and other companies have put their spending on YouTube on hold.
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How consumers hold businesses accountable

Nov 3, 2017
Boycotts and protests can have a big effect when it comes to regulating businesses.
American Airlines joins the ranks of companies faced with consumer boycotts.
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What would make you boycott a company?

Can consumers regulate businesses with the power of PR?
An American Airlines plane is seen on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
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Blog: What the protest economy means to you

Feb 23, 2017
Listeners weigh in on how their businesses have been affected by the constant state of protest.
Protesters walk up Pennsylvania Avenue on Jan. 21 during the women's march on Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Capitol in the background.
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Furniture buyers may boycott famed North Carolina expo

Apr 4, 2016
The state's anti LGBT law may prompt furniture buyers to spurn High Point Market
Showplace exposition building in High Point, NC
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Would #BoycottBlackFriday help Ferguson, or Wal-Mart?

Nov 26, 2014
It depends on whether customers just buy the same stuff later. Or get creative.