Comment Airbnb Apologizes For Posting Snarky Ads Aimed At Schools & Libraries
By Ed Mazza : huffingtonpost – excerpt
Signs and billboards told public agencies how to spend tax money.
Airbnb is apologizing for a series of ads posted in San Francisco that seemed critical of schools, libraries, parking enforcement and other government services — ads that struck such a sour note that many believed them to be a hoax.
The residential hosting company admitted to placing the ads, but said they will be coming down “immediately.”
Each ad was “addressed” to various public agencies and told them how to spend the estimated $12 million in hotel taxes paid by Airbnb hosts and guests.
“Dear Public Library System,” read one ad. “We hope you use some of the $12 million in hotel taxes to keep the library open later.” … (more)
Some articles just write themselves.