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Top 10 Social Media Fails Of 2014

Businesses learn lessons the hard way when their social media posts go wrong. Have a look at the businesses that made this year's naughty list.
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2. Dave & Buster's taco tweet 

To promote 'Taco Tuesday,' restaurant chain Dave & Buster's posted a tweet that followers agreed was a bad attempt at humor. The tweet in question: ''I hate tacos' said no Juan ever #TacoTuesday #DaveandBusters.'

Followers called out the company, and eventually it deleted the tweet. Later, it issued a reply: 'We sincerely apologize for the tweet that went out today our intention was never to offend anyone please accept our apology.'

2. Dave & Buster's taco tweet
To promote "Taco Tuesday," restaurant chain Dave & Buster's posted a tweet that followers agreed was a bad attempt at humor. The tweet in question: "'I hate tacos' said no Juan ever #TacoTuesday #DaveandBusters."

Followers called out the company, and eventually it deleted the tweet. Later, it issued a reply: "We sincerely apologize for the tweet that went out today our intention was never to offend anyone please accept our apology."

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12/22/2014 | 8:37:44 AM
Best Apology Award
Pinterest's social media marketing promotion was annoying to its recipients, but less offensive than some others cited here -- and I think they win the prize for wittiest apology for comparing the service to a pushy mother. 
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