1. Musk & Tesla in Logistics Hell
Elon Musk has had a few combusts lately from being criticized for smoking a joint during an interview to facing a lawsuit due to an ill-advised tweet. Now, it seems Tesla is dealing with “production hell to delivery logistics hell.”
Customers are already dealing with road rage, however, Musk has indicated in the past that customers may face longer response times due to increased demand. Tesla has repeatedly been working out these production flaws and has taken steps, such as limiting color options, to help streamline production. They’re expected to build 55K models during Q3.
2. Black Market for Amazon Reviews
Tesla isn’t the only company in hot water. Yesterday, it’s been reported that Amazon is investigating into confidential data leaks and bribery exchanges by employees. The bribe? Amazon employees are accepting cash from middleman working for sellers who want bad reviews removed. The tip-off originally came from China, where it’s said to be most prevalent, as many use the messaging service WeChat to perform the exchange. Employees are also selling search information to give some merchants an edge over competitors, and have even gone as far as restoring banned accounts. Amazon said they have zero tolerance for this type of company abuse and will be taking legal action against these 1-star perpetrators.
3. Domino’s Tattoos in Russia
Domino’s is one company that has unorthodox marketing tactics. They’re currently promoting Paving for Pizza (say that three times fast), with a goal of paving roads in all 50 states. Even more recently, Domino’s led a tat initiative in Russia. Those who tattoo the company logo on themselves will receive a lifetime of free pizza. The promotion was so cheesy that Domino’s had to end the campaign within days instead of the two months originally promised. 381 were qualified for the promotion in exchange for dough. Guess those that got the tat after the campaign are in deep dish.