Brands’ commemorations of 9/11 meet varied reactions

While some social media remembrances were deemed understated and respectful, others were viewed as crass attempts to cash in on a solemn anniversary.

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We can’t blame Marriott corporate, but we can point the finger at whichever Marriott location decided free mini-muffins and coffee were an appropriate way to commemorate this day:


— Drink and Fight (@eclectrica) September 11, 2013

AT&T also caught the ire of several Twitter users when it tweeted a photo that has since been taken down. GeekWire has the full story and the vitriol—oh, the vitriol—that followed the photo, which featured an AT&T phone displaying the skyline of Manhattan with lights beaming from where the Twin Towers stood.

The company came back with this apology:

We apologize to anyone who felt our post was in poor taste. The image was solely meant to pay respect to those affected by the 9/11 tragedy.

— AT&T (@ATT) September 11, 2013

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