Its likely 'secret to success' was the impending merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast, which furthers the monopoly on US cable through crony capitalism.
There's always next year, champ. EA took the first award in 2012 with The Consumerist attributing their win to pursuing a strategy to "nickel and dime consumers to death".
However they won again with the award's creator pointing to Mass Effect 3's "rushed endgame" and SimCity's horrendous launch that broke the hearts of PC Mayors everywhere. Fear not though because the games industry still has a gold medallist in the running with Microsoft, and they've pulled a few stinkers.
There are some big contenders infor Worst Company in America, like Walmart, practically any multinational 'US' bank, cable companies and let's not forget the always hot-to-win American airlines.