Negative information is now just as powerful as positive information

Study: Negative Reviews Grow More Powerful Written by Sarah Mahoney Negative consumer reviews online are becoming increasingly important to would-be buyers, according to a new study, with 80% of consumers saying they have changed their mind about a purchase after reading a thumbs-down report. That's up from 67% last, according to the new 2011 Online Influence Trend Tracker from Cone Inc., a Boston-based public relations and marketing communications agency. "Negative information is … [Read more...]