20 Companies Most Susceptible To Negative Comments Via Facebook

In the recent Temkin Group Insight report, How Consumers Give Feedback, we analyzed what US consumers did after they had a very bad or a very good experience. One of the areas we examined was the use of social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter.

As a part of the analysis, we examined the difference in social media use across 141 companies. Our analysis looked at how often people that had interacted with those companies had also used social media to talk about a very bad experience in the previous 60 days. We then compared that data to the overall US average.

This chart shows the 20 companies that interact with consumers who are most likely to post a very bad experience on Facebook.

As you can see, Days Inn, E*TRADE, and Apple are twice as susceptible to having a bad experience show up on Facebook.

The bottom line: These firms need to think a bit more about Facebook than the average company

 

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3 thoughts on “20 Companies Most Susceptible To Negative Comments Via Facebook”

  1. Your inclusion of Days Inn near the top is unsurprising, considering I compared their website to other hotel websites last fall looking specifically for social media icons. You can see the results, showing them at the bottom whereas Best Western was the best (of 7 reviewed) to me.

  2. There is a central flaw in this analysis. We see this frequently when people analyze sentiment. Measuring only positives or negatives ignores half the equation. The best sentiment metrics take into account both positives and negatives simultaneously. Some topics simply attract more “passion” than others. When negatives are high it is possible that positives are even higher.

    This is what you measured: ”how often people that had interacted with those companies had also used social media to talk about a very bad experience in the previous 60 days. We then compared that data to the overall US average”. What does this say about positive sentiment? Nothing!

    Let’s consider an example. Apple is #3 on the list. Apple is a brand that attracts lots of fans as well as detractors. In my opinion measuring negatives without measuring positives most likely leads us to an erroneous conclusion about how people feel about Apple.

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