Spiegel presents at Social Media Week


Spiegel researchers will be presenting their findings in “How negative is negative word-of-mouth?” for Chicago's Social Media Week Thursday, Sept. 26.

For the second consecutive year, in a session led by professor Ed Malthouse and research associate Su Jung Kim, they will discuss how posting and viewing negative word-of-mouth reactions on a brand-generated online community or social media platform impacts a customer's purchase behavior.

The presentation is based on a study conducted by the Medill IMC Spiegel Digital and Database Research Initiative.

The presentation, according to a university press release, will also propose different communication strategies for companies to implement when responding to negative word-of-mouth comments.

The event will be held at 1 p.m. in the McCormick Tribune Center Forum (1870 Campus Drive, Evanston). and will also be available via live video streaming for those who have signed up.

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