Posted February 9, 2006 2:18 pm by with 2 comments

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If you’re still not monitoring what is being said about your company, maybe this chilling article in The Economist will be your wake-up call.

In the blogosphere, however, a corporation’s next big critic could be anyone. He might be an angry customer or a disgruntled employee—though that sort of tie to the company is not essential; nor does he need lots of industry experience or lengthy credentials to be a threat. All a blogger really needs to devastate a company is a bit of information and plausibility, a complaint that catches the imagination and a knack for making others care about his gripe.

$100+ million in advertising and branding for one year can be nullified by the voice of a single blogger. Scary huh?

Via Rubel.