Vodafone is the 'most hated' brand in India

Brands with the highest percentage of negative tweets in each market were named the 'most-hated'

Oct 05, 2021 06:32:00 AM | Article | Staff Reporters

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Source: The Most Hated Brands in Every Country, a report by Rave Reviews, a US-based site that creates breezy buying guides across a wide range of product categories. The company compiled a list of top brands and used a tool called SentiStrength to analyse the sentiment of tweets pertaining to each brand. The brands with the highest percentage of negative tweets in each market were named the 'most-hated' brands.

Caveats: Probably best not to take this too seriously. 'Hate' is a strong word, and a bit of a stretch in this case. At best the survey captures a snapshot of the brands attracting the most negative-sounding tweets at a particular point in time (Rave does not specify the time frame of its sample). Also, since the report only looks at large brands, it's quite possible there are smaller brands that get even higher percentages of negative tweets. Finally, Twitter is only one outlet for consumer comments, and it is not widely used in some markets, notably China.  

Here is a list of the 'most-hated' brands in APAC markets, according to the report:

  • Australia: Volkswagen
  • Bangladesh: Samsung
  • China: Porsche
  • Hong Kong: Facebook
  • India: Vodafone
  • Indonesia: Microsoft
  • Japan: Netflix
  • Korea: YouTube
  • Malaysia: Nissan
  • Nepal: Coca-Cola
  • New Zealand: KFC
  • Pakistan: Apple
  • Philippines: Hyundai
  • Singapore: Tesla
  • Sri Lanka: Huawei
  • Taiwan: Tesla
  • Thailand: Samsung
  • Vietnam: Facebook

More from this source:

  • Sony is the 'most-hated' brand in the most markets (10) worldwide: Argentina, Austria, Canada, Chile, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Kuwait, Puerto Rico, Romania.
  • Tesla is the second 'most-hated' brand, taking that distinction in seven markets: Croatia, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan.
  • Uber is the 'most-hated' brand in the US and the UK
  • The report also breaks down the 'most-hated' gaming brands, fast-food brands and big tech brands (Microsoft, in 22 markets), and gives additional details on the US and UK markets.  

(This article first appeared on CampaignAsia.com)