Consumer Psychology Social Commerce

Rotten Apples: iTunes integrates Rotten Tomatoes Reviews

Apple’s iTunes store for movies has integrated Rotten Tomatoes reviews, Flixter’s popular reviews aggregator of professional and audience reviews, displaying a ‘Tomatometer’ popularity gauge next to movies (article on Mashable).  This is a smart use of the authority social influence cue.  How could your brand combine professional ratings and reviews with those from customers?


Chartered psychologist specialising in consumer behaviour, wellbeing and technology. Certified CX professional experienced in Design Thinking. A researcher, writer and speaker, Paul is head of Digital Insight at SYZYGY.

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