bandwagon effect


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Noun1.bandwagon effect - the phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity; "in periods of high merger activity there is a bandwagon effect with more and more firms seeking to engage in takeover activity"; "polls are accused of creating a bandwagon effect to benefit their candidate"
consequence, effect, result, upshot, outcome, event, issue - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"
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Clearly the sharp increase in ancillary property tax of the land use charge will have a bandwagon effect on all other services and function in Lagos State as owners of properties and services will automatically transfer other financial burdens to other customers who will have to bear the burden or crumble under the weight.
It worked, and the Oxford report states: 'The illusion of online support for a candidate can spur actual support through a bandwagon effect.
The currency is an attempt to hop on the bandwagon effect of other companies such as Kodak, who have tried to get in on the trend too.
The festival execom has previously announced that they will not release exact figures and rankings to avoid creating a bandwagon effect on viewers.
Earlier, the MMFF execom said organizers, movie producers of festival entries and even cinema representatives have agreed not to release any actual figures and rankings while the festival is ongoing so as not to create a bandwagon effect on the viewers.
Concern at the bandwagon effect WITH regard to the current crop of "sexual harassment" claims, I am seriously considering the efficacy of the many allegations that have been made.
and the SDF have advanced, something of a bandwagon effect has developed.
This was a bandwagon effect as the prices shortened and there is no suggestion of a nationwide plunge on them.
This failure to provide correct information, which is similar to the spiral of silence explanation, effectively leads to a postelectoral bandwagon effect (Wright, 1993).
Hence, a combination of a bandwagon effect along with an inability to frighten middle and upper class voters may be enough to give the far left the majority it needs.
They proposed to appeal to the concept of what psychologists call the positive social proof or what we would call the bandwagon effect.
The bandwagon effect can largely be explained by the amount of positive publicity given to the victorious party after its success.