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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Everybody seems to be comfortable jumping on the bandwagon effect. How does this make you feel being an active player in the industry?
For many, the choice depends heavily on the standing of candidates in any of the national surveys, a 'bandwagon effect' to get voters onboard the winning vehicle.
Private sector also has a tendency for a strong bandwagon effect and collectively they have the power to change corporate investment behaviour towards sustainable systems and infrastructure.
Sayang yung bandwagon effect and that would have been an assurance, but I respect their decision," he said.
This view of scarcity as a signal of value is consistent with the concept of the bandwagon effect, which posits that people prefer popular products because popularity prompts inferences of product quality (Caminal & Vives, 1996; Kardes, Posavac, & Cronley, 2004).
Her 'Ahon Laylayan Koalisyon' (Rise up from the fringes) program isn't creating a bandwagon effect like 'Jeep ni Erap' (Erap's Jeep).
This bandwagon effect deludes us into equating repetition with credibility which allows media inaccuracy to proliferate unchallenged.
However, this is often followed by a bandwagon effect where other companies follow suit, merging to level off differences in bargaining power.
This is the bandwagon effect. class="MsoNormalThere are serious thinkers, among them experts in constitutional law, who are asking for an independent audit of the basic law with a view to spelling out, for exhaustive national discussion, what marketers would call its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
'Ya, they create a certain kind of bandwagon effect and they demonised me throughout the campaign, but I think history will judge.
It's a logical fallacy called Argumentum ad populum, also known as Appeal to Popularity, or Bandwagon Effect. Just because everyone 'seems'to know something, don't just agree.