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Micheal Podolsky

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Michael Podolsky (CEO and Co-Founder)

Michael Podolsky is a co-founder and CEO of PissedConsumer.com, a review platform and consumer advocacy website. After completing two degrees in Computer Science and Finance, Michael has spent over 20 years on Wall Street crafting his career from a Help Desk Assistant to an independent business owner. For the past 15 years, he has been actively involved in search engine optimization, technology development, legal strategies, and general business management.

Having extensive experience in customer service, Michael advocates for consumers’ right to free speech and the First Amendment. As an accomplished entrepreneur, Michael shares practical insights and tips with young business owners. His expert commentary, opinion, and PissedConsumer news have appeared in the media outlets, such as the U.S. News, Bloomberg, New York Post, The Washington Post, The New York Times, TechDirt, ABC News, Inc.

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Americans’ Attitudes Towards Brands Operating in Russia Are Hardening as the War Continues

As the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine drags on due to Russia’s unprovoked invasion, consumer support for companies operating in Russia has markedly declined. PissedConsumer statistics compiled from consumer surveys conducted from 2022 to 2024 show that Americans are becoming less tolerant of brands that profit from their ongoing commercial ties to the country of the aggressor.

20 Top Tips For Motivating Employees Beyond Compensation

While leaders are aware of the importance of motivation, many often rely on compensation to drive employees without understanding that it is just one piece of the puzzle. Here 20 Forbes Business Council members share advice on how leaders can motivate and engage employees beyond proper compensation.

What do companies still in Russia value most: Reputation, principles or profit?

This opinion piece discusses the ethics of Western companies in Russia amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict, sanctions, and public mistrust. Michael Podolsky emphasizes the importance of ethical behavior and reputation in tumultuous times. He also highlights the negative impact on taxpayers when Western brands continue to operate in Russia.

Press Releases

PissedConsumer Club Launches, Guides Consumers Through Issue Resolution Process

PissedConsumer.com launched a new subscription-based service, PissedConsumer Club. This premium offering gives consumers more personalized access to experts and resources to help them navigate their consumer complaint and resolution process.

PissedConsumer.com Launches Annual Consumers Choice Award

PissedConsumer.com launches a new annual Consumers Choice Award, with 20 initial recipients. The award recognizes a company's commitment to customer service improvements.

PissedConsumer.com Recognized as One of America's Fasting-Growing Companies of 2024

The Financial Times and Statista named online consumer advocacy and review website, PissedConsumer.com, as one of America's Fastest-Growing Companies of 2024.

New PissedConsumer Survey Reveals 75.5% of Consumers Trust Online Reviews

PissedConsumer.com asked 1,681 consumers about their review interactions. The online review survey found that 63.3% of consumers always read reviews before purchase and that 75.5% of consumers trust online reviews.

Consumers Prefer Email for Discovering Black Friday Deals According to PissedConsumer Survey

Online consumer advocacy and review website, PissedConsumer.com, conducted a survey on trends and expectations surrounding Black Friday 2023. Among the results, consumers say they prefer to learn about Black Friday deals via email.

Internet Entrepreneur, Michael Podolsky, Ranks Two Businesses on the 2023 Inc. 5000

Entrepreneur, Michael Podolsky, saw two businesses rank on the 2023 Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing private companies. The newly-ranked companies include consumer review and advocacy platform, PissedConsumer.com and global IT consulting and digital solutions partner, WiserBrand.

PissedConsumer.com Survey Illustrates the Business Implications of Online Reviews

Online consumer advocacy and review website, PissedConsumer.com, conducted a survey about customers’ use of, and reliance on, online reviews. With 80.9% of shoppers admitting they are influenced by negative reviews, companies concerned about reputation management can’t afford to ignore them.

PissedConsumer.com Launches New Customer Relations and Reputation Management Services

Online consumer advocacy and review platform, PissedConsumer.com, introduced new review and reputation management services and customer support solutions for businesses looking to improve their online presence and customer relations.

Black Friday Shopping Numbers Expected to Fall According to New PissedConsumer.com Survey

Nearly 70% of consumers might sit out this season’s biggest holiday shopping day according to a new Black Friday survey conducted by PissedConsumer.com. That includes 7% of those surveyed who previously shopped on Black Friday.