North India Trust Verdict: LG ranks first, Samsung Mobiles 2nd, Hero Motocorp ranks 3rd Bata, Bikaji, Pepsi, Haldiram’s and Lakme Gain Higher Trust in Region

New Delhi, India, 25th February  2015 :India’s much anticipated and most rigorous brand evaluation, The Brand Trust Report, India Study, a comparison of the trust held in brands, has been released for 2015. LG leads North as the Most Trusted Brand, followed by Samsung Mobiles which secures 2nd rank in both All-India and North as well. Hero Motocorp ranks 3rd in North, up twelve places from All-India. Sony is North India’s 4th Most Trusted brand, down one place from its All-India rank. Nokia secures North India’s 5th position as well as All India rank and Honda is at North India 6th up one place from its All-India rank. Bata at 7th in the North is up four places from its All-India position and Tata at 8th position is down four places, Amul at 9th in North betters its All-India rank by three slots and Maruti Suzuki at North India 10th is up six places as compared to All-India ranks. Last year the 5 Most Trusted North India brands were Samsung, Sony, Nokia, Tata and LG.

The Brand Trust Report, the fifth in its series, is the result of a comprehensive primary research conducted on the proprietary 61-Attribute Trust Matrix of TRA (formerly known as Trust Research Advisory). This year’s study involved 13000 hours of fieldwork covering 2373 consumer-influencers across 16 cities in India and generated 5 million datapoints and 19,000 unique brands from which the top 1000 brands have been listed in this year’s report. The 190 page, hardbound report is available for Rs. 14000/-.  The North zone cities include Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow and Jaipur covering nearly 26% of all the respondents.

Chandramouli, CEO, TRA, said on the occasion of the report’s launch, “North India’s preferences have always been distinct and show distinct preferences for some categories over others. 19 unique brands which feature in 100 Most Trusted of North India are not seen in the 100 Most Trusted of the other three zones. Also, Delhi has always been known for its affinity for food and in the top 100 of North in this list are Bikaji, Bikano, Bikanervala, MDH and Choki Dhani, which do not feature in the top 100 of the other three zones.” Apart from this, other brands which feature in this zone top 100 but not in others are Action Shoes, Usha, Ayur, Jindal, Lava, Kingfisher, Maxima, Lee Cooper, Intex, Kent, Snapdeal, Khaitan, Lacoste, Pantaloons, he also said.

Across India, some of the important category leaders in Brand Trust are LIC (BFSI), IIT (Education), Hindustan Petroleum (Energy), Colgate (FMCG), Amul (F&B), Dabur (Healthcare), Amazon (Internet), Hawkins (Kitchenware), Asian Paints (Manufacturing), Bata (Personal Accessories), Amitabh Bachchan (Personalities), KFC (Retail), Airtel (Telecom) and Air India (Transportation).

 About TRA (formerly Trust Research Advisory):

 TRA, a Comniscient Group company, is an actionable insights and brand intelligence company dedicated to understanding and analyzing stakeholder behaviour through two globally acclaimed, proprietary matrices of Brand Trust and Brand Attractiveness. TRA was conceived in 2008 to decipher, analyze and measure Brand Trust, to make it universally understood and easily applied. TRA conducts primary research with consumers and other stakeholders to assist business decisions and give brands insights on solutions to consumer behaviour. TRA provides Competitive Intelligence Reports mined from its 11 million data-points on brand intangibles of 20,000 brands, and also undertakes custom-made studies for brands. TRA is the publisher of The Brand Trust Report, India’s Most Attractive Brands & India’s Most Trusted Educational Institutes.

 About The Brand Trust Report, India Study – 2015:

The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2015 (ISBN: 978-81-920823-8-7), the fifth in the series, is the result of a primary research based on the proprietary 61-component Trust Matrix. This year’s research was conducted among 2373 consumer-influencers across 16 cities, and generated nearly 5 million datapoints and 19,000 brands, making it the most intensive study on Brand Trust across the globe.

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