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ICICI and HDFC Bank knock trust of reigning giant SBI

Mumbai: 9th March, 2016: The Indian economy has struggled to gain the trust of customers lost by the words of policymakers that have not translated into action of borrowers. Despite this there is a sense of optimism that stems from the 23 out of 27 banks that have risen in trust ranks according to The Brand Trust Report 2016 launched by TRA (formerly Trust Research Advisory). The Indian multinational banking and financial services company ICICI Bank (All-India Rank 10) tops the list for the first time as India’s Most Trusted Bank. ICICI Bank leaps 38 ranks from its previous years’ ranking to beat the government-owned corporation – State Bank of India (All-India Rank 23) who reigned this sector for the past five years. Another astonishing fact is the giant leap of 329 ranks taken by HDFC Bank (All-India Rank 12), making it the 2nd Most Trusted bank and listing it in the All-India Top 20 Most Trusted Brands. A bank to watch out for is IDBI Bank with its consistently rising trust ranking every year from All-India Rank 208 in 2011 to All-India Rank 63 in 2016.

Commenting on this, N. Chandramouli, CEO, TRA stated, “This rising trust in banks is a lead indicator for business momentum. The banking sector has been trying to connect with the interests of their customers in order to garner trust. In this the private banks have gained great momentum over the State – owned SBI. On the contrary, SBI’s comparatively lower ranking this year calls for the bank to strengthen their communication strategy and get its brand act together. The ripple effects of this could help the PSU giant revitalize its trust.”

The other banks that feature among the top 10 banks are Kotak Mahindra Bank (All-India Rank 66), Yes Bank (All-India Rank 99), HSBC (All-India Rank 106), Axis Bank (All-India Rank 113), Punjab National Bank (All-India Rank 122) and Bank of India (All-India Rank 172). Whereas Axis Bank (All-India Rank 113), UCO Bank (All-India Rank 554), Union Bank of India (All-India Rank 643) and Standard Chartered (All-India Rank 946) have fallen in their All-India Rank.

These revelations are the result of The Brand Trust Report 2016, the sixth in its series. It is the result of comprehensive primary research conducted on the proprietary 61-Attribute Trust Matrix of TRA (formerly known as Trust Research Advisory). This year’s study involved 18,000 hours of fieldwork covering 2500 consumer-influencers across 16 cities in India and generated 6 million data-points and 20,000 unique brands from which the top 1000 brands have been listed in this year’s report. The 200 page, hardbound report is available for Rs. 14000/-.

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 15 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 2016:

The Brand Trust Report 2016 (ISBN: 978-81-920823-9-4), the sixth in the series, is the result of a primary research based on the proprietary 61-Attribute Trust Matrix of TRA. This year’s research was conducted among 2500 consumer-influencers across 16 cities, and generated nearly 6 million data points and 20,000 unique brands, making it the most intensive study on Brand Trust across the globe.

 

Bank Ranks BTR 2016 BTR 2015 Rank Diff Brand Name Sub-Category
1 10 48 38 ICICI BANK Bank – Private
2 12 341 329 HDFC BANK Bank – Private
3 23 41 18 STATE BANK OF INDIA Bank – PSU
4 63 64 1 IDBI BANK Bank – PSU
5 66 137 71 KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK Bank – Private
6 99 375 276 YES BANK Bank – Private
7 106 120 14 HSBC Bank – Foreign
8 113 78 -35 AXIS BANK Bank – Private
9 122 439 317 PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK Bank – PSU
10 172 211 39 BANK OF INDIA Bank – PSU
11 194 195 1 BANK OF BARODA Bank – PSU
12 208 574 366 CITIBANK Bank – Foreign
13 213 INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK Bank – PSU
14 313 492 179 CANARA BANK Bank – PSU
15 331 INDIAN BANK Bank – PSU
16 350 KARUR VYSYA BANK Bank – Private
17 554 474 -80 UCO BANK Bank – PSU
18 643 620 -23 UNION BANK OF INDIA Bank – PSU
19 663 VIJAYA BANK Bank – PSU
20 678 UNITED BANK OF INDIA Bank – PSU
21 698 COSMOS BANK Bank – Cooperative
22 801 862 61 DENA BANK Bank – Private
23 801 862 61 DENA BANK Bank – PSU
24 823 ALLAHABAD BANK Bank – PSU
25 877 ORIENTAL BANK Bank – PSU
26 920 PUNJAB AND SIND BANK Bank – PSU
27 946 879 -67 STANDARD CHARTERED Bank – Foreign

 

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Eight Gujarat Brands Most Trusted in India

Ahmedabad, India, 9th March, 2016: A recently released study by Mumbai-based TRA (formerly Trust Research Advisory) The Brand Trust Report, India Study has been released for 2016. The report features eight category leaders from Gujarat. AMUL (All India 41st Rank), the pride of Gujarat, has been listed as India’s Most Trusted Dairy-Diversified (F&B) brand. It also holds its pride by being the only reigning brand in the Butter Sub-Category, bringing home ‘The taste of India’. Fogg (All India 67th Rank) leads in the Deo/Perfume Category followed by Axe and Wildstone. Sintex (All-India 214th Rank) leads as India’s Most Trusted Brand in the Manufacturing-Diversified Category. While Astral Pipes (All India 870th Rank) is the Most Trusted Brand in Pipes Category. Ajanta (All India 282th Rank) is a forerunner in the Home Care Category and correspondingly is the leader in the Clocks Sub-Category. Yet another brand from the region, Symphony (All-India 579th Rank) has been ranked as the Most Trusted Brand in the Coolers Sub–Category of the Durable list.

Gujarat’s love for food is reflected in the number of brands in the F&B Category. This has subsequently boosted the ratings of the Category and has made it the largest in Gujarat. Balaji (All India 124th Rank) is the Most Trusted brand in Packaged Snacks Category followed by Haldirams and Lays. Vadilal (All-India 277th Rank) ice cream is India’s Most Trusted ice cream brand and is followed by Havmor, Creambell among others.

“Gujarat brands often surprise giving national leaders. Its giant brand Amul though still a category leader, has slid down 29 ranks in the All India rank. Also Fogg as a brand is seen to rise steadily for the past four years. The pro-active and walk-the-talk approach of the region truly represents the future of India and epitomizes development in its complete strength.” said N. Chandramouli, CEO, TRA.

These revelations were a result of The Brand Trust Report, India Study – 2016, published by TRA (formerly Trust Research Advisory) a leading research organization dedicated to understanding and simplifying concepts related to Trust.

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 15 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 2016:

The Brand Trust Report 2016 (ISBN: 978-81-920823-9-4), the sixth in the series, is the result of a primary research based on the proprietary 61-Attribute Trust Matrix of TRA. This year’s research was conducted among 2500 consumer-influencers across 16 cities, and generated nearly 6 million data points and 20,000 unique brands, making it the most intensive study on Brand Trust across the globe.

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South India’s Most Trusted Brands – Samsung Mobiles and Sony – Echo Countrywide Rankings

Bangalore, India, 3rd March 2016: India’s most awaited and rigorous brand evaluation, The Brand Trust Report, India Study, a comparison of the trust held in brands, has been released for 2016. Samsung Mobiles leads South as the Most Trusted Brand as well as All-India rank, followed by Sony which secures 2nd rank sustaining its rank from All-India rank. Nokia ranks 3rd in South up one place from the All-India rank. LG is South India’s 4th Most Trusted brand, down one place and Tata secures South India’s 5th position, steady at the 5th in the All-India rank and Boost is the 6th Most Trusted Southern brand improving its rank by moving up 41 places from its All-India rank. Lava is at the 7th position, up 25 places and Dell at 8th position is maintaining its position from its All-India rank. Airtel is at 9th in the South up by four places and Honda is at 10th in the South India down by four ranks as compared to All-India ranking. Last year the five Most Trusted South India brands LG, Sony, Samsung Mobiles, Dell and HP.

A comparison of the top 20 in each zone shows small differences. However, as we study the entire group of 100 brands these differences across zones become stark. South India has shown its unique preference for 15 brands featured in South zone’s 100 Most Trusted Brands, which are not seen in the 100 Most Trusted of the other three zones. These include – All Out, Lipton, iBall, Dish TV, Good Knight, Oral B, Vim, Mirinda, Bournvita, Iodex, Facebook, Glucon D, Rexona, Olay and Wheel.

The Brand Trust Report, the sixth in its series, is the result of a comprehensive primary research conducted on the proprietary 61-Attribute Trust Matrix of TRA. This year’s study involved 18000 hours of fieldwork covering 2500 consumer-influencers across 16 cities in India and generated 6 million datapoints and 20,000 unique brands from which the top 1000 brands have been listed in this year’s report. The 200 page, hardbound report is available for Rs. 14000/-.

Chandramouli, CEO, TRA, said on the occasion of the report’s launch, “A distinctive trend has been detected in the rankings of South India which shows a minor deviation in comparison to the All-India line. South India’s top 100 brands are almost congruent with India’s 100 Most Trusted Brands. Of the 100 south zone brands, only 29 brands were not listed in the India’s 100 Most Trusted Brands. Except for a few category leaders, the distribution of brands across categories of both the South zone’s top 100 and the country’s top 100 brands are almost the same. A few brands that featured in the South zone list and topped their categories are Arrow (Apparel); HDFC bank (BFSI), Boost (F&B), Yahoo (Internet), Sonata (Personal Accessories).”

Among India’s 1000 Most Trusted brands, 267 categories were listed. The categories with the maximum brands were Food & Beverage represented by 152 brands, FMCG represented by 128 brands, Automobile represented by 72 brands and Personal Accessories represented by 52 brands.

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 15 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 2016:

The Brand Trust Report 2016 (ISBN: 978-81-920823-9-4), the sixth in the series, is the result of a primary research based on the proprietary 61-Attribute Trust Matrix of TRA. This year’s research was conducted among 2500 consumer-influencers across 16 cities, and generated nearly 6 million data points and 20,000 unique brands, making it the most intensive study on Brand Trust across the globe.

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e-Brands Face Trust Shuffle: Brand Trust Report Google leads for fifth year; Facebook falls; Twitter misses the bus

Mumbai. 12th March, 2015: For the fifth consecutive year, Google, the American multinational specializing in internet-related services and products has been declared the Most Trusted Internet Brand by The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2015.Amazon, the online shopping portal, saw a new appearance in the 2015 trust rankings coming in at 146th rank overall and 2nd rank in the Internet category. Snapdeal grabbed the third position in the Internet category jumping 917 ranks to 174thrank across India. The online shopping portals increasing popularity indicate a rising usage of online shopping as a definitive medium of shopping, given its convenience and cost advantages. Flipkart rose nearly 900 ranks to overall rank 212nd. This rising popularity however does not manifest in other internet related categories – a startling example being the social networking website Facebook, which sees a decline of 12 ranks in 2015.

These revelations were a result of The Brand Trust Report, India Study – 2015, the fifth in its series, published by TRA (formerly known as Trust Research Advisory), a leading research organization dedicated to brand analytics. 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/-.

Commenting on this sudden flurry of activity in the internet category, N. Chandramouli, CEO, TRA stated, “The medium of internet is completely disruptive and it not surprising that the e-brands see upheavals in trust also. Something new is happening all the time and engaging consumers has never been so challenging as well as exciting before this. Internet brands today need to be very careful given that there are online conversations happening beyond the knowledge and control of the brand. There is always something new happening. This year there are some new entrants to the trust list in the internet category such as RedBus.in in Online bus booking, Zivame in Online lingerie store and Hopscotch.in in Online baby products.”

Notable mention is the 592 rank fall that is seen by Yahoo, a brand once the closest competition to Google. Wechat and Line, social networking apps too have not made an impact while the only surviving brand in the category WhatsApp falls by 200 ranks. Social media platform Twitter is a no-show in this year’s listings.

It is interesting to note that of the 31 brands listed in Internet category in 2014 only 13 brands have been able to make it to the top 1000. Also an additional 7 new entrants in the category draw up the total number to 20 internet brands, moving away from the trend of the growth of Internet related brands each year. 

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.

All India Listings: http://www.trustadvisory.info/allindia_2015.htm

Category-wise Listings: http://www.trustadvisory.info/Category%20wise%20listing-2015.html

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. Its other group companies include Blue Lotus Communications, Blue Bytes News and i9 Communications.

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Innovative ways to Showcase Power of Licensing

While most measure a brand in terms of market share, brand value, growth – the more important invisible and intangible components of brand behaviour are often lost to measurement. TRA (formerly Trust Research Advisory) with the help of the Brand Trust Report aim to look at these elements holistically and creates a singular metric in each case, that can measure the intangible and tangible attributes or traits of a brand in one unit. To feature in the report is a matter of great pride for any brand and to display this achievement TRA licenses its symbols so that the brands can carry the mark of their achievement with great pride. Licensing is an integral business development tool that provides brand with a competitive advantage. It helps the brand leverage its self in its marketing communication with a stamp of surety and confidence.

Several leading brands have used the reports and its extensions to enhance their brand’s scope and communication processes. Few have been listed here:

The trust of an Indian consumer in a Korean product is a representative of the quality and prolonged positive brand experience.

LG decides to thank their consumers for the trust they have shown in the brand over the years

LG decides to thank their consumers for the trust they have shown in the brand over the years

LG India’s Pinned Tweet

And some made their trusted image, the face of facebook among thousands of loyal consumers

Dell’s Facebook post have more than 11000 likes

In addition to this Dell has made an active campaign to ensure that this great news reaches each and every one of their stakeholders by proudly displaying notices with in thier offices as well as retail outlets.

Dell in office   Dell banglore

In addition to that to boost their communication in brochures and print ads brands Kent, Big FM, IDBI, Dainik Bhaskar among several others use the licensing symbol in their communication
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When people’s car got the people’s trust, they went on to showcase this achievement across several online social platforms. Cheers to Tata Nano!

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Tata Nano Most Trusted 3 year in a row

While brands chose to celebrate their awesomeness on social media, NDTV – the Most Trusted Media brand in India went on to display their trusted image through people who are representatives of the brand.ndtv sonia tweet

In the quest of trust, certain brands are dependent on the trusted relationships that consumers share among themselves. For such brands, trust is imperative since they thrive in the market only if a desired result of a transaction is achieved with complete satisfaction and not just through high quality communication.

Bharat Matrimony tweet

Top brands in India have always enjoyed people’s trust. Their legacy in the Indian market helps the brand inherit the trust of the parent brand. In case of Tata Nano, the parent went on to uplift their brand image through the people’s trust that was held by the child. This was a reverse case of inherited trust. What a moment of Joy!!!tata group tweet

The expression of Trust is critical if you know that brand resides in the subconscious of your customer. As certain commodities in the market are dependent on trusted transactions, something like a credit card needs to tell its holders that their money is safe and in trusted hands.

American Express post

Ranked as Most Trusted Credit card in India

It doesn’t get better when the news is that the 2nd Most Trusted Brand in the industry is not a direct competitor but a worldwide giant and you hear it resonate with your Indian loyalists.

Amul

So some competition is always healthy and a review from a third party industry critic amounts to loads of trust coming your way. This is your opportunity to resemble or rather position yourself as a brand as good as an internal giant who will someday be your direct competition.

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Interestingly Brand India Infoline has chosen to showcase the licensing symbol on their webpage in an innovative banner.

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Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has spread the word through their extensive network on LinkedIn

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Top 1000 Most Trusted Brands – All India Listings: http://www.trustadvisory.info/allindia_2015.htm

Top 1000 Most Trusted Brands – Category-wise Listings: http://www.trustadvisory.info/Category%20wise%20listing-2015.html

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Pune Trust Verdict: LG ranks first, Samsung Mobiles 2nd, Bajaj ranks 3rd Chitale Bandhu is India’s Most Trusted in F&B Diversified Brand, Syska Led Leads in Lighting

Pune, India, 3rd March, 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 in Pune as the Most Trusted Brand, followed by Samsung Mobiles which secures 2nd rank in both All-India and Pune as well. Bajaj ranks 3rd and Honda 4th Most Trusted Brand in Pune, both up by three places from its All-India rank. Hero Motocorp secures Pune’s 5th position improving its national ranks by ten places and Nokia is at 6th down one place from its All-India rank. Sony at 7th in Pune is down four places from its All-India position and Dell secures 8th rank in both All-India and Pune. Maruti Suzuki at 9th in Pune betters its All-India rank by nine slots and Philips at 10th is up eight places as compared to All-India ranks.

Chandramouli, CEO, TRA, said on the occasion of the report’s launch, “Pune is flocked with students and techies from different parts of the country every year, the top 10 Most Trusted Brands of Pune clearly indicate the favoritism.” Also 2 City based brands Chitale Bandhu & Syska Led ranked as Category leaders in F&B – Diversified and Lighting respectively, he said.

These revelations were a result of The Brand Trust Report, India Study – 2015, the fifth in its series, published by TRA (formerly known as Trust Research Advisory), a leading research organization dedicated to understanding and simplifying concepts related to Trust. 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/-.

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.

All India Listings: http://www.trustadvisory.info/allindia_2015.htm

Category-wise Listings: http://www.trustadvisory.info/Category%20wise%20listing-2015.html

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. Its other group companies include Blue Lotus Communications, Blue Bytes News and i9 Communications.

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East India Trust Verdict: Samsung Mobiles ranks first, Sony 2nd, Nokia ranks 3rd Boroline, Emami, ITC, and Khadims Gain Higher Trust in Region

Kolkata, India, 26th 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. Samsung Mobiles leads East as the Most Trusted Brand followed by Sony both brands have moved up one place from All-India rank. Nokia ranks 3rd in East, up two places from All-India rank. LG is East India’s 4th Most Trusted Brand, down three places from its All-India rank. Lakme secures East India’s 5th position improving its national rank by twenty places and Britannia is East India 6th Most Trusted Brand up twenty places from its All-India rank. Godrej at 7th in the East is up two places from its All-India position and Colgate at 8th position is up fourteen places, Dettol at 9th in East betters its All-India rank by eighteen slots and Amul at East India’s 10th is up two places as compared to All-India ranks. Last year the 5 Most Trusted East India brands were Samsung, Sony, Tata, Nokia 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 East zone cities include Kolkata and Guwahati covering nearly 17% of all the respondents.

Chandramouli, CEO, TRA, said on the occasion of the report’s launch, “There has been an encouraging trend that we notice in this year’s Brand Trust Report 2015 as far as companies based out of West Bengal are concerned. A number of products like Keo Karpin Hair oil – a regular name in Bengali household from Dey’s Medical Company is a surprise direct entry and nationally positioned at 618th along with Century Plywood ranked at 336th and Anjali Jewellers at 556th.” Also a number of homegrown brands like ITC (All-India rank 34th), Boroline – another popular Bengali household name (All-India rank 81st), Emami (All-India rank 116th) Bisk Firm (All-India rank 276th ) are slowly gaining a strong foothold in the rest of Indian markets and have gained Trust as compared to Brand Trust Report 2014. The other significant brands from Eastern region who have been recognized for their ‘trust’ factor in the BTR 2015 include Turtle, Kutchina, Khadims, Linc Pens, Berger Paints , Keyaseth Spa, Dunlop(Tyre),Raja Biscuits, Rupa Frontline, he added.

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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LG is South India’s Most Trusted Brand followed by Sony & Samsung Mobiles Aachi Masala, Aavin Milk, MTR and Mercedes Benz Gain Higher Trust in Region

Chennai, India, 26th 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 South as the Most Trusted Brand as well as All-India rank, followed by Sony which secures 2nd rank in South up from one place from All-India rank. Samsung mobiles ranks 3rd in South, down one place from its All-India rank. Dell is South India’s 4th Most Trusted brand, up four places and Hewlett Packard secures South India’s 5th position, up five places from All-India rank and Apple is at South India’s 6th position up seven places from its All-India rank. Bata is at 7th in the South is up four places and Bajaj at 8th position is down by two places from its All-India rank, Axe is the 9th Most Trusted Southern brand, improving its national ranks by  nineteenth places and Nokia is at 10th in the South India down by five places as compared to All-India ranks. Last year the 5 Most Trusted South India brands Samsung, Sony, Nokia, Hero Motocorp 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 South zone cities include Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cochin and Coimbatore covering nearly 26.17% of all the respondents.

Chandramouli, CEO, TRA, said on the occasion of the report’s launch, “South India’s preferences have always been distinct and do not tow the All-India line. While a comparison of the top 50 in the zone shows small differences, these differences become stark as we study the entire group of 500 brands.” Also, Chennai has shown its unique preference with 15 brands namely Aachi Masala, Amazon, Aavin Milk, MTR, Mercedes Benz, Hamam, Santoor, Close up, Tata Docomo, TCS, Wipro, Fila, Vatika, Eva and Microsoft features in 100 Most Trusted of South India are not seen in the 100 Most Trusted of the other three zones, 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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LG is India’s Most Trusted Brand, Samsung Mobiles ranks 2nd, Sony is 3rd

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Top 20 Most Trusted Brands of India

 

Mumbai, India, 24th February 2015: India’s much waited brand barometer, The Brand Trust Report, India Study, a study comparing ‘trust’ held in brands, for 2015 has been released. LG has been ranked as India’s Most Trusted brand in the study this year. The brand was ranked 4th in BTR 2014, 10th in BTR 2013, 3rd in BTR 2012 and 4th in BTR 2011, showing a consistent trust legacy. Samsung Mobiles is ranked India’s 2nd Most Trusted Brand, up 377 ranks over the previous year. Sony is the 3rd Most Trusted, followed by Tata ranked 4th (both are down one rank from last year) and Nokia is ranked 5th maintaining its rank of last year. India’s 6th Most Trusted Brand is Bajaj which has gained forty ranks over 2014 and Honda is ranked 7th Most Trusted gaining one rank over last year. Dell is India’s 8th Most Trusted Brand rising 46 ranks over the previous year, Godrej is India’s 9th Most Trusted (up seven ranks over 2014) and Hewlett Packard is the 10th Most Trusted in 2015. The report is launched annually by TRA (formerly Trust Research Advisory), a company of the Comniscient Group, a diversified communications group.

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/-.

Chandramouli, CEO, TRA, said on the occasion of the report’s launch, “LG being India’s Most Trusted brand in 2015 is a result of the brand’s tireless focus on providing consumer value. Further they have understood the Indian mindset very well and have connected to the consumers. Trust is the most important connection between a brand and its stakeholders and it is important for every brand to analyze its Trust Quotient very closely.”

Among India’s 1000 Most Trusted brands 270 categories were listed. The categories with the maximum brands were Food & Beverage represented by 185 brands, FMCG represented by 150 brands, Automobile represented by 67 brands and Personal Accessories represented by 59 brands.

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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LIC is most trusted BFSI brand. SBI tops banks sub-category.

ICICI gets two silvers: ICICI Bank & ICICI Pru Life stand 2nd among Banks and Insurance

India, 23rd January 2012: Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), the country’s biggest insurer, has also emerged as the country’s most trusted brand in the BFSI sector, as per the research conducted by The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2012. LIC was ranked 8th among 17000 brands studied in the brand and the BFSI category had 70 brands listed. LIC leads the State Bank of India (SBI) ranked 2nd in the BFSI sector by 56% on the Brand Trust Index, Trust Research Advisory’s unique metric for measuring Brand Trust.

State Bank of India is also the Most Trusted Bank and at an All-India rank 19th. ICICI’s flagship brand, ICICI Bank ranked the 2nd most trusted bank in the country among 33 listed. Among insurance brands, ICICI Prudential Life was ranked 2nd after LIC. The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2012 (BTR 2012), lists India’s 1000 Most Trusted Brands  and is the result of a comprehensive primary research conducted on 61-components of trust – a proprietary tool of Trust Research Advisory. The research is conducted with 2718 ‘influencer’ respondents from 15 cities, generating more than 2 million datapoints from 12000 hours of research.

Among the Banks sub-category, after SBI and ICICI Bank, HSBC comes 3rd, Axis Bank is 4th and IDBI Bank is ranked as the 5th most trusted bank in India. Among Insurance brands, after LIC and ICICI Prudential ranks 3rd, followed by Tata AIG at 4th and Bajaj Allianz ranks 5th most trusted insurance brand in India.

N. Chandramouli, CEO, Trust Research Advisory, marked this preference for State-owned brands in BFSI category and said, “Both LIC and SBI have ranked first and second in the BFSI sector for two years consecutively. Apart from the omnipresence of these two institutions, the sovereign backing is a clear advantage that helps generate greater trust. Two ICICI brands get the trust-vote of India and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance is the 2nd most trusted insurance brand, and ICICI Bank comes second among banks. What is significant is that ICICI Bank is only 18% behind SBI in terms in Brand Trust Index.”

Annexure 1 – Listing of the BFSI sector as per Brand Trust Index


About Trust Research Advisory:

Trust Research Advisory (TRA), a part of the Comniscient Group, is a company dedicated to understanding and simplifying concepts related to Trust. TRA was conceived in 2008 to decipher, analyze and measure Brand Trust, to make it universally understood and easily applied. The organization’s focus areas include Research, Publishing, Trust Training, and Licensing. Trust Research Advisory, is committed to bring forth concepts/ideas to bring out “Trust” in all its manifestations that shall redefine Branding, Marketing Communication and the Behavioural Sciences.

 

About The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2012:

The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2012 (ISBN:978-81-920823-1-8), is the result of a primary research based on the proprietary 61-component Trust Matrix. TRA’s Trust Matrix has resulted from several hundred hours of research with sociologists, communication experts and behavioural scientists. This year’s research was conducted among 2718 ‘influencer’ respondents across 15 cities. The study, the most intensive undertaken on Brand Trust across the globe. The study generated nearly 2 million datapoints and 17000 brands and was conducted across 15 cities. Indian Statistical Institute helped create a statistically robust Brand Trust Index which has been used to hierarchically rank India’s brands on the basis of trust. This report is the second in the series initiated in 2011.

 

The BTR lists India’s 1000 Most Trusted Brands nationally. In this, 22 are listed in the Personalities category, and this list is led by Anna Hazare who has surged gaining the nation’s trust ahead of popular personalities like Sachin Tendulkar, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan featuring in that order. Among business personalities Ratan Tata is the Most Trusted, followed by Vijay Mallya, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.

Most Trusted leaders in some other categories are Armani in Branded Fashion, DLF in Construction, NIIT in Education, ONGC in Energy, PVR in Entertainment, Pepsi in F&B, Dabur in Healthcare, Taj Hotels in Hospitality, Google in Internet, ACC in Manufacturing, Thomas Cook in Services, Being Human in Social Sector, Hewlett Packard in Technology, and Air India in Airlines.

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