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Mahatma Gandhi Most Trusted, Amitabh ranks second:TRA

India. 26th February 2014. In light of the importance given to the trust in today’s environment, The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2014 (BTR 2014), Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the nation, emerged as the Most Trusted personality in India. In a list of twenty, a fairly large number belong to the film fraternity and sports, Amitabh Bachchan ranks second in the overall list, moving up from the 6th Most Trusted personality in 2013. The legendary thespian is followed by the Shahrukh Khan ranked 3rd and Sachin Tendulkar, the recently retired master-blaster, who comes a close fourth.  In addition to this the report lists several other Individuals and ranging from business, sports, cinema, and spirituality. TRA, a Comniscient Group Company, is the publisher of BTR 2014 which lists 1200 brands from 284 categories this year. This year lists 14 male personalities and 6 female personalities in the category.

Among the personalities, new entrant in the list Petra Ecclestone, British-Croatian heiress, model, fashion designer and socialite, makes a surprise entry at 5th position.  Salman Khan who ranked 3rd in 2013, has fallen to the 6th Most Trusted personality, followed by Mithun Chakraborthy at 7th place. Captain of the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and former captain Sourav Ganguly rank at 8th and 9th position. Another eminent sports personality PT Usha draws the top 10 Most Trusted Personalities to a close.

N. Chandramouli, CEO, TRA, said, “The dynamic nature of trust is visible from the changes in the trust that people display on personalities. Trust is the most important and basic platform on which all exchanges are dependent, and we are most amenable to demonstrate trust on other humans. However, this year there were only twenty personality brands listed as against thirty-five last year, showing a diminished ‘Capacity to Trust’ among Indians.”

Aamir Khan, whose trust was previously third in 2013 , came 11thin BTR 2014, followed by Ratan Tata, the first and only personality listed under the business category in both years. Katrina Kaif is the first female cinema personality to be listed at 13th rank, followed by Virat Kohli who  has for long now been talked about as the successor to Dhoni. 

Indian tennis legend Sania Mirza ranks 15th, being one of the two iconic sports women to be listed. Mother Teresa, Kapil Dev and Swami Vivekananda rank 16th, 17th and 18th respectively. Sridevi ranks 19th in the list and the only music personality to be listed AR Rehman, closes the list at rank 20.

The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2014 (ISBN:978-81-920823-6-3), the fourth 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 2500 consumer-influencers across 16 cities, and generated nearly 5 million datapoints and 20000 brands, making it the most intensive study on Brand Trust across the globe.

About TRA (formerly 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. Apart from The Brand Trust Report, TRA also publishes India’s Most Attractive Brands, a study based on TRA’s proprietary Attractiveness Quotient Matrix. Committed to create metrics for better resource allocation for brands, TRA owns the global copyrights to Brand Trust and Attractiveness Quotient Matrices.

To view the most trusted brands

 All India click on the link | http://www.trustadvisory.info/allindia_2014.html

Category-wise click on the link | http://www.trustadvisory.info/mab-14/Personality.htm

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Tata Nano is India’s Most Trusted Automobile: Brand Trust Report

India. 17th February 2014. Taking the automobile industry by storm, the upstart hatchback, Tata Nano, tops the category by becoming India’s Most Trusted Automobile, as revealed by The Brand Trust Report, India Study 2014. Tata Nano makes a notable rise of 50 ranks over last year increasing its overall Trust Index as well and maintains its first rank in the category the second year in a row. TRA, a Comniscient Group Company, is the publisher of The Brand Trust Report, India Study – 2014 and lists 1200 brands from 284 categories.

N. Chandramouli, Chief Executive Officer, TRA said, “In the Car- hatchback category, Tata Nano, and among Sedans, Honda City, both continue their winning ranks of 2013. The latter is followed by Mitsubishi Lancer a new entrant in the category and Maruti Suzuki Swift Desire comes in third in the category. Further, among SUV/MUVs Mahindra Scorpio replaces Tata Safari from last year, rising as the Most Trusted brand.”

Of the twenty six brands listed in the category, 10 brands belong to the Hatch-back category, 7 Sedans and 9 belong to the SUV/ MUV category. Eleven of these brands are new entrants having been listed for the first time in 2014. Of the long list, six auto brands in BTR 2014 come from the stable of the Indian automobile behemoth, Tata Motors.

The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2014 (ISBN:978-81-920823-6-3), the fourth 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 2500 consumer-influencers across 16 cities, and generated nearly 5 million datapoints and 20000 brands, making it the most intensive study on Brand Trust across the globe.

About TRA (formerly 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. Apart from The Brand Trust Report, TRA also publishes India’s Most Attractive Brands, a study based on TRA’s proprietary Attractiveness Quotient Matrix. Committed to create metrics for better resource allocation for brands, TRA owns the global copyrights to Brand Trust and Attractiveness Quotient Matrices.

 

To view the most trusted brands

All India click on the link | http://www.trustadvisory.info/allindia_2014.html

Category-wise click on the link | http://www.trustadvisory.info/Category%20wise%20listing-2014.html

 

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Tata, Reliance, M&M – 3 Mumbai brands among India’s 10 Most Trusted Mumbai contributes 40 brands to India’s 100 Most Trusted but NCR beats it with 44

Delhi 3rd February 2014: 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 2014. Tata, Reliance and M&M were the 3 Mumbai brands among India’s 10 Most Trusted brands. Mumbai contributed 40 brands in India’s 100 Most Trusted. However, NCR became the highest contributor of brands among India’s 100 Most Trusted Brands with 44 brands and Bangalore had the third largest number of brands with 10 ranked among India’s 100 Most Trusted BrandsThe results were a part of the recently published report, The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2014 released recently.

N. Chandramouli, CEO, TRA, said on the occasion of the report’s launch, “Mumbai has traditionally been the commercial capital of India attracting entrepreneurs because of its business friendly nature. However, now NCR is giving Mumbai a tough competition with its improved infrastructure, quality of life, amenities and east of doing business.”

The Brand Trust Report, the fourth 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 15000 hours of fieldwork covering 2500 consumer-influencers across 16 cities in India and generated 5 million datapoints and 20000 unique brands from which the top 1200 brands have been listed in this year’s report. These brands have been classified into 284 different categories as against 213 categories in 2013. The 244-page report is available for Rs. 14000/-. 

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. Apart from The Brand Trust Report, TRA also publishes India’s Most Attractive Brands, a study based on TRA’s proprietary Attractiveness Quotient Matrix. Committed to create metrics for better resource allocation for brands, TRA owns the global copyrights to Brand Trust and Attractiveness Quotient Matrices. 

About The Brand Trust Report, India Study – 2014:

The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2014 (ISBN:978-81-920823-6-3), the fourth 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 2500 consumer-influencers across 16 cities, and generated nearly 5 million datapoints and 20000 brands, making it the most intensive study on Brand Trust across the globe.

 

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Sachin Bhosle – 9820164688/sachin@trustadvisory.info

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North India’s Most Trusted brand is Samsung, followed by Sony at 2nd North ranks LIC, HCL, SBI, HDFC, Nike and Wipro higher on Trust

New Delhi, India, 30th January 2014: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 2014. Samsung leads North India and All-India as the Most Trusted brand, followed by Sony, which secures 2nd rank in both groups as well. Nokia ranks 3rd in North, up from fifth place All-India, and Tata is North India’s 4th Most Trusted brand, down one place from its All-India rank. LG secures North India’s 5th position, down one place from its All India rank. Reliance at North India 6th betters its All-India rank of ninth and LIC at 7th in the north is up seven places from its All-India position. Hewlett Packard at 8th position is down two places, Maruti Suzuki at 9th betters its All-India rank by one slot and Honda at North India 8th is up two places as compared to All-India ranks. Last year the 5 Most Trusted North India brands were Nokia, Samsung, Sony, BMW and Tata.

The Brand Trust Report, the fourth 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 15000 hours of fieldwork covering 2500 consumer-influencers across 16 cities in India and generated 5 million datapoints and 20000 unique brands from which the top 1200 brands have been listed in this year’s report. These brands have been classified into 284 different categories as against 213 categories in 2013. The North zone cities include Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Jaipur and Indore, covering 26.3% of all the respondents.

N. Chandramouli, CEO, TRA, said on the occasion of the report’s launch, “North India’s preferences have always been distinct and do not tow the All-India line. While a comparison of the top 25 in the zone shows small differences, these differences become stark as we study the entire group of 500 brands.”

The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2014, lists each zone’s 500 Most Trusted brands. The ten top gainers out of the 322 brands which gained ranks in the North Zone as compared to their All-India ranks are, Abbott Labs (748 ranks), Addiction (734 ranks), Baidyanath (731 ranks), Dr. Reddy (727 ranks), Cycle Agarbatti ( 718 ranks), Jivi Mobile (718 ranks), Shine.com (715 ranks), Crossword (710 ranks), MTS Blaze (710 ranks) and SMC (692 ranks).

The ten biggest rank losers out of the 173 brands which fell in ranks against their All-India ranks are Polo (-388 ranks), Oral B (-321 ranks), IFB (-283 ranks), YouTube (-271 ranks), Kissan (-264 ranks), Rexona (-256 ranks), Vim (-255 ranks), Paragon (-251 ranks), Tommy Hilfiger (-245 ranks) and Pizza Hut (-241 ranks).

“Two hundred and thirty five brands in the North have a 50 rank gain or more, with one hundred and twenty five out of them having more than a 200 rank gain over All-India ranks. Fifty Eight brands out of the list also have a hundred rank fall or more”, Chandramouli added.

 

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. Apart from The Brand Trust Report, TRA also publishes India’s Most Attractive Brands, a study based on TRA’s proprietary Attractiveness Quotient Matrix. Committed to create metrics for better resource allocation for brands, TRA owns the global copyrights to Brand Trust and Attractiveness Quotient Matrices.

 

About The Brand Trust Report, India Study – 2014:

The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2014 (ISBN:978-81-920823-6-3), the fourth 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 2500 consumer-influencers across 16 cities, and generated nearly 5 million datapoints and 20000 brands, making it the most intensive study on Brand Trust across the globe.

 

For further information, please contact:

Sachin Bhosle – 9820164688/sachin@trustadvisory.info

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South India’s Most Trusted brand is Samsung, followed by Sony at 2nd South shows trust preference for Philips, Puma, Santoor and Panasonic

Chennai, India, 30th January 2014: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 2014. Samsung leads South India and All-India as the Most Trusted brand, followed by Sony, which secures 2nd rank in both groups as well. Nokia ranks 3rd in South, up from fifth place All-India, and Hero is South India’s 4th Most Trusted brand, gaining three places from its All-India rank. LG secures South India’s 5th position, down one place from its All India rank. Philips is ranked 6th, bettering its national position by six ranks in the South, and ranked 7th is Hewlett Packard, losing one rank from its All-India place. Tata slips five ranks in the South to take the 8th Most Trusted Southern brand and Puma, gains twenty-two places from its All-India ranks to secure 9th rank. Lux is the 10th Most Trusted Southern brand, improving its national rank by three places.

The Brand Trust Report, the fourth 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 15000 hours of fieldwork covering 2500 consumer-influencers across 16 cities in India and generated 5 million datapoints and 20000 unique brands from which the top 1200 brands have been listed in this year’s report. These brands have been classified into 284 different categories as against 213 categories in 2013. The South zone cities include Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cochin and Coimbatore, covering 25.3% of all the respondents.

N. 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 25 in the zone shows small differences, these differences become stark as we study the entire group of 500 brands.”

The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2014, lists each zone’s 500 Most Trusted brands. The ten top gainers out of the 321 brands which gained ranks in the South Zone as compared to their All-India ranks are, Birla Plus (694 ranks), Airwick (675 ranks), Ayur(662 ranks), Duracell (660 ranks), Morissons(646 ranks), Birla Corp (629 ranks), GRB (629 ranks), Yxtel(628 ranks), Lion Dates (625 ranks) and Envy 1000 (615 ranks).

The ten biggest rank losers out of the 176 brands which fell in ranks against their All-India ranks are Kotak Mahindra Bank (-312 ranks), Haldiram’s(-301 ranks), Dabur Real (-279 ranks), Hyundai Santro(-279 ranks), Rupa (-274 ranks), Mircosoft (-273 ranks), Siyaram’s (-272 ranks), Lijjat Papad(-263 ranks), Tata Motors (-263 ranks) and Kent (-245 ranks).

“Out of the five hundred brands listed, 321 gained South as compared to the national list with an average gain of 186.8 ranks per brand, and 176 brands were net rank losers, losing 81.7 ranks per brand. On a whole, more brands gained trust ranks in the South than lost as compared to the national averaged”, Chandramouli added.

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. Apart from The Brand Trust Report, TRA also publishes India’s Most Attractive Brands, a study based on TRA’s proprietary Attractiveness Quotient Matrix. Committed to create metrics for better resource allocation for brands, TRA owns the global copyrights to Brand Trust and Attractiveness Quotient Matrices.

 

About The Brand Trust Report, India Study – 2014:

The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2014 (ISBN:978-81-920823-6-3), the fourth 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 2500 consumer-influencers across 16 cities, and generated nearly 5 million datapoints and 20000 brands, making it the most intensive study on Brand Trust across the globe.

 

For further information, please contact:

Sachin Bhosle – 9820164688/sachin@trustadvisory.info

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Samsung is India’s Most Trusted Brand; Sony ranks 2nd, Tata is 3rd Hewlett Packard is Most Trusted in Technology, Hero in Automobile and LIC in BFSI

Mumbai, India, 29th January 2014: 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 2014. Samsung has emerged as India’s Most Trusted brand this year. Sony ranks as India’s 2nd Most Trusted Brand followed by Tata which has ranked 3rd this year. In 2013, the three brands had ranked second, third and fifth respectively.  LG, ranks 4th in this year’s list, followed by the three year leader, Nokia, at 5th place. Hewlett Packard move up fourteen ranks over last year to become India’s 6th Most Trusted Brand and Hero leaps seventy-nine ranks to become India’s 7th Most Trusted. Honda is at rank 8th, followed by Reliance at 9th. Mahindra betters its last year rank by sixty-nine places to get ranked as India’s 10th Most Trusted brand. 

The Brand Trust Report, the fourth 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 15000 hours of fieldwork covering 2500 consumer-influencers across 16 cities in India and generated 5 million datapoints and 20000 unique brands from which the top 1200 brands have been listed in this year’s report. These brands have been classified into 284 different categories as against 213 categories in 2013. The 244-page report is available for Rs. 14000/-. 

N. Chandramouli, CEO, TRA, said on the occasion of the report’s launch, “Samsung has grown steadily in trust ranks over the last four years – 5th in 2011, 4th in 2012, 2nd in 2013 and has reached India’s Most Trusted rank this year. When a brand focuses on its trust with intensity, apart from trust the brand gains in market-share, product premium and acceptance of new products as an automatic by-product. Samsung’s strategy of focusing on the core intangibles of its brand is evident from its climb to leadership in BTR 2014.”

An analysis of the 100 Most Trusted Brands in 2014 revealed that most brands were represented from Diversified with 11, Consumer Electronics with 10, Bath/Beauty with 9, Mobiles with 8, 4-Wheelers, Telephony, and 2-Wheelers with 4 each, and Personal Technology, Sportswear and Aerated Drinks with 3 brands each.

 “Among the top 100 Most Trusted brands, 75 were net gainers while 25 took a fall. The gainers gained an average of 86.23 ranks, while those that fell took a dip of 27.16 ranks on average, showing that the average gain among the top hundred beats the average loss in ranks by 317%. A connected surmise could be drawn that in the year that was slow for many, brands took the opportunity to focus more on their trust intangibles, scoring points in the process. For long term sustainability and success, it is important that brands have a long term investment in trust”, Chandramouli added.

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. Apart from The Brand Trust Report, TRA also publishes India’s Most Attractive Brands, a study based on TRA’s proprietary Attractiveness Quotient Matrix. Committed to create metrics for better resource allocation for brands, TRA owns the global copyrights to Brand Trust and Attractiveness Quotient Matrices.

 

About The Brand Trust Report, India Study – 2014:

The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2014 (ISBN:978-81-920823-6-3), the fourth 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 2500 consumer-influencers across 16 cities, and generated nearly 5 million datapoints and 20000 brands, making it the most intensive study on Brand Trust across the globe.

 

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Google is India’s Most Trusted Internet Brand, Facebook is a close second. Ebay is most trusted in Online Shopping and Naukri leads among internet services

21st February, 2013. Mumbai. Google this. Facebook that. These are just a few of the several Internet brands which have become ubiquitous verbs. And, as the increasing number of new entries into the Most Trusted Internet Brands list shows, India is contributing much to this changing grammar for sure. One significant change is that the number of brands represented in the Internet category this year has gone up from just 14 in 2012 to 25 this year showing a direct increase in the trust internet based exchanges have begun to garner. The Brand Trust Report, India Study – 2013, is the third in its series researched and published by Trust Research Advisory. This year’s research was conducted in 16 cities generating 19000 unique brands across 211 categories. Trust Research Advisory is a part of the Comniscient Group, a group of India’s largest non-advertising based communication businesses.  

Google remains India’s Most Trusted for the third year in a row, but it is noteworthy that the gap with the 2nd ranked Facebook is a miniscule 3%. An analysis of the All India Most Trusted ranks shows that Google (All India rank 44) fell 13 ranks and Facebook (All India rank 48)  gained 17 ranks to bridge the gap. Yahoo still stood as the 3rd Most Trusted Internet brand despite its 62 rank fall in All India Brand Trust rank. Google’s Orkut, steadied at 4th rank despite a significant fall in daily visitors from India. Ebay follows as India’s 5th Most Trusted Internet brand with a very small difference in BTI from the previous. The top six of last year are repeated in the same order this year as well.

N. Chandramouli, CEO, Trust Research Advisory observed on the trend and said, “Two reasons online brands rely significantly on trust more than any other. Firstly, the exchanges are without any physical interface, and secondly, the online world is cluttered with choices that make loyalty ephemeral. With most of the new brands entering the Most Trusted list this year being from Online Shopping or Internet Services, there will be no stopping this sub-category from seeing accelerated growth over the next 12 months.”

The leaders in the various sub-categories are Naukri leading in Internet Services, Youtube in Online Sharing, Ebay in Online Shopping, Google in Internet Tools and Facebook in Social Networking. A study of the number of brands in each sub-categories  shows that Internet Tools is represented by nine brands, Online Shopping by eight brands, Social Networking by four brands and Online sharing and Online Services by two brands each.

 

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. Committed to create metrics for efficient resource allocation for brands spends, TRA owns the global copyrights for the Brand Trust matrix. TRA launches The Brand Trust Report in the beginning of every year and the current issue is the third in the series. 

About The Brand Trust Report, India Study – 2013:

The Brand Trust Report, India Study, 2013 (ISBN: 978-81-920823-4-9), is the result of a primary research based on the proprietary 61-component Trust Matrix, created after several hundred hours of research with sociologists, communication experts and behavioural scientists. This year’s research was conducted among 2505 influencer-respondents across 16 cities, and generated nearly 3 million datapoints and 19000 brands, making it the most intensive study on Brand Trust across the globe.

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Sachin Bhosle/ Pritam Shah

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