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.