A Matter of Trust
Compiled into a 116-page report, the study is the result of detailed research to understand ‘trust’ which included discussions with communication experts and behavioral scientists. On this basis, TRA created a proprietary trust matrix comprising 61 different components. With this, a syndicated primary research on brand trust was kicked-off across nine cities in India, covering 2,310 respondents. The study generated nearly 10,00,000 data points and 16,000 brand names were recalled by the respondents. The Indian Statistical Institute helped create a statistically robust Brand Trust Index which has been used to hierarchically rank India’s most trusted brands.
According to the results of the study, Finnish mobile handset brand Nokia stands out as India’s most trusted brand. The Tata brand comes second, with the Japanese electronics giant Sony taking the third spot. Korean brands LG and Samsung were at the fourth and the fifth positions, respectively. Reliance (both ADAG and RIL) comes at number six with ‘accepting responsibility’ as its most prominent composite. Maruti drives in at the seventh position, followed by the government backed Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). Airtel, India’s largest
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