trust

Why trust & transparency are crucial components of brand success

Steve Jobs famously proclaimed, “A brand is simply trust”.

Data from an annual study carried out by Kantar Millward Brown proves the strong relationship between the trust in a brand (in this case measured by their TrustR score) and their brand value. Among the most valuable brands in the world, the higher the level of trust in the brand, the more valuable it is, proving that trust is inherent in brand success.

Four key programmatic trends from 2017

2017 seems like it may prove a somewhat seminal year for programmatic advertising.

Ahead of a lengthier take on what 2018 might hold, our experts take a look at four key trends from this year.

How can brands combat a lack of consumer trust?

New research suggests that today’s consumers are more distrustful than ever before. 

According to Shoppercentric’s latest report, a whopping 46% of people fall into the ‘cynical’ bracket – displaying a distinct lack of trust in others. This naturally extends to brands, with the majority of shoppers rating corporate retailers and companies poorly when it comes to putting consumer interests first.

Chipotle launches a loyalty scheme to win customers back

The past year has been tough for Chipotle Mexican Grill.

After multi-state E. coli outbreaks infected dozens of customers, the high-flying American fast food chain fell back to earth and has been struggling to heal its brand and encourage consumers to stay loyal.

Data hoarding & consumer trust: are they mutually exclusive?

Remember all those ‘data is the new oil’ articles?

Well, to continue the tawdry analogy, is that oil burning with a clean flame?

Are companies using data to improve services for customers, or is it merely about advertising to them? And how will data brokerage and sharing need to change in the coming years?