Trust

e-Strategy Trends’ continually updated collection of trends and statistics about trust for marketing, public relations, advertising and strategic communications professionals.

Consumer Trust By Industry [TABLE]

Table: Consumer Trust By Industry

Consumers are more likely to trust banks—and even insurance firms—than marketing or advertising companies. That’s according to a September 2017 PwC survey, which found that just 6% of US internet users said they trusted media and entertainment companies.

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Most Trusted Sources Of Company Information [CHART]

Chart: Most Trusted Of Sources Company Information

Companies around the world are facing an ‘authenticity gap’ as they fail to meet customer expectations in key areas that drive authenticity, such as value and customer care. Trouble is, companies are considered the least credible when they’re talking about those particular areas.

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