Global Consumers Place Highest Trust in Earned Media

Marketing Charts

Global online consumers place the most amount of trust in earned media, and the least in ads served on mobile phones, finds Nielsen  in an April 2012 report. An impressive 92% of consumers surveyed around the world said they trust earned media, such as word-of-mouth or recommendations from friends and family, an 18% increase from 2007. Consumer opinions posted online (70%) was next-most trusted, outpacing other formas such as editorial content within newspaper articles, and branded websites (both at 58%). Text ads on mobile phones are trusted by just 29% of consumers.

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