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Understanding consumer mistrust: Why is trust declining and what can marketers do about it?

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 21 August 2009




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More than $200 billion has been spent on advertising and promotion in the USA each year for most of the past decade. The amount of resources invested in building brands probably exceeds the economies of many countries. The rationale for such spending is obvious. The appeal of the brand cues and symbols, such as that of McDonalds, Coke and IBM, reflect the power that a well developed brand can have in cultivating or defending its market position.

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(2009), "Understanding consumer mistrust: Why is trust declining and what can marketers do about it?", Strategic Direction, Vol. 25 No. 9, pp. 23-25.



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