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The Catalan Crisis Could Cause Spain to Lose 12 Billion Euros - International Travel News

December 14, 2017 - The Spanish economy may lose up to ' 12 billion as a result of the recession in the tourism sector because of the Catalonian crisis. These data is reported in "Rasson" and BGNES, citing the research company "Reputation Institute".

Place branding: perception and reality - Transform Magazine

December 13, 2017 - Establishing a place brand can help counter the negative perceptions people may have of cities, regions and countries. Amy Sandys discusses the impact a brand can have on tourism, economics, local pride and reputation.

Increasing Value through Reputation Management - Latin Trade

December 5, 2017 - In a very interesting congress about reputation in Rio de Janeiro last September, Prof. Cees van Riel from the Reputation Institute, showed that investments made throughout many years in reputation management has increased the sustainable perception of image and created value.

Matt Lauer's exit from 'Today' could hurt the show's ratings — and morning TV - L.A. Times

November 29, 2017 - In the nearly 66-year history of NBC’s “Today,” the program that invented morning television, all of its stars have been considered part of an extended family.

The Trump Presidency: Reputation Is Everything (And His Is In A Slump) - Forbes

November 20, 2017 - The presidency of Donald Trump is less than a year old, but in that time his reputation as a leader has taken a marked downturn from levels that weren’t high to begin with.

The Price of Chaos Rises in Spain - Austrian Economics Blog

November 11, 2017 - The longer the toxic process between Catalonia and Spain drags on, the wider the gulf grows. During a visit yesterday to Barcelona, the organizers of the Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest mobile event, warned the City Council that unless the political situation stabilizes in Catalonia, they will be looking for an alternative venue after 2018.

Ranking The World's Most Admired Art Museums, And What Big Business Can Learn From Them - Forbes

October 30, 2017The world’s biggest companies invest huge sums of time and money in reputation management. And yet, when measured, art museums have demonstrably better reputations than even the most well-regarded businesses in the world.

London among world's most reputable cities - London Loves Business

October 12, 2017London has been ranked the 6th most reputable city in the world, according to the Reputation Institute, gaining its highest score as a place people would recommend others visit. Sydney, Copenhagen and Vienna top the ranking. 

Copenhagen has the 2nd Best Reputation in the World - Copenhagen Capacity

October 4, 2017Copenhagen has the best reputation in Europe and the second-best reputation in the world owing to three main factors, according to Reputation Institute’s City RepTrak 2017.

Metrics that Matter - PR Week

October 4, 2017From demographic information to online statistics, access to analytical data is more abundant than ever before. No wonder every business calls itself "data-driven" these days.

The World's Most Reputable Cities In 2017 - Forbes

October 3, 2017Are you a resident of Sydney, Australia? If so, take pride in the fact that you live in possibly the most reputable city in the world.

Top 10 most reputable cities in the world - Yahoo! Finance

September 28, 2017Just like with people, a city’s reputation can be very valuable. Whether it’s attracting new business, tourists or residents, if a city has a good reputation, it can get more of all three.

Bacardi Corporate Responsibility Efforts Highlighted in 2017 Report - Hospitality Industry
September 26, 2017 - Bacardi is actively engaged in global responsible drinking initiatives, reaching more than one million underage individuals with underage drinking prevention education programs, and cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity in half.

Why Now Is A Good Time To Invest In P2P Loans (Hint: 7% Yields With Controlled Risks) - Forbes
September 25, 2017 - When it comes to public sentiment, banks and Congress have a lot in common. People tell pollsters they dislike Congress in general, but they keep re-electing their own representative and senators.

British leaders react to Uber’s licence ban in London - Real Business
September 25, 2017 - On Friday 22 September, Transport for London (TfL) made a statement that, from 30 September, Uber would no longer be welcome in the capital.

Corporate Responsibility and staff - Ethical Marketing News
September 24, 2017 - This week there’s been quite a lot of new stories concerning corporate responsibility and corporate social responsibility. The Reputation Institute put out its global ranking for companies with the best CSR reputation.

Lego Group Leads Global Ranking Of Best CSR Reputation - Ethical Marketing News
September 23, 2017 - While Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Is Increasingly a Top Driver of Stakeholder Support, Earning a Good Reputation Through CSR Has Become More Difficult With Only 11 Companies Having a Strong Score in 2017 Compared With 18 Companies in 2016.

Finance sector: Mid-range banks should be solid bet for investments - Tulsa World
September 22, 2017 - A raise in the federal interest rates and a stabilizing economy have made banks more attractive for investments in the future.

Red Light for Uber in London - Communicate Mag
September 22, 2017 - Banned in Nevada, in parts of India, in Fukoka, Japan, in Eugene, Oregon. Now, banned in London. Shock waves rippled through London as Transport for London (TfL) announced earlier today that Uber would be banned from the streets of the capital, beginning on 30 September.

Apple, Samsung suffer in CSR reputation ranking, Lego takes top position - Marketing Mag
September 22, 2017 - Public perception of Apple and Samsung’s corporate social responsibility efforts suffers a steep decline, according to an annual study.

Lego, Microsoft and Google top CSR reputation ranking - Research Live
September 21, 2017 - Technology companies have dominated the latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) ranking from the Reputation Institute, although Apple, Google and Samsung have seen their CSR scores fall this year.

We’re honored to be recognized for our great reputation - Publix Blog
September 20, 2017 - When Publix founder George Jenkins set out to openhis first store, he was determined to make it great by focusing on all his stakeholders – customers, associates, suppliers and the local community too.

The 10 Companies With The Best CSR Reputations In 2017 - The CSR Journal
September 15, 2017 - A recent analysis of 170,000 company ratings from respondents in 15 countries sheds light on which are perceived by consumers as the most socially responsible.

John Lewis says Christmas offer must be ‘irresistible’ amid weaker consumer demand - Marketing Week
September 14, 2017 - The retail giant says consumer demand for big-ticket purchases is now ‘more difficult’, putting more pressure on the John Lewis Christmas campaign to succeed.

The 10 Companies With The Best CSR Reputations In 2017 - Forbes
September 13, 2017 - A recent analysis of 170,000 company ratings from respondents in 15 countries sheds light on which are perceived by consumers as the most socially responsible.

LEGO Group Leads Global Ranking of Best CSR Reputation - Director's Talk
September 13, 2017 - Reputation Institute has released the main findings of its 2017 Global CSR RepTrak® 100 report, including the list of the companies considered as the most responsible worldwide.

Reputation Institute Accelerating Growth with New Locations Across United States - City Biz List
September 13, 2017 - Reputation Institute continues to build upon strong global growth and investments with the expansion of locations across the United States and the appointment of Sue Tobias, William Shifflett, Phil Fox and Ivan Rocabado as Vice Presidents and Consulting Directors to lead strategic hubs in Chicago, Atlanta and the West Coast.

Why brands’ reputations are dependent on transparent leadership - PR Moment
September 8, 2017 - Leadership is described as the ability to drive and inspire a group of people or an organisation. And in a world fuelled by persistent social media and online news commentary, the ability to lead an organisation successfully is under constant public scrutiny.

Van Gogh Museum number one in Europe - Bernieshoot
September 1, 2017 - Erasmus University published a large-scale study of the reputation of the 18 most famous art museums around the world. European respondents placed the Van Gogh Museum first in the reputation ranking, ahead of the Louvre. The Van Gogh Museum came second worldwide.

2017 Country Reputation Ranking: Leaders, Highlights and Trends - Place Brand Observer
August 29, 2017 - Nicolas Georges Trad of the Reputation Institute shares key findings and reflects on changes in country reputation over the last years.

New Study Shows That European Museums Are More Trusted Than American Ones - ArtNet
August 29, 2017 - A new reputation study comparing 18 of the most famous art museums in the world shows European institutions emerge on top worldwide, with many scoring higher than the world’s most reputed businesses.

Van Gogh Museum ranked number one in Europe in museum reputation study by Erasmus University - Art Daily
August 29, 2017 - Erasmus University has today published a large-scale study of the reputation of the eighteen most famous art museums around the world.

Webster Bank gets VP and reputation rating - Westfair Online
August 25, 2017 - Daniel Montanaro has joined Webster Bank as its senior vice president and a private banker in Greenwich. He had been with Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.

Are UK banks too innovative? - London Loves Business
August 23, 2017 - A detailed new multi-industry survey has highlighted the critical difference opening up between customer expectations and business priorities in the banking industry, with companies seen as succeeding on innovation but falling far short on customer care and offering basic value.

Swedish innovation has a bad reputation - NyTeknik
August 23, 2017 - Several Swedish large companies are experienced to have a strong innovation capacity at home. But internationally, Sweden is far from world-class, shows a new study from the Reputation Institute (RI).

Leadership roles change at two major banks in Middle Georgia - The Telegraph
August 18, 2017 - Two major banking companies in Middle Georgia have changed leaders. Synovus Bank has appointed Jim Manley as market executive of Middle Georgia, with responsibility for leading teams in Macon, Warner Robins, Tifton and Valdosta, according to a news release from Synovus.

Is There Such a Thing as a 'Brand Fail' Anymore? - Marketing Profs
August 17, 2017 - When Saturday Night Live devotes an entire sketch to lampooning your new ad, it's a sign that you've messed up in a pretty heinous way.

Reputation Institute Appoints Michele Tesoro Tess As Executive Partner Leading Strong Growth in North America - Relationship Science
August 16, 2017 - Reputation Institute extends the foundation of strong market growth with the appointment of Michele Tesoro-Tess to the leadership team as Executive Partner for North America.

CSO, CUNA Mutual Group, and Chubb Top List of Most Reputable Insurance Companies - Financial Buzz
August 12, 2017 - CSO, Cuna Mutual Group, and Chubb top the 2017 list of the most reputable insurance companies in the United States, Reputation Institute announced today with the release of the 2017 US Insurance RepTrak®, the survey of insurance company reputations.

Country Brand Reputation - Communicate Magazine
August 11, 2017 - The reputation of a country or ‘country brand' has a significant economic value. The perception of a country can be created by the public actions, brands, people, tourist experiences, among others, and the way these are communicated to the world.

Google Earns Positive PR on Diversity - Under Duress - Crenshaw Communications
August 8, 2017 - Simmering issues of diversity and gender discrimination in the tech industry were spotlighted this week when an internal memo penned by a Google engineer went viral, causing a public relations earthquake for the company.

How we can all help to manage Nigeria’s reputation - The Cable
August 8, 2017 - Some people would wonder why anybody would bother about the image of Nigeria at a time majority of the people are groaning under the weight of economic hardship. I was almost feeling the same way, when I received a call from Ikem Okuhu, the restless and acutely brilliant CEO of Brandish Magazine...

Michelin top-ranked French brand in the UK - Tyrepress
August 2, 2017 - For the third consecutive year, the Reputation Institute, which ranks brands around the world according to their reputation, has put Michelin at the head of the French rankings and 13th globally.

Ferrero commits to deforestation-free cocoa supply chain - Fast Moving
August 1, 2017 - Kinder Bueno parent Ferrero has said that it is committing to a 'deforestation-free global cocoa supply chain', with a series of moves towards ensuring its cocoa is sourced as sustainably as possible.

Webster’s Reputation - West Fair Online
July 31, 2017 - Waterbury-based Webster Bank was named one of the “most reputable banks” in the country in the 2017 Survey of Bank Reputations, conducted by the independent organization Reputation Institute.

Should you sell Facebook, Google and Amazon before regulators break up the tech giants - or is the tech backlash hyped up?  - Daily Mail 
July 29, 2017 - The world’s largest technology companies are coming under increasing scrutiny because of their size, ubiquity and power. Amazon alone accounts for almost a third of all retail growth (offline and online) in the US. Two billion people use Facebook every month.

Aflac Leads the Way in Being a Responsible Corporate Citizen - Just Means Blog
July 29, 2017 - Large companies around the world have the power as well as the responsibility to care for their employees, consumers, investors and the communities where they operate. Companies that have imbibed the do-good spirit are not just good corporate citizens, but they also enjoy a clear competitive advantage in today’s world.

Amazon announces drop in earnings after investment spree - Retail Risk
July 28, 2017 - Amazon announced a drop in second-quarter earnings Thursday and forecast lower profts in the third quarter as it enters a phase of heavy investment.

Samsung Appears Set to Replace Apple as the World’s Most Profitable Tech Firm - PC Tech Mag
July 28, 2017 - South Korean giant Samsung on Thursday posted record quarterly earnings, putting it on course to overtake Apple as the world’s most profitable tech firm as it seeks to move past a bribery scandal and last year’s recall debacle.

Amazon and Starbucks take reputation hit from tax avoidance publicity - Independent
July 27, 2017 - Amazon and Starbucks have taken a hit to their reputation after regularly hitting the headlines in recent years for paying low levels of corporation tax.

Have tax avoidance allegations harmed Amazon and Starbucks in the UK? - Management Today UK
July 27, 2017 - A new report claims the US giants' supposed failure to pay their dues has tanked their reputations.

Utilities: Addressing the customer and "what's in it for me?" - Capgemini Blog
July 27, 2017 - It’s only to be expected that when a business asks of something from their customer that they should expect something in return right?

What’s the ROI of: Corporate social responsibility - Incentive & Motivation
July 27, 2017 - We all have ‘the Power to Do Good’ – whatever role we have in our business. But when it comes to corporate social responsibility, can there be an ROI aside from a warm inner glow?

Apple ranks among 'Best-in-Class' brands for loyalty in new marketing study - Apple Insider
July 26, 2017 - Among major corporate brands, Apple has some of the highest loyalty and satisfaction rates with the U.S. public, according to the results of a recent survey.

Our Heroes and 'the Power to Do Good' - PR Newswire
July 26, 2017 - Aflac highlights annual corporate social responsibility report through inspirational stories.

SERINA VASH ON FEDEX AND TAKING THE GOVERNMENT TO TRIAL - My Informs
July 25, 2017 - Rarely do you see a major American corporation take the government to trial in a criminal case. But FedEx took the Department of Justice to trial — and won. As a former federal prosecutor, Serina Vash followed the case closely.

Reputation Institute Expands in France and Launches the Largest Ongoing Tracking of Corporate Reputation - Financial Buzz
July 21, 2017 - Reputation Institute is expanding the team in Paris to serve the increasing demand for reputation measurement and management in France. As part of the expansion Reputation Institute is launching the largest ongoing tracking study of corporate reputation in France, where the largest and most visible companies will be measured using RepTrak® on a monthly basis.

Ireland stays in top ten of global reputation survey - Independent
July 21, 2017 - Ireland has maintained its position in the top ten annual ranking of the world's most reputable countries, while the Brexit vote has been blamed for denting the UK's position.

SA moves up four places in reputation study - SA News
July 21, 2017 - South Africa has moved four places up to be ranked 45th in the 2017 Country RepTrak® study conducted by Reputation House, Brand South Africa announced on Friday.

South Africa makes surprise recovery in 2017 reputation index - Polity
July 21, 2017 - Despite ongoing political turmoil and an increase in policy uncertainty, South Africa made a surprise recovery in the 2017 edition of a global reputation study, rising four places to 45 out of 71 countries measured.

Ireland drops one place to 10th in global reputation study - Irish Times
July 20, 2017 - Ireland has dropped one place to 10th in a study of the reputations of 55 countries. Canada and Switzerland took joint first in the study, with scores of 82.75, while Sweden, Australia and New Zealand filled out the top five spots. Ireland finished with a score of 77.4 out of 100.

Mike Ashley reputation hurts Sports Direct as profits plummet 60%, claims study - The Drum
July 20, 2017 - Sports Direct has reported a 60% annual drop in profits, a slump that has been blamed on the decline of the pound by chief executive Mike Ashley, however, research from the Reputation Institute has partially linked the misfortune to the reputation of retail mogul.

Profits down by more than half for Sports Direct - Village Sun Times
July 20, 2017 - A week ago, controversial retailer Sports Direct announced it had snapped up a quarter of GAME. It reported trading earnings of £113.7 million over the 12 months to 30 April - down 59 per cent on the previous year - also hit by what it called "strategic challenges" in its operations on the continent.

Most Reputable Bank in America Chosen - Advantage Business Magazine
July 19, 2017 - As chosen by the American Banker magazine and the Reputation Institute, Synovus Bank has been named the most reputable bank in America. See the research results.

Costa staff throw reputation recovery efforts down the drain by demonstrating lack of empathy - Real Business
July 19, 2017 - Costa is back in the news, and unfortunately it's not because of reputation recovery efforts. Instead, staff have decided to show that the company – and National Rail – would prosecute kind behaviour.

How to Expand CSR Past Your Borders - Triple Pundit
July 19, 2017 - What if you woke up tomorrow morning and no one cared about your company’s products or services, but only your reputation? Would your business survive?

6 Factors Behind The Impact Of Brand Scandals - Branding Strategy Insider
July 17, 2017 - Everyone’s very quick to call almost any news a scandal these days. Nevertheless, brands do get into trouble, and they emerge from those challenges in different states. Some seem to brush off what has happened while others falter.

Webster Bank Ranks in Top 10 Annual List of “Most Reputable Banks” Nationwide - Fintech Finance
July 13, 2017 - Webster Bank was named one of the “most reputable banks” in the country, according to the 2017 Survey of Bank Reputations, conducted by the independent organization Reputation Institute. In addition, Webster also earned the highest score of any Northeast-based banks and ranked seventh overall in the United States.

Pirelli Canada Recognized by Forbes - Tire Review
July 13, 2017 - Pirelli Canada has been recognized by Forbes as one of Canada’s most reputable companies for 2017.

Yes, Virginia, Google Is a Giant Company That Behaves Like One - Inc.
July 12, 2017 - For almost 20 years now, Google's stated mission has beeen to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." It does so not just through its flagship search product but through a constellation of other tools like Google Scholar, which indexes academic papers, books and abstracts.

Spain eyes record year for tourists - CNC
July 12, 2017 - Spain is already one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. And with millions of extra visitors arriving so far in 2017, the country is on course for another record year.

3 Tire Companies Are Among the Most Reputable Companies in Canada - Modern Tire Dealer
July 12, 2017 - Three tire makers have been named by Forbes as one of the most reputable companies in Canada. Goodyear, Michelin and Pirelli ranked 22nd, 26th and 29th respectively.

2017 Country RepTrak® Spanish Media Coverage
July 11, 2017 - Global media coverage of the Country RepTrak® study across newspapers, television, radio and online in Spanish.

Analysis: Chile invests in water resource management - Metering & Smart Energy International
July 11, 2017 - This week, Metering.com explores some of the developments implemented Chile to improve water resource management. We analyse programmes deployed by Essbio, one of the largest water distribution company in Chile, as of Q4 2016.

S7 Airlines made it to the top 5 in the reputation rating of Russian companies - Rus Tourism News
July 11, 2017 - S7 Airlines ranked in the top five in the rating of Russian businesses with the best reputation in 2017.

Flip the script: Change ROI to IOR and measure the impact of relationships with patients - Med City News
July 10, 2017 - As we work to help biopharmaceutical and healthcare companies integrate the voice of the patient and transform their organizations by embracing patient centricity, we often hear a familiar question: “What is the ROI?”

City's banks see Trump bump begin to flatten - Crain's New York Business
July 9, 2017 - Wall Street figured to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of Donald Trump's presidency, as investors bet that banks would thrive under the administration's lighter regulatory touch, lower taxes and overall pro-business approach. Bank stocks' post-election rally was led by Goldman Sachs, which counts several alumni as administration officials. But so far this year, business on Wall Street has been fairly sluggish, and several big banks are expected to report disappointing quarterly earnings in the coming weeks.

SC Johnson recognized as one of America's most reputable companies - Mother Nature Network
July 7, 2017 - The family-owned company has been named to the Reputation Institute’s list of Top 50 most reputable consumer companies in the country.

Spain now has “excellent” international reputation - Euro Weekly
July 7, 2017 - SPAIN has climbed four places in an international ranking of country´s exterior images.

Which 10 banks have the strongest reputations? - American Banker
July 6, 2017 - As you'll see from this list, regional banks are doing a better job bolstering their reputations than the big banks are, according to the 2017 American Banker/Reputation Institute Survey of Bank Reputations.

What gives a nation a great reputation? - Policy Options
July 5, 2017 - A new study sheds light on how nations build positive global reputations. Canada’s brand ranks at the top of the world’s biggest economies.

Recent Events’ Impact on International Travel Plans - Real Estate & Tourism Canada
July 4, 2017 - Recent events are having a negative impact on travel plans to each one of 30 destination countries including the United States, according to an Ipsos survey of over 18,000 adults across 25 countries.

Reputation Counts in Tourism - TTR Weekly
July 4, 2017 - Canada, with 82.8 RepTrak ‘pulse points’ (an indicator that quantifies esteem, admiration and good image that a country evokes), led the Country RepTrak report with the same number of points as Switzerland (difference is centesimal) and with three tenths more than Sweden.

UK and US political turbulence dents reputation - Research Live
July 3, 2017 - UK – Amid the political turmoil hitting the UK – thanks to Brexit – and the US – thanks to Donald Trump – both countries have seen their reputation fall according to the Reputation Institute’s Country RepTrak.

Brexit and Trump affect UK and US perceptions as Canada tops reputation poll - The Drum
July 1, 2017 - After two years, Canada is back as the leader of the world’s most well reputed countries as political turmoil takes its toll on the UK and US.

What makes a nation great? A study of country reputations provides answers - Argyle PR Blog
July 1, 2017 - This week, the Reputation Institute and Argyle Public Relationships unveiled the annual Country RepTrak study — the world’s largest survey of country reputations — providing a revealing look at the connection between a nation’s external reputation and the supportive behaviours that help to drive its economy. As they celebrate their country’s 150th birthday, Canadians can take pride in the results — with a reputation that leads the world.

Canada ranked the most reputable country in the world - blogTO
June 30, 2017 - Canada has been ranked the most reputable country in the world, according to the 2017 Country RepTrak study, an annual study by the Reputation Institute.

The World's Most Reputable Countries In 2017: The U.S. Feels The Trump Effect - Forbes
June 30, 2017 - The timing is quite perfect for Canada, as two days before the nation turns 150 years old it is recognized as the most reputable nation on earth. It is a title Canada has held before – four times in the past six years – until unseated last year by Sweden. A return to the top spot – with Switzerland chasing in second place and Sweden dropping back into third – is an appropriate anniversary gift for the great land to the north.

First Tennessee ranks among Top 10 Most Reputable U.S. Banks - Financial Buzz
June 30, 2017 - A new report from American Banker, the premier newspaper focused on the banking industry, ranks the U.S. banks with the best reputations, and First Tennessee comes in at No. 5.

Switzerland has second best reputation in the world - Cafe Europe
June 30, 2017 - The Reputation Institute published its latest ranking of the world’s most reputable countries. Switzerland moved up to second place in the ranking and is now all but tied for first place with Canada.

Apple’s Ranking Slides on the 1Q17 Global RepTrak 100 List - Market Realist
June 29, 2017 - The Reputation Institute publishes the Global RepTrak 100 list, a global ranking of major companies based on public perception toward them. According to the Reputation Institute’s study, Apple’s reputation ranking on the 1Q17 Global RepTrak 100 list fell to 20th place from tenth place in 1Q16.

Dole Food IPO: Adds More Underwriters and Maybe More Funding - 24/7 Wall St.
June 29, 2017 - Dole Food Company has registered an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). No pricing details were mentioned in the filing, but the offering is valued up to $100 million, although this number is usually just a placeholder. The company has yet to decide on what exchange to list its shares or under what symbol.

Canada back on top of world’s most reputable countries list - Global News
June 29, 2017 - Canada’s is known for being a safe space as well as an ethical country with an effective government and that has given us the best reputation in the world.

Report: Canada regains title as most reputable country in the world - Daily HIve
June 29, 2017 - Just ahead of Canada’s 150th birthday, the nation has regained its top spot as the most reputable country in the world.

Canada Named ‘Most Reputable Country’ In Time For 150th Birthday - Huffington Post
June 29, 2017 - Happy 150th birthday, Canada — you're the world's most reputable country. The Reputation Institute's latest survey of most reputable countries has given Canada a first-place finish, up from second place last year. Canada bumped last year's winner, Sweden, to third place, behind Switzerland.

Wave the Maple Leaf on Canada's 150th - Simcoe Editorial
June 29, 2017 - What makes Canada one of the best places in the world to live? Ask 10 people, you might get 10 different responses. The international community certainly has some thoughts on the question.

Synovus Ranked Most Reputable Bank in the U.S. in American Banker’s Survey of Bank Reputations - Financial Buzz
June 28, 2017 - The annual Survey of Bank Reputations, which began in 2010, provides a detailed analysis of the components that together formulate corporate reputations, and how different banks rate on those measures. Synovus’ overall score of 80.7 was the highest overall score in survey history and nearly 10 points above the 2017 industry average of 70.8.

How Costa, Starbucks and Caffè Nero should tackle reputational damage - Real Business
June 28, 2017 - Recent news around Costa, Starbucks and Caffè Nero has made people think twice about ordering a frappuccino – and we can't help but wonder how the chains will tackle the resulting reputational damage.

Synovus Ranked Most Reputable Bank in the U.S. in American Banker’s Survey of Bank Reputations - Synovus News
June 28, 2017 - Synovus has been named “Most Reputable Bank” in the U.S. in the annual Survey of Bank Reputations conducted by Reputation Institute and published by American Banker. Of 42 banks included in the survey, Synovus ranked first overall, first among non-customers and in the top ten among customers. Synovus ranked second overall in 2016.

USAA Ranked Most Reputable Bank Among Customers, According to 2017 Annual Bank Reputation Survey - USAA News Center
June 27, 2017 - The results are in for the 2017 Annual Bank Reputation Survey, and USAA ranked as the "Most Reputable Bank" among customers.

BOK Financial among the most respected banks in country, survey says - Tulsa World
June 27, 2017 - Move over, QuikTrip. There’s another well-regarded Tulsa-based brand in town: BOK Financial.

BOK Financial's talent refinery - American Banker
June 27, 2017 - Steven Bradshaw had some fresh ideas about how to maintain BOK Financial's momentum when he replaced Stanley Lybarger as chief executive in early 2014.

2017 reputation survey: Banks avoid the Wells Fargo drag - American Banker
June 27, 2017 - Banks are still working to rebuild their reputations following the financial crisis and, luckily for them, the phony-accounts scandal that erupted at one of the nation's most prominent retail banks did not drag down the broader industry.

FNB Holds ‘Strongest Reputation’ In Banking Sector 2017 RepTrak® Pulse Survey - FNB Blog
June 27, 2017 - For a second year in a row, First National Bank (FNB) leads with the strongest reputation within the South African financial banking industry. This was according to the 2017 RepTrak Pulse Survey™ released earlier this week. FNB ranked well in the dimension drivers of Products/Services, Innovation, Workplace, Leadership and Performance.

AbbVie, Novo Nordisk and Takeda: profiling the most reputable pharmaceutical companies - Healthcare Global
June 24, 2017 - A recent survey from research firm Reputation Institute revealed the pharmaceutical companies with the best reputation among consumers. The study threw up some surprises, with big names such as Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline not making the top ten.

These are the most trusted companies in South Africa - Business Tech Online
June 23, 2017 - Reputation House and the Reputation Institute in South Africa, has released its annual corporate reputation study, listing and ranking South Africa’s most reputable companies.

The most trusted companies in South Africa - Supermarket & Retailer
June 23, 2017 - Reputation House and the Reputation Institute in South Africa, has released its annual corporate reputation study, listing and ranking South Africa’s most reputable companies.

REVEALED: SA companies with the best reputations - Fin24
June 22, 2017 - Dairy group Clover has the best reputation among the South African public, according to a reputation study.

Pick 'n Pay Stores : BUILDING A GOOD NAME - 4 Traders
June 22, 2017 - Advertising can help to build reputations, but to be effective, the advertising message must be consistently and honestly carried through in the company’s interaction with the public

What You Can Do About Click-less Social Media Posts - Drum Up Blog
June 20, 2017 - There is no silver bullet for attracting clicks and engagement on your social media pages. There are, however, a number of approaches that can help you appeal to your audience’s sensibilities, and persuade action from their side.

Top 10 Rated Pharmaceutical Companies of 2017 - Specialty Pharma Times
June 19, 2017 - On May 31, 2017, research and advisory firm Reputation Institute presented the results of their 2017 Global Pharmaceutical RepTrak Study.

AbbVie and Principia ally on development of immunology therapies - Zenopa
June 19, 2017 - AbbVie has announced a new collaboration with Principia Biopharma that aims to create new oral immunoproteasome inhibitor therapies.

Reputation Institute Rapidly Growing with Deep Research Investments in Benelux Countries Winning Key Clients - PR Web
June 17, 2017 - The Global Leader in the Science of Reputation Appoints Gerard de Velde as Managing Director and Jeremy Cohen as Vice President and Consulting Director of Benelux.

The top five tweets: From Brexit to pharma reputations — what has engaged EPM readers this week? - European Pharma Magazine
June 16, 2017 - Here we count down the top five tweets from @EPM_magazine that have gained the most impressions this week, taken from Twitter analytics.


Stake pharma’s reputation on it! Study finds pharma companies are reputable but competition is tight - EPM Magazine
June 15, 2017 - A study from the Reputation Institute has shown that the reputation of the pharmaceutical industry is strong, with public perceptions improving across eight key markets, but competition within the industry is tight.

Unipol Gruppo Finanziario : Corporate › Financial Unipol Group presents the first Integrated Report - 4 Traders
June 15, 2017 - The document, based on the International Integrated Reporting Framework model, combines the information of traditional financial statements with the Group's significant non-financial performance.

DAILY BRIEFING: Wealth manager Charles Stanley is back in the black - This Is Money
June 14, 2017 - The standing of big pharmaceutical companies is improving, says the Reputation Institute, which found 44 per cent of people thought the industry had an ‘excellent’ reputation and 27 per cent thought it was weak or poor.

Risk managing transparency - Strategic Risk
June 14. 2017 - Today, all sorts of stakeholders, clients, employees, NGOs, public bodies and business partners want to know more about the way companies operate.

Ronald McDonald House Charities and WestJet surprise a Coach Dad for Father's Day - Yahoo! Finance
June 14, 2017- Together with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Canada , one of eight WestJet Cares for Kids partners, WestJet today released a new video to celebrate Coach Dads and to highlight how Ronald McDonald Houses help keep families of sick children close.

The 30 companies with the best reputations [ SLIDESHOW ] - MSN News
June 14, 2017 - The Reputation Institute has revealed the results of its 2017 Global RepTrak® 100 survey, which ranks the world's 100 most renowned firms.

Bass Pro Shops named to list of America’s most reputable companies - Springfield News Leader
June 13, 2017 - Bass Pro Shops, a leading national retailer of outdoor gear and apparel, has been named one of “America’s Most Reputable Companies” by Forbes magazine in recognition of the public’s trust in the organization.

TAP Portugal Celebrates Portugal Day with New Nonstop Service to Lisbon from Toronto - Globe Newswire
June 9, 2017 - Portuguese people the world over celebrate Portugal Day on Saturday, June 10, commemorating the death of the national literary icon Luis do Camoes in 1580. Portugal’s national airline is celebrating Portugal Day with new nonstop service between Toronto and Lisbon.

Creating a model for reputation risk - Strategic Risk
June 6, 2017 - Although reputation risk consistently tops major companies’ business agendas, well-documented crises continue to illustrate how poorly equipped even the most sophisticated corporations can be when handling widespread and highly damaging events.

The World's Most Reputable Pharmaceutical Companies In 2017 - Forbes
June 6, 2017 - From time to time we report on the findings of The Reputation Institute—a consulting firm based in Boston whose bread and butter is gauging the reputations of companies, countries and schools. One area the company focuses on each year is the pharmaceutical industry, using a vast survey to rate the perceptions of big pharma firms.

RANKED: These are the most and least reputable drug companies in the world - Business Insider
June 6, 2017 - Glancing at the headlines, it might seem like drug companies have a hard time avoiding anger over the prices of medications.

Innovation in metrics - Communication Director
June 6, 2017 - We live in a new economic era, one in which organisations no longer compete solely on financial variables, but strive to win the respect, trust and support of their main stakeholders – employees, clients, potential clients and society in general – as it is they who guarantee their long-term survival.

Sweden is the best in the world at pretty much everything - Business Insider
June 5, 2017 - Yesterday Sweden celebrated its national holidays. So what better occasion to summarize the areas where the Nordics' most populous country excels in global rankings, from gender equality and tech startups to pension systems and music exports.

Congrats Sweden No. 1 and Canada No. 2 in World's Country Reputation Rankings 2016. 2017 rankings coming soon. - Canadian World Tourism
June 5, 2017 - The 2017 Country Reputation Rankings from the Reputation Institute will be revealed at the end of June. Which country will take the top spot? Sweden, Canada, Switzerland? Currently Sweden holds the top spot by a few decimal points. Canada is in second place with Switzerland in 3d.

The 12 UK banks with the best public reputation - Business Insider
June 4, 2017 - Financial institutions in the UK have taken a reputational beating in the years since the financial crisis, with trust in bankers and their employers hitting rock bottom among the general public after billions of pounds of bailouts and accusations of widespread misconduct in the pre-crisis years.

Millennials Are Ditching Politics in Favor of Community Action - News Dog
June 3, 2017 - Millennials today would rather focus on community involvement than politics, according to a study performed in 2013 and repeated in 2016.

Pharma’s Reputation Nightmare Gets Marginally Better - Pharma Exec
June 2, 2017 - A new report shows that while the pharmaceutical industry’s reputation in the public is improving, there is still a long way to go.

These 10 pharmaceuticals have the best reputations — Who is #1? - Becker's ASC Review
June 1, 2017 - Reputation Institute released its list of the top 10 most reputable pharmaceutical companies for 2017. Reputation Institute collected more than 16,500 reputation rankings from January and February 2017 across the general public in eight countries. In general, Reputation Institute said the public views the pharmaceutical industry strongly. The industry as a whole has a reputation score of 71.8 which is up from 68.2 in 2016.

Banks 'rebuilding reputation' after crash - BBC
June 1, 2017 - UK banks are starting to rebuild their reputation following the financial crisis with a marked improvement in the last two years, a survey suggests. The sector has been rated as "average", according to an online survey of 35,000 people by the Reputation Institute.

Retail Banks See Significant Reputation Improvement - Global Banking & Finance Review
June 1, 2017 - Nationwide, Virgin Money and Halifax top the UK RepTrak® ranking of the most reputable retail banks among the UK general public, Reputation Institute announced today, based on more than 35,000 ratings collected in the first quarter of 2017 from members of the UK general public (full ranking below).

After financial crisis hit, retail banks are building up their reputations (to "average"): These are the UK's most and least trusted lenders - City A.M.
May 31, 2017 - The reputation of UK retail banks is growing, with Nationwide, Virgin Money and Halifax leading the way. But Royal Bank of Scotland, TSB and HSBC are trailing others in the latest UK RepTrak ranking, compiled by the Reputation Institute.

UK retail banks’ reputation improves but RBS, TSB and HSBC still lag, survey shows - Independent
May 31, 2017 - Retail banks in the UK are slowly bolstering their reputation, but many still have to fight hard to win consumers’ trust, especially Royal Bank of Scotland, TSB and HSBC.

Improvement in banks' reputations in eyes of public, research finds - Belfast Telegraph
May 31, 2017 - Banks' reputations in the eyes of the public are improving - although the industry is still considered "average" - research has found.

AbbVie, Novo Nordisk and Takeda Have the Best Reputations Among Pharma Companies According to Reputation Institute Global Pharma Reptrak Study - Pharmacy Choice
May 31, 2017 - Reputation Institute named AbbVie the most reputable pharmaceutical company in today's release of its annual Global Pharma RepTrak®. The study is based on over 16,500 reputation ratings collected during January and February 2017 among the general public in 8 key markets: Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, UK and US.

A modest contraction for Baselworld 2017 - Jeweller Magazine
May 30, 2017 - It’s no secret that the Swiss watch industry has been enduring problems, problems that have continued into 2017 and which follow the same pattern of the previous couple of years.

How Volunteering Builds Quality Employees and Company Morale - CEO World
May 30, 2017 - With growing concerns over lack of corporate trust, climate change, and social impact, consumers, and employees alike, are looking to do business with socially responsible companies.

27 beaches, eight marinas receive eco-certification - The Observer Canada
May 26, 2017 - A record number of Canadian beaches and marinas are flying the prestigious Blue Flag this year. In fact, 27 beaches and eight marinas across the country have received the international eco-certification.

Revealed: The UK's best banks - London Loves Business
May 23, 2017 - Nationwide, Virgin Money and Halifax top the UK’s ranking of the most reputable retail banks among the UK general public, Reputation Institute announced today, based on more than 35,000 ratings collected in the first quarter of 2017 from members of the UK general public.

Disney Among LinkedIn’s Top Companies for 2017 - DisKingdom
May 19, 2017 - Walt Disney said, “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” At The Walt Disney Company, 195,000 employees operate in 45 countries to honor a legacy of storytelling that began with Walt himself, while continuing to deliver next-generation experiences across multiple lines of business—from innovative theme parks and state-of-the-art motion pictures, to broadcast entertainment and digital media offerings that engage fans on a variety of platforms, wherever they may be.

Reputation Is More Than Your Products and Services - Square Up Blog
May 16, 2017 - To swim in today’s competitive environment, your products and services obviously have to be good. But research suggests that especially now, it’s more than just products and services that decide a company’s long-term success — it’s reputation.

Laura Sutherland: The ongoing work of maintaining corporate reputation - Scottish Business News Network
May 15, 2017 - Businesses and organisations are acutely aware more than ever of the importance of protecting their corporate reputation. Some have learned the hard way when crisis situations have hit and they haven’t been prepared or have handled it badly.

[Radio Broadcast ] What are Canada's most reputable brands? - Business in Vancouver
May 11, 2017 - On the latest show, tech experts discuss the latest industry news, and later in the show, the Reputation Institute’s Daniel Tisch examines which companies have the best reputations among Canadian consumers, according to his organization’s annual report.

Home-grown names top rankings of 2017's 'most trusted' firms - Irish Independent
May 6, 2017 - An Post, Kerry Group and Bord Bia topped the Ireland RepTrak 2017 study of the most highly regarded organisations in Ireland. Aldi, Lidl, Google, Boots, Tourism Ireland, Aer Lingus, and SuperValu made up the remaining top 10 positions.

Courageous times for national carrier, says Air NZ boss - Hawke's Bay Today
May 5, 2017 - There was "a real challenge making our regional services work" four years ago, when new Air New Zealand chief executive Christopher Luxon visited Hawke's Bay. Hawke's Bay mayors were "very straight" about what was wrong, but after a $600 million investment the region had better aircraft, better airfares and a more sustainable service, he said.

Despite wrestling branch closures, An Post is Ireland's most 'likeable' company - Fora
May 5, 2017 - AN POST HAS come out on top as Irish consumers’ favourite company, according to a new survey from the Reputations Agency. The survey, which is conducted as part of the annual Ireland RepTrak 2017 study, scored 50 Irish companies out of 100 based on the sentiments of 4,500 Irish consumers.

Food And Beverage Leads The Way As 'Most Highly Regarded' Sector - Checkout Ireland
May 5, 2017 - When looking at industry reputations, the Food & Beverage sector leads the way as the 'most highly regarded' in Ireland, according to a RepTrak study published today (5 May). Out of the nine sectors that were studied Retail Food took the second spot, the research which was conducted by the Reputations Agency showed.

An Post has highest reputation among Irish companies - The Irish Times
May 5, 2017 - An Post has overtaken Bord Bia to top the RepTrak study which ranks 50 of Ireland’s largest and most familiar companies and organisations in terms of reputation.

Canada's Most And Least Reputable Industries - Huffington Post
May 4, 2017 - Energy, raw materials and telecom may be signature industries in Canada, but they also carry the worst reputations, according to a new survey. The Reputation Institute’s RepTrak survey for 2017 found the hospitality and technology industries came out on top, while telecommunications had the worst reputation among industries in Canada. Raw materials and energy were not far behind.

Mazda, Toyota and Hyundai in Australia’s top 15 most reputable companies - Which Car
May 4, 2017 - 2017 AMR corporate reputation survey puts Mazda top of the car makers and second place in overall top-60 company standing A trio of Australia’s favourite carmakers are keeping company among the top 15 most reputable businesses on red dirt, as identified by the annual AMR Corporate Reputation Index.

IAG Ranked Among Companies with Best Reputation - Insurance and Risk
May 3, 2017 - Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has climbed 14 places to rank 13 overall on the Australian Corporate Reputation Index (ACRI). Apart from IAG all the major insurers have tumbled in their rankings with QBE falling nine places to rank 38 and Allianz falling to 46 from last year’s 37.

Are we experiencing a Groundhog Day of ESG information? - GreenBiz
May 3, 2017 - In the film "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray's character relives the same day until he has learned enough of life’s lessons to move on. Today’s chief sustainability officers are living a similar cycle with the annual sustainability ratings and rankings field.

MEC tops ‘most reputable’ brand ranking - Strategy Online
May 2, 2017 - Corporate social responsibility is playing an increasingly important role in the Reputation Institute’s (RI) annual global study of the most reputable brands in the world, and it’s brought a few significant shifts to its ranking of Canadian firms.

Mountain Equipment Co-op, Shoppers Drug Mart emerge as top Canadian companies in annual reputation survey - Canadian Newswire
May 2, 2017 - While multinational brands lead the pack in winning the hearts and minds of Canadians, two homegrown companies – Mountain Equipment Co-op and Shoppers Drug Mart – are among the leaders in the Canadian edition of the world's largest and longest-running annual study on corporate reputation.

Mountain Equipment Co-op, Shoppers Drug Mart emerge as top Canadian companies in annual reputation survey - Canadian Insider
May 2, 2017 - While multinational brands lead the pack in winning the hearts and minds of Canadians, two homegrown companies – Mountain Equipment Co-op and Shoppers Drug Mart – are among the leaders in the Canadian edition of the world's largest and longest-running annual study on corporate reputation.

Philanthropy: Beyond the Numbers - PharmaVOICE
May 1, 2017 - Pharmaceutical companies — and the industry as a whole — are at the top of many lists in terms of charitable giving, philanthropy, and corporate responsibility. Over the years, pharma has repeatedly been named as a top industry corporate donor, rivaled only by the finance industry.

Twitter Sees Decline in Corporate Reputation - Communicate Magazine
April 27, 2017 - Just ten years ago, a company’s digital presence was usually limited to a website. Social media as we know today was in its infancy and used primarily for non-work purposes. As reliance on digital increases, however, it is considered unusual for a brand not to use social platforms to connect and engage with their customers.

The most reputable company in Australia is from New Zealand - Marketing Magazine
April 26, 2017 - New Zealand’s national airline is viewed as the most reputable company in Australia, according to the annual survey that produces the Australian Corporate Reputation Index. This year Air New Zealand jumped ahead of other established brands to gain the confidence of the people of Australia.

JB Hi-Fi concedes most reputable company title - CRN Australia
April 26, 2017 - JB Hi-Fi has lost the top spot in the Australian Corporate Reputation Index of 2017, dropping to third, while Air New Zealand claimed number one after climbing five spots.

The Rolex Daytona watch: why the long waiting list? - The Jewellery Editor
April 26, 2017 - Rebecca Doulton investigates what is it about the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona that has collectors chomping at the bit to get their hands on one.

Pharma Execs Can Do More to Address Industry's Reputation - Medical Marketing & Media
April 26, 2017 - By definition, ethical pharmaceuticals are medications that require a prescription, and corporate reputation is measure of a company's ability to meet expectations. However, the terms “ethical” and “reputation” in the pharmaceutical industry appear to be at odds these days if you listen to either side of the political debates on healthcare taking place in Washington.

Air New Zealand takes top spot on Australian corporate reputation index - Financial Review
April 26, 2017 - Rugby's Bledisloe Cup. Cricket's Chappell-Hadlee Trophy. Now New Zealand has taken the title of Australia's most reputable company. Air New Zealand has grabbed number one spot on annual Reputation Index produced by research group AMR and the Reputation Institute.

Coop Norway Has 'Outstanding Reputation', According To RepTrak Survey - European Supermarket Magazine
April 25, 2017 - The latest Norway RepTrak survey, conducted by communications agency Apeland in conjunction with the Reputations Institute, has recognised Coop Norway as having the best reputation in the grocery industry in the country.

Dole Food Gears Up for IPO - 24/7 Wall St.
April 25, 2017 - Dole Food Company has registered an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). No pricing details were mentioned in the filing but the offering is valued up to $100 million. The company has yet to decide on what exchange to list its shares or under what symbol.

10 Most Loved Companies in America - Insider Monkey
April 24, 2017 - The 10 most loved companies in America enjoy being positive perceived by the public, regardless of the stature of the customers or the location or nationality of them.

San Benedetto Leads Non-Alcoholic Beverages Reputation Ranking - European Supermarket Magazine
April 24, 2017 - Acqua Minerale San Benedetto has the highest corporate reputation in the Italian non-alcoholic beverages industry, according to the Reputation Institute's RepTrak study for Italy.

Hurtigruten Scores Highest on Reputation Survey Among Norwegians - Cruise Industry News
April 21, 2017 - Norwegians rated Hurtigruten highest among travel companies operating in their country, according to an annual survey by the Apeland and Reputation Institute of Norway.

We know this sounds crazy, but GE could help fix our unfair tax code - Boston Globe
April 20, 2017 - Bernie Sanders and others have scolded the company for (legally) paying no taxes. Here’s how the Boston newcomer could emerge a hero.

The Best Countries Are The Safest And Most Beautiful - Money International
April 20, 2017 - Money is no longer a good reason to like a country – happiness, safety and beautiful surroundings count for a lot more. A new survey has dismissed the myth that size and the economy are good ways to measure a country’s reputation.

Would you like a credit card with that flight? - Canada Insider
April 18, 2017 - WestJet today announced the introduction of an exclusive WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard application offer on the payment page of the mobile version of westjet.com. The application makes it easy for WestJet guests to apply, get approved and immediately use the card to pay for their flight booking.

Cabela's Enters into Revised Transaction Agreements in Connection with Bass Pro Shops Merger - CNBC
April 17, 2017 - Cabela’s also announced that it has amended the terms of the definitive merger agreement signed on October 3, 2016, under which Bass Pro Shops will acquire Cabela’s (the “Amended Merger Agreement”). Under the Amended Merger Agreement, Bass Pro Shops will acquire Cabela’s for $61.50 per share in cash, representing an aggregate transaction value of approximately $5.0 billion.

How United Airlines can change its culture and save its brand - My Customer
April 12, 2017 - Images of a passenger being forcefully ejected from one of its overbooked planes have been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people, and an unrepentant response from chief executive Oscar Munoz has only served to add fuel to the fire.

What are the top 100 brands in US? - Clarion-Ledger
April 7, 2017 - Quickly, before you think about it: What is the first name that comes to mind when you think of quality watches? What about e-commerce companies? Candy? Underwear?

Staff surveillance poses risks - Retail Risk
April 6, 2017 - The company hailed last year as the UK high street’s most reputable fashion retailer has tumbled in public perceptions while still posting strong sales growth. ASOS’s announcement this week of a 34% jump in sales in the six months to February has prompted the Reputation Institute (RI) to rain on the fashion retailer’s parade.

The 30 companies with the best reputations [ In Photos ] - MSN Money
April 5, 2017 - The Reputation Institute has revealed the results of its 2017 Global RepTrak® 100 survey, which ranks the world's 100 most renowned firms.

Bacardi Named One of World's Most Reputable Companies for Fifth Year in a Row - PR Newswire
April 5, 2017 - Bacardi Limited, the world's largest privately held spirits company, has once again been named among the most reputable companies in the world, per the annual Global RepTrak® 100 list compiled by the Reputation Institute (RI) and published in Forbes.

Industry Reputation – Benefit Or Burden? - Public Now
April 4, 2017 - Ask any organization in the energy or financial sectors and they'll tell you: the reputation of the industry you're in can heavily influence your organization's reputation. But this can also be a positive as well, as is the case for brewers in Belgium.

LS&Co. Ranks Among ‘America’s Most Reputable Companies’ - Levi Strauss & Co. Unzipped Blog
March 29, 2017 - Let’s face it, when it comes to driving business, reputation matters. A person’s perception of a company is likely to factor into their decision to shop or recommend that product to others. That’s why we have spent the better part of the last 160-plus years building upon our great reputation with customers, employees and the communities in which we live and work.

Consumers Gravitate Toward 'Classic' Brands - Media Post
March 29, 2017 - “Classic American brands stand out at the top of this year's US RepTrak 100 rankings, with 7 of the 10 companies U.S. based, and most of these representing what we'd consider ‘nostalgic brands’ like Lego, Hallmark and Fruit of the Loom," says Allen Bonde, RI chief marketing officer.

America's Most Reputable Companies In 2017: Amazon Knocked Out Of The Top Spot - Forbes
March 28, 2017 - In an annual study of the companies people in the U.S. perceive as the most reputable, online retailer Amazon.com has held the number one position for the past three years. That run came to an end with the announcement of 2017’s results.

Keurig Green Mountain Named One of America’s Most Reputable Companies - Business Wire
March 28, 2017 - Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) has been named among the 100 most reputable companies in the U.S., according to the Reputation Institute’s 2017 US RepTrak® 100 ranking. The annual survey measures public perceptions of corporate reputations based on seven dimensions: innovation, leadership, governance, citizenship, workplace, performance, and products and services.

Why Caterpillar still ranks high among nation's most reputable companies - Chicago Business Journal
March 28, 2017 - Despite having made headlines in recent weeks for alleged tax and accounting fraud, heavy equipment behemoth Caterpillar was the highest-ranked company in Illinois on the Reputation Institute's 2017 list of the 100 most reputable companies in the nation.

The world's top 10 companies, ranked by reputation - Business Insider
March 28, 2017 - The luxury watch brand Rolex is the most reputable company in the world, according to the Reputation Institute's annual rankings.

Corporate reputation relies on good governance more than ever before - Communicate Magazine
March 27, 2017 - James Dyson is a well-respected designer and innovative thinker. However, his business is succeeding not only because of its world-class design focus, but because of Dyson’s own approach to governance and his ability to lead in an authentic and transparent manner.

Canon launches upward in reputation index - Print 21
March 22, 2017 - Canon has been named as the world’s fourth most reputable company in the 2017 Global RepTrak 100 index. The imaging company placed behind Rolex, Lego and Disney in the annual study published by the Reputation Institute, leapfrogging four places from its ranking of eighth in 2016.

The 10 Companies With the Best Reputations Worldwide - Marketing Profs
March 22, 2017 - Rolex is the company with the best reputation among consumers worldwide, according to recent research from the Reputation Institute. The report was based on data from more than 170,000 ratings of companies in 1Q17 by consumers from around the world.

What CSR Pros Need to Know About Integrated External Engagement - Triple Pundit
March 21, 2017 - For corporate social responsibility (CSR) to be successful, companies need to incorporate interaction with every stakeholder into decision-making, no matter the level of the organization. Traditional corporate philanthropy efforts are not delivering what companies — and society — need.

Top 10 most reputable brands in the UK, show Brexit effect - Electronics Weekly
March 21, 2017 - Tech firm Dyson is seen by the general public as the UK’s most reputable company, according to a “corporate reputation” survey by the Reputation Institute.

Corporate governance increasingly vital to reputation - Research Live
March 21, 2017 - Dyson, Aston Martin and Lego have been ranked the most reputable companies in the UK, according to the UK RepTrak ranking from the Reputation Institute.

Companies' reputations hinge on corporate governance, now more than ever, according to a new poll - City A.M.
March 21, 2017 - Corporate governance, which often makes headlines for the wrong reasons, is having a bigger impact on company reputation than ever before according to new research published today by consultancy the Reputation Institute.

Customers Care About Products & Value, Not Employees [ PODCAST ] - C3 Centricity Blog
March 21, 2017 - I’ve been a customer champion for most of my career. But with the likes of Richard Branson saying it’s employees first, customers second, my confidence was beginning to slide a little.

10 Reasons Johnson & Johnson Could Be the World's Most Perfect Stock - NASDAQ
March 17, 2017 - When it comes to healthcare, it simply doesn't get any bigger than Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) . With a market cap of $343 billion, J&J towers more than $140 billion in market value over the second-largest publicly traded healthcare company, Pfizer.

4 Reasons Why Monitoring Conflict Minerals is Good Business - EMS Now
March 15, 2017 - Recently, the European Union (EU) passed a similar conflict minerals regulation, with the goal of ensuring “sustainable sourcing for more than 95 percent of all EU imports of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold” by January 1, 2021. Other countries like China, Brazil and Canada are in the process of developing or implementing conflict minerals laws, as well.

The Most Important Drivers of Corporate Reputation, Ranked - Marketing Charts
March 13, 2017 - The difference between a good and bad reputation can have a huge impact on consumers’ purchase and recommendation likelihood, according to the latest annual Global RepTrak® 100 report [download page] from the Reputation Institute. So what does it take to create and sustain an excellent reputation?

How Savvy Brands Manage Online Reputation - Business 2 Community
March 8, 2017 - If your company has customers, then it has a reputation. Maybe it’s known for its dedication to quality, innovation, or customer experience. Or, unbeknownst to you, it could be the exact opposite. Maybe it’s taken a turn for the worse, and that negative reputation is impacting business.

The most reputable companies in the world for 2017 (16 Photos) - The Chive
March 8, 2017 - The Reputation Institute is a reputation management consulting firm based in Boston that has tried to gauge the reputation various companies have with consumers. They have a proprietary RepTrak Pulse measurement system that aims to do that by collecting feedback from 170,000 respondents.

Aspiring to Be A Mensch: Big Budget TV Spots Lead with Social Impact Messages - JustMeans
March 7, 2017 - Being a mensch seems to connect with consumers. Two big-budget national TV ad campaigns – one from pharma giant Pfizer and the other from the wealth management firm Ameriprise Financial – are trying to drive sales through storylines involving the kind of social impact work usually reserved for nonprofits and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs.

The World’s Most Reputable Companies Ranked: Rolex, Lego and Disney Top Reputation Institute's List - Bulldog Reporter
March 7, 2017 - The digital/social age has created an environment in which a company’s actions speak louder than its words (and its prices and discount rates)—an environment where reputation is the most regarded and sought-after metric, both in Corporate America, and among brands and businesses worldwide.

Here are the most popular countries in the world - MSN News
March 6, 2017 - The subreddit /r/Earthporn is where people go to appreciate the world in which they live. Expect satellite views of the planet as well as nature's finest. But which countries are the most popular for submissions?

18 CSR Europe member companies in the top 100 most reputable companies - CSR Europe
March 6, 2017 - 18 CSR Europe member companies have been ranked in the top 100 most reputable companies by the Reputation Institute.

adidas and Nike Chart in ‘Forbes’ List of Reputable Companies - True Viral News
March 6, 2017 - American business magazine and lover of all things concerned with money, Forbes, has unveiled its annual list of the world’s most reputable companies, and it offers up one or two surprises.

BMW Tops Automakers on Forbes 'Most Reputable Companies 2017' List - The Drive
March 5, 2017 - rman automaker BMW has topped rivals Daimler, Volkswagen, and General Motors on Forbes magazine's World's Most Reputable Companies 2017 list.

Rolex Leaps To The Top Of The Reputation Rankings - The Holmes Report
March 5, 2017 - Rolex has the world’s best reputation—and the first “excellent” reputation in the history of the Reputation Institute’s annual Global RepTrak 100 rankings.

Apple’s Next iPhone Slowly Came Into Focus This Week - Fortune
March 4, 2017 - Apple hasn't even confirmed it's planning a new iPhone, but that hasn't stopped the rumor mill from churning out an endless stream of reports on what the company's next big handset might offer.

Reputation Institute Names 100 World’s Most Reputable Companies, Apple & Samsung miss out in the Top 10 - PC Tech Mag
March 3, 2017 - Some of the world’s tech companies we know of such as; Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics, Huawei Technologies, Microsoft Corp., Amazon Inc., Nokia Corp., CICSO systems, and so forth were no where to be seen among the top ten (10) most reputable companies in the world, according to a recent market research study that was done by Reputation Institute’s Global RepTrak 100; the world’s leading research and advisory firm for reputation.

Ferrero - The 1st Food Company in the World for Reputation in the Ranking of the 100 Best Companies - Yahoo! Finance
March 1, 2017 - Reputation Institute's Global RepTrak® 100 has uncovered the world's most reputable companies confirming Ferrero as the top Italian company in terms of reputation in its listings for 2017.

Apple Ranked Behind Google on This Corporate Reputation Study - Fortune
March 1, 2017 - In the first quarter of 2017, Apple (AAPL, -0.62%) landed in 20th place in the Reputation Institute's Global RepTrak 100, a ranking that measures public perception towards major companies around the world.

LEGO Group Ranked As The 2nd Most Highly Regarded Company In The World - LEGO Website
February 28, 2017 - For the seventh year in a row, the LEGO Group is ranked in the Top 10 of the Reputation Institute annual RepTrak® 100 survey - this year climbing the list to a rank as number 2.

Apple and Samsung take hits to their reputations - CNet
February 28, 2017 - The Galaxy Note 7 debacle appears to have whacked Samsung's reputation, according to a new study. Apple's slippage has been more subtle.

Disney Ranks High on List of “The World’s Most Reputable Companies” - The Walt Disney Company Site
February 28, 2017 - The Walt Disney Company tops the list of “The World’s Most Reputable Companies” for 2017. Disney ranked No. 3 on the annual survey, assembled by Reputation Institute (RI)—a leading research and advisory firm for reputation—and published in Forbes magazine.

Major U.S. firms' reputations rank high, but... - USA Today
February 28, 2017 - U.S.-based global companies continue to rank among the most admired in the world, but some slipped in a new ranking of corporate reputations.

Rolex, Lego, and Disney Top Reputation Institute’s 2017 Global Reptrak® 100 - Just Means
February 28, 2017 - Reputation Institute (RI) has announced the company’s annual Global RepTrak® 100 rankings. Based on over 170,000 ratings collected in the first quarter of 2017, the survey by the provider of stakeholder measurement, membership and management services is the largest corporate reputation study of its kind.

The World's Most Reputable Companies In 2017 - Forbes
February 28, 2017 - For the second year in a row, Rolex has topped the list of the most reputable companies on the planet. The Swiss watchmaker’s retention of the top position comes on the back of strong scores in various categories but most remarkably in the perception of its performance, and products and services.

Rolex, Lego, and Disney Top Reputation Institute's 2017 Global RepTrak® 100 - The World's Largest Corporate Reputation Study - PR Web
February 28, 2017 - Reputation Institute (RI), the world’s leading provider of stakeholder measurement, membership and management services, today announced the company’s annual Global RepTrak® 100 rankings.

Oscars flub engulfs PricewaterhouseCoopers in controversy - USA Today
February 27, 2017 - The now-infamous Oscars flub engulfed PricewaterhouseCoopers in crisis Monday, threatening to undermine the auditing giant's reputation as the Academy Awards awards ceremony monitor amid jokes and ridicule by social media users and others.

The New Employer Brand Advantage - Talent Economy
February 23, 2017 - Employer branding has come a long way from its early days as a marketing offshoot. Here’s how two companies are employing sophisticated tactics to ensure their brand is front and center amid the war for talent.

For Roger Federer and his devoted superfans, love is everywhere - ESPN
February 23, 2017 - It took three days of hanging around, of waiting vainly at practice courts and risking sunburn, hoping that he might show up, but when they finally got their man, goodness, was it worth it.

Brits unable to correctly identify British brands - BizReporter
February 22, 2017 - Many consumers in the UK are unable to distinguish British brands from those owned by overseas companies, according to new research.

Samsung and Rolls-Royce: A Tale of Two Crises - Influence
February 21, 2017 - Chris Tucker who leads our CIPR Crisis Communication Diploma is speaking on reputation and crisis at a conference next week. Her research got her thinking about how much harm can potentially be done to a brand in a year.

Inside Aflac's #Duckprints pediatric cancer campaign - PR Week
February 21, 2017 - The insurance company gave $2 to the Aflac Cancer Center for every tweet, post, share, and comment on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube that used the hashtag #Duckprints.

Getting Better at Doing Good: How Aflac Transformed Its CSR Program - PR News
February 20, 2017 - As someone old enough to remember the 1980s, I pondered a question while organizing my thoughts before putting figurative pen to paper to write this article: In our age of social media, would today’s youth be able to comprehend J.R. Ewing of the old Dallas series? (Hint: Think Billy the Kid in a board room, only less ethical.) 

The 4 C’s of organisational success - IT Pro Portal
February 17, 2017 - Earlier this year Google’s parent company Alphabet surpassed Apple Inc. to become the world’s most valuable company by market capitalisation. What started as a research project two decades ago is currently the largest and most successful company in the globe?

Synovus Wins 28 Greenwich Excellence Awards - Financial Buzz
February 16, 2017 - Synovus (NYSE: SNV) has won 28 awards in the 2016 Greenwich Excellence Awards for Small Business Banking and Middle Market Banking. Among more than 600 U.S. banks evaluated by Greenwich Associates, 30 received awards for small business banking and 37 for middle market banking. Only one bank won more awards than Synovus.

TAP Portugal Adds New Service to Abidjan on the Ivory Coast, its 15th African Destination - Globe Newswire
February 13, 2017 - TAP Portugal will commence five weekly flights to Abidjan, in Ivory Coast, starting July 17th this year. Abidjan is the seventh new destination to be added to TAP’s global network in 2017, including Toronto, Stuttgart, Gran Canaria, Alicante, Bucharest and Budapest.

WestJet shakes up Quebec market with new routes, increased capacity - Yahoo! Finance
February 13, 2017 - WestJet today announced a significant investment in Quebec's travel and tourism market with increased service and new routes to and from Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport as well as Quebec City's Jean Lesage International Airport.

KBC Group: Ireland new core market of KBC Group. KBC Bank Ireland : a Digital-First Customer Centric Bank. - Yahoo! Finance
February 9, 2017 - During its meeting yesterday, the Board of Directors of KBC Group decided on its strategy in relation to the Irish market.

Trump's Role As President May Be Boosting His Brand's Reputation - NPR
February 8, 2017 - President Trump's approval rating with voters may be the lowest on record for an incoming chief executive. But in one way at least, his popularity is improving a bit.

How Lego puts the blocks in place to build trust - Decision Marketing
February 3, 2017 - Trust. It arrives on foot and leaves on horseback. As 2017 begins, it looks as though there’s been a stampede.

Transcript of #CommsChat on measuring corporate reputation - CommsChat
January 31, 2017 - This week on #CommsChat, we looked at corporate reputation and if its future is likely to be compromised. We examined the need for authentic communications, the proliferation of digital platforms and the extent to which the corporate world is moving toward being governed by a reputation economy.

Bus Éireann excellence recognised - Irish Trucker Magazine
January 31, 2017 - At the Irish Logistics and Transport Awards, Bus Éireann were the winners of the prestigious Passenger Transport Company of the Year accolade.

Reputation Institute Grants Qatar Interior Ministry Certificate for Integrating Reputation Management Systems in its Operational Process - Yahoo! Finance
January 30, 2017 - US based Reputation Institute granted the Qatari Ministry of Interior completion a certificate as the first interior ministry in the world that integrates reputation management systems in its operations through a series of stage-wise specialized processes wherein the ministry identified its primary stakeholders accurately and analyzed the public trends and impressions about the services provided by the Ministry in the various areas internally and externally.

Why Sweden beats other countries at just about everything - World Economic Forum
January 30, 2017 - If you’re Swedish, you should be feeling pretty proud of yourself right now. Here's a few reasons why.

Authentic Messaging Key To Marketing For Chinese New Year - CMO
January 27, 2017 - In just a few days, Chinese New Year celebrations will kick off around the region. For marketers, what’s especially interesting is that nine of the top 10 brands in culturally rich China are internationally based, according to global research and advisory firm Reputation Institute.

MoI-Qatar is first ministry of interior to integrate reputation management systems in operations - Qatar Tribune
January 24, 2017 - THE US-based Reputation Institute has published on its website 'www.reputationinstitute.com' a report granting Qatar's Ministry of Interior (MoI) a certificate for integrating reputation management systems in its operations.

Political PR Pulse: Obama's Reputation Is Weak, Trump's Is Poor—and Both Parties Are Polarizing
Bulldog Reporter
January 23, 2017 - Building on its ongoing U.S. Presidential Election RepTrak study, Reputation Institute released its latest findings on the perception of the incoming and outgoing Presidents, as well as the two major political parties.

Power to the People? - Communicate Magazine
January 23, 2017 - On Friday 20 January, in a move previously unprecedented to even the most prolific pollsters, Donald Trump became the 45th president of the US. Inevitably, a plethora of press coverage ran before, during and after the event; commentary from all over the world abound.


Executive pay: why is it so high? - The Telegraph
January 17, 2017 - Companies that address accusations of corporate greed swiftly are the most likely to protect their reputations – and transparency is key.

Beans, boots, Trump, and tweets - Boston Globe
January 12, 2017 - t’s unlikely he was wearing the company’s iconic duck boots, but President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday waded into the controversy swamping L.L. Bean over a family heiress’s support for the Republican during the presidential campaign.

Why Americans Won't Buy Chinese Cars - Bloomberg
January 11, 2017 - What would it take to convince American drivers to buy a Chinese-branded car? China's automakers have tried and failed to answer that question for at least a decade.

Canada's three biggest cities among world's top 10 most reputable cities - Daily Hive
January 11, 2017 - All three of Canada’s largest urban centres made it to the top 10 ranking of the world’s most reputable cities in a recent survey by the Reputation Institute’s City RepTrak.

City Reputations – Vancouver #9 - Price Tags Perspectives from Vancouver
January 8, 2017 - The Reputation Institute gets a lot of attention when it publishes results like this, whether it’s companies, countries or as in this case — cities.

These are the world's 10 most admired cities 2016 – two Nordic capitals make the list again - Business Insider
January 5, 2017 - Canada's major cities are great places to live and visit, according to The Reputation Institute. It has once again ranked the world's 10 most reputable and admired cities in the world 2016.

Wishful Shahid Afridi pledges to make Pakistan world's greatest country - Z News
January 1, 2017 - Pakistan have not hosted any international cricket tournaments since the terror attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in 2009.

Stephen Hahn-Griffiths & Catherine Blades – Corporate Social Responsibility Study  [Video}
Live on Lakeside, NBC Network

December 28, 2016 - Having a good reputation is always important, especially within the workplace or for an entire company itself. A new study has been released that examines the importance of corporate social responsibility including reputation.

What a Reputation Really Means [Video] - San Diego Living, CW Network
December 28, 2016 - Did you know, one in 5 consumers are willing to pay more for a product if it comes from a socially responsible company. A new survey from Aflac answers the question, What is your reputation worth?

Reputation Worth  [ Video } - Good Day MarketPlace, Fox Network
December 28, 2016 - What is a person's reputation worth and what is a company's reputation worth? As consumers, we all have opinions about the companies we do business with, whether we're buying a car, looking for a new home, or buying groceries.

The World's Most Reputable Countries - Before It's News
December 24, 2016 - What we believe about a place can often be more powerful than the hard facts. A country’s reputation can influence everything from foreign policy to foreign investment ­– to whether or not people want to visit or live there.

CSR challenges facing the hospitality industry: a case study - Hospitality Net
December 23, 2016 - In all industries, the importance of corporate social responsibility initiatives and reporting is relevant and growing. For the hospitality industry in particular, CSR is both a necessity and a challenge.

These are the world's 15 most admired cities - World Economic Forum
December 19, 2016 - Reputation, they say, is everything. And as it is with people, so it is with cities, if a new report into what the world thinks of our urban areas is to be believed.

In brief, 12.14.2016: Dix & Eaton names four to top roles; GMMB brings on Peterson, And news from Lambert, Edwards & Associates, Reputation Institute, and APCO Worldwide - PR Week
December 14, 2016 - CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS: Reputation Institute brought on Allen Bonde as CMO, responsible for elevating the organization’s global brand and overseeing its content marketing efforts.

Study shows recalls undermine reputations - Motoring
December 14, 2016 - In what might not come as a shock to many, a new US study has found a direct correlation between mass automotive recalls and the reputations of the companies that manufactured the vehicles involved.

WestJet reports November load factor of 80.0 per cent - Stockhouse
December 12, 2016 - Airline increases traffic by 14.3 per cent and flies a record 1.7 million guests in November.

Some of the Best Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Stocks - Nasdaq
December 11, 2016 - There's been a growing movement for investors to care not only about their own financial gain but also about the good of their community. So-called "impact investors" are willing to put their money where their mouths are by investing in companies that also share their commitment to environmental, social, and governance causes, or other causes the investor cares about.

WestJet offers Christmas travel tips - Globe Advisor
December 7, 2016 - The upcoming Christmas travel season is among the busiest times of the year at airports worldwide. Here are a few quick reminders to make travel easier this festive season.

Calgary Herald Christmas Fund 2016: Supporting Bigs and Littles - Calgary Herald
December 7, 2016 - One of the things we’re proudest of is our commitment to the community. We will never take for granted the support of the communities we serve. Giving back is part of who we are, and it was humbling to see that recognized earlier this year when WestJet was named Canada’s most reputable company for corporate social responsibility by the Reputation Institute.

Global Traveler Names TAP Portugal “Best Airline in Europe” for Sixth Consecutive Year - Globe Newswire
December 5, 2016 - TAP Portugal was honored by Global Traveler magazine with the awards for "Best Airline in Europe," for the sixth consecutive year, and "Best New Route Launch (Boston-Lisbon)," awarded in the magazine’s 13th edition of the GT Tested Reader Survey.

10 Companies Millennials Respect the Most - Forbes
December 5, 2016 - Each year The Reputation Institute releases a study of which companies consumers find the most reputable, ranking them with its proprietary RepTrak Pulse score. This year the firm looked at which one millennials trust the most.