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UK
Wed, 11/12/2013 - 16:55
The season of giving is here and more people are starting to think about donating to charity. In the run up to Christmas, You...
Fine bites SSE through Twitter
UK
Wed, 17/04/2013 - 10:47
Utility giant SSE – formerly known as Scottish and Southern Energy and one of the UK’s so-called Big Six energy companies – w...
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UK
Fri, 05/04/2013 - 15:51
Earlier this week energy provider SSE was fined £10.5m by Ofgem for mis-selling gas and electricity. The regulator said the c...
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UK
Thu, 11/10/2012 - 10:32
Last Wednesday the government scrapped the award of the West Coast Mainline franchise to First Group. Although the public wil...
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US
Mon, 01/10/2012 - 15:42
This month’s US Buzz improvers list includes several companies capitalizing on long-awaited product releases. Walgreen’s has...
Visa Olympic Sponsor
US
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 03:07
The reported $100 million Visa spent being a “Worldwide Olympic Partner” appears to be paying off already: the credit card co...
Oil & Gas sector on the rise
US
Wed, 30/05/2012 - 21:35
Gas companies may consider lowering their prices more often if they want consumers to have a better view of them in the US. F...
Tylenol
US
Tue, 29/05/2012 - 17:38
Tylenol has been plagued by recalls and government-mandated plant shut-downs. The brand lost more than 20 points in market sh...
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UK
Wed, 28/03/2012 - 11:37
Charting public perception towards oil companies over the last five years has revealed some fascinating patterns. Both charts...
Apple
US
Thu, 27/10/2011 - 16:09
Apple and iPhone both feature in this month's Top Ten US Buzz Improver list. Steve Jobs, the visionary in the black turtlene...
Energy companies measured a drop in Buzz after price rise announcements
UK
Tue, 28/06/2011 - 15:30
Energy companies in the UK measured a drop in Buzz earlier in June as it was announced that Scottish Power would be increasin...
US
Wed, 08/06/2011 - 21:31
Considering their ad budget doesn’t come close to their much larger competitors, Farmers Insurance’s long-running “University...
US
Thu, 14/04/2011 - 10:07
GE's reputation has suffered since revelations of its aggressive tax avoidance efforts first surfaced in the New York Times,...
UK
Wed, 23/02/2011 - 08:54
Rising petrol prices have stalled BP’s recovery from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill despite early signs of recovery in the eyes...
UK
Wed, 16/02/2011 - 18:35
Energy giant British Gas has teamed up with Nectar, the nation’s most popular loyalty scheme, to offer the chance for custome...
US
Fri, 30/07/2010 - 17:57
Now that BP has stopped the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and surface oil seems to be disappearing faster than expected...
UK
Tue, 20/07/2010 - 14:59
The hosepipe ban imposed in the north west of England by United Utilities following the driest conditions since 1929, has see...
US
Fri, 16/07/2010 - 18:03
We recently released a list of the brands that have improved their Buzz scores the most, through the first half of 2010. Chec...
US
UK
Fri, 18/06/2010 - 15:10
Following the oil spill, the past two weeks have seen tensions rise in US-UK relations: Obama is accused of anti-British sent...
US
Mon, 14/06/2010 - 18:05
While BrandIndex data suggests that US consumers are more negative on Goldman Sachs than even BP, The New York Times suggests...
UK
Fri, 21/05/2010 - 16:11
After the announcement of strikes in October last year, Royal Mail’s BrandIndex scores plummeted across all measures. The lat...
UK
Wed, 05/05/2010 - 15:22
Described as a “potentially unprecedented” environmental disaster by the President of the United States, the explosion of (an...
UK
Thu, 15/04/2010 - 15:27
The UK has seen petrol prices hit an all-time high with the average price of a litre reaching 120p and overtaking the July 20...
UK
Thu, 08/04/2010 - 15:30
Transport company Arriva's BrandIndex 'Attention' score has increased over the past month following news that Deutsche Bahn,...
UK
Wed, 03/03/2010 - 15:33
It seems that British consumers are very sensitive to the details of their arrangements with their utility suppliers. This we...
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