The Trust Signals Blog

Scott Baradell has been a thought leader on the future of public relations for more than 15 years. Read excerpts from Trust Signals: The New PR, a book and treatise on the profession.

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Talking Trust at Spin Sucks

Gini Dietrich, a longtime friend and one of the PR profession's true thought leaders, invited me to share my thoughts on trust signals on her Spin...

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Scott Baradell

Bring the Power of Online Reviews to Your Homepage with Embedded Reviews

Many customer review sites, such as Tripadvisor, G2 and TrustRadius, enable you to embed reviews of your company directly from their website onto...

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Scott Baradell

When and Where to Share Customer Logos on Your Website

When you were younger, did your parents ever ask you “If your friend jumped off a cliff, would you do it too?” 

Psychologist Robert Cialdini...

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Scott Baradell

Have You Gotten Press Coverage? Let Your Website Visitors Know About It with Online Newsrooms and Media Logos

One of the most powerful forms of third-party validation for brands is news media coverage. Your website visitors are more likely to believe your...

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Scott Baradell

What Is a Trust Badge?

A trust badge is an emblem on your website that is intended to instill trust in prospective customers. For ecommerce sites, trust badges are most...

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Scott Baradell

Adding More Than Media Relations to Your PR Toolkit

My Quora friend Iva Anušić, a writer at the media monitoring company Mediatoolkit, invited me to participate in a blog post she recently published...

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Scott Baradell

The History of the TRUSTe Seal — and Why It Still Has Value Today

At the ripe old age of 23, the TRUSTe seal is the granddaddy of trustmarks. And while it's not quite as influential as it used to be, it's still...

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Scott Baradell

Ride with Bigger Partners to Build Customer Trust

Have you ever watched a road bicycle race? Typically, one person will be in the lead, with a group of competitors clustered immediately behind...

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Scott Baradell

Thought Leadership on Quora: How to Get Started

Nearly 60 percent of B2B marketing executives name “positioning our company as a thought leader” as one of their top marketing objectives.

One of...

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Scott Baradell

The Wacky World of Conspiracies Is No Fun for Brands

To borrow a phrase from George W. Bush's now-famous critique of President Trump's inaugural address: people are believing some "weird shit" these...

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