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Interbrand Releases 2015 Best Global Brands Report

October 4, 2015

 


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Apple and Google hold the #1 and #2 spots, tech brands comprise more than a third of the entire ranking’s value, and five brands—Lego, PayPal, MINI, Moët & Chandon and Lenovo—enter the ranking

NEW YORK, NY (October 5, 2015)—Interbrand’s 16th annual Best Global Brands report, released today, identifies the 100 most valuable global brands.

Highlights

For the third year in a row, Apple (#1) and Google (#2) claim the top positions. Valued at USD $170.276 billion, Apple increases its brand value by 43 percent. Google, valued at $120.314 billion, increases its brand value by 12 percent. Microsoft (#4) edges ahead of IBM (#5), and Amazon (#10) enters the Top 10 for the first time with a brand value of USD $37.948 billion.

Five new brands entered this year’s ranking: Lego (#82), PayPal (#97), MINI (#98), Moët & Chandon (#99), and Lenovo (#100). Lenovo is the second Chinese brand to appear on the Best Global Brands ranking. The first was Huawei (#88), which entered the ranking in 2014.

Technology and automotive brands dominate this year’s ranking, holding a combined 28 positions. Technology brands, in particular, dominate—collectively making up more than a third (33.6%) of the total value of all 100 brands.

Top 10

  • Apple (#1, +43%)
  • Google (#2, +12%)
  • Coca-Cola (#3, -4%)
  • Microsoft (#4, +11%)
  • IBM (#5, -10%)
  • Toyota (#6, +16%)
  • Samsung (#7, 0%)
  • GE (#8, -7%)
  • McDonald’s (#9, -6%)
  • Amazon (#10, +29%)

Top Risers

  • Facebook (#23, +54%)
  • Apple (#1, +43%)
  • Amazon (#10, +29%)
  • Hermès (#41, +22%)
  • Nissan (#49, +19%)

New Entrants

  • Lego (#82)
  • PayPal (#97)
  • MINI (#98)
  • Moët & Chandon (#99)
  • Lenovo (#100)

“The Best Global Brands report examines what it takes for brands to succeed in today’s hyper-fragmented world. As people demand immediate, personalized and tailored experiences, business and brands need to move at the speed of life,” says Jez Frampton, Interbrand’s Global Chief Executive Officer. “Many of the brands in this year’s Top 100 are so intuitively aligned with people’s priorities, that they are able to seamlessly integrate into their everyday lives.”

2015 Best Global Brands Website

This year’s Best Global Brands website (bestglobalbrands.com) features the ranking of the 100 most valuable brands and articles authored by Interbrand thought leaders.

Methodology

Interbrand’s 16th annual ranking identifies the 100 most valuable global brands by analyzing the many ways a brand benefits an organization—from delivering on customer expectations to driving economic value. Interbrand’s Best Global Brands methodology was the first brand valuation method to become ISO certified.

The ranking is based on a combination of attributes that contribute to a brand’s cumulative value:

  • The financial performance of the branded products and services
  • The role the brand plays in influencing customer choice
  • The strength the brand has to command a premium price or secure earnings for the company

Please visit bestglobalbrands.com to read the 2015 Best Global Brands report in full. To join the conversation on social media, use the hashtag #BGB2015.

About Interbrand
Interbrand has been the world’s leading brand consultancy, for over 40 years - having pioneered iconic work and forged many of the brand building tools that are now commonplace.

We know that in an age of unprecedented abundance of choice and speed of innovation, customers’ expectations are moving faster than businesses. While incremental change is still essential, it’s no longer sufficient. It takes bold moves to leap ahead of customers and competitors. We call them Iconic Moves.

In collaboration with many of the world’s leading brands, our global team of thinkers and makers are pioneering the future of brand building. By turning customers into active participants, we help our clients strengthen their brands on an ongoing basis – our approach gives them the confidence to make Iconic Moves that spark desire and create utility, driving extraordinary results.

Our highly influential Best Global Brands valuation and award-winning Brandchannel news site are resources to our clients and the industry, providing proprietary data for our role as client partner and commentator. We have published 18 books on brand. Through our own Academy, we aim to be the most accelerated learning environment in the marketing world.

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