Saturday, April 9, 2011

Google World Number Brand - Tata India's Number one Brand : Brand Finance

Google World Number Brand, Tata India's Number one Brand: Brand Finance

Google tops in Brand Value and Tata in top 50 , according to the 2011 BrandFinance® Global 500. The BrandFinance® Global 500 is the world’s most comprehensive brand value league table, ranking the most valuable brands across all major markets
  • Google is the most valuable brand in the world ($44.3bn), edging Microsoft ($42.8bn) into second place
  • Coca-Cola drops out of the top ten for the first time ($25.8bn)
  • BP suffered a $3.4bn loss and falls 53 places
  • Facebook enters the table in 285th place with a brand value of $3.7bn
  • The US continues to dominate the index; American brands constitute 13 of the top 20 and 26 from the top 500
Rise of the machines
Although the top tier of the BrandFinance® Global 500 contains many household names brands that have existed for decades – IBM, Bank of America, HSBC – the world’s increasing dependence on the internet is reflected by Google’s position at no.1.

Five of the top ten largest growers are technology-related companies, reinforcing the commercial importance of embracing technological innovation to give a seamless, value-enhancing brand experience for customers and consumers. ‘Don’t be evil’

Google’s dominance of the search engine sector means it tops the 2011 table. The company has repeatedly undertaken ventures that are comparatively un-commercial but have a positive impact on its brand rating (AAA+) which is the highest in the table. These actions include developing services help rescue efforts following the natural disasters in New Zealand and Japan and its growing not-for- profit arm.

Apple’s success continues as it moves up twelve places, supported by innovative design, a very loyal consumer base and well-executed marketing activities.

However, Coca Cola has dropped out of the top ten for the first time. This is underpinned by the consumer trend in developed markets to move towards healthier, non-carbonated drinks.

Walmart was one of the few brands to actually increase its brand value during the banking crisis due to its well defined, value-oriented proposition. Its value has dropped slightly but, due to its overall size, its marginal loss (12%) means it also becomes one of the largest losers for 2011.

BP suffered a torrid time in 2010 although, according to a Brand Finance study in August 2010, the brand value had dropped as low as $4.7bn. It has now rebounded to $8.8bn but is facing further problems relating to its partnership with Rosneft.

Nokia suffered the largest fall in brand value – $9.9bn. The company has struggled in the smartphone market, a victim of Apple’s success, although the partnership with Microsoft may help to revive their fortunes.

Facebook enters the BrandFinance® Global 500 for the first time with a brand value of $3.7bn. Although monetisation of the world’s largest social networking site remains contentious and its product diversification strategy remains relatively opaque, there is little doubt concerning the brand’s huge popularity, its effectiveness in entering new markets and stratospheric levels of consumer usage.

The India story looks to be heading north, with Indian brands's contribution to the global league table increasing by as much as 26% over last year. It is also the first time that as many as nine Indian companies are featured on the list, adding $46.6 billion to the global intangible value.

Reliance (RIL) 83 positions (133) with a brand value of $6.99 billion.
Indian OilBharti Airtel, and Wipro Technologies, at ranks 232, 282 and 474, respectively.

Only TataState Bank of India and Infosys have bettered their rankings over those of last year to feature at positions 50, 171, and 378, respectively.
On the other hand, Reliance, Bharat Petroleum and ICICI Bank have seen a fall in rankings and are featured at positions 133, 347, and 442, respectively.

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