Facebook and Amazon, which both enter the global top 10 for the first time, are two of the fastest risers in this year’s BrandZ ranking of the most valuable brands in the world. Both have moved up seven spots to claim 5th and 7th places, respectively.
Vodafone retains its crown as the most valuable UK brand but seven of the top 10 UK brands in this year’s BrandZ ranking have dropped in value.
The highest ranked brands in the BrandZ top 100 list have grown at more than twice the rate of those in the bottom two thirds over the past decade, proving that being meaningful, different and salient drives growth.
Procter & Gamble promises to maintain its investment in “brands that are winning” following the departure of CEO David Taylor, who credits innovation and superior brand communications for driving a 7% boost to net sales.
At the end of every week we look at the key stories, offering our view on what they mean for you and the industry. From helping employees avoid burnout to Diageo hailing marketing a “big driver” of the company’s performance, it’s been a busy week. I’m stepping in for Russell this week, so here is my take.
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