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.
Google has surpassed Apple to be crowned the most valuable brand in Millward Brown’s BrandZ Top 100 ranking for 2016, valued at $229bn following 32% growth year-on-year.
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.
The acceleration of ecommerce has seen logistics giant DHL increasingly pursue a B2B2C model, appealing to brands and consumers alike with an offer of seamless service.
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