Interbrand launches Best Global Brands 2022
Microsoft overtakes Amazon in Interbrand’s 2022 Best Global Brands Report
- Apple retains top spot as the Top 100 Brands ranking exceeds more than $3 trillion for the first time – a 16% increase since 2021
- Airbnb (#54), Red Bull (#64) and Xiaomi (#84) are new entrants for 2022
- Microsoft (#2), Tesla (#12) and Chanel (#22) see the greatest YoY growth
- Nike (#10) enters top 10 for the first time, edging out McDonald’s (#11)
- Instagram (#16) overtakes Facebook (#17) as Meta’s most valuable brand
- Top 10 brands makeup 53% of the total value of the table
- Quantitative Environmental, Societal and Governance (ESG) data incorporated into the Best Global Brands methodology for the first time
New York, 3rd November 2022 – Interbrand has today announced its Best Global Brands 2022 ranking at Web Summit 2022. Apple holds onto the number one position for its 10th consecutive year, while Microsoft has moved up into second place, overtaking Amazon.
Microsoft, Tesla and Chanel have seen the greatest YoY percentage growth, all increasing brand value by 32%.
Despite Tesla’s continued growth, it could not replicate the 184% increase in brand value it saw in 2021.
Airbnb, Red Bull and Chinese tech brand, Xiaomi, are new entrants for 2022, with Uber, Zoom and agricultural machinery manufacturer, John Deere, all falling out of the top 100.
Technology brands continue to dominate the ranking, making up the top five brands in the table.
With an 18% increase in brand value, Apple (US$482,215m) has remained at the top of the table. It is followed by Microsoft (US$278,288m), which has leapfrogged Amazon (US$274,819m) to be number two in the rankings. Google (US$251,751m) has held onto its number four spot.
The remainder of the top 10 companies are: Samsung #5 (US$87,689m), Toyota #6 (US$59,757m), Coca-Cola #7 (US$57,535m), Mercedes-Benz #8 (US$56,103m), Disney #9 (US$50,325m) and Nike #10 (US$50,289m) for the first time.
The average brand value has reached over US $30,000m for the first time ever.
The overall value of the table has continued to increase to US$3,088,930m—a 16% rise from 2021 (US$2,667,524m). The total brand value of the table is growing at a significant rate, this year seeing the largest rate of growth to date.
The average brand value has reached over US$3 trillion for the first time ever.
A 16% increase in the table’s overall brand value demonstrates the growing contribution a company’s brand has in driving its economic success. While financial markets have shown significant swings over the last few years, the value of the world’s strongest brands have steadily increased driving customer choice, loyalty and margins.
The fastest risers in 2022 (in terms of brand value % change, year-on-year) significantly outperformed the fasted falling brands on three Brand Strength factors – Direction, Agility and Participation.
- Direction – these brands set a clear direction, ensuring that the entire organization knows where they are going, and are working towards the same ambition.
- Agility – having done this, they move fast, bringing new products and services to market and, where necessary, pivoting to address changing customer needs.
- Participation – ultimately, bringing people on a journey with them and making them part of the movement to create an engaging brand world.
Chris Capossela, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Microsoft said: “At Microsoft, we believe that technology can help empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. While we continue to help customers digitally transform and leverage our technology to do more with less, we’re excited to grow with our audiences beyond brand constraints as a truly valuable part of their lives.”
Gonzalo Brujó, Global CEO of Interbrand said: “As we journey through this period of economic uncertainty, the most successful brands will continue to make ever stronger connections with consumers. It is no longer enough to have a static business and brand offering. Successful brands know how to harness new technology to create improved experiences for consumers and become a truly integrated part of their lives.
“Our 100 Best Global Brands have burst through the $3 trillion mark for the first time, but there is still room for further growth from both the top 10 and new entrants alike.
“These top ten brands defy the rules. They build exceptionally strong relationships with their customers, which allows them to extend the equity of their brand beyond traditional products, sectors or silos. They stand out in terms of leadership, empowerment and change—and with that comes value.”
For the complete Top 100 ranking and report with industry trends and the full methodology, visit www.bestglobalbrands.com.
Report and Methodology
Interbrand’s 23rd annual report, Brands as Acts of Leadership, analyzes how the world’s leading brands are successfully navigating a rapidly changing business landscape.
Interbrand has over 30 years of experience delivering brand valuation analysis, having designed and led the world’s first brand valuation in 1988. Interbrand was the first company to have its brand valuation methodology certified as compliant with the requirements of ISO 10668 (requirements for monetary brand valuation) and played a key role in the development of the standard itself.
There are three key pieces of analysis that form the basis of Interbrand’s valuation methodology:
- The financial performance of the branded products or services
- The role the brand plays in purchase decisions
- The brand’s competitive strength and its ability to create loyalty and, therefore, sustainable demand and profit into the future
In this decade of possibility, brands that aspire to true leadership must not only deliver exceptional experiences for their customers, but are increasingly expected to act with integrity, doing the right thing by people and planet. This is why Interbrand has further integrated the role and impact of a brand’s environmental, societal and governance activities into its methodology for the measurement of the strength and value of a brand.
The research covers the period between 1 June 2021 to 30 May 2022, analysis was undertaken between June and September 2022. Interbrand reserves the right to make amendments based on significant events impacting a brand after these dates.
Interbrand Group is made up of Interbrand, the world’s leading brand consultancy and C Space, the global customer agency.
Interbrand has been a world leading brand consultancy for over 45 years, having pioneered iconic work and forged many of the brand building tools that are commonplace across the industry today.
In an age of unprecedented abundance of choice and speed of innovation, customers’ expectations are moving faster than business. While incremental change is still essential, it is no longer sufficient. It takes bold moves to leap ahead of customers and competitors. Interbrand calls these moves Iconic Moves.
In collaboration with the world’s leading brands, Interbrand’s global team of thinkers and makers are pioneering the future of brand building. By turning customers into active participants, Interbrand helps its clients strengthen their brands on an ongoing basis. This approach gives them confidence to make Iconic Moves that spark desire and create utility, driving extraordinary results.
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