Interbrand, the world’s leading brand consultancy, released its annual Best Global Brands Report and crowned a new king. After 13 years at the top, Coca Cola has been dethroned and Apple now leads the way, with Google as runner up. With an ever-changing landscape and more consumer power present in today’s market place than ever before, leading brands expertly navigate the forces of progress, social change and technological advancement. The shifting terrain means brands must create and develop adaptable products and services that meet customers’ growing needs.
But in today’s shifting marketplace, it’s all about the brand. No matter how useful the product may be, it will not gain a competitive edge without marketing expertise and clear strategy. This is where Laidlaw Group comes in. Through building integrated communications platforms and state of the art branding solutions, we take our clients to new heights- delivering higher awareness, increasing market share and boosting sales.
According to Interbrand, strong brands improve business performance through an ability to influence customer choice, command a premium price for products and services and create passionate customer loyalty. The Top 100 brands were determined based on financial performance, influence on customer choice and the strength of the brand relative to competition.
Apple has not just changed the technological landscape; it has changed the way we interact with one another and with our work. In its brand report, Interbrand says, “Few brands have enabled so many people to do so much so easily.” Apple has never lost sight of the consumer-driven marketing approach and constantly creates new apps, devices and opportunities that meet customers’ growing demands.
Our clients are passionate about the products and services they offer. And we have the tools, expertise and experience to give them the competitive edge they need to thrive. At Laidlaw Group, we know our clients. And they trust us to take them to a place they’ve never been.