Can YOU name the top 50 global brands?


By web gangsta | Published:


Designing Brand Identity

It’s hard to differentiate your brand in a small market.

Imagine how difficult it can be to establish your brand in today’s world-wide environment.

Now imagine how more complicated that has become with the Internet diluting everybody’s attention span to that of a walnut.  Now you have an idea of how hard it can be to get a new brand noticed in the competitive world-wide field.

Especially when other companies have had decades-upon-decade head start on you.

Here is a list of the TOP 50 BEST GLOBAL PUBLICALLY-TRADED BRANDS FOR 2009, as ranked by their overall brand value in the marketplace.

The first ten are fairly easy to pinpoint by anybody who’s been paying attention to anything around them:

  1. Coca-Cola
  2. IBM
  3. Microsoft
  4. General Electric
  5. Nokia
  6. McDonald’s
  7. Google
  8. Toyota
  9. Intel
  10. DisneyAnd the rest are a bit more interesting where they fell:
  11. Hewlett-Packard
  12. Mercedes-Benz
  13. Gillette
  14. Cisco
  15. BMW
  16. Louis Vuitton
  17. Marlboro
  18. Honda
  19. Samsung
  20. Apple
  21. H&M
  22. American Express
  23. Pepsi
  24. Oracle
  25. Nescafe
  26. Nike
  27. SAP
  28. Ikea
  29. Sony
  30. Budweiser
  31. UPS
  32. HSBC
  33. Canon
  34. Kellogg’s
  35. Dell
  36. Citibank
  37. JP Morgan
  38. Goldman Sachs
  39. Nintendo
  40. Reuters
  41. Gucci
  42. Philips
  43. Amazon
  44. L’oreal
  45. Accenture
  46. eBay
  47. Siemens
  48. Heinz
  49. Ford
  50. Zara

More interesting than how many of these global brands could you name – how many of these brands do you touch or interact with on a daily basis as part of your everyday life?