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World's favourite brands: Google beats Apple

May 26, 2014 09:32 IST


Photographs: Courtesy, Google

Apple is no longer the world’s most favourite brand.

Google has surpassed Apple to be ranked as the world's top brand in terms of value, according to global market research agency Millward Brown.

Apple had been the top brand for three years.

While Apple remains a top performing brand, there is a growing perception that it is no longer redefining technology for consumers, reflected by a lack of dramatic new product launches, says Millward Brown.

Take a look at the world’s 10 favourite brands… 

World's favourite brands: Google beats Apple


Photographs: Courtesy, Google

Google

Rank: 1

Brand value: $158.84 billion

Brand value change: 40% 
(2014 vs 2013) 

Google saw its brand value rise by 40 per cent in a year, says the 2014 100 Top BrandZ report.

Nick Cooper, Managing Director of Millward Brown Optimor, commented on the number one brand, “Google has been hugely innovative in the last year with Google Glass, investments in artificial intelligence and a multitude of partnerships that see its Android operating system becoming embedded in other goods such as cars. All of this activity sends a very strong signal to consumers about what Google is about and it has coincided with a slowdown at Apple.”

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World's favourite brands: Google beats Apple


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Apple

 

Rank: 2

Brand value: $147.88 billion

Brand value change: -20%

After three years at the top, Apple slipped to No 2 on the back of a 20 per cent decline in brand value.

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World's favourite brands: Google beats Apple


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IBM

Rank: 3

Brand value: $107.54 billion

Brand value change: -4%

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World's favourite brands: Google beats Apple


Photographs: Courtesy, Microsoft

Microsoft

Rank: 4

Brand value: $90.18 billion

Brand value change: 29%

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World's favourite brands: Google beats Apple


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McDonald's

Rank: 5

Brand value: $85.70 billion

Brand value change: -5%

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World's favourite brands: Google beats Apple


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Coca-Cola

Rank: 6

Brand value: $80.68 billion

Brand value change: 3%

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World's favourite brands: Google beats Apple


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Visa

Rank: 7

Brand value: $79.19 billion

Brand value change: 41%

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World's favourite brands: Google beats Apple


Photographs: Mike Blake/Reuters

AT&T

Rank: 8

Brand value: $77.88 billion

Brand value change:3%

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World's favourite brands: Google beats Apple


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Marlboro

Rank: 9

Brand value: $67.34 billion

Brand value change: - 3%

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World's favourite brands: Google beats Apple


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Amazon

Rank: 10

Brand value: $64.25 billion

Brand value change: +41%

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