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Top Authentic Global Brands — Credibility Pays

29 Nov

As we noted in August: Why do most people trust those whom they know and .org Web sites? And distrust mass media and .com Web sites? In a word: credibility (authenticity). People’s trust is hard to earn and to retain. Thus, today’s post highlights the top authentic global brands for 2017. See how popular these brands are.

Before reading further, look at these past posts:

 

2017’s Top Authentic Global Brands

Cohn & Wolfe is a communications firm. Each year, it publishes a report on brand authenticity. For the 2017 report, it says:

“The Authentic Brands study covers authenticity in business.  And it reviews attributes associated with an authentic brand. Also, it studies authenticity from diverse viewpoints. These include consumer, investor, and employee attitudes and behaviors. We surveyed 15,000+ consumers across 15 markets. And we asked about perceptions of 1,400+ brands. Then we applied our proprietary algorithm to determine the Authentic 100. In sum, this index ranks global brands by perception.”

“In addition, We determined the top authentic brands in 15 countries.” [We note these in the next two sections.]

The top ten global brands show this listing. From a global consumer perspective, American brands dominate.

  1. Amazon.
  2. Apple.
  3. Microsoft.
  4. Google.
  5. PayPal.
  6. Adidas.
  7. Intel.
  8. Lego.
  9. Hewlett-Packard (HP).
  10. Rolex.

Click the image to view the top 100 global brands.

Top Authentic Global Brands -- Credibility Pays. Authentic 100.

 

2017’s Top Authentic Brands in the U.S.

With the 2017 study, Cohn & Wolfe identified 50 U.S. brands. “In the U.S., 62% of respondents said they would buy or be interested in buying a brand viewed as authentic.” And the top five among U.S. consumers:

  1. Amazon.
  2. PayPal.
  3. Burt’s Bees.
  4. Crayola.
  5. M&M’s.

To access the U.S. list, click the Amazon logo. Then, scroll down the page to the United States.

 

Top Authentic Global Brands -- Credibility Pays. Authentic 100. U.S. Top 50 Listing.
 

2017’s Top Authentic Brands Outside U.S.

Also In the 2017 study, Cohn & Wolfe identified the top 20 brands in 14 other counties:

  • Brazil.
  • Canada.
  • China.
  • France.
  • Germany.
  • Hong Kong.
  • India.
  • Indonesia.
  • Italy.
  • Singapore.
  • Spain.
  • Sweden.
  • United Arab Emirates.
  • United Kingdom.

To access the global list, click the Ikea logo. Then, scroll down the page. And choose a country.

Top Authentic Global Brands -- Credibility Pays. Authentic 100. Top 20 by Country.ng.

 

Holiday Advertising 2017: John Lewis Features Moz

22 Nov

John Lewis is a British retailer that operates department stores, home goods stores, supermarkets, and online and catalog businesses. Each year, it starts the Christmas season early. Let’s look at holiday advertising 2017: John Lewis features Moz.

Two weeks ago, we posted about Building Social Media Marketing Strategies. This is a more “fun” post.

 

Holiday Advertising 2017: John Lewis Features Moz

For Christmas 2017, John Lewis features Moz the Monster. It is described below.

As reported by Alexandra Jardine for Advertising Age:

“This year’s much-anticipated John Lewis Christmas spot is the story of a huge, friendly monster who hides out under a child’s bed and becomes his best friend. The story concerns Joe, a little boy who first hears the snoring, farting monster under his bed and crossly puts up a sign on his door saying “No Monsters Allowed.” However, he comes to be friends with the seven-foot creature, playing with him every night — although when his father looks in, all he can see is Joe alone in his bed.”

“The nighttime fun takes its toll when he starts falling asleep in class and even during a soccer game. On Christmas morning, he finds a badly-wrapped gift under the tree — could it be from the monster? It’s a night light, which has the miraculous effect of making the monster disappear and letting him get some sleep — although he can still get his friend back in a second by switching the nightlight off.”

John Lewis posted a YouTube video on November 9, 2017. Within 10 days, there were well over 8.2 million views! Here’s the video.

 

In addition to the video, John Lewis operates a dedicated, interactive Moz the Monster Web site. Click Moz’s image to create your own monster, play with the monster, and take a selfie. This is really fun — for any age group.

Holiday Advertising 2017: John Lewis Features Moz. A fun campaign.

 

World’s Leading Ethical Companies 2017

21 Nov

Do consumers care if the firms they patronize are ethical? Often, the answer is yes. And these people may stop buying a product and tell their friends if the firm is not.  As a result, ethical behavior is a must. Thus, this post focuses on the world’s leading ethical companies 2017.

Each year, Ethisphere® Institute honors the world’s most ethical companies. In addition, it offers insights:

“Ethisphere honors companies who recognize their role in society. They influence and drive positive change in the business community. And societies worldwide. These firms know their actions affect employees, investors, customers, and others. In addition, they integrity is the underpinning of decisions.”

Click the links to see Ethisphere’s prior two rankings:   2016: World’s Most Ethical Firms .   2015: World’s Most Ethical Companies.

 

 

World’s Leading Ethical Companies 2017

For 2017, Ethisphere honorees represent 5 continents, 19 countries, and 52 industries. Thirteen firms are 11-time honorees. And 8 firms are first-time honorees.

Ethisphere honors companies

“that excel in three areas. (1) They promote ethical business standards and practices from within. (2) These standards enable managers and employees to make good choices. (3) They shape future industry standards with tomorrow’s best practices today. Honorees tend to outperform others financially. And this connects good ethical practices and performance.”

Although ethical honorees come from 19 countries, U.S. firms dominate. In fact, U.S. companies account for 75 of the 100 firms. France and Britain tie for second with three firms each.

To see the full list of 100 firms, click the image that appears below. The list sorts companies in alphabetical order. Then, to read insights on ethical performance, click “Download here.” Note: Complete a free login to download the insights.

 

World's Leading Ethical Companies 2017. Ethisphere rankings
 

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