Apple beats Google to “Most Valuable Brand”
October 9, 2014
The Silicon Valley firm, already the world’s biggest company – with a stock market valuation of $591 billion – saw its brand value increase by a 21 per cent over the past 12 months, according to the Interbrand Best Global Brands annual report.
Apple led a surge of technology companies in this year’s report which has pushed more traditionally valuable brands – such as Coca-Cola and McDonald’s – down the table.
Google’s brand value rose by 15 per cent to $107 billionn to take second place, followed by Coca-Cola up 3 per cent to $81.5 billion, IBM ($72.2 billion) and Microsoft ($45.5 billion).
Facebook is the biggest riser in the chart, increasing its brand value by 86 per cent to $14.3 billion and taking 29th place in the table.