Apple rated world's most valuable brand; Lego most powerful

Lego, PWC, and Red Bull rounded out the world's top three most powerful brands, according to Brand Finance.

Lego was ranked as the world's most powerful brand
Lego was ranked as the world's most powerful brand

NEW YORK: Apple has retained its spot as the world's most valuable brand, while Lego stole the top spot from Ferrari as the world's most powerful brand. The research, conducted annually by strategy consultancy Brand Finance, uses a variety of brand and financial factors to find the most valuable and powerful brands in the world.

Lego has taken the top spot as the world’s most powerful brand from Ferrari, which slid to ninth in the ranking. Second on the list was professional services company PWC, which was followed by Red Bull.

The most powerful brands are ranked based on a series of points awarded for criteria such as familiarity, loyalty, promotion, staff satisfaction, and corporate reputation.

Top 10 most powerful brands of 2015

  1. Lego
  2. PWC
  3. Red Bull
  4. McKinsey
  5. Unilever
  6. L’Oreal
  7. Burberry
  8. Rolex
  9. Ferrari
  10. Nike

According to the research, the fastest-growing brands were led by social networks and Internet businesses with Twitter, Baidu, and Facebook comprising the top three. Following that was fast-food chain Chipotle and healthcare brand Humana.

Brand Finance also calculates the world’s most valuable brands, using the information on a brand’s strength with financial data, to calculate its commercial value. The list is dominated by tech brands in the top ten, featuring Apple, Samsung, Google, and Microsoft.

This story originally appeared on Marketing.

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