Google tops new Australian brands list

Search engine giant and its video social sharing subsidiary take out the top two brand positions for 2015

The latest BrandIndex from global insights agency, YouGov, has put Google at the top of Australia’s 2015 brand rankings.

The search engine giant reported a score of 28.4, and was followed by wholly-owned business and video social sharing site, YouTube, with a brand score of 26.3. Rounding out the top five were Aldi (25.8), Apple (25), and Coles (24).

The remainder of the top 10 were a mix of retail and tech players: Bunnings (22.9), Netflix (22.6), Samsung (22.3), Kmart (21) and Facebook (20.8).

Google also featured on 16 of the top 10 lists for the 24 countries tracked and secured top position in Canada and Mexico. The report highlighted several key milestones for Google over the past year, including a major restructuring to Alphabet, optimising Android, and improving performance for countries with poor connectivity.

Apple and Samsung also appear on many country lists (10 and 12, respectively), while Facebook appears on 11 country top 10 lists and took top spot in Thailand and Egypt. In the US, Amazon took out the top spot, with Google in fourth and Apple and Samsung tied in sixth position.

The Australian report also looked at the top buzz rankings by industry category and found Toyota as the highest ranked automotive brand locally. Subway, meanwhile, took out the top position for casual and quick-service restaurant dining.

Unsurprising winners in their respective categories included Apple (top electrical/consumer electronics brand) and Apple iPhone (highest ranked mobile device brand), Qantas (top airline) and Google (Internet).

Other brands to collect top honours in their field were tripadvisor (top in travel bookings), PayPal (top in financial services banking and payments), Youi (top in financial insurance brands) and Hilton (top hotel brand).

The YouGov BrandIndex is based on daily tracking of public brand perceptions across multiple sectors, and the latest report is a consolidation of those results over a six-month period. In Australia, the group tracks 250 brands. Key metrics used include quality, value, customer satisfaction, reputation, recommendation, brand awareness, current and former customer set and purchase consideration.

Follow CMO on Twitter: @CMOAustralia, take part in the CMO conversation on LinkedIn: CMO ANZ, join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CMOAustralia, or check us out on Google+: google.com/+CmoAu

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments

Latest Videos

More Videos

Great piece Katja. It will be fascinating to see how the shift in people's perception of value will affect design, products and services ...

Paul Scott

How to design for a speculative future - Customer Design - CMO Australia

Read more

Google collects as much data as it can about you. It would be foolish to believe Google cares about your privacy. I did cut off Google fr...

Phil Davis

ACCC launches fresh legal challenge against Google's consumer data practices for advertising

Read more

“This new logo has been noticed and it replaces a logo no one really knew existed so I’d say it’s abided by the ‘rule’ of brand equity - ...

Lawrence

Brand Australia misses the mark

Read more

IMHO a logo that needs to be explained really doesn't achieve it's purpose.I admit coming to the debate a little late, but has anyone els...

JV_at_lAttitude_in_Cairns

Brand Australia misses the mark

Read more

Hi everyone! Hope you are doing well. I just came across your website and I have to say that your work is really appreciative. Your conte...

Rochie Grey

Will 3D printing be good for retail?

Read more

Blog Posts

How to design for a speculative future

For a while now, I have been following a fabulous design strategy and research colleague, Tatiana Toutikian, a speculative designer. This is someone specialising in calling out near future phenomena, what the various aspects of our future will be, and how the design we create will support it.

Katja Forbes

Managing director of Designit, Australia and New Zealand

The obvious reason Covidsafe failed to get majority takeup

Online identity is a hot topic as more consumers are waking up to how their data is being used. So what does the marketing industry need to do to avoid a complete loss of public trust, in instances such as the COVID-19 tracing app?

Dan Richardson

Head of data, Verizon Media

Brand or product placement?

CMOs are looking to ensure investment decisions in marketing initiatives are good value for money. Yet they are frustrated in understanding the value of product placements within this mix for a very simple reason: Product placements are broadly defined and as a result, mean very different things to different people.

Michael Neale and Dr David Corkindale

University of Adelaide Business School and University of South Australia

Sign in