Most Famous Brands

Bet You Don't Know at Least One of These Most World Famous Brands

In the world of advertising, a brand name has a crucial role to play. If you go through the list of 100 most famous brands of the world and find most of them familiar, remember that it's the brand name coming into play.
Unless you yourself are in the field of advertising or you happen to be an ardent fan of a particular brand, it's unlikely that you will take concepts like brand name and brand image. These concepts play a crucial role in the field of marketing though.

The trend of branding, i.e., giving the product a particular brand identification, can be traced back to 1837, when Procter & Gamble established themselves as one of the major brands in the world. It was a matter of time before others joined the branding bandwagon. These included every one, right from the bigwigs of clothing and automobile industry to media and entertainment barons.

Over the last few decades, several new brands have established themselves in the world market, and that, in turn, has made it even more difficult to compile a list of the top 100 brands.

Almost the whole world is familiar with names like Coca Cola, Mercedes, McDonald's, Adidas, Nike, and so on. That's the power of being a global brand. It earns you recognition in the world arena. The rising trend of branding can be attributed to the numerous benefits that come with it. Once your product becomes a brand, you can capitalize on its popularity in order to spread your business. It isn't surprising that brand management has become one of the most flourishing attributes of the marketing sector today.

100 Most Famous Brands in the World
Accenture
Adidas
American Express
Apple
AT&T
Audi
BlackBerry
BMW
BP
Burger King
Cadillac
Canon
Caterpillar
CBS
Cisco
CNN
Coca Cola
Colgate
Converse
Dell
Disney
Disneyland
Dodge
eBay
Ford
Fox
Fox News
General Electric
General Motors
Gillette
Google
Gucci
Guess
Hewlett-Packard
Honda
Hyatt
IBM
IKEA
Intel
Jeep
JPMorgan
Kelloggs
KFC
Kia
last.fm
LG
Lincoln
Loreal
Mac
Marlboro
McDonald's
Mercedes
Microsoft
MLB
MTV
Nascar
NBA
NBC
Nescafe
Nestle
Netflix
NFL
Nike
Nintendo
Nissan
Nokia
Oracle
Panasonic
Pepsi
Philips
Pizza Hut
Porsche
Prada
Puma
Red Bull
Rolex
Samsung
Saturn
Sears
SEGA
Sharp
Sirius
Sony
Subaru
Subway
Suzuki
T-Mobile
Target
TBS
The Gap
Toyota
Turner
Verizon
Victoria's Secret
Visa
Volkswagen
Walmart
Walt Disney World
Xerox
Yahoo

While brand names are quite famous, other attributes, such as brand slogans, logos, symbols, etc., are not far behind. While some brands are identified by their names, others are identified by their slogans and logos. In fact, slogans like Keep Walking (Johnny Walker), One thing leads to another. (Nescafe), Levis. Original jeans. Original people. (Levis), etc., have made it big in the world of advertising. Similarly, brand logos belonging to Mercedes Benz, BMW, and Ferrari are difficult to forget.

As you see, the list includes the bigwigs from various fields, right from clothing and accessories to automobile and beverage industry, and their history shows what it takes to rise from a small product and become a global brand.
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