Interbrand releases Breakthrough Brands report; recognises next-gen of world-changing brands

Screen Shot 2017-05-26 at 7.44.38 am.jpgInterbrand has announced its second annual Interbrand Breakthrough Brands report in partnership with New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Ready Set Rocket, and Facebook, putting a spotlight on emerging brands that are affecting change and embodying growth.

The 2017 report recognizes 40 next-generation, disruptive brands that define progress and the potential to grow.
Says Jez Frampton, global CEO, Interbrand: "There are moments throughout the life of your business when you enter a new stage of growth. For Breakthrough Brands, it's realizing there's a gap or a need in the marketplace, and filling it. These brands are catalysts as they are not just setting new standards for other brands, they're breaking them."

After analyzing over 350 submissions from global influencers and open public submissions, 40 brands were selected as this year's Breakthrough Brands, each helping to illustrate key breaking insights.

The report features brands to watch and incorporates a deep dive into growth and innovation across key global regions including EMEA, LatAm, North America, and Asia Pacific.

Interbrand Australia CEO Nathan Birch said all 40 brands highlighted in the report represent the next generation of brands; the startups, upstarts, challengers, problem solvers, innovators, and category creators.

Says Birch: "So many brands are doing great things these days, so to be a Breakthrough Brand you must excel across the board and always put the customer first. These next-gen brands represent the future. They are disruptive, impactful and innovative, and driving real change across many different markets.

"Disruption is inevitable and already happening. This means that now complex businesses challenges are not just being addressed by deeper data insight and analytical thinking, but more and more by creative thinkers and innovators, who are arguably more skilled at exploring what's possible, finding inspiration from a broader range of stimuli for points of differentiation."

This year's report divides the Breakthrough Brands into seven key insights:

The working future: An increased focus on individuals and what they need to be fulfilled within
their careers and their lives especially as they become increasingly intertwined, such as Slack
and General Assembly.

From lifehacking to better living: Brands that are looking to improve our lives by removing
concerns, obstacles, and unnecessary interactions. The good life is not about more, but better;
Thrive Global and Sea for example.

Not so artificial intelligence: Brands that are leading this charge--by both creating and
harnessing these new tools--are going to dictate the future with this breakthrough technology; like Face++ and Clarifai.

Meaningful mobility: It's not about the journey or the destination, it's about fundamentally changing how we move people and things, with the aim of improving our environment, society, and lives through brands like Didi and Ofo.

Funding change: The focus in finance is truly personal, as brands find breakthrough ways to align with individuals' values, and empower people to take greater control of their financial futures with brands like Square and Wealthsimple.

Experiences on demand: Some brands make it easier to get what we want, others make it easier to find what we want, but all are helping us live an on-demand lifestyle, which is what brands like MikMak and Flipkart look to do.

Health in your hands: By leveraging tech innovation and pooling huge, previously unmanageable amounts of information, these new brands are improving the entire spectrum of care like Babylon and HumanCharger.

When selecting the brands to be featured in this report, these criteria were key:

Criteria & Methodology
Age: Is the brand 10 years or younger?
Change: Is the brand driving change by responding to a unique marketplace need, generating a new experience for consumers, disrupting an industry, adopting a new business model or developing a new technology?
Growth: Is the brand demonstrating its ability to grow? Is it operating as a successful business? Is it stretching into new product or service categories--or new geographies? Is it attracting top talent?
Buzz: Is the brand grabbing attention and gaining momentum?
Originality: Is the brand presenting a unique business model that challenges the traditional way of doing things?

To learn more about these insights and the brands highlighted in the second annual Interbrand Breakthrough Brands report, please visit interbrandbreakthroughbrands.com, where downloadable report is available.

1 Comments

Interbland said:

More 'Words inside Words' ideas then?

Or brands with 100 logo variations?

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