- Group jumps into the top 10 most valuable brands worldwide
- Telekom also becomes the most valuable telco brand in the world and remains the most valuable corporate brand in Europe
- "Brand Finance Global 500" underlines positive brand development through successful brand strategy as well as economic and technological successes
As confirmed by the “Brand Finance Global 500” study published today, Deutsche Telekom is one of the most valuable brands worldwide. The experts listed the Group as the only European company in the top 10 in the overall ranking. As a result, Deutsche Telekom has moved up two positions compared to the previous year and now sits in a strong ninth place. Deutsche Telekom also becomes the most valuable telecommunications brand in the world for the first time, beating Verizon and AT&T to top spot. In terms of Europe, the T remains the top ranked corporate brand. The most valuable brand worldwide is Apple, beating out Microsoft, Google, and Amazon. The British market research institute Brand Finance is publishing the international study today as part of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Deutsche Telekom’s successful performance is based on its current brand value, the highest in the company’s history. According to the study, this came in at 73.3 billion U.S. dollars. Growth compared to the previous year (62.9 billion U.S. dollars) amounted to 17 percent. Brand value has increased by 84 percent since 2020. During this time, Deutsche Telekom has moved from fourth place to become the strongest telecommunications brand worldwide.
“We have managed to become one of the world top 10 strongest brands. This is an amazing success for our company,” explains Deutsche Telekom’s Chief Brand Officer, Ulrich Klenke. Our global umbrella brand strategy is working really well and our investments in a strong brand are paying off. This goes hand in hand with our economic and technological successes in Germany, Europe, and the United States and plays a part in establishing Deutsche Telekom as a Leading Digital Telco.”
Customer satisfaction giving the brand even more momentum
The British consultancy Brand Finance puts this significant increase in Deutsche Telekom’s brand value down to aspects such as positive economic and technological development. The Group continues to score with sustainable investments in network quality, digital technologies, and customer service. According to Brand Finance, Deutsche Telekom’s excellent network quality plays a decisive role when it comes to winning and retaining customers – both in Europe and in the United States. According to the experts, significant improvements in key brand indicators such as innovation, customer service, customer friendliness, value for money, and recommendation play a key role in increasing the brand’s strength. The brand’s rating has increased from 79 to 83 out of 100 points, meaning that the brand has improved from a AA+ to an AAA- rating. The consistent global brand presence has allowed Deutsche Telekom to further strengthen its image as a global player. These factors and the associated high level of customer satisfaction have given the brand additional momentum.
Brand Finance is a London-based global and independent consultancy for brand valuation and brand analysis. The institute compiles the ranking of the 500 most valuable brands in the world by brand value in US dollars. The brand values are calculated on the basis of the license fees a company would have to pay if it did not own the brand. Those interested can find out more about the “Brand Finance Global 500” report at www.brandfinance.com.
Successful global brand strategy
Deutsche Telekom’s positive brand trend has also been confirmed by other surveys such as the Kantar BrandZ study “Top 50 Most Valuable German Brands,” which ranked Deutsche Telekom as the leading German company worldwide. This result also confirms the success of the global brand strategy. The new claim “Connecting your world” is the final element with which Deutsche Telekom consistently aligns its global brand strategy with the umbrella T brand.
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