Google, Apple, Samsung, and Amazon are the most inspiring brands in the world, as per Wunderman Thompson’s ‘Inspire Score: Top 100 2022’, released today.
Now in its third year, the Inspire Score is Wunderman Thompson’s proprietary diagnostic tool which measures a brand’s inspiration status and uncovers the brand attributes that fuel business growth through their ability to inspire people.
The study proves that inspiring brands are able to grow their market share more quickly and charge a higher premium for their products and services than their competitors.
Google once again takes the top spot as the Most Inspiring Brand in the World, as per it. Apple, Samsung, and Amazon remain in the top four for the second year running, cementing their position as powerful inspiration engines thanks to their ability to place themselves at the centre of people’s lives – and stay there.
Colgate has taken the fifth spot for 2022 as they strive to reimagine a healthier future for all people, their pets, and the planet.
Other key insights from the study include:
The ‘Inspire Score: Top 100’ was first launched in 2020 as part of Wunderman Thompson’s global brand study, Inspiring Growth; the ongoing research project into inspiration.
Meanwhile, the annual list of the Top 100 Most Inspiring Brands in the World tracks and analyses the brands that are best at inspiring their customers; revealing how inspiration affects a brand’s ability to drive growth in market share and command a price premium.
Mel Edwards, Global Chief Executive Officer at Wunderman Thompson, said, “As the world’s foremost researcher on inspiration, we have again proven that there is a strong correlation between inspiration and brand growth. The Inspire Score demonstrates how inspiring brands can drive growth in market share and command a price premium, which is increasingly important in the face of these changing economic conditions. The brands at the top of our list have shifted with the zeitgeist and placed themselves at the centre of people’s lives, perfectly positioning themselves to take advantage of inspiration as a powerful lever for growth.”
Neil Dawson, Global Chief Strategy Officer at Wunderman Thompson, added, “This year’s Inspire Score has taught us that a brand’s inspiration status – and so propensity to grow – is highly dynamic. As the focus of people’s lives change, so may the things that inspire them. Google, Apple, Samsung, and Amazon have once again scored highly given their ability to elevate consumers, make them feel like they’re making a popular, exciting choice, and motivate them to accomplish their goals, but 30% of the Top 100 Most Inspiring Brands in the World for 2022 were not in the Top 100 last year. This reminds us that there is everything to play for when it comes to inspiration – these are metrics that brands can impact, thereby moving the needle on growth.”
Link to the full ranking can be accessed by clicking here: https://www.wundermanthompson.com/insight/inspire-score-2022