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06-26-2011, 04:11 AM #1
Infosys, Tata Bigger brands than Google, FB, Nokia !IT giant Infosys and salt-to-software conglomerate Tata have emerged as the Top 2 brands in India, beating global majors like Google, Nokia and Facebook, in a new index. According to TLG’s Index of emerging market ‘Thought Leaders’, seven out of the top ten brands in India were indigenous firms.
TLG, in partnership with international research consultancy firm GlobeScan, launched the index wherein government ministers, directors of blue chip companies and newspaper editors were asked to identify corporate brands with the power to change the attitudes and behaviour of consumers, employees or politicians — defined as “Thought Leaders”.
The list of top 20 firms was peppered with Indian brands including Larsen & Toubro (5th), State Bank of India (7th), Life Insurance Corporation of India (12th), Bharti Airtel (13th), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (14th), Aditya Birla Group (15th), The Oberoi Group (16th), HDFC Bank (17th), Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (18th) and Ranbaxy Laboratories (19th).
The Top 10 features two joint ventures between local and overseas companies. The JVs are Maruti-Suzuki (4th) and Hindustan Unilever (9th). The top-ranked foreign firm is Google, which enters the index at number three, followed by Nokia at sixth rank and Facebook at eighth position.
Interestingly, Apple, which leads the pack in Britain and America, failed to corner a place for itself in the top 20 list in India. Apple’s failure to adapt its business model to local tastes and budgets was vastly responsible for its inability to crack India....being a human...
07-01-2011, 09:34 PM #2