Samsung voted 'best brand in Asia' for 4th consecutive year

  • Tech companies fare well, with six in the Top 10
  • Survey focuses on the consumer, says Campaign Asia-Pacific
Samsung voted 'best brand in Asia' for 4th consecutive year

SAMSUNG Electronics has been named the best brand in Asia in 2015, for the fourth year in a row, in the ‘Asia’s Top 1000 Brands’ annual online survey conducted by Campaign Asia-Pacific in collaboration with Nielsen.
Technology companies gave a good showing in the survey, with Samsung’s Asian rival Sony at No 2, while US favourite Apple only managed a ‘lowly’ fourth ranking. Other tech companies include Panasonic (5), LG (7), and Canon at No 8.
Another American favourite, Google, only managed a 13th ranking in Asia, although it is also a favourite in countries like Malaysia.
For more on ‘Asia’s Top 1000 Brands,’ click here.
Meanwhile, in a statement, Samsung said it was also ranked top-five in at least 14 consumer electronics sub-categories. Besides smartphones, it also leads in mobile phones, refrigerators and TVs.
The ranking – which aggregates views across 14 major product categories including automotive, retail, F&B and consumer electronics – is based on consumer insights, and offers a clear measure of the most highly regarded brand names today, the company said in a statement.
“Just 10 years ago, we were ranked as the 15th brand in Asia,” said Irene Ng, vice president of marketing, Samsung Electronics Southeast Asia & Oceania.
“Samsung’s rise to the top in Asia has not come about by chance. Our brand resonates positively with consumers because we understand what consumers in the region want.
“Our deep consumer insights and relentless drive to innovate allow us to stay ahead of dynamic market demands, technological changes, and localised consumer needs across different countries in South-East Asia and Oceania,” she declared.
The Asia’s Top 1000 Brands survey explores consumer attitudes in 13 markets: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
Research relies on a total of 400 respondents in each market, except India and China where participants number 800 and 1,200 respectively.
To be representative of market populations, survey quotas target age, gender and monthly household income.
“What makes Campaign and Nielsen’s annual ranking such a great barometer of brand strength is that it focuses on the consumer,” said Campaign Asia-Pacific managing editor Jason Wincuinas.
“We don’t consider stock prices, revenue gains or sales volume. This is a test of brand image, so we ask consumers which names they hold in highest esteem.
“We want to know what the top brand in Asia is, so we make it simple; we ask Asia. And for the past four years, Asia has said Samsung is No 1,” he added.
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