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The world’s most powerful brands

Marketing research organisation Millward Brown Optimor launches a new global brand ranking of the world’s most powerful brands and thereby beats Interbrand’s classic brand league table by a couple of months. Millward is owned by WPP, while Interbrand are belong to arch-rival, Interpublic.

Top ten according to Millward are ($m):

1. Microsoft – 62,039
2. GE – 55,834
3. Coca-Cola – 41,406
4. China Mobile – 39,168
5. Marlboro – 38,510
6. Wal-Mart – 37,567
7. Google – 37,445
8. IBM – 36,084
9. Citibank – 31,028
10. Toyota – 30,201

Four out of ten are not on Interbrand’s Best Global Brands for 2005 ($m):

1 Coca-Cola 67,525
2 Microsoft 59,941
3 IBM 53,376
4 GE 46,996
5 Intel 35,588
6 Nokia 26,452
7 Disney 26,441
8 McDonald’s 26,014
9 Toyota 24,837
10 Marlboro 21,189

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