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Tencent leads the way as private sector Chinese companies spearhead brand value growth

Internet service company Tencent (left) has become the most valuable Chinese brand for the first time, according to WPP research company Millward Brown’s latest Brandz survey of the country. Newly-listed online retailer Alibaba entering the rankings at No.2. Both brands ...

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It’s not what you put into a (digital) communication that matters, it’s what you get out – as Apple knows

Recently I’ve self-diagnosed Jones’ Syndrome – as in ‘keeping up with the J…’. It’s based on my anxiety about becoming an old fart due to my broad lack of interest in the finer detail of the digital world. I’ve heard ...

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If you look really hard at the numbers Facebook is worth ‘just’ $21bn (not $104bn)

According to the business press, Wall Street is full of recriminations over the Facebook IPO. Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter, allegedly ignored downward revisions of forecasts from its own analysts during the roadshow pre-IPO. The top securities regulator in Massachusetts ...

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What BrandZ tells us about Facebook’s flagging IPO

I hate to offer a view that is counter to what many people clearly believe but I have been trying (and failing) to understand the metrics behind the Facebook IPO. So I’ll lead with my chin. The IPO offer price ...

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Apple knocks Google off top spot in BrandZ survey

Millward Brown’s Brandz survey tries to combine image and financial performance for its rankings so Apple has surged 84 per cent over the past year to knock Google off the top spot with a brand valuation of $153bn (its market ...

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