LG listed as India’s Most Attractive Brand
- Eight city-based brands make a good showing
Hyderabad: The most comprehensive study on Brand Attractiveness in the country—India’s Most Attractive Brands—has been released for 2016 by TRA Research. Eight Hyderabad-based brands have made a good showing, including mobile phone manufacturer Celkon coming in at rank 239, Amaron at rank 610, State Bank of Hyderabad at rank 656, and Sakshi TV at rank 667. These Attractiveness listings scientifically analyze surveyed data from 16 Indian cities on the magnetic pull that brands exert on their customers.
LG was listed as India’s Most Attractive Brand in the study. The South Korea-based consumer electronics giant has taken the 1st rank, moving up from 2nd place last year. Sony ranks 2nd, followed by the two-time reigning champion from the previous reports, Samsung Mobiles, 3rd. Honda makes an entrance at the 4th position. Samsung, in the durables category, leaped from rank 87 in 2015 to rank 5 this year. The highest placed wholly-Indian conglomerate in this year’s listings, Bajaj, is India’s 6th Most Attractive Brand.
The second Indian brand, Tata, ranked 7th, which has slipped three places since last year. Maruti Suzuki comes in at rank 8. Airtel shoots up 9 ranks from ranking 18th last year, followed by Nokia, which stands at the 10th position. Godrej (All India rank 13), Dell (All India rank 15) and Hewlett Packard (All India rank 17) made an exit from the top 10 Most Attractive Brands listings this year.
N. Chandramouli, CEO, TRA Research, said on the occasion of the Report’s launch, “Hyderabad exudes the vibe of steadiness, which is clearly seen in the brands that have made it to our listings of Brand Attractiveness. The inclusion of brands like Andhra Bank at rank 812 and Priya Foods at rank 944 are cases in point. Moreover, Hyderabad-based Media brand TV 9 at rank 992 is a remarkable feat, since it has also come in at 3rd place in the Channel Cluster sub-category.
From other cities in the South, 44 brands based out of Chennai have made an appearance in the overall listings, including TVS at rank 38; MRF, the tyres sub-category leader, at rank 112; Medimix, the Ayurvedic bath/beauty sub-category leader, at rank 16; and Preethi Appliances, the kitchen appliances sub-category leader, at rank 286; among others.
Bangalore has seen a total of 10 brands make it to the Most Attractive Brands listings, with Dell coming in at rank 15, Sonata at rank 29, and Titan at rank 51. Kerala-based brands have also made an impression, with 7 brands appearing among the India’s Most Attractive Brands 2016 listings, including Paragon at rank 78, VKC at rank 186, and Ayur at rank 196.