Infosys and Tata Emerge as Top Brands in India

21 Jun 11: Indian brands, Infosys and Tata have outperformed many global companies, like Google, Nokia and Facebook and have emerged as the top 2 popular brands in India. This news was based on the survey conducted by TLG, known as TLG index of emerging market ‘Thought Leaders’, wherein editors of newspapers and directors of blue chip companies were asked to give their opinion on what corporate brands they consider are ‘Thought Leaders’, which companies have the power to change the attitudes and behavior of consumers, employees and politicians.

The top 20 firms were totally dominated by Indian companies. The top 10 companies listed two joint ventures, Maruti – Suzuki (4th) and Hindustan Unilever (9th).

The top global firms, Google, Nokia and Facebook, were ranked three, sixth and eight respectively. Surprisingly, Apple which is the leading brand in Britain and America failed to get placed in top 20 brands. It was because the business model did not match the local tastes and budgets.

The top 20 Indian Thought Leaders Ranking are:

  1. Infosys Technologies
  2. Tata Group
  3. Google India
  4. Maruti-Suzuki
  5. Larsen & Toubro
  6. Nokia
  7. State Bank of India
  8. Facebook
  9. Hindustan-Unilever
  10. Mahindra
  11. Hero-Honda Motors
  12. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)
  13. Bharti Airtel Limited
  14. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited
  15. Aditya-Birla Group
  16. The Oberoi Group
  17. HDFC Bank
  18. Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
  19. Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited
  20. Hyundai Motor India Limited

Source: Times of India