Ce mercredi je vous parlais du classement Eurobrand où figure Nike mais pas Adidas. C'est au tour d'Interbrand de dévoiler son classement annuel. Au cinq premières places nous trouvons Apple, Google, Coca-Coal, IBM et Microsoft. Nike est en 22ème position (valorisée à 19,875$m) et Adidas passe de la 55ème à la 59ème place (7,378$m) (sur ce lien la méthodologie employée).
Il a été dit et répété que l'équipementier américain avait pris le virage du digital et s'appliquait à innover sur le technologique et le social. Ainsi, selon Interbrand :
"Again proving its ability to respond to a rapidly changing market, in 2014, the company stopped producing its well-established Nike+FuelBand hardware-a device that helped pioneer the wearable technology market-and opened its NikeFuel platform to outside development. Through initiatives such as the Nike+ Accelerator program and Nike+ Fuel Lab incubator in the heart of Silicon Valley, Nike is betting a more open approach will allow it to stay relevant and responsive to evolving consumer needs, while feeding rumors of a rekindling of its partnership with Apple. This focus on optimizing for digital and social channels continued during a year in which Nike demonstrated a shift away from large broadcast media buys."
Au sujet d'Adidas, Interband relève que la marque autrefois dominante et innovante sur le marché du football s'y voir maintenant attaquée de toutes parts.
"As an Official Partner of the World Cup, the adidas brand was highly visible during the event, but did not gain quite the competitive edge expected. Still, adidas' iconic three stripes were ever-present at the 2014 World Cup, the adidas "Brazuca" was the official match ball of the event, and the brand sponsored both finalists, Germany and Argentina-all adding up to significant success and clear benefits. Though adidas has football (soccer) in its DNA and has been pushing great innovations in the football market since 1954, it is no longer the only player in the game. The competition is fiercer than ever, and adidas--like its competitors--will have to constantly respond to market changes, challenges, and opportunities. Going forward, adidas' brand strategy calls for new product launches, which include innovations in cushioning solutions, lightweight and sustainable design, and digital sports technologies. The brand also plans to expand into key emerging markets, enhance its retail presence, and strengthen its communications. To boost relevance, adidas will be increasing its efforts around targeting millennials, including next-generation athletes. Partnerships with pop stars and athletes like Pharrell Williams, Kanye West and Lionel Messi prove that adidas is, in fact, "all in" on this strategy."
Enfin, notez que la savoir faire français dans le domaine du luxe est à nouveau plébiscité par Interbrand. Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Cartier (mais aussi L'Oréal, Danone et Axa) sont dans ce top 100.
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