A significant brand is a rare breed. Not many of them exist in this world, but when you meet one you soon know about it. Becoming one does not require luck, timing or large advertising budgets. Significant brands simply value their customers more than themselves, and they are willing to do the things that other brands don't do.
I didn’t actually create this list of "Significant Brands” to produce a ranking table, but to spark a debate. These brands are significant to me because of what they stand for, not how much money they have made. After all, isn’t that the real purpose of business… To not just make a profit, but to make a profit that has a purpose?
Significant brands are run by companies who's intentions lie beyond profits. They want to make profits with purpose.
Significant brands stand for something larger than themselves. They inspire and add value to the lives of everyone they touch.
So, these are my top 25 most #SignificantBrands. I've tried to include a few stories around why I think they are significant, and a couple of words from one of their founders or executives. I hope you like them. If you don't, even better... create your own list and post it on slideshare ~ because we don't have deep conversations about brand purpose often enough.
What are your most significant brands?