Interbrand Releases Inaugural Breakthrough Brands Report in Partnership with the New York Stock Exchange, Ready Set Rocket & Facebook Posted on July 27, 2016December 14, 2020 by Revanth Ravish NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Interbrand has launched the inaugural Interbrand Breakthrough Brands report, in partnership with Facebook, Ready Set Rocket, and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The Interbrand Breakthrough Brands report, entitled “Future Growth,” is unique in that it examines emerging companies that are brand-led—organizations that have both unique business models and strong brands. The report complements Interbrand’s annual Best Global Brands report, now entering its 17th year, by putting a spotlight on emerging brands—especially those that are affecting change and embodying growth. “While it is certainly true that exciting startups abound, Interbrand and its partners have decided to put a spotlight on those organizations that have strong business models and strong brands,” noted Interbrand’s Global CEO, Jez Frampton. “From their earliest days, these Breakthrough Brands have been focused on managing their brands and delivering integrated experiences to their customers. We believe such efforts leave them well-poised to achieve significant growth in the months and years ahead.” Approximately 200 brands were nominated by a global network of key influencers—individuals chosen by Interbrand, Facebook, NYSE and Ready Set Rocket because of their strong commitment to and interest in emerging brands. Criteria & Methodology When selecting the brands to be featured in this report, these criteria were held paramount: Age: Is the brand 10 years or younger? Change: Is the brand driving change by responding to a unique marketplace need, generating a new experience for consumers, disrupting an industry, adopting a new business model or developing a new technology? Growth: Is the brand demonstrating its ability to grow? Is it operating as a successful business? Is it stretching into new product or service categories—or new geographies? Is it attracting top talent? Buzz: Is the brand grabbing attention and gaining momentum? “It’s exciting to watch new patterns emerge through the Breakthrough Brands featured in this inaugural report,” noted Alex Lirtsman, Co-Founder & Chief Strategist at Ready Set Rocket. “Digital has forever transformed the traditional strategies, structures, and economics of marketing. Working with Interbrand, Facebook, and the NYSE to identify these trends—and the brands paving the way—has been an inspiring experience. We are all looking forward to watching these brands continue to grow.” “We’re excited to highlight these emerging brands which are setting their companies and brands apart by driving new ideas and growth,” said Tom Farley, President of NYSE Group. “The innovation they’ve demonstrated as young companies will contribute to their success as these companies cultivate their identity and connect with more customers.” Of the 200 brands nominated, 60 are featured in the Interbrand Breakthrough Brands report. They are not ranked, but rather grouped against 10 insights, three sector-specific categories and two additional categories (“Innovation Incubators” & “Ones to Watch”). Insights, Categories & Featured Brands Growing together: Building businesses around people Seenit Glossier VSCO mymuesli Growth in action: Living stories Away Casper Shinola Thinx Growing potential: Performance-enhancing platforms 90 Seconds FameBit Percolate WeWork Growth for good: Purpose-bred brands Rubicon Global Sensorbox Sweetgreen Zady M-Pesa Growth through clarity: Two-way transparency DuckDuckGo Everlane LOLA Transferwise Personal growth: A better me Betterment Headspace One Medical Blue Apron Duolingo Growth in data: Data for value BeMyEye iCarbon X Growing mecosystems: Network conduits LINE Tuluntulu Carousell DePop Virtual growth: Machine realities Niantic Within Magic Leap Civil Maps Growing global: Breaking borders Xiaomi DJI Global WeChat Paytm Health & Wellness iCarbonX LOLA Omada Health One Medical Peloton Finance Nubank Nutmeg Faircent Acorns Food & Beverage Deliveroo Zomato Blue Apron do bem Innovation Incubators IBM Watson (IBM) S’well (Starbucks) Venmo (PayPal) Oculus (Facebook) AllState (Esurance) Ones to Watch Twist Prizm Maple Project September Orchard Mile Sthaler/Fingopay To learn more about these insights and the 60 brands highlighted within the inaugural Interbrand Breakthrough Brands report, please visit interbrandbreakthroughbrands.com. A downloadable report is available. You can also join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #Breakthrough2016. About Interbrand With a network of 29 offices in 22 countries, Interbrand, a global brand agency, believes that growth is achieved when an organization has a clear strategy and delivers exceptional customer experiences. Interbrand’s combination of strategy, creativity, and technology makes it uniquely capable of driving the growth of its clients’ brands and businesses. Publisher of the highly influential annual Best Global Brands ranking and Webby Award-winning brandchannel, Interbrand is part of the Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) network of agencies. For more information, please visit Interbrand.com or follow Interbrand on Twitter and Facebook.