Interbrand Releases Inaugural Breakthrough Brands Report in Partnership with the New York Stock Exchange, Ready Set Rocket & Facebook

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.

Source: Interbrand

Interbrand

Kristin Reagan, 1-212-798-7792

Director, Global Marketing & Communications

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NYSE

Judy Shaw, 1-646-938-6533

Manager, Listings Media & Events

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Uproar (for Ready Set Rocket)

Lauren Jaeger, 1-312-878-4575

Account Executive

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