The UAE’s flag carrier airline Emirates, real estate company Emaar and smartphone giant iPhone are the most recommended brands by consumers in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, respectively.
While the rankings in the UAE and Egypt are dominated by digital and technology brands, Saudi’s top ten rankings showcase a mix of travel, real estate, consumer brands, and financial services, according to the Advocacy Rankings, produced by YouGov’s daily brand tracking tool BrandIndex.
After Emirates, Emaar and Almarai are the most endorsed brands by consumers in the UAE, at number two and three, respectively. In Saudi Arabia, Emaar raced up to the top spot from number five last year and is now closely followed by Emirates and then Al Baik.
However, in Egypt, iPhone remains unchallenged at the top of the rankings, proving to be the worthiest of customer advocacy in the country. Netflix makes an impressive entry into the rankings at number two and Google has moved up to the third spot this year from number four last year.
The rankings considered how much current and former customers endorsed brands over the past year by asking respondents, “Would you recommend the brand to a friend or colleague?” or “Would you tell a friend or colleague to avoid the brand?”
YouGov also revealed brands that have the most improved level of customer advocacy over the last twelve months. Pakistan International Airlines has seen the biggest improvement in its Recommend score in the UAE and Kia and Heinz have seen the greatest uplift in their scores in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, respectively.
Source Credit: Trade Arabia