Globacom (Glo), Nigeria’s fully integrated telecommunications company, has been declared the 4th most admired African brand in the 2017/2018 Most Admired Brands survey conducted by Brand Africa and published in African Business magazine.
The survey indicated that Glo was ranked 4th in the Top 10 Most Admired African Brands (unprompted), just as it was also rated 5th in the Top 25 Most Admired African Brands (prompted).
Thebe Ikalafeng, Brand Africa founder and chairman, noted that Globacom and the other companies showed “an incredible consistency with 60 percent of the top brands being present in both the unprompted and prompted surveys”.
The brands captured in the survey include Globacom, Dangote, Shoprite, Safaricom and Tusker of Kenya and Ethiopia’s Anbessa.
Ikalafeng further explained that the study was conducted by Brand Africa partners, GeoPoll , leading research firm in emerging markets, with analysis and insights by Kantar TNS, the world’s largest insight information research firm, and Brand Leadership, Africa’s premier branding advisory firm.
According to him, Brand Africa 100 is a valuation and ranking of the Best Brands in Africa, adding that “the valuation is a multi-tier royalty relief methodology that blends a brand’s financial performance and consumer admiration to create a unique index and ranking. One of the primary drivers of Africa’s growth lies in stimulating and growing thriving African and global businesses and brands in Africa. Consumers are the ultimate arbiters of that success. Thus the Brand Africa 100 signals which brands are getting it right on the continent”.
Some of the other African brands that made the Top 25 include Jumia and UBA of Nigeria, MTN, DSTV, Tiger Brands and Amarula of South Africa, Econet and Kwese of Zimbabwe, Ankara Clothing of Ghana, Tusker of Kenya, Africell of Gambia and Ecobank of Togo.
The Brand Africa survey also showed that Nike of the USA is the most admired foreign brand in Africa. The sports and fitness company was followed by Samsung and Adidas of Germany, Coca-Cola of USA and Apple also of USA.
Globacom has, in its 15 years of business, built a status as an authentic African brand with its extensive network across West African countries where it operates including Nigeria and Ghana.
The operator has brought so many innovations and affordable offerings as well as investments in telecom infrastructure in Africa such as the Glo 1, its wholly owned submarine cable, which links over 14 countries in Africa with Europe and North America.