Turkish Airlines; Turkey’s Most Valuable Brand

Originally posted on September 5, 2019 @ 9:59 am

According to Brand Finance’s latest research,Turkish Airlines is the most valuable brand in Turkey.

International Brand Valuation Consultancy firm Brand Finance’s report indicates that Turkish Airlines, with its brand value of over 1.7 billion dollars, is the most valuable brand in Turkey, just like it was last year.

A Brand Value of 1.735 Billion Dollars
Brand Finance’s 12th “Turkey’s Top 100-The Most Valuable Brands in Turkey” research was recently published. First on the list was Turkish Airlines, with a brand value of 1.735 billion dollars. Following Turkish Airlines, Ziraat Bank was second on the list with 1.637 billion dollars and Turk Telekom was fourth with 1.185 billion dollars. Turkcell found a place of the fifth spot with 1.182 billion dollars.

Garanti, Turk Telekom and Turkcell on 3rd,4th and 5th Places Respectively
Garanti Bank was third on the list with 1.344 billion dollars, Turk Telekom was fourth with 1.185 billion dollars and on the fifth spot, Turkcell with 1.182 billion dollars.
IsBank was sixth with a brand value of 1.135 billion dollars. Akbank followed with 934 million dollars, Arcelik with 837 million dollars, Yapi Kredi with 647 million dollars and with 458 million dollars, Ford Otosan.
A Total Brand Value of 19.8 Billion Dollars
According to the research, the total brand value of Turkey’s top 100 is 19.8 billion dollars.
7 companies from various fields of work found themselves a place on the list this year, with EnerjiSA on the 31st, Sok Market on the 34th, NEF Construction on the 35th, MLP Health on 51st, Yatas on the 61st, AvivaSA on the 95th and Desa Leather on the 98th place.
Koctas saw the biggest increase in value with %19, moving up 10 places from 49th to 39th this year on the list. Meanwhile Intema Construction Materials experienced the biggest drop with %73 loss in brand value, going down 24 places from 64th to 88th.

Besiktas is Leading the List in Football
There aren’t any Turkish Clubs in the world’s top 50 football clubs list. On Turkey’s top 100 list however, Besiktas is leading the other clubs with 107 million dollars worth of brand value. Following 38th placed Besiktas, Fenerbahce is on the list with 89 million dollars, Galatasaray with 60 million dollars and Trabzonspor with 26 million dollars.

Turkish Companies Shouldn’t Give Up on Becoming a World Brand
Managing Director of Brand Finance Turkey, Muhterem İlgüner, stated that the research was done in accordance with 2018 data, and because of the financial fluctuations and the widening of difference in exchange rates, the revenues were affected negatively, which resulted in rather lower brand valuation. According to İlgüner, Turkish brands, especially banking, telecommunications and food retailers, should continue their efforts and try to do business using international currencies. This way they will be less affected by exchange rates and protect their brand value.
İlgüner emphasized the importance of not giving up on becoming a world brand, and that companies should continue the efforts. The extra efforts shown by these companies is crucial for both the company and their country.

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