The UAE’s national airline and lifestyle brand Emirates is the most highly endorsed brand in Saudi Arabia according to the latest brand rankings from YouGov BrandIndex.
The Advocacy Rankings, produced by YouGov’s daily brand tracking tool BrandIndex, considered how much Saudi consumers endorsed brands over the past year by asking respondents, ‘Would you recommend the brand to a friend or colleague?’ and ‘Would you tell a friend or colleague to avoid the brand?’
Responses recorded over the last 12 months from Saudi residents reveals that Emirates received the highest brand advocacy in the Kingdom taking the number one spot in the top 10, ahead of fellow highly recommended airlines Qatar Airways in eighth and Etihad Airways in ninth.
Apple and its trademark iPhone sit in second and third place respectively, giving it the highest seal of approval among tech and mobile brands in the Kingdom. Meanwhile Saudi FMCG powerhouse Almarai is the fourth brand most recommended to friends among Saudis, and UAE born property developer Emaar sits comfortably as the fifth most endorsed in the country.
Representing fast food, Al Baik is the most highly commended among Saudi consumers in sixth place, while Saudi electronic payment network Mada, and banking household name Alinma Bank lead brand advocacy among financial services brands in seventh and 10th respectively.