BrandIndex News

Each month, YouGov assesses which brands in UAE, KSA and Egypt have had the biggest uplift in Advertising Awareness. This month, Air Arabia in the UAE has shown the greatest increase in Advertising Awareness, according to BrandIndex – YouGov’s daily brand tracker. While Air Arabia’s scores have generally been buoyed by continuous online and offline campaigns, new communications in February focused on new products such as the Air Arabia Value Fare, and the sale of 500,000 flight tickets starting from 99 AED have caused a further surge in the budget airline’s Advertising Awareness.  Additionally, although the ‘99 AED’ tickets campaign ... read more


YouGov’s Brandindex yearly rankings of the best perceived brands by women in the UAE has been topped by Emirates Airline. Top 10 Emirates is the most positively perceived brand by women in the UAE over the past year. 2016 also saw Emirates crowned as the number 1 brand in the overall YouGov Brandindex UAE Buzz rankings. The airline giant continues to impress with star studded advertising campaigns and a consistent level of customer satisfaction. The second most positively perceived brand by women in the UAE is the social messaging App Whatsapp, With the introduction of ‘Status’ video stories and updated ... read more


Nokia has been creating quite bit of buzz in recent months with a recent licensing agreement for HMD Global, and the launch of their new Android phone in China capturing the region’s attention As one of the oldest surviving mobile brands, Nokia has seen competitors rise and fall in recent years, but has failed to recapture the position it once held in the sector. Things seem to be back on the rise however, with the recent licensing of Nokia’s smartphone brand by Finnish start-up HMD Global seeming to add some zeal back into the brand. The YouGov BrandIndex Buzz score, ... read more


With the Dubai Shopping Festival winding up, after a month packed with sales, fashion shows, parades, concerts and malls brimming with activity, there’s no better time to examine the shopping event’s popularity in the region, as well as the UAE’s shopping habits in general. Whether shopping at the nearest mall, shopping online for the newest gadgets, or even visiting the country to take part in the enormous sales, the love of shopping is very much alive in the UAE. Outside the UAE, GCC residents are well aware of DSF According to a recent YouGov Omnibus, as many as 60% of ... read more


The Top Brands in 2016 – Highlights from the BrandIndex Buzz Rankings The 2016 annual BestBrand Rankings released by YouGov using our flagship daily brand tracker, BrandIndex have crowned national airline Emirates, mega food and beverage manufacturer, Almarai and world renowned social media giant Facebook as the most positively perceived brands in three Middle East countries for 2016. With 2016 coming to a close, the Annual BrandIndex Buzz Rankings have been released, and we’ve compiled a set of highlights for you below. The BrandIndex Buzz Rankings use the BrandIndex Buzz score – which measures whether respondents have heard something positive ... read more


Each month, we’ll be assessing which brands in UAE, KSA and Egypt have had the biggest uplift in Advertising Awareness. This month, Souq.com in Egypt has shown the greatest increase in Advertising Awareness, according to BrandIndex – YouGov’s daily brand tracker. This surge likely stems from their various online and offline advertising campaigns, ranging from the catchy TV and YouTube adverts, to the White Friday and Daily Deal sales. BrandIndex’s Advertising Awareness score -- which measures whether respondents have seen any advertising for a brand in the past two weeks -- shows a large gain for Souq.com in Egypt over ... read more


Home grown UAE brands have dominated YouGov BrandIndex’s first UAE Brand Advocacy rankings, which ranks brands that receive the highest recommendations from their own customers. From a pool of more than 410 major brands, the top 10 brands with the highest consumer recommendation levels were led by Emirates Airline at number one, followed by Emaar at number three. Etihad Airways in sixth place and Emirates NBD in tenth position. Even across a broad range of sectors, UAE based companies captured the highest recommendation levels from their customers, with the Travel sector coming out on top, followed by Real Estate and ... read more


Abu Dhabi Grand Prix the most well-known and Mubadala World Tennis Championship the most exciting sporting event of the holiday season With the holiday season very much upon us, there seems to be no better time to enjoy the various festivities and events that the UAE has to offer. This is especially the case when it comes to the numerous sporting events that are hosted in the country; be it the Dubai Rugby 7s, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix or the DP World Tour Championship, there’s plenty of sports to go around for everyone. A YouGov Omnibus measuring the levels ... read more