The Interbrand report is out and they have identified some trends. Brands that have grown are willing to change business models, put the customer as CEO, and make sure customer value and the brand are at the forefront of the company culture. But the report lacks a broader context, and niche / influencer brands are a growing presence in people’s lives.
Most time spent on the internet is in a handful of sites: Facebook, Amazon, Google, Reddit, Instagram, and others. These sites are getting less and less likely to link off to independent websites. Take steps to insulate your brand from these trends.