Brands are names that we recognise, support, adore, refer to, utilise and buy from – they are identified by their name and logo. There are a multitude of brands out there – big and small – but which are the most recognisable? To answer this question, we need to determine what makes a brand recognisable – could it be defined by its history, logo, product placement or its advertising?
All things considered, here are 10 of the most recognisable brands of all time.
Heinz is undoubtedly one of the most recognisable brands in the world. When we think of ketchup or baked beans, our brains automatically conjure up a jar, tin, or bottle of Heinz. Heinz is so synonymous with the food it makes that, in fact, according to Muse advertising, when an AI image generator was asked to draw ‘ketchup street art’, ‘impressionist ketchup bottles’, and other non-branded prompts, the AI almost always created a Heinz-inspired design.
McDonald’s is the epitome of a recognisable brand. The fast-food chain is instantly recognisable in its advertising, its logo, its products and of course, its famous golden arches which are on par with the moon when it comes to looking for a glowing object in the sky! No matter where you are driving, you’ll likely see the golden McDonalds arches every once in a while.
Google is probably the most recognisable brand since it is used by over 4.3 billion users every day. Everyone uses Google, so much so that the brand has become a verb for any time you look something up on the internet.
That’s right, another food and beverage company has made our list. Red is one of the most eye-capturing colours and together with white, you get the colours of the Coca-Cola brand. ‘Coke’ products are instantly recognisable, with the brand having spent a lifetime in pop culture.
The prominence and popularity of the Disney brand are a result of the success it has found with its motion pictures and theme parks. Home to the amiable Mickey Mouse, Disney has grown to become one of the largest media and entertainment companies in the world.
Given that Apple is one of the biggest companies in the world, it makes sense that it is also one of the most recognisable brands out there. Apple products are owned by customers worldwide, which certainly contributes to the company’s strong brand recognition.
It is only normal that as humans, we wear clothing every day, and when it comes to clothing, there are many brands to choose from. Nike is probably the most widely recognised clothing brand out there thanks to its association with major sports competitions like the Premier League.
Amazon is an enormous brand with factories worldwide and an online shopping market like no other. With TV and music streaming services, Amazon is seen everywhere nowadays.
Despite the long-running PC giant’s logo’s redesign in 2012, the brand is still easily recognisable because of its central window design, which stands for the country’s largest product, the Windows operating system.
This 115-year-old brand, which is so recognisable that it no longer has to include its name in the logo, can be easily recognised by a straightforward red and yellow graphic.