Best Brands Awards 2024: This Year’s Winners

Best Brands 2024


Best Brands Awards 2024: This Year's Winners

  • Nivea wins in the "Best Brand Overall" category, Dyson takes the "Best Momentum Brand".
  • First place for the "Best Brand Fashion" went to Nike, while L'Oréal Paris was named "Best Brand Beauty".
  • Programme highlights of the gala included an enlightening speech by Australian fashion icon Elle Macpherson and the live performance by the German indie rock group "Sportfreunde Stiller".
  • Photos from the Best Brands Awards can be found here.


München, 27 February 2024 — The winners have been announced: The Best Brands Awards, Germany's only study-based brand award, honoured the year’s strongest brands this evening. In addition to Nivea as "Best Brand Overall", Dyson won the award for "Best Momentum Brand". The award in the "Best Brand Fashion" category went to Nike, while L'Oréal Paris was named "Best Brand Beauty".

The winners in the four award categories and the other top finishers can be found below.

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Around 550 guests from business, trade and media as well as numerous celebrities attended the award gala at the hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich. The evening was hosted by TV journalist Linda Zervakis. After a welcoming address by Franz-Olaf Kallerhoff, President of Markenverband (Brand Association), the evening opened with an enlightening speech by Australian fashion icon Elle Macpherson. Elle focused on her personal philosophy on beauty, wealth and success. As a supermodel and entrepreneurial businesswoman, Elle not only possesses extensive insider knowledge about wellness, fashion, fashion brands, and the entire industry but has also become an international brand of her own. After the award ceremony, the band "Sportfreunde Stiller" performed live on stage adding another highlight to the evening. The German indie rock group created a great atmosphere with hits such as "Applaus Applaus" and "Ein Kompliment".

Best Brands College 2024: The Power of Momentum

Durrng the day, the Best Brands College took place at Serviceplan Group's Munich House of Communication. The theme of this year's all-day congress was "Best Brands and the Power of Momentum: On the course to Success with Strong Brand Dynamics and AI". In her keynote speech, Ana von Hutten, Head of Marketing D-A-CH, Mattel, spoke about “the Art of Brand Momentum" and the epic journey of Mattel's iconic Barbie. This was followed by talks from renowned speakers such as Livia Mitschke-Collande from Google on how brands build the right kind of momentum at the right time, which strategies successful brands follow to develop resilience, and what role AI will play in the future. Finally, Germany’s most well-known sports manager Oliver Bierhoff, gave valuable tips on how brands can make the most of the 2024 sports year. The College was moderated by Daniel Boschmann for the fourth time.

Photos of the gala and college are available here.

The Best Brands Awards are organised as a partner event by NIQ/GfK, Seven.One Entertainment Group, Markenverband, WirtschaftsWoche, DIE ZEIT, RMS. Der Audiovermarkter, Media Impact and the Serviceplan Group.

Florian Haller, CEO Serviceplan Group: "In an era of multiple crises, brands are special anchor points in our lives. They not only give us joy, optimism and self-confidence, but also provide us with orientation through their values. It is particularly important for brand decision makers to show courage in these times: courage to take a stand, courage to make decisions, courage to keep renewing the brand. It is precisely these brands with courage and innovative strength that we honour at Best Brands. Congratulations to all the winners."

About the winners:

Based on a representative empirical study by GfK, Best Brands is the only marketing award that measures the strength of a brand according to two criteria: the actual economic market success and the attractiveness of the brand in the perception of consumers.

Nivea won the annual "Best Brand Overall" category this year. The brand combines the strengths of a traditional brand such as innovation, consistency, and contemporary values. With a focus on sustainability as well as diversity and inclusion, the brand shows attitude. This is particularly well-received by younger target groups. 

In addition to the "Best Brand Overall", brands from specific areas of life that were of particular importance to consumers in the respective year have been analysed since 2021. In the post-coronavirus era, both fashion and beauty products have regained relevance. Consumers increasingly feel the need to express themselves through clothing and cosmetics again.

The award in the "Best Brand Fashion" category went to Nike. Nike creates a high level of consumer loyalty through strong brand experiences and a strong attitude. The brand is characterised by innovative product ideas, proximity to pop culture and strong storytelling in communication.

L'Oréal Paris took first place in the "Best Brand Beauty" category. The brand sets standards in terms of the attractiveness of the brand in the perception of consumers (Share of Soul). The traditional company's claim "Because You’re worth it" perfectly captures the spirit of the times and consumers' desire to do something good for themselves.

Dyson was named "Best Momentum Brand". The brand benefits from the trend towards fewer, but higher quality products and is characterised by superior technology. Dyson also impresses with its strong pioneering spirit and future-orientation: with revolutionary products, for example in the haircare sector, the brand has succeeded like no other in defining and expanding its own product category. As an innovative trendsetter accompanied by stylish, modern communication, the brand arouses great desire among consumers.

About Best Brands:

Since 2004, the Best Brands Awards have evolved into the industry event of the year for business, retail, and media. The brand award is now also awarded annually in Italy, Belgium, France, and Poland. Best Brands is the only marketing award to measure the strength of a brand on the basis of a representative empirical study by GfK using two criteria: the actual economic market success – the so-called "Share of Market" – and the attractiveness of the brand as perceived by consumers, the "Share of Soul”. Therefore, the winners are not determined by the subjective judgment of a jury but solely by the consumers.

Further information on Best Brands can be found on the website.

Impressions and information about Best Brands can also be found on Facebook (@BestBrandsRanking) and X (@BestBrands)

The accompanying hashtag is: #BestBrandsGermany


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