Retailers filled one-third of the spots on NetBase's new ranking of the top 100 most-loved brands on social media, with Apple, Etsy, Starbucks, Chipotle and McDonald's making the top 10. Online retailers Amazon and eBay made the top 25, but traditional retailers ranked lower, including Nordstrom, which came in at 100.
It is possible to develop policies that make employees happy, boost productivity and don't cost too much, says Chris Duchesne, vice president of global workplace solutions at Care.com. Try providing flexible work options, encouraging breaks and offering family-care programs.
Adweek and APCO Worldwide surveyed 70,000 consumers in 15 markets around the world about the brands that they love best, and the top 10 includes Yahoo, Google, Sony, Netflix and Apple. Microsoft, Dell, Sharp and Hewlett-Packard made it into the top 20, APCO reported. Disney, which is making more forays into video games and consumer electronics, was picked as the top, most-loved brand in the world.