Advertising & Promotion

Philips’ total advertising and promotion expenses were EUR 882 million in 2013, an increase of 5% compared to 2012. The increase was mainly due to the launch of our new brand positioning as well as higher investments in growth geographies, such as China. As in 2012, the Company allocated a higher proportion of its total advertising and promotion spend to growth geographies and strategic markets. Accordingly, the advertising and promotion spend in key growth geographies increased by 4% compared to 2012. The total advertising and promotion investment as a percentage of sales was 3.8% in 2013, compared to 3.6% in 2012.

Philips increased its brand value by 8% in 2013 to over USD 9.8 billion in the ranking of the world’s 100 most valuable brands, as measured by Interbrand. In the 2013 listing, Philips moved up one position to the 40th most valuable brand in the world.

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This is an interactive electronic version of the Philips Annual Report 2013 and also contains certain information in summarized form. The contents of this version are qualified in their entirety by reference to the printed version of the full Philips Annual Report 2013. This printed version is available as a PDF file on this website. Information about: forward-looking statements, third-party market share data, fair value information, IFRS basis of presentation, use of non-GAAP information, statutory financial statements and management report, reclassifications and analysis of 2013 compared to 2012.

Growth geographies are the developing geographies comprising of Asia Pacific (excluding Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand), Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East (excluding Israel) and Africa.