What are the Top 100 YouTube Brand channels in Germany? Here is our list of the most successful German Business Channels.
Thanks to Socialblade, it’s not hard to get top lists of any country’s most popular YouTube channels. However, we did not find rankings of YouTube brand channels.
Since at tubics, our mission is to make YouTube work for business purposes, we wondered: why not create these lists ourselves? We have expertise in the field and all the data available to not only sort channels by views (how it’s usually done) but to adjust the rank by additional factors.
Here is our Top 100 YouTube brand channels in Germany. If you want to know the criteria and how the list was created, scroll down to find a detailed explanation.
Top 100 YouTube Brand Channels in Germany
|Rank||tubics Score||Company||Total Views||Industry|
|1||99.00||Deutsche Welle||797,703,238||Broadcast Media|
|5||90.25||PUMA Group||274,566,254||Sporting Goods|
|7||86.00||Sto SE & Co. KGaA||105,895,873||Building Materials|
|10||79.20||Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung||147,314,038||Newspapers|
|13||77.90||Liebherr Group||89,260,493||Mechanical Engineering|
|14||74.48||MAN Truck & Bus||78,685,207||Automotive|
|17||72.00||FC Schalke 04||56,763,504||Sports|
|26||52.00||Faber-Castell Group||36,939,229||Consumer Goods|
|30||48.60||Imperial Logistics International||38,123,824||Logistics and Supply Chain|
|32||46.40||Rheinmetall||41,528,684||Defense & Space|
|38||43.85||Bosch||128,493,713||Information Technology and Services|
|40||43.04||DHL||44,734,225||Logistics and Supply Chain|
|47||38.22||Conrad Electronic Group||25,808,952||Retail|
|48||38.00||diva-e Digital Value Excellence||25,064,656||Internet|
|51||35.28||Rohde & Schwarz||55,694,722||Telecommunications|
|56||33.25||AIDA Cruises||24,022,623||Leisure, Travel & Tourism|
|57||31.75||Deutsche Bank||45,872,508||Financial Services|
|59||28.73||E.ON Energie||40,006,333||Oil & Energy|
|60||28.22||DWS Group||39,275,061||Investment Management|
|63||23.69||iglo Deutschland||31,941,151||Food & Beverages|
|66||22.18||JACK WOLFSKIN||29,588,607||Apparel & Fashion|
|70||19.55||Festo Vertrieb||18,666,736||Industrial Automation|
|74||17.64||Eurowings||19,013,608||Aviation & Aerospace|
|75||17.25||Wacker Neuson Group||18,822,704||Machinery|
|79||15.12||Villeroy & Boch||20,783,030||Glass, Ceramics & Concrete|
|81||13.33||European Central Bank||16,571,119||Banking|
|82||13.10||Teekanne||19,450,341||Food & Beverages|
|84||12.10||Krombacher Brauerei Bernhard Schadeberg||19,008,849||Food & Beverages|
|88||9.78||Jung von Matt||15,739,927||Marketing and Advertising|
|90||8.40||Passauer Neue Presse||15,432,576||Media Production|
|92||6.52||Asklepios||13,431,582||Hospital & Health Care|
|94||4.75||Dr. Oetker||12,848,258||Food Production|
|95||4.03||Berge & Meer Touristik||13,541,466||Leisure, Travel & Tourism|
|97||3.02||C&A||13,275,932||Apparel & Fashion|
|100||0.93||Vogel & Noot Landmaschinen||12,563,520||Machinery|
Criteria & Method of Top 100 List Creation
In the following paragraphs, we will briefly explain how the companies and YouTube channels were chosen. Moreover, the tubics formula is broken down together with the whole research process.
There were two main criteria when it came to companies selection. A brand, enterprise, or organization would end up in the list if it:
- has a turnover of more than $200m/year
- has headquarters in Germany
YouTube channel selection
In some cases, international companies have channels that are run by different country divisions. If there were no other options available, we added them to the list since they still belong to a German enterprise.
The tubics formula
The tubics formula was created to make the top 100 list fairer. Why? Many big brands heavily use ads on YouTube channels, which undoubtedly brings them to the top of the list. While ads create views and every video view counts, we wanted to give a bonus to brands that manage to upload very engaging videos.
We took the total number of views on a channel as the primary sorting criteria. Top 100 channels were then assigned points for the rank – 100 points for ranking 1st, 1 point for ranking last.
As mentioned earlier, total views don’t always represent well the organic success of a channel. That’s why points are deducted based on three factors:
- subscribers (hardest),
- comments (middle),
- interactions: likes + dislikes (weakest)
The maximum achievable score is 100, where the channel is ranked #1 by total views, has 100 points, and all three factors don’t result in points deduction (subscribers, comments, and interactions’ ratio to views are above average).
List creation method
Now that you know how the selection was made, here is the step-by-step process that we followed:
- Research German companies that meet the criteria stated above.
- Find corresponding YouTube channels.
- Gather data on subscribers, total channel views, total number of comments, likes, and dislikes.
- Calculate the tubics score for each channel.
- Get the final list by sorting channels by tubics score from highest to lowest.
Do you have any questions regarding the formula or the process itself? Or would you like to have your brand channel added to the list? Then let me know in the comments below or get in touch here. 👇🏼
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