Estée Lauder and Lancôme are being lauded for their digital savvy in the beauty sector as the only two brands to receive a genius ranking on the L2 Think Tank Digital IQ Index: Beauty.
Runners up include Kiehl’s and Chanel. Brands such as Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Giorgio Armani were listed in the average category, while Dolce & Gabbana needed to improve its presence on digital, per L2 Think Tank.
“The highest-ranking brands in our Index have a digital strategy that ties to their business objectives,” said Stasha Rosen, research lead at L2 Think Tank, New York. “In addition to robust ecommerce-driven sites, Gifted brands innovate across social, mobile and email marketing.
“The two Genius brands, Estée Lauder and Lancôme, are connecting content with commerce and engaging digital influencers,” Ms. Rosen said. “Ecommerce has given prestige beauty brands the opportunity for growth outside of traditional channels.”