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8 Miami-Based Companies With Great Branding

Updated: Apr 29

Downtown Miami, FL

Here are companies based in Miami, Florida known for great branding and marketing:


Bacardi, a famous rum brand based in Maimi, is the largest privately held, family-owned spirits company in the world. Originally known for its specific brand of white rum, Bacardi has expanded to over 200 brands and labels.

Throughout its time, Bacardi has gained many acquisitions in order to diversify from its titular brand, such as merging with Martini & Rossi, Italian producer Martini vermouth, in 1993. In the late 90s and early 2000s, Bacardi purchased several different brands, with their latest acquisition being the purchase of Patrón for $5.1 billion in 2018.

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean International is a cruise line brand founded in 1968 in Norway. Currently based in Miami, Florida, Royal Caribbean International is the largest cruise line by revenue and is considered the second largest with its passenger count. It operates the five largest passenger ships in the world, currently operating 26 ships

RCI announced its partnership with SpaceX in August 2022 to use Starlink technology to improve historically weak internet connections. This will allow RCI to continue furthering its branding as adventurous, luxurious, and fun.

Burger King

Burger King is an international fast-food chain that was founded in Miami and has headquarters in Miami. When thinking of the fast-food chain, customers associate it with flame-grilled burgers, the Whopper sandwich, and the slogan "Have it your way."

The company keeps this brand image strong with its campaigns, which recenter the iconic slogan “Have it Your Way” while focusing on and celebrating its customers' individuality and everyday wins.


Univision is a Spanish-language media company headquartered in Miami and the largest provider of Spanish-language content in the US. Univision hosts a variety of content, including telenovelas, sitcoms, and reality television.

It has a strong brand image that is associated with Hispanic culture, news, and entertainment, which it strives to uphold with marketing that asks users and consumers to envision a world without cultural works that have Hispanic origins behind the creators(i.e., Despacito, Manny Ramirez, etc.).

Perry Ellis

Perry Ellis, founded by George Feldenkreis, is a Miami-based fashion brand focused on serving both men and women with modern, stylish clothing. In June 2003, Perry Ellis merged with Salant Corporation, the brand’s manufacturer, and now offers around 25 brands, such as Cubavera, Rafaella, Callaway Apparel, and more.

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line, owned by its parent company Norwegian Cruise Line Holding, is a cruise line with its headquarters in Miami. Founded in 1966, it is the world’s fourth-largest cruise line by passenger count. The company prides itself on being associated with freestyle cruising and independence, allowing passengers to create their own experience.


Ryder is an American transportation and logistics company with headquarters in Miami, Florida, specializing specifically in fleet management, supply chain management, and transportation management. Other services include full-service leasing, rental, and maintenance, used vehicle sales, transportation management, professional drivers, e-commerce fulfillment, and last-mile delivery services, which are also offered by the company.

A partnership between Turvo, who provides collaborative logistics software, and Ryder started in June 2020.

Zumba Fitness

Zumba is a fitness program founded by Colombian dancer and choreographer Beto Pérez in 2001. It has 200,000 locations and over 15 million people taking Zumba classes weekly in over 180 countries, focusing on high-energy, dance-based workouts and a fun, inclusive community through varying mediums of DVDs, clothing lines, and video games to bring its community together.

Zumba's marketing strategy centers on developing products and experiences that convert potential customers into new students for Zumba classes around the world.


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