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Top 100 Social Brands

Top 100 Social Brands

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An annual ranking of the most social brands reveals consumer electronics are creating big buzz online with the iPhone leading the charge at No. 1.

Consumer electronics brands fill almost one-third of the spots on the Virtue's top 100 list for 2010, which ranks brands' social prowess based on conversations across social networks, blogs, micro-blogs and photo- and video-sharing websites. The iPhone also topped the list in 2009 and 2008.

Fashion and retail brands also fared well last year.

“2010 was the year of the deal,” Virtue said in a blog post. “We saw an increase in retailers using social media to share deals” on Foursquare, Twitter, Facebook, LivingSocial, Scoutmob and Groupon.

Top 100 social brands of 2010

  1. iPhone
  2. Blackberry
  3. Disney
  4. Android
  5. iPad
  6. Sony
  7. Apple
  8. MTV
  9. Coca-Cola
  10. Samsung
  11. Ford
  12. Mercedes
  13. BMW
  14. Starbucks
  15. iPod
  16. ABC
  17. Xbox
  18. NBA
  19. CNN
  20. Honda
  21. Dell
  22. Amazon
  23. Hewlett-Packard
  24. Nike
  25. Nokia
  26. Playstation
  27. Ferrari
  28. Wii
  29. eBay
  30. Nissan
  31. Microsoft
  32. AT&T
  33. iTunes
  34. Adidas
  35. Audi
  36. NFL
  37. Nintendo
  38. Red Bull
  39. Best Buy
  40. Toyota
  41. Gucci
  42. Visa
  43. Victoria’s Secret
  44. Disneyland
  45. Suzuki
  46. LG
  47. Fox News
  48. Zara
  49. Volkswagen
  50. Turner
  51. Converse
  52. Dodge
  53. CBS
  54. General Motors
  55. ESPN
  56. Panasonic
  57. Porsche
  58. NBC
  59. Chevrolet
  60. Target
  61. Jeep
  62. Kia
  63. Intel
  64. Subway
  65. NHL
  66. McDonald’s
  67. Pandora
  68. Major League Baseball
  69. Sprint
  70. Puma
  71. Harley Davidson
  72. Pixar
  73. NASCAR
  74. REI
  75. Walmart
  76. Mac
  77. Discovery Channel
  78. H&M
  79. Philips
  80. Pepsi
  81. Prada
  82. T-Mobile
  83. Skittles
  84. Burberry
  85. Verizon
  86. Louis Vuitton
  87. Motorola
  88. Krystal
  89. IKEA
  90. IBM
  91. The Gap
  92. Sears
  93. Armani
  94. Cisco
  95. Zappos
  96. American Express
  97. Hurley
  98. Oracle
  99. Netflix
  100. TBS

To learn more about why these brands made the list, read Virtue's blog post.

Reach BusinessNewsDaily staff writer Brian Anthony Hernandez at Bhernandez@TechMediaNetwork.com. Follow him on Twitter: @BAHjournalist.