Top 5 Brand Winners of 2011

Last Updated Oct 28, 2011 2:55 PM EDT

For reasons that will become clear later this month, I'm doing my annual "brand winners of the year" post today. As usual, I've included not just corporate brands, but political, ethnic and personal brand categories as well. Comments, of course, are more than welcome.

To see the first brand winner, click on the green Next button to the right.