05/14/2012 04:07 pm ET Updated Jul 14, 2012

America's Hottest Brands: 24/7 Wall St.

24/7 Wall St. asked CoreBrand to identify America's hottest brands. We wanted to know the biggest brands that were the best known and most well regarded.

Generally, most brand analysis done by the business press is biased toward dollar valuations and contributions to corporate earnings. Obviously, financial success is one factor that demonstrates how well a brand is regarded by consumers. But brand valuation is a financial view, and not one that relies entirely on consumer perception. Based on analysis performed by brand expert company CoreBrand, 24/7 Wall St. wanted to see brands through the eyes of the consumer. For this reason, Corebrand examined brands from the standpoint of favorability and familiarity.

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