Top ten coolest brands of 2011

1.     Aston Martin - Automotive/Cars
2.     Apple - Technology/General
3.     Harley-Davidson - Automotive/Motorbikes
4.     Rolex - Fashion/Accessories, Jewellery, Watches
5.     Bang & Olufsen - Technology/General
6.     BlackBerry - Technology/Telecommunications
7.     Google - Online
8.     Ferrari - Automotive/Cars
9.     Nike - Sportswear & Equipment
10.     YouTube - Online
11.     Alexander McQueen - Fashion/Designer
12.     Dom Perignon - Drinks/Champagne
13.     PlayStation - Leisure & Entertainment/Games & Toys
14.     Ray-Ban - Fashion/Accessories, Jewellery, Watches
15.     Chanel - Fashion/Designer
16.     Nintendo - Leisure & Entertainment/Games & Toys
17.     Vivienne Westwood - Fashion/Designer
18.     Agent Provocateur - Fashion/Lingerie
19.     Tate Modern - Leisure & Entertainment/UK Attractions & The Arts
20.     Maserati - Automotive/Cars

Some suprises in there, no? Harley-Davidson is a bit of a curve ball. Maybe there are some undercover Hell's Angels on the influencer panel? And Aston Martin has pipped Apple to the top spot! Who'd've thunk it!?

Speaking of the panel, we thought you might like to know who CoolBrands deems worthy of the title 'influencer'. Here's a look at their council of cool:

  • Walé Adeyemi, fashion designer
  • Kate Creasey, former editor of Cosmopolitan.co.uk
  • Rob da Bank, DJ & Bestival founder
  • Ben de Lisi, fashion designer
  • James-lee Duffy, art director, graphic designer & illustrator, We Are Shadows
  • Gizzi Erskine, TV chef
  • Sadie Frost, actress & fashion designer
  • Kate Halfpenny, fashion designer & stylist
  • Ruby Hammer MBE & Millie Kendall MBE, founders of Ruby & Millie
  • Newby Hands, associate editor & director of health & beauty of Harper's Bazaar
  • Rickie Haywood-Williams & Melvin Odoom, hosts of Kiss 100 Breakfast Show
  • Kelly Hoppen MBE, designer
  • Jessie J, music artist
  • Jo Jackson, managing director of 'i-am' beyond
  • Dolly Jones, editor of Vogue.com
  • Daisy Knights, jewellery designer
  • Mark Krendel, partnerships director of Universal Music Group UK
  • Lee Lapthorne, fashion & creative director
  • Hannah Marshall, designer
  • Zara Martin, TV presenter & model

What do you make of the list? Any brands that should have been featured, in your opinion? Have your say below!

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