America's Hottest Brands

Advertising Age Honors the Top Brands of the Year -- and the Brains Behind Them

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Tony Pettinato
Consumer spending may have gone cold in 2009, but that didn't stop these marketers from turning up the temperature. Here Ad Age chooses the upstarts and established brands that are setting the pace for innovation -- and getting results -- right now.
2K Sports
Jason Argent
5 Hour Energy
Carl Sperber
Auto-Tune
Marco Alpert
Barnes & Noble
Doug Gottlieb
Beatles 'Rock Band'
Paul DeGooyer
Bing
Yusuf Mehdi
Bolt Bus
Kim Plaskett
Bonobos
Andy Dunn
CableLatino
Kim Taylor
Cover Girl
Vince Hudson
Diapers.com
Marc Lore
DiGiorno
Tom Moe
Elizabeth and James
Jill Collage
Five Guys
Jerry Murrell
Gilt Groupe
Alexis Maybank
HP Mini Limited Editions
Satjiv Chahil
Jameson
Jeff Agdern
JetBlue
Tara Carson
Jordan Brand
Keith Houlemard
Kettle Foods
Michelle Peterman Hunt
'The Lost Symbol'
Suzanne Herz
MTN Dew
Frank Cooper
Off!
Nicholas Senter
Old El Paso
Peter McDonald
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Brad Hittle
Panera
Rick Vanzura
Ped Egg
AJ Khubani
Pepto Bismol
Nathan Fox
Snuggie
Scott Boilen
Subaru of America
Tim Mahoney
Tesla Motors
Elon Musk
Tria Beauty
Drake Stimson
TurboTax
Andy Young
Virgin America
Porter Gale
Vizio Blu-Ray Player
Jason Maciel
Walmart Great Value
Andrea Thomas
World of Goo
Kyle Gabler and Ron Carmel
Zico
Mark Rampolla
ZipCar
Scott Griffith
Zynga
Mark Pincus
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