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Top 20 brands in the world

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Brands across the world are using social-media tools to attract customers and retain their loyalty. From Facebook to Twitter, companies are going all out to create brand loyalty.

Here we take a look at 20 brands that are way ahead of the pack on Twitter.

Source: Business Insider

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Whole Foods

Followers: 2,732,000

Tweeting since: June 16, 2008

Global rank: 1

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Image: Whole Foods grocery store worker Tim Owen trims the tops of organic carrots in the produce section of the store in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Starbucks

Followers: 2,625,000

Tweeting since: November 29, 2006

Global rank: 2

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Image: Customers are seen at a Starbucks coffee store, which displays the old logo in Paris.
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Samsung

Followers: 2,016,000

Tweeting since: May 12, 2011

Global rank: 3

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Image: People walk at the main office building of Samsung Electronics in Seoul.
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Jet Blue

Followers: 1,676,000

Tweeting since: May 30, 2007

Global rank: 4

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Image: Jet Blue airplanes are see at JFK Airport in New York.
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Toms

Followers: 1,666,000

Tweeting since: June 4, 2008

Global rank: 5

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Image: Toms has been Tweeting since 2008.
Photographs: Courtesy, Toms
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Etsy

Followers: 1,652,000

Tweeting since: November 19, 2008

Global rank: 6

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Image: Etsy is ranked sixth.
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Woot

Followers: 1,634,000

Tweeting since: January 30, 2007

Global rank: 7

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Image: Woot has been Tweeting since 2007.
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Southwest Airlines

Followers: 1,355,000

Tweeting since: July 2, 2007

Global rank: 8

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Image: A Southwest Airlines plane takes off from Midway Airport in Chicago.
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Playstation

Followers: 1,329,000

Tweeting since: November 27, 2007

Global rank: 9

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Image: A Sony Playstation console is displayed at an electronics shop in Tokyo.
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Research In Motion (BlackBerry)

Followers: 998,000

Tweeting since: April 29, 2008

Global rank: 10

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Image: A BlackBerry handset is displayed in Washington, DC.
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Pepsi

Followers: 848,000

Tweeting since: December 15, 2008

Global rank: 11

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Image: A security person walks past the entrance of the second-largest European Pepsi plant, near Bucharest, Romania.
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Verizon Wireless

Followers: 746,000

Tweeting since: July 24, 2009

Global rank: 12

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Image: A view of a Verizon Wireless counter in Boca Raton, California.
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Coca-Cola

Followers: 566,000

Tweeting since: March 26, 2009

Global rank: 13

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Image: A Coca-Cola truck fills up with diesel fuel at a gas station in Carlsbad, California.
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American Express

Followers: 533,000

Tweeting since: May 26, 2009

Global rank: 14

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Image: American Express and American Express corporate cards are pictured in Encinitas, California.
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McDonald's

Followers: 516,000

Tweeting since: September 2, 2009

Global rank: 15

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Image: A worker drills a hole underneath the McDonald's brand sign at a store of the global fast food chain in Berlin.
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Nike

Followers: 475,000

Tweeting since: November 18, 2011

Global rank: 16

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Image: Nike running shoes are shown on display and for sale at a store in Encinitas, California.
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Delta

Followers: 340,000

Tweeting since: May 10, 2007

Global rank: 17

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Target

Followers: 338,000

Tweeting since: November 11, 2009

Global rank: 18

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Image: Shoppers checkout at a Target store in Virginia.
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Adidas

Followers:  285,000

Tweeting since: February 8, 2009

Global rank: 19

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Image: Adidas sport shoes Adizero are on display at the Adidas innovation laboratory in Herzogenaurach, Germany.
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Best Buy

Followers: 266,000

Tweeting since: November 19, 2008

Global rank: 20


Image: The inside of a Best Buy store is seen in New York.
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