Perhaps the biggest surprise in 2009 may be the new geographic mix of individuals. This year, the largest number of winners came from Shanghai and Chicago. There is no question that China is in growth mode; however, Chicago is also fast-becoming a significant U.S. hub for international media planning and marketing strategy.
This was also a year when many seasoned professionals attained new heights and innovative thinking paid off significantly. Who says that recessions curb the need to break through?
Congratulations to all of the 2009 Agency Innovators