These 30 winners clearly demonstrate how innovation can take many forms, and it is not limited by geography, age, company size, or one’s position in a company. These expansive individuals think about advertising in new ways,
and are today's breakthrough communicators, champions of multinational strategy and advocates of international brand-building. Candidates were chosen by industry nominations
with final selections by our Innovators Committee and The Internationalist editorial team.
This year we are recognizing people from fast-growth markets and from old-world cities. New York and London are still home to a strong contingent of talented individuals; however, we have found Innovators in Lagos, Nigeria; Rogers, Arkansas; Montreal, Canada and Emaar Square in Dubai. Plus cities like Chicago, Shanghai, Mumbai and Singapore are
undoubtedly hot spots of innovation today.
Many Innovators are helping their clients to better navigate in a digital world; others are finding new ways to build solutions for brands; while some are leading with new culturally-sensitive initiatives as campaigns cross more borders and more boundaries.
We thank our readers for an outpouring of nominations and for taking the time and effort to highlight the work and ideas of so many people around the globe.