This year's INNOVATORS are transforming our concepts of a contemporary advertising agency business. This extraordinary group of 30 individuals from all corners of the globe are embracing change and making a difference for their agencies and for their clients. Today, innovation is integral to so many new disciplines that underscore the breadth of expanding agency responsibilities—content creation, programmatic buying, analytics, strategy, ecommerce, mobility, as well as creative, media, digital, and, of course, inspirational leadership that embraces future vision.
INNOVATORS underscore how breakthrough thinking knows no bounds of geography, age, company size, or title within today's agency organizations. Among this year’s group are people whose origins are in Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, Ecuador, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Serbia, Malaysia, Taiwan, the Philippines, the UK and the US. And they’re working in cities as varied as Budapest, Beijing, Frankfurt, Kuala Lampur, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Saint Louis, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, and Toronto.
Every year since 2006, The Internationalist has named those agency executives who have the rare ability to rethink current notions of brand building by simplifying complex internal processes, encouraging collaboration, managing risk while working in the midst of fast change, keeping sight of "the big idea," and championing multinational strategy. They understand how to better connect brands with their customers in relevant, contemporary ways, and are often the unsung heroes of making campaigns happen.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONALIST
The Internationalist connects the people and ideas in international advertising, marketing and media through content, intelligence, thought leadership, community, collaboration and influence. Marketer driven, it has become a trusted source for international best practices, and is dedicated to the business needs and challenges of international marketing professionals as they participate in multinational brand building and aspire to world class standards. Originally created as a trade publication, The Internationalist connects a global audience through content and case studies in print, online and in-person-- via peer-to-peer marketer events including Dinners, Think Tanks, Awards and Summits— all to better serve the needs of this community.
The Internationalist is proud of its Global Alliance with the ANA (Association of National Advertisers)as we partner on an important initiative called THE INTERNATIONALIST 1000 or 1000 Marketers around the World Reshaping the Future of Marketing.
ABOUT THE INNOVATORS
INNOVATORS are critical to moving our business forward
Every year since 2006, The Internationalist has named those agency executives who have the rare ability to rethink current notions of brand building by simplifying complex internal processes, encouraging collaboration, managing risk while working in the midst of fast change, keeping sight of “the big idea,” championing multinational strategy, and involving customers directly in the creative process. Known as Innovators, they underscore how break-through thinking knows no bounds of geography, age, company size, or title within today’s agency organizations. All Innovators are selected from nominations during a 2-month Call for Entries. A committee-- largely comprised of past Innovators, The Internationalist Board and its editorial team—vote on the worthiness of each Innovator, while also taking into consideration the number of nominations for each individual.
The concept of an Innovators Summit was born when industry leaders expressed interest in hearing the ideas of these new thinkers who are changing the business of marketing.