Thanks to your nominations, The Internationalist has selected the INNOVATORS of 2016. Thirty men and women from agencies throughout the world were chosen from several hundred nominations.
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.
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.
INNOVATORS underscore how breakthrough thinking knows no bounds of geography, age, company size, or title within today's agency organizations. Throughout the year, there will be a number of events to acknowledge THE INNOVATORS. We find there is always strong interest in connecting the industry’s best and brightest.
ABOUT THE INTERNATIONALIST
The Internationalist focuses on the reinvention of marketing around the globe by connecting the people and ideas in international marketing and advertising through original content, intelligence, thought leadership, community, collaboration, and influence. Marketer driven, The Internationalist 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 fast-changing community.
The Internationalist is proud of its Global Alliance with ANA (Association of National Advertisers) as we partner on an initiative called THE INTERNATIONALIST 1000 with ANA or 1000 Marketers around the World Reshaping the Future of Marketing.