Adweek’s Rising Brand Stars and Creative 100 Take Their Bows

Leading innovators in marketing and advertising honored in Chicago and Cannes

Adweek celebrates its Rising Brand Stars in the Windy City …


1. At Adweek’s Rising Brand Stars of Chicago event, sponsor Media iQ was repped by (clockwise from top left) Joe Kowan, Griffin Barra, Mohammad Chughtai, Nathan Turner, Kelsey Julius, Margee Anderson, Kristen Killeen and Rachelle Daglis. 2. Attendees toast to the evening. 3. Partygoers meet and mingle. 4. Adweek managing partner, awards, honors and events Danny Wright with Jamie Cara Kennedy, manager of digital crisis and relations at McDonald’s. 5. Rising Brand Stars (l. to r.) Jamie Wideman, Katie Rahn, Elena Parlatore, Michelle St. Jacques, Lakshmi Shenoy, Nick Scarpino, Rachel Dickens, Paul Matson, Cameka Smith, Carrie Sloan and Anjali Sant.

Photos: Raquel Beauchamp

… and Creative 100 in Cannes.


1. (L. to r.) Screenvision Media CEO John Partilla, Adweek creative editor Tim Nudd, BBH founder John Hegarty, Joan co-founder and CEO Lisa Clunie and Adweek editorial director James Cooper gather at Adweek’s Creative 100 event, presented by Screenvision Media. 2. (L. to r.) Popsugar co-founder and president Lisa Sugar, actress Elisabeth Moss and Popsugar co-founder and CEO Brian Sugar. 3. Snapchat’s Ferris wheel was the talk of the festival. 4. Solange performs at the Spotify Beach Party. 5. (L. to r.) Adweek Creative 100 honorees Josefine Richards, INGO Stockholm; Jeff Stamp, Grey New York; and Ari Halper, FCB New York. 6. Bob Pittman (l.), chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia, poses with singer Halsey and Ryan Seacrest after a panel.

Photos: 1, 5: Alfred Maskeroni; 2: Philippe Fitte; 3: Lauren Johnson; 4: Tony Barson/Getty Images for Spotify; 6: Tony Barson/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

This story first appeared in the June 26, 2017, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.