"Hot" is, of course, relative. We reserve the designation for those media brands and media people thriving despite competition, market forces and that bugaboo of every business: the ever elusive consumer. Across weeks, we studied factors including advertising business, audience numbers, category supremacy, creativity, innovation, industry accolades and social buzz. We also invited you to chime in—and that you did, to the tune of more than 1 million votes. Now check out the winners—just try not to get scorched.
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The following Adweek editors and staff writers contributed to this report: Emma Bazilian, Anthony Crupi, Chris Heine, Lucia Moses, Tim Peterson, Mike Shields and Charlie Warzel.