Four PR people crashed the New York Observer Power 150 List this year, a ranking dominated by extremely rich and powerful people in finance and politics, topped off with a healthy mix of media moguls and editors from all sides of the MSM wars including Anna Wintour, Henry Blodget, Tina Brown, Arianna Huffington, David Remnick, Nick Denton, Scott Dadich, (responsible for WIRED‘s app), and Dennis Crowley (Foursquare super Mayor)
The “purely subjective, data-free ranking” includes:
Howard Rubenstein (#17)–Founder of Rubenstein Communications, and godfather of New York PR
Steve Rubenstein (#78)–The “fresh-faced heir apparent” to the empire, credited as a force behind the restoration of the High Line
Peggy Siegel (#86)–Called the city’s “most notorious publicist” by the chatty, salmon-colored newspaper
Richard Edelman (#133)–Davos regular, and President and CEO of independent megafirm Edelman Public Relations. We’re sure he’s enjoying his characterization as “one of the truly good guys in an industry not known for them.”
Also notable is the inclusion of MDC Partners Chairman Miles Nadal at #94. Nadal joins the list for acquiring a string of interesting small and midsize marketing, social media and PR firms to bolt on to his growing advertising conglomerate.