You Choose The Industry’s Most Powerful Players

By SuperSpy 

Adweek will mark its 30th anniversary in November. Can you believe it? The birthday issue will be taking a look at the last 30 years of the business, while peering into the future.

“The centerpiece of the issue will be a photographic portfolio featuring Adweek’s selection of 30 of the most influential people working in advertising, marketing and media today – people whose work has reshaped the business, and whose vision will be felt broadly across those industries for years to come.”


So ladies and gentlemen – who deserves to be on that list? You only get 30. The contenders are listed after the jump. The usual suspects are on there. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (no), Wieden + Kennedy Dan Wieden (yes), GroupM’s Irwin Gotlieb (possibly), YouTube’s Chad Hurley (yes), et al. Right now, Alex Bogusky is kicking ass with 39 votes.

Go vote over at the Adweek website. Another question – from the list after the jump, who do you think Adweek failed to acknowledge?

J.J. Abrams, Bad Robot Productions
Jay Adelson,
Susan Arnold, Procter & Gamble
Michael Arrington,
Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner
Jeff Bezos,
Alex Bogusky, Crispin Porter + Bogusky
Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway
Steve Chen, YouTube
Simon Clift, Unilever
Lee Clow, TBWAChiatDay
Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central
Nick Denton, Gawker
David Droga, Droga5
Matt Drudge, The Drudge Report
Trevor Edwards, Nike
Mike Fasulo, Sony
Simon Fuller, 19 Entertainment
Bill Gates, Microsoft
Jeff Goodby, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Irwin Gotlieb, GroupM
Minda Gralnek, Target
Bob Greenberg, R/GA
Wenda Millard Harris, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post
Chad Hurley, YouTube
Bob Iger, Disney
Jeffrey Immelt, GE
Jonathan Ive, Apple
Jeff Jarvis, BuzzMachine
Steve Jobs, Apple
Jon Kamen, Radical Media
David Kenny, Publicis
William E. Kovacic, FTC
Maurice Lévy, Publicis
Kevin Martin, FCC
Brian McAndrews, Microsoft
Judy McGrath, MTV
Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo
Lorne Michaels, NBC
Les Moonves, CBS
Walt Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal
James Murdoch, News Corp.
Rupert Murdoch, News Corp.
Miles Nadal, MDC
Craig Newmark, Craigslist
Stefan Olander, Nike
Benjamin Palmer, The Barbarian Group
Michael Rapino, LiveNation
Brian L. Roberts, Comcast
Michael Roth, Interpublic Group
Eric Schmidt, Google
Lee Scott, Wal-Mart
Ivan Seidenberg, Verizon
Ben Silverman, NBC
Rich Silverstein, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
Martin Sorrell, WPP Group
Jim Stengel, Purpose Institute
Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
Robert Thomson, The Wall Street Journal
Joe Uva, Univision
Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia
Dan Wieden, Wieden + Kennedy
Evan Williams, Twitter
Oprah Winfrey, Harpo
John Wren, Omnicom Group
Jeff Zucker, NBC
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook