Adweek's Inaugural Power List Reflects Disruption in the Ad Industry

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Like every business Adweek covers, the notion of power, where it resides and how it's expressed, has been disrupted.

Once closely held in a far country requiring white-shoe credentials for admittance—think Time Inc., the "Big Three" broadcast networks, IBM, General Motors, McCann, Vogue—power has been fully democratized by technology: The best idea, no matter where it comes from, wins.

That's certainly the case with our top choice. Google's Larry Page turned a brilliant math equation into a globally ubiquitous utility and abruptly changed the definition of advertising almost overnight.



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