The 2019 Hot List: The Digital, Publishing and TV People and Brands That Shined Brightest

Adweek's picks for the year's best in a crowded media space

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Despite all the buzz surrounding TikTok, Snap, Netflix and Fortnite, this year’s Hot List honorees also include OGs, as some legacy media brands continue to show new players who’s boss.

Adweek’s Media Visionaries, who grace our cover, are the executive producers of Friends—David Crane, Marta Kauffman and Kevin Bright. Yes, that’s right, Friends. The beloved NBC comedy classic that just celebrated its 25th anniversary continues to find new fans, thanks to Netflix (and in 2020, WarnerMedia’s HBO Max).

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This story first appeared in the Oct. 21, 2019, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.