The 2021 Hot List: the Year’s Standouts in TV, Publishing and Digital

The most talked about people, platforms and companies in yet another challenging year

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At this point in the pandemic, we’re not as isolated as we were a year ago, but we’re still relying on TV, publishing and digital brands to keep us connected to one another and the outside world. And Adweek’s annual Hot List, which spotlights the standouts in those categories, is full of people and brands who have thrilled and astounded us in yet another challenging year.  

That includes our TV Executive of the Year, HBO and HBO Max chief creative officer Casey Bloys, who combined the power of linear and streaming for breakouts like Mare of Easttown, Hacks and, of course, the much-awaited return of Succession.



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This story first appeared in the Oct. 25, 2021, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.