Hot List 2019

Celebrating Creativity at Media Plan Of the Year

Adweek and The Trade Desk honor 2019’s winners at placeiq.

Family-owned Smarties Keeps the Nostalgia Brand Rolling

Keeping Grandpa's candy recipe continues pastel pellet production.

Craft Worldwide’s CTO Helped Coke and Harry Potter Innovate

Jason Snyder has always been on the cutting edge.

Infographic: Consumers Aren’t Sure They Want Brands to Get Political

Nearly half can’t say whether they’d switch over opposing views.

Esports Brands Are Now Focusing on Maintaining Players’ Health

The unpredictable, exhausting games often lead to burnout.

Twitter and YouTube Rethink Verification, Causing Problems for Content Creators and Brands

That elusive blue checkmark can threaten partnerships.

Big Tech Is Implementing More Privacy Measures Thanks to Public Scrutiny and a Changing Market

Consumers demand answers while advertisers want results.

Patent Filings for Generative AI Have Grown 500% This Year as Brands Test Its Potential

Tech companies and consumer brands alike are experimenting with GANs.

After Wrapping Big Bang, Chuck Lorre Is Still Making a Big Impact on Broadcast—and Streaming

Adweek's TV Creator of the Year is juggling 4 shows and planning his next big move

Netflix’s Cindy Holland Relies on Data and Gut Instinct to Disrupt the TV Industry

"There's definitely no formula for success," says Adweek's TV Executive of the Year.