The 2019 Digital Hot List: The Platforms and Innovators That Shaped a Pivotal Year

And honoring Executive of the Year Evan Spiegel and Creator of the Year Loren Gray

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This might be the year that finally killed off analog: The digital world has clearly overtaken all aspects of our lives, from the songs we listen to (and the devices we use to experience them) to how we communicate with colleagues and even the way we shop. This year’s hottest digital movers and shakers range from TikTok, which has shaken up the music industry, to Shopify, which has done the same for retail. From an enduring game to a potentially game-changing merger, here’s a look at the Digital Hot List of 2019.

Digital Executive of the Year
Evan Spiegel

Snap’s comeback has earned Evan Spiegel Adweek’s Digital Executive of the Year honor for the second time.Courtesy


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