'Superwoman' Lily Singh and Aziz Ansari feature in Adweek's Creative 100

MUMBAI: As the world comes closer and closer as a global village, the critical role played by content becomes even more evident. From funny jokes and memes around the internet to videos of war crime and police injustice, content has shown how mighty it can be -- and the recent headlines on several international dailies is evidence of that.

While its dissemination through multiple channels has made content easy going; it has also become more elusive, especially when it comes to the advertising world. No longer boxed by conventional labels its loose definition has given several creatives sleepless night to crack the content code; while giving wing to a new breed of creators with brilliant ideas.

Adweek’s recently released Creative 100 is proof that the commercial world of creativity has come to terms with this fact, and has accepted these new age creators. The list honours 100 unique and fascinating problem solvers from the worlds of advertising, media, technology, branding, pop culture and more and this year the publication has segregated the list as - 50 Agency Creatives, 20 Content Creators, 20 Creative Celebrities and 10 Visual Artists.

It must be noted that the list is limited to U.S.-based creatives, and is not meant to be a definitive ranking of the absolute most creative people in these industries. Rather, it is an evolving mix of senior and junior talent whose work has shone brightly over the previous year. Also, everyone is honored equally on the individual lists within the Creative 100—the order of appearance does not indicate a ranking.

When it comes to the agency creatives, though not listed according to rank, the first creative directors that find their name in the list are Y&R’s veteran executive creative director John Matejczyk, who is responsible for breakthrough content for Google, Netflix, Audi and AAA; creative duo Rohan Cooke and Laura Petruccelli from Goodby Silverstein & Partners who devised the ingenious Sonic's exquisite ‘Square Shakes’; and FCB’s global chief creative officer who came up with Secret deodorant's 'Mean Stinks' anti-bullying work and Allstate's Mayhem campaign. Double Grand Prix winners at Cannes, Alexander Nowak and Felix Richter from droga5 also found their mention on the list.

India’s very own Youtube sensation Lily Singh AKA Superwoman is amongst the top content creators on the list. With 9.2 million subscribers and 1.3 billion video views, she truly rules Youtube. “She's worked with Coca-Cola to create buzzy content and starred in YouTube's ongoing advertising campaign, which pitches the site's most popular homegrown creators. In May, she even hosted the video giant's annual Brandcast event to pitch brands on why they should shift significant television ad budgets to digital,” reads on of her accolades in the list. Apart from her, writer actor and producer Quinta Brunson of BuzzFeed’s viral video fame, Scott Bradlee from Postmodern Jukebox, and creative director Kai Hasson who founded content studio Portal A are a few names from the list of 20.

The list also honoured 20 creative celebrities in which wrestling world’s star John Cena, pop star Beyonce, actor Lupita Nyong'o of the 12 Year’s of Slave fame, comedian and TV host Louis C.K. and netflix star Aziz Ansari were mentioned.

Last but on the least were ten visual artists whose pathbreaking works compelled the industry to acknowledge their genius. Award winning costume designer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened the list, followed by Interaction Designer Ekene Ijeoma, punjabi boy and fashion designer Waris Ahluwalia from ‘House of Waris’, photojournalist Lynsey Addario and more.

Here is the entire Creative 100 list-

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