The awards, set up by London-based private members club The Hospital Club, recognise the top 100 innovative and inspirational people working in a range of creative industries from PR and advertising to gaming and film.
This year’s awards will also focus on the impact of digital in creative industries, marking the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web.
Shortlisted candidates have been selected from more than 1,000 nominations according to their achievements over the past 12 months and their demonstration of dynamism and innovation in each creative field.
In the advertising, marketing and PR category the panel of judges, which includes PRWeek editor-in-chief Danny Rogers, has selected the top nine people and left the 10th place to the public to decide.
The winners will be announced on 8 October at the Hospital Club Studio.
The full shortlist is:
1. Al MacCuish, co-founder, Sunshine
2. Anthony Ganjou, CEO, Curb
3. Charlie Cottrell, editorial director, We Are Social
4. Craig Le Grice, chief innovation officer, Blue Rubicon
5. Damon Collins, founder, Joint
6. Heide Cohu, global consumer engagement & experience director, Bacardi Global Brands
7. Jon Andrews, creative technology director, OgilvyOne London
8. Juliette Larthe, producer, Pretty Bird
9. Nadya Powell, MD, MRY
10. Nick Farnhill, partner, Poke
11. Nils Leonard, executive creative director, Grey London
12. Pippa Dunn, chief marketing officer, EE
13. Ringan Ledwidge, director, Rattling Stick
14. Tom Tagholm, director, Park Pictures
Within the advertising, marketing & PR category, Le Grice and Cottrell of PR agencies Blue Rubicon and We Are Social respectively are in with a chance of being one of the 10 selected.
Cottrell joined We Are Social in 2013 to launch the agency’s editorial department and has since led on global content strategies for a number of international brands. She has grown her department to a team of 15.
Le Grice joined Blue Rubicon in 2013 as chief innovation officer and has developed a proprietary knowledge management system to drive collaboration, co-creation, strategic thinking and creativity.
The public voting for the 10th place is now open.