Power List

Power List 2014: Power principals

Power List 2014: Power principals

In an evolving comms landscape, these 50 power players have the blueprint for effective global strategies as companies expand into new markets to increase growth and agencies promote their integrated business models. PRWeek enlisted mentors, colleagues, and friends to best describe what puts these influential PR pros in a class by themselves.

Powerful contributors shed new light on PR's top communicators

The 2014 Power List differs from previous years in that we enlisted various powerful people to write the profiles of some of the most influential people in communications.

Power players set the bar even higher for PR's next generation

Seven years may not seem like a long time, but in terms of what is being accomplished by those at the leading edge of the industry, it is light years.

Fast facts

Number ones:

2014: Martin Sorrell, WPP
2013: Richard Edelman, Edelman
2012: Jon Iwata, IBM
2011: Leslie Dach, Walmart
2010: Katie Cotton and Steve Jobs, Apple
2009: Harris Diamond, Weber Shandwick
2008: Richard Edelman
2007: Richard Edelman

Power List veterans:

Richard Edelman and Jon Iwata have made it on every list since 2007.

Power List first-timers:

Caryn Marooney, Facebook
Charlene Wheeless, Bechtel
Corey duBrowa, Starbucks
Fred Cook, Golin
James Mahoney, Bank of America
Jim Wilkinson, Alibaba
Kelli Parsons, Fannie Mae
Marian Salzman, Havas PR
Martin Sorrell, WPP
Oscar Zhao, BlueFocus
Tony Cervone, GM

2014 Rankings

1. Martin Sorrell, WPP 2. Richard Edelman, Edelman 3. Gary Sheffer, GE 4. D'Arcy Rudnay, Comcast 5. Jon Iwata, IBM
6. Ray Day, Ford 7. Dave Samson, Chevron 8. Bridget Coffing, McDonald's 9. Bonin Bough, Mondelez 10. Marc Pritchard, Procter & Gamble
11. Caryn Marooney, Facebook 12. Andy Polansky, Weber Shandwick 13. Jeff Jones, Target 14. Dan Bartlett, Walmart 15. Dave Senay, FleishmanHillard
16. Corey duBrowa, Starbucks 17. Suzy DeFrancis, American Red Cross 18. Shannon Stubo, LinkedIn 19. Zenia Mucha, Walt Disney 20. Tony Cervone, General Motors
21. James Mahoney, Bank of America 22. Charlene Wheeless, Bechtel 23. Larry Solomon, AT&T 24. Rob Flaherty, Ketchum 25. Julie Hamp, Toyota
26. Jim Wilkinson, Alibaba 27. Oscar Zhao, BlueFocus 28. Maggie FitzPatrick, Johnson & Johnson 29. Frank Shaw, Microsoft 30. Mike Fernandez, Cargill
31. Kelli Parsons, Fannie Mae 32. Oscar Suris, Wells Fargo 33. Don Baer, Burson-Marsteller 34. Ginger Hardage, Southwest Airlines 35. Torod Neptune, Verizon Wireless
36. Christopher Graves, Ogilvy PR 37. Paul Gennaro, AECOM 38. Kim Hunter, Lagrant Communications 39. Jack Martin, Hill+Knowlton Strategies 40. Fred Cook, Golin
41. Donna Imperato, Cohn & Wolfe 42. Karen van Bergen, Porter Novelli 43. Adele Ambrose, Merck 44. Margery Kraus, APCO Worldwide 45. Marian Salzman, Havas PR
46. Olivier Fleurot, MSLGroup 47. Simon Sproule, Tesla 48. Jim Weiss, W2O Group 49. Barby Siegel, Zeno Group 50. Aedhmar Hynes