This is the third annual list of Australia’s top 100 media executives. This year there again has been significant movement right across the rankings. There are only a handful of people who occupy the same spot on the 100 they had 12 months ago.
The reason for the shakeup is partly the change in criteria and the number of people who exited the industry this year.
Mediaweek has also welcomed executives from the out-of-home sector this year for the first time.
As a reminder, here are the new criteria that were taken into consideration when building list for 2023:
Mediaweek 100 criteria 2023
The media executives on this list are the ones who control the direction of the most influential media companies in the country. From operations, sales, marketing, or content, these decision makers shape the industry.
• Accomplishments and wins
• Revenue and profit
• Cultural contributions
New for 2023
There are a total of 56 different media companies represented on the list this year. Two companies have over 10 people on the list when you count entries from across their respective brands. There has been a fair bit of change near the top too, something that will be revealed in detail on Friday.
Big week of Mediaweek Lists
In addition to the Mediaweek 100, look out for new Mediaweek Agency 50, Mediaweek Icons and Mediaweek Star Power 25 lists, plus the debut of the Mediaweek Creative 50.
The publishing schedule for the rest of the week:
• Mediaweek 100 rankings 90-81
• Mediaweek 100 rankings 80-71
• Mediaweek Creative 50
• Mediaweek 100 70-61
• Mediaweek 100 60-51
• Mediaweek 100 50-1
• Mediaweek Agency 50
• Mediaweek Star Power 25
• Mediaweek Icons featuring a new inductee