NEW YORKTBWA\Worldwide has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020, marking the second year in a row TBWA has been named one of the top 10 most innovative companies in the Advertising sector.

The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s fast-changing world. This year’s MIC list features businesses across a range of industries from 39 countries.



In naming TBWA, Fast Company highlighted the company as a “global network producing creativity on a global scale,” celebrating its creative product for brands like Apple, adidas, McDonald’s, and Gatorade.

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“It’s an honor to receive back-to-back recognition as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies,” said Troy Ruhanen, CEO, TBWA\Worldwide. “We are thrilled the editors recognized our focus on disruptive creativity, innovation, and the diversification of our business over the past year, proving that a global creative collective can be among the most innovative companies in the world.”

Added Sean Donovan, president TBWA\Asia continued,”This is an incredible recognition for our people across the collective, who consistently challenge themselves and our clients to do the brave thing. I’m very proud of the innovative work Asia continues to develop and thank our clients for continuing to support and inspire us to deliver creativity that challenges the status quo.”

The list provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy. In creating the list, Fast Company’s editors and writers sought to identify the most groundbreaking businesses on the planet and across myriad industries. They also judged nominations received through their application process.

“At a time of increasing global volatility, this year’s list showcases the resilience and optimism of businesses across the world. These companies are applying creativity to solve challenges within their industries and far beyond,” said Fast Company senior editor Amy Farley, who oversaw the issue with deputy editor David Lidsky.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2020) is now available online at, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning March 17, 2020. The hashtag is #FCMostInnovative.


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