A big congratulations to Mike Butcher at TechCrunch from me, who has made The Hospital Club 100, which was launched at the beginning of June this year in association with the Media section of UK newspaper The Independent.
From the Hospital website:
In essence, it’s a search for the authentic stars and media power across London’s creative industries; film, television, music, new media, journalism, publishing, performing arts, marketing PR undefined events, fashion, art, advertising, media law undefined recruitment and celebrity.
Mike came 47th in the list, ahead of the likes of Jonathan Mildenhall, MD, Coca Cola, and David Joseph, Chairman/CEO of Universal Music U.K..
Sadly, most of the content about the Top 100 is behind a members only website, so I thought I’d republish the list in full for you here.
1. Banksy, graffiti artist. Still anonymous but now hosting his own The Cans Festival under Waterloo station
2. Mark Ronson, musician. Producer of the moment and triple Grammy winner, collaborating with
Amy Winehouse, Radiohead and many others.
3. Lis Murdoch, CEO, Shine television production company. Is growing into an international media mogul in her own right.
4. Jonathan Ross, chat show host BBC1, presenter Radio2. They knock his salary but he still dominates the world of broadcasting
5. Amy Winehouse, musician, Britainundefineds best voice and current tabloid darling
6. James McAvoy, actor, the star of Last King of Scotland, Atonement and now Wanted
7. Vivienne Westwood, fashion designer. At 67, Dame Vivienne is still an inspiration
8. Agyness Deyn, model. Britain’s next supermodel.
9. Daniel Craig, actor. The sixth 007 returns in October with Quantum of Solace.
10. Noel Fielding and Julian Barrett, comedy duo The Mighty Boosh
11. Simon Pegg, actor. He’s also a stand-up, a writer, a director and a singer.
12. Sam Taylor-Wood, artist. Contemporary film artist, collaborated with the Pet Shop Boys and this year with the Buzzcocks
13. Ian McEwan, author. Shortlisted yet again for the Booker last year with On Chesil Beach. The film adaptation of Atonement raised his profile even higher.
14. Edgar Wright, film director. Hit big first with Shaun of the Dead and then Hot Fuzz
15. The Ting Tings, musicians. The band of the moment, their album ‘We Started Nothing’ went straight to number one.
16. Simon Amstell, television presenter. Droll presenter of Never Mind The Buzzcocks
17. Daniel Radcliffe, actor. Harry Potter star causes nude stage sensation in revival of Equus
18. Jo Elvin, editor, Glamour magazine. Launch editor and still at the helm of the original handbag sized mag.
19. Rob da Bank, DJ, presenter Radio1, founder of ‘Bestival’. The creator of a festival that sold out faster than Glastonbury.
20. Barbara Machin, television writer. The brains behind hit drama Waking The Dead.
21. Damon Albarn, musician. Prolific, experimental and ground-breaking.
22. Christopher Bailey, creative director, Burberry. Breathing new life into one of Britain’s best-known brands.
23. Peter Fincham, director of television, ITV. The BBC’s loss is Michael Grade’s gain.
24. Stella McCartney, fashion designer. From lingerie to sportswear, skin care products and now handbags, everyone wants to collaborate with Stella.
25. Stefan Lindeman, stylist, Grazia magazine. Secret weapon of the sassy weekly glossy.
26. Emily Sheffield, deputy editor, Vogue magazine. Alexandra Shulman’s dynamic number two.
27. David Babani, artistic director, Menier Chocolate Factory, London. Creative force behind the cutting edge theatre venue.
28. Ashley Highfield, CEO, Kangaroo. The biggest of cheeses in digital media.
29. Natalie Massenet, CEO, Net-a-Porter. The woman who dresses the stars.
30. Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse), music producer. Created the cult Grey Album while living in south London. Half of chart-topping duo Gnarls Barkley.
31. Trevor Beattie, creative director, BMB, creative king of adland and champion of winning new business.
32. Ben Whishaw, actor. After a breakthrough role in Hamlet he is set to star in a fresh adaptation of Brideshead Revisited.
33. Gail Rebuck, chairman undefined CEO, Random House. Oversees a stable of authors that includes AS Byatt, Ian McEwan and Philip Pullman.
34. Joanna Shields, president, Bebo. The boss of the most youthful of social networking sites.
35. Mike Mathieson, CEO, Cake Media. The leaders in experiential media.
36. Henry Holland, fashion designer. The twenty-something founder of House of Holland.
37. Ben Tufnell, curator. The force behind the Haunch of Venison art gallery.
38. Jo Whiley, presenter Radio1. Has shown an unwavering commitment to breaking new music.
39. Daisy Goodwin, head girl, Silver River television production company. High achieving telly exec who also writes poetry books.
40. James Herring, managing partner, Taylor Herring PR. Star publicist in the television and entertainment sector.
41. Ajaz Ahmed, Chairman, AKQA
42. Leona Lewis, Singer
43. Anne Marie Thomson, Head of Media and PR, Syco Music
44. Lisbeth Savill, Olswang
45. David Zeffman, Olswang
46. Stuart Bell, Media Director, The Outside Organisation
47. Mike Butcher, Editor, Techcrunch UK
48. Dave Stansbie, Creative and Strategic Director
49. Will Lewis, Editor-in-Chief, The Telegraph Media Group
50. Caroline Michel, CEO, PFD
51. Michael McCabe, Producer (Wicked, Spring Awakening)
52. Sebastian Faulks, Author
53. Eric Felner / Tim Bevan, Producers
54. Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC 3
55. Josie Rourke, Artistic Director, The Bush
56. Julia Peyton Jones, Director, Serpentine Gallery
57. Henry Deedes, Editor, Pandora, The Independent
58. Nick Denton, Founder, Gawker Media
59. Jonathan Mildenhall, MD, Coca Cola
60. Andy Coulson, Director of Comms, Conservative party
61. Oliver Marre, Diarist, The Observer
62. Gok Wan, Stylist, TV Presenter
63. Peter Kominsky, Stonehenge Films
64. Russ Lidstone, Chief strategy officer, Euro RSCG London
65. David Joseph, Chairman/CEO of Universal Music U.K.,
66. David Gamble and Simon Labbett, Creative Directors, Saint
67. Shane Meadows, Director/screenwriter
68. Jane Featherstone, Managing Director, Kudos Productions
69. Will Harris, Marketing Director, Nokia
70. Emma de la Fosse undefined Charlie Wilson, Creative Partners, OgilvyOne Worldwide
71. Richard Curtis, Director
72. Bill Prince, Deputy Editor, GQ
73. Alasdhair Willis, Founder, Established undefined Sons
74. Justine Simons, Greater London Authority
75. Thera Sharrock, Producer
76. Mark Thwaite, Editor, Ready Steady Book
77. Carrie Hindmarsh, MD, MundefinedC Saatchi
78. Wayne Arnold, CEO, Profero
79. Peter Mountstevens, Managing Partner, Taylor Herring
80. Gavin Turk, Artist
81. Amanda Ross, MD Cactus TV
82. Nicola Shindler, Founder, Red Production
83. Nica Burns, CEO, Nimax Theatres
84. Simon Trewin, Agent, United Agents
85. Carlos Acosta, Principle Guest Artist, Royal Ballet
86. Nicola Stephenson, Founder and MD of Mission Media
87. Flo Heiss, Creative Partner, Dare
88. Simon Jenkins, Columnist, The Guardian
89. Justin Walkey, Bird undefined Bird
90. Phil Hilton, Editor, Shortlist
91. Jim Dye, Roxanne Messenger, Copywriter, art director, kitcatt nohr alexander shaw
92. Mollie Dent Brockelhurst, Gaggosian Gallery, London
93. James Selman, Senior Account Director of Media, Freud Comms
94. Danny Rimer, Partner, Index Ventures
95. Andrew Perera, Regional VP of Comms, MAC Cosmetics
96. Richard Pierson, New-Business Director, Bartle Bogle Hegarty
97. Owen Williams, Press undefined Publicity Officer, House of Lords
98. Enyi Nwosu, Partner, CHI and Partners
99. Melina Jacovou, Managing Director, Propel London
100. Farah Ramzan Golant, CEO, AMV BBDO LTD