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TBWA Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for the Fourth Year in a Row

TBWA\Worldwide

March 08, 2022

The Disruption Company® ranks No. 1 in the Advertising sector and joins the ranks of Canva, Roblox and SpaceX, and more

TORONTO, March 8, 2022 – TBWA\Worldwide, the global collective that Juniper Park\TBWA is a part of, has been named to Fast Company's prestigious annual list of the World's Most Innovative Companies for 2022, ranking number one in the Advertising sector and marking the fourth year in a row TBWA has been named one of the most innovative companies in the world.


The list honours the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, ultimately thriving in today's ever-changing world.


“It's a tremendous honour to receive recognition for the fourth year in a row as one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies," said Troy Ruhanen, CEO, TBWA\Worldwide. "We are thrilled to be number one in the advertising sector. We are especially honoured that the editors recognized our ability to use creativity as a catalyst for our clients’ business transformation and our commitment to innovating across the total brand experience, all while creating positive social impact as a global creative collective. Thank you to our people and our clients, as it’s your dedication and partnership that makes this recognition possible.”


Fast Company highlighted several notable projects from across the TBWA global collective, including:

  • Juniper Park\TBWA’s Signal for Help, a hand gesture created for the Canadian Women’s Foundation that serves as a distress signal for domestic violence. The signal helped to save an abducted teenager’s life after she used it to alert a driver that she needed assistance after learning it on TikTok, where it had been shared millions of times.

  • TBWA\Media Arts Lab’s Hollywood in Your Pocket, which enlisted Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow to introduce iPhone 13 Pro’s new cinematic mode by shooting five different genre scenes (romance, war, gangster, space thriller, and Western) in a campaign that extended into an interactive digital experience.

  • TBWA sibling agency Lucky Generals created one of the best ads of the 2021 Super Bowl to show off Amazon’s new Alexa, putting the virtual assistant in giving her the only body that could possibly compare—Michael B. Jordan’s—on the world’s biggest media stage.

“Juniper Park\TBWA is proud to have contributed to this incredible honour as part of the TBWA collective,” says Jill Nykoliation, CEO, Juniper Park\TBWA. “It further demonstrates how our team is at the forefront of culture, creating work that is both innovative and effecting change in society. We share this accolade with all of our North American clients. In particular, Signal for Help is a testament to our team's compassion, curiosity, and creativity. Thank you to Fast Company for this recognition."


The MIC list is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.


“The world’s most innovative companies play an essential role in addressing the most pressing issues facing society, whether they’re fighting climate change by spurring decarbonization efforts, ameliorating the strain on supply chains, or helping us reconnect with one another over shared passions,” said Fast Company Deputy Editor David Lidsky.


For the second year in a row, to coincide with the issue launch, Fast Company will host its Most Innovative Companies Summit on April 26–27. The virtual, multi-day summit celebrates the Most Innovative Companies in business, and provides an early look at major business trends and an inside look at what it takes to innovate in 2022. Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2022) is available online here, as well as in-app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning March 15. The hashtag is #FCMostInnovative.


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About Juniper Park\TBWA


Juniper Park\TBWA (juniperparktbwa.com) is The Disruption® Company: the cultural engine for 21st century business. A global, award-winning agency located in Toronto, Juniper Park\TBWA uses Disruption® methodologies to develop business-changing ideas for brands. The 130+ team of world-class creators and thinkers serves clients across North America, including CIBC, Nissan, PepsiCo, GoDaddy, among others. It is part of TBWA Worldwide (tbwa.com), named Agency of the Year and Grand Prix winner at the 2021 Effie Awards, and one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022, and included on Ad Age’s Agency A-List in both 2019 and 2020. Follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or like us on Facebook for the latest updates from the Park.


About TBWA\Worldwide


TBWA is The Disruption® Company. We use creativity to help businesses challenge the status quo and capture an unfair share of the future. Named one of the World's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019, and Adweek's 2021 and 2018 Global Agency of the Year, we are a creative company that uses trademarked Disruption® methodologies to help businesses address their challenges and achieve transformative growth. Our collective has 10,000+ creative minds in 41 countries, and also includes brands such as Auditoire, Digital Arts Network (DAN), eg+ worldwide, GMR, The Integer Group®, TBWA\Media Arts Lab, TBWA\WorldHealth and TRO. Global clients include adidas, Apple, Gatorade, Henkel, Hilton Hotels, McDonald's, Nissan and Singapore Airlines. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. TBWA is part of Omnicom Group (NYSE: OMC).


About Fast Company


Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies, and thinkers on the future of business. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at www.fastcompany.com.