Awards, Pomp, and Circumstance

Summary: AdLand loves its awards. And even when the leaders of the industry say that they don’t follow awards, we all know that changes once they receive one. Take, for example, WPP’s head honcho Sir Martin Sorrell. The boss, who is known for his micro-management in the media giant, has been receiving some acclaim in the UK and beyond.

Recently Sir Sorrell was voted Management Today’s Most Admired Leader in 2012. It is hard to disagree with the pick. In 2012, Sorrell led WPP through an aggressive phase of growth and acquisition; notably making it the leader (in terms of sheer size) in the digital advertising landscape.