Rupert Murdoch tops the 2013 Encore E List of the industry’s 200 most powerful

E ListMumbrella’s sister publication Encore today reveals its annual E List, a list of the 200 most powerful media, marketing and entertainment players.

In it’s second year, Encore’s E List has been compiled using a panel of industry experts to determine the order of the list. In the past 12 months, some big names have dropped off the list allowing others to move up while there are some interesting new additions.

Topping the list is Rupert Murdoch, one of the few non-Australian residents to make it onto the 2013 E List. Murdoch earned first place on account of the power he has exercised in the past year including unseating last year’s number one E Lister Kim Williams.

The E List top 10

1 Rupert Murdoch
2 Kerry Stokes
3 Greg Hywood
4 David Gyngell
5 Maile Carnegie
6 Malcolm Turnbull
7 Mark Scott
8 Julian Clarke
9 Baz Luhrmann
10 Lachlan Murdoch

While the final decisions on who was placed where on  the list lay with the Encore editorial team – and at times we overruled our panel – those who contributed included Harold Mitchell, Jacqueline Park from the Walkley Foundation for Journalism and Dan Johns, commercial director at IPG Mediabrands to help us decide the order of the media owners portion of the list.

For media agencies, pitch doctor Peter McDonald, Graham Webster, CEO of Enth Degree, Sunita Gloster, CEO of the Australian Association of National Advertisers and Camille Alarcon publisher of industry prospecting tool The Source joined forces.

To advise on the most influential in the advertising sector, Michael Lynch of Campaign Brief, adland recruitment expert Esther Clerehan and Cam Carter, CEO of Navigare weighed in.

For the film and production portion of the list, we turned to Fiona Cameron from Screen Australia, Kingston Anderson from the Australian Director’s Guild, Chris Hilton from Essential Media and Matthew Deaner from the Screen Producer’s Association of Australia.

And  to help decide the most powerful from across the public relations sector, Phil Burfurd, national secretary for the PRIA, Alison Lee, NSW PRIA board member, Tiffany Farrington from Social Diary and Kerri Elstub, supervising producer of A Current Affair guided us.

To see the full list of 200 names, download Encore now which launched today on iPhone and is also available on iPad and Android tablets.

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