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Google and Twitter top Media Guardian 100

By | Published on Monday 17 September 2012

Media Guardian Top 100

Google and Twitter bosses top the latest Media Guardian list of the most powerful executives in (or with an impact on) the British media.

The former presumably because of its absolute dominance in search in the UK and its strong position in the online advertising space. The latter because of its influence over other media, and political and business leaders, despite it being much smaller than social networking rival Facebook in terms of reach and advertising revenue.

Facebook comes in at six, with VP EMEA Joanna Shields listed. Positions three and four are populated by the Beeb (BBC Trust chief Chris Patten and incoming Director General George Entwistle respectively), with Apple at five, now represented by its Senior VP Of Industrial Design Jonathan Ive.

Music-wise, Simon Cowell is at nine, though more for his television business. The only label exec in the 100 is Universal Music UK’s David Joseph at 47, just ahead of Spotify boss Daniel Ek at 48. Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is at 54 and Simon Fuller at 56. Former HMV boss Simon Fox is at 93, but for his new job as head of Trinity Mirror.

Radio wise, BBC radio chief Tim Davie is at 39, Global Radio boss Ashley Tabor is at 40 and Radio 1 chief Ben Cooper is at 77.

See the full list at this link.