Hegarty, Hornby and Blackett recognised in Evening Standard's Progress 1,000

John Hegarty, co-founder of Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Johnny Hornby, founder of The & Partnership, and Karen Blackett, chairwoman at MediaCom UK, are some of the agency and media executives to make it into the London Evening Standard's Progress 1,000.

Karen Blackett, chairwoman at MediaCom UK
Karen Blackett, chairwoman at MediaCom UK

The trio have been listed as "brand builders" alongside Nick Theakstone, UK chief executive at Group M, Amanda Morrissey, UK chief executive at Publicis Groupe Media, Tracy De Groose, UK chief executive at Dentsu Aegis Network, Paul Frampton, chief executive at Havas Media Group UK & Ireland, and Philippa Brown, chief executive at Omnicom Media Group UK.

Media owners Jeremy Darroch, group chief executive at Sky, David Abraham, chief executive at Channel 4, and Rebekah Brooks, chief executive at News UK, were also recognised in the newsmakers list.

They were alongside Lord Hall, director-general at the BBC, Evgeny Lebedev, proprietor of the London Evening Standard and The Independent, Viscount Rothermere, chairman at the Daily Mail and General Trust, and Kelly Merryman, vice president for content partnerships at YouTube.

Last year’s list included Camilla Harrisson, chief executive and partner at Anomaly London, Cilla Snowball, group chief executive and chairwoman at Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO, and James Murphy, chief executive at Adam & Eve/DDB.

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