March 10, 2020

COMPLEX NETWORKS NAMED TO FAST COMPANY’S ANNUAL LIST OF THE WORLD’S MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES FOR 2020

COMPLEX NETWORKS NAMED TO FAST COMPANY’S ANNUAL LIST OF THE WORLD’S MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANIES FOR 2020

LEADING LIFESTYLE BRAND AND MEDIA COMPANY RANKS #8 IN MEDIA CATEGORY

NEW YORK, NY (March 10, 2020)—Complex Networks has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020. The leading lifestyle brand and media company ranks #8 in the media category alongside Spotify, Apple, and more; and in past years has featured reverent entertainment media and entertainment brands like The Walt Disney Company, The New York Times, Netflix and more.  

The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s fast-changing world. This year’s MIC list features 434 businesses from 39 countries.

“Complex Networks has always prided itself on innovation in everything we do as a company, and we are honored to be included with such an impressive roster of forward thinking and game-changing businesses,” said Complex Networks’ CEO, Rich Antoniello. “We are so grateful to Stephanie Mehta and everyone at Fast Company for this incredible recognition.”

Complex Networks’ content spans across music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food, and more. They reach the coveted 18-34-year-old male audience and are a Top 3 entertainment network for females 18-34 in the U.S., per comScore. This past year, their annual two-day festival ComplexCon attracted over 200 brands, artists, exclusive collaborations, food vendors, and more than 85,000 total attendees.

Fast Company’s editors and writers sought out the most groundbreaking businesses on the planet and across myriad industries. They also judged nominations received through their application process.

The World’s Most Innovative Companies 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.

“At a time of increasing global volatility, this year’s list showcases the resilience and optimism of businesses across the world. These companies are applying creativity to solve challenges within their industries and far beyond,” said Fast Company senior editor Amy Farley, who oversaw the issue with deputy editor David Lidsky.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April2020)is now available online at www.fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2020 as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning March 17, 2020. The hashtag is #FCMostInnovative.

ABOUT COMPLEX NETWORKS

Complex Networks champions the people, brands and new trends you need to know now, will obsess over next, and we build consumer universes around them. We're what a modern entertainment company looks like and what others have followed since 2002. From pop culture and style (Complex), food entertainment (First We Feast), music discovery (Pigeons and Planes), sneaker news (Sole Collector) to our festival of cultural convergence (ComplexCon) -- if you want to be part of what's next and build valuable relationships with the audiences who live in it, come to Complex Networks.

Complex Networks, formed from the acquisition of Complex Media Inc. through a joint venture by Verizon and Hearst, creates and distributes original programming with premium distributors including Netflix, Hulu, Corus, Facebook, Snap, MSG, Fuse, Pluto TV, Roku and more. Our content spans across music to movies, sports to video games, fashion to food, and more. We reach the coveted 18-34-year-old male audience and are a Top 3 entertainment network for females 18-34 in the U.S., per comScore. In 2016, Complex Networks launched ComplexCon in Long Beach, California, to bring the "Internet to life." The annual two-day festival attracts over 200 brands, artists, exclusive collaborations, food vendors, and over 60,000 attendees.

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. Since 2011, Fast Company has received some of the most prestigious editorial and design accolades, including the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) National Magazine Award for “Magazine of the Year,” Adweek’s Hot List for “Hottest Business Publication,” and six gold medals and10 silver medals from the Society of Publication Designers. The editor-in-chief is Stephanie Mehta and the publisher is Amanda Smith. 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.