Why The Washington Post's Jeff Bezos Is Adweek's Media Visionary of 2016

Few tech entrepreneurs have had the ability to imagine a future just beyond our reach, and to profoundly change how we live our lives. Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg are two such stars, and Jeff Bezos, our Media Visionary for 2016, joins this constellation. From ecommerce and streaming video to artificial intelligence, drone deliveries and publishing, look to Bezos to enable the Jetsons age. Amazon's founder and CEO has spent the past two decades building a global shopping site with an active user base of 304 million. "This year, Amazon became the fastest company ever to reach $100 billion in annual sales," Bezos wrote shareholders in July. In the coming years, Bezos aims not only to expand the retail colossus but also his burgeoning Amazon Prime business. U.S. membership in Prime—which, for $99 per year, provides access to two-day shipping, streaming video and ad-free music, among other benefits—grew to 63 million in Q2 of this year, according to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal last week reported the possibility of a premium live sports package—negotiations over game rights with the NBA, NFL and MLB are said to be underway. Prime Video may soon rival Netflix on a global scale, with the streaming business set to launch in 200 countries and territories, including Canada and Australia. (It's currently available in the U.S., the U.K. and a handful of other countries.) As Bezos eyes expansion, he has made an equal commitment to... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

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