Fast Company magazine published their list of the 50 most innovative companies in the U.S. Two Kansas City area firms were mentioned--Payless Shoes, Topeka, and HOK Sport, Kansas City. Payless was cited for signing Project Runway winner Christian Siriano to design a line of shoes and handbags. HOK was acknowledged for the first LEED-certified stadium in the majors, for the Washington Nationals. The company also has the Yankees' and Mets' new stadiums opening this spring in New York.
The magazine's list of the 10 most innovative companies in Advertising and Marketing had media darling Crisipin, Porter + Bogusky (Burger King, Microsoft, Best Buy, Hulu, Old Navy) as #1 followed by TBWA\Worldwide (TBWA was recently named AdWeek's Agency of the Year.) Goodby, Silverstein & Partners was 8th on the list.