For creating and curating the most clickable content on the Internet
Adam Leibsohn is the chief operating officer of Giphy, where he is working to make GIFs a central part of the way we communicate on social and mobile platforms like Slack and Facebook. He's building partnerships with TV and motion picture studios, political campaigns, celebrities, sports leagues, and music labels to turn their content into GIF-able moments. As of early 2016, more than half a trillion GIFs had been posted to the site. A graduate of Amherst College with degrees in French, English, and philosophy, he's passionate about communication. He was the director of communications strategy at Anomaly, an advertising agency, and has consulted privately for the likes of Twitter, Square, Dropbox, Path, PayPal, Oscar, and Rdio to help them solve fundamental marketing, organization, and business challenges.