Fast Company announced today that Wattpad has been named one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies for 2017 in the category of Social Media. The awards honor leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in nimble business and impactful innovation.
Wattpad was selected for its stellar growth and innovative work of Wattpad Studios, a new division that brings popular Wattpad stories to life for film, tv, digital, and print platforms. Since launching in April 2016, Wattpad Studios has partnered with leading entertainment companies like Turner, Universal Cable Productions (a division of NBC Universal), Simon & Schuster, and Paramount Pictures.
“Each year, our reporting team scours the globe to identify organizations that have been both innovative and impactful in their industry, the business world, and the larger culture,” says Fast Company editor and managing director Robert Safian. At a time marked by political and economic uncertainty, Wattpad’s ability to rise to the top of its field is especially meaningful and inspiring.”
Most Innovative Companies is one of Fast Company’s most significant and highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. To produce the 2017 list, Fast Company reporters surveyed thousands of enterprises across the globe to identify the most notable innovations of the year and trace the impact of those initiatives on business, industry, and the larger culture.
Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March 2017) is now available online at https://www.fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2017 as well as in app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning February 21.