14. Goldin Solutions
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LEADERSHIP: David Goldin, founder
David Goldin’s agency might be the most important firm you’ve never heard of. The former editorial director of MSNBC has capitalized on a long journalism resume with a gold-plated list of media clients from BBC America to Cablevision to Time Inc. This year alone, Goldin added Intel and Westwood One, among others, to the roster. Mr. Goldin himself seems to prefer a low profile; it’s working.