Sunday, March 02, 2008

The Ad Blog Charts for February 2008

Here are the world's most popular ad blogs, as measured by traffic rankings from Alexa.

Top 25 Ad Blogs (world
1     (1)AdRants31,684
2     (2)Advertising/Design Goodness  50,019
3     (3)Duncan's TV Ad Land62,047
4     (5)Adland65,382
5     (4)Bannerblog68,994
6     (6)AdFreak85,691
7     (5)Adverblog91,426
8     (9)Coloribus106,725
9     (7)Adverbox110,589
10   (10)Copyranter122,861
11   (12)Logic + Emotion128,503
12   (11)10ad    150,915
13   (13)AdPulp192,560
14   (14)Jaffe Juice271,802
15   (new)The Kaiser Edition321,725
16   (15)Ad Punch336,882
17   (17)AdScam338,455
18   (16)Experience Curve353,128
19   (18)Agency Spy381,589
20   (19)BrandFlakes for Breakfast429,376
21   (23)Scamp436,246
22   (24)How Advertising Spoiled Me449,587
23   (20)Adliterate472,324
24   (22)Crackunit489,985
25   (21)Twenty Four510,796

Included for the first time - Marcus Brown's The Kaiser Edition. Blogging 'live from Germany', Marcus is a man of many talents and figure of much influence - check out his international beverage tournament, the follow-up to the famous meat-off.

Top 10 UK Ad Blogs (world
1   (3)Scamp436,246
2   (1)Adliterate472,324
3   (2)Crackunit489,985
4   (new)Behind The Buzz528,959
5   (5)Welcome To Optimism    601,747
6   (new)Knitware921,810
7   (8)TV's Worst Adverts1.0m
8   (7)Fish N Chimps1.1m
9   (6)Only Dead Fish1.3m
10 (10)Lunar.BBDO 1.9m

The always-stimulating Talent Imitates, Genius Steals is no longer in the UK chart because writer Faris has embarked on a new adventure in the US. Good luck in NYC, Faris.

Meanwhile, Rachel Clarke has made the reverse journey, so her Behind The Buzz joins the UK chart.

This month also sees a first appearance for a relatively new blog - Knitware. It’s run by some people here at BBH, so in order to avoid allegations of nepotism, I haven’t written about it before. But now that it’s ‘made the charts’, I think it's over-due a mention. Billed as ‘where brands, content and technology collide’ there are some very smart people contributing to it. Indeed, my sole post on there – about space invader-patterned scarfs – is embarrassingly trivial. Go check it out, and let me know what you think.

UK means UK-based. Ad blog means ad blogs not marketing blogs, so that excludes Gapingvoid. Paul Colman is now a planner at W&K and sadly no longer writes Life In The Middle. Russell Davies no longer blogs about advertising, although his Campaign column is great. I'm only counting English language blogs.

If I've missed anyone out, please tell me and I'll put them in next time.


Unknown said...

thanks buddy!

I guess I need to get myself up in the US one...perhaps some more salacious posts would help ;)

Giles Rhys Jones said...

hi scamp, with an alexa rank of 1,187,194 i would have just snuck in between two fish.

hope to make the next chart.

regards giles

Scamp said...

No problem, Giles. Will take you into account for next time. Have linked to you also.

Paul van Veenendaal said...
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Paul van Veenendaal said...

Hi Simon,

Just discovered your wonderful blog through the Do The Test posting! I added your blog to our blogroll. Hope you don't mind ;-)

With an Alexa rank of 214,036 we may qualify for a Top Ad Blogs ranking ;-)

Keep up the good work!

With kind regards,
Paul van Veenendaal

Scamp said...

Hi Paul

Nice blog you have there. Will take you into account for next time, plus I have added you to my blogroll too.

all the best