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OK in a ‘top list’ mode at moment and browsing the definitive AdAge media and marketing top 1000 I noticed even more than usual, the dominance of the most communicative country on the planet, the US. In fact of the top 500, the US counts for 327 –  so I crunched the numbers and using the wonders of TextWrangler, filtered out leaders from the rest of the world, the other 173 (who write English) . It produced some interesting top tables and results. Who are the other leading countries, opinionated voices, insightful perspectives, top communicators in media and marketing blogs? Which countries are missing? Who are the leading voices in each country? Also would be interesting to look at gender breakdown, individual versus agency or even age of ‘the voice’ for each blog. But will leave that for others – for now, less get ‘national’!

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I added a twitter url to the top 250 – where there was an obvious link on the landing page or the URL in the list. Apologies otherwise, hunting around for twitter feed links takes time and really shouldn’t be needed for marketing blogs top pages!

I separated a country out if it had 3 or more entries in the top 500 and they are listed by most entries (after the US of course!). Interestingly England and Great Britain are separated in the source list hence two tables – last time I was there England was part of Great Britain? ๐Ÿ™‚ Finally AdAge (created by Todd Andrlik and managed by Charlie Moran) started looking at the top 150 blogs but now has grown to reflect the massive interest in new forms of human communication (that is marketing/media) but it is a living organism and has subtle changes on a daily basis so the big disclaimer with this list is that it this is a snapshot from yesterday afternoon, 20 September 2009.

The first column is the national position and the third column is the overall global AdAge position. The order is based on number of bloggers in the top 500 then sorted by average position (lower is better). So in order of marketing media, blogging-in-English prowess we have 1st, USA followed by…

2nd ENGLAND – av 281

1 NevilleHobson.com 45 twitter.com/jangles
2 Blogstorm 52 twitter.com/patrickaltoft
3 Nick Burcher 63 twitter.com/nickburcher
4 Crenk 81 twitter.com/crenk
5 russell davies 92
6 Crackunit 137 twitter.com/iaintait
7 This Is HERD 158
8 Welcome to Optimism 170
9 adliterate 178
10 Only Dead Fish 188 www.twitter.com/neilperkin
11 PR Blogger 227 twitter.com/stedavies
12 PR Media Blog 233
13 HERD 246
14 Jims Marketing Blog 264
15 Spinning Around 268 twitter.com/seventyseven
16 The Engaging Brand 269
17 Rubbishcorp 271
18 50-Plus Marketing 272
19 Simon Wakeman 276
20 Technobabble 2.0 277
21 Wadds’ PR Blog 280
22 Life Moves Pretty Fast 288
23 Faster Future 292
24 Social Media Trader 297
25 Make Marketing History 313
26 London Calling 315
27 A PR Guy’s Musings 322
28 Modern Marketing 326
29 Simonsays 333
30 Apple Pie & Custard 337
31 UK Internet Marketing Blog 348
32 Interactive Marketing Trends 351
33 Liberate Media blog 368
34 The Way of the Web 370
35 livingbrands 371
36 Talent imitates, genius steals 394
37 never get out of the boat 404
38 SEOCO Blog 435
39 Drew B’s take on tech PR 445
40 Sturgeon’s Law 472
41 greenormal 489
42 Mediaczar 500

3rd CANADA av 261

1 John Chow dot Com 9 twitter.com/JohnChow
2 Twist Image 23
3 Get Elastic 40 twitter.com/getelastic
4 adgoodness 58 www.twitter.com/fsamuel
5 Web Analytics World 66
6 Dave Fleet 95
7 Dosh Dosh 102
8 Danny Brown 129 twitter.com/DannyBrown
9 Search Engine People Blog 180
10 ideasonideas 181 www.twitter.com/karj
11 The Michel Fortin Blog 184
12 Buzz Networker 195 twitter.com/bizzia
13 Pro PR 201 twitter.com/thornley
14 One Degree 220 twitter.com/onedegree
15 Common Sense PR 253
16 InspiredMoneyMaker.com 266
17 Profectio 282
18 PR Works 287
19 Buzz Canuck 302
20 WebTrafficROI 321
21 BPWrap 352
22 Canadian Marketing Blog 358
23 The Praized Blog 364
24 Behind the Buzz 389
25 Great-Ads 395
26 shape+colour 413
27 My Name is Kate 415
28 David Leonhardt’s SEO Marketing Express 420
29 CrapHammer 437
30 Blogging Me Blogging You 463
31 chroma 473
32 Saul Colt 488

4th AUSTRALIA av 280

1 The Inspiration Room Daily 64 www.twitter.com/inspirationroom
2 ProBlogger 75 www.twitter.com/problogger
3 Bannerblog 110 www.twitter.com/bannerblog
4 Campaign Brief 126
5 Social Network Marketing 156 www.twitter.com/SilkCharm
6 Adspace Pioneers 159 twitter.com/juliancole
7 Digital Buzz 167 twitter.com/adenhepburn
8 acidlabs 221 twitter.com/trib
9 PersonalizeMedia 224 www.twitter.com/GaryPHayes
10 Servant of Chaos 251 twitter.com/gavinheaton
11 AmnesiaBlog 278
12 the threebillion project 283
13 Young PR 314
14 Get Shouty 325
15 Marketing Easy 367 twitter.com/lucio_ribeiro
16 Better Communication Results 390 twitter.com/leehopkins
17 Pigs Don’t Fly 398
18 Media Hunter 401
19 MuMbrella 405
20 CopyWrite 416
21 limeshot design 430
22 Online Marketing Banter 434
23 Retailsmart 459

5th GREAT BRITAIN  av 265

1 Compete Blog 46
2 Econsultancy’s Internet Marketing Blog 67 twitter.com/econsultancy
3 FreshNetworks Blog 94 twitter.com/freshnetworks
4 How To Make My Blog 122 twitter.com/howtomakemyblog
5 We Are Social 157 twitter.com/wearesocial
6 UK Affiliate Marketing Blog 199
7 FeverBee 202
8 SEOptimise 211
9 SEOgadget.co.uk 230 m.twitter.com/richardbaxter
10 Andrew R H Girdwood 285
11 Event Manager Blog 329
12 That Canadian Girl 361
13 Blendingthemix 380
14 Feeding the Puppy 406
15 Connect – Digital Marketing from iCrossing 446
16 further and faster 487
17 No Man’s Blog 497

6th IRELAND av 276

1 Ad Operations Online 144 twitter.com/adoperations
2 Krishna De’s BizGrowth News 165
3 Web Marketing Advice 174 www.twitter.com/tmccar
4 scaryideas 247
5 Search Engine Marketing Blog 339
6 Digitology – THe Digital Marketing Blog 402
7 Murphy’s Law 466

7th INDIA av 242

1 Gauravonomics Blog 90 twitter.com/Gauravonomics/
2 PageTraffic Blog 145 twitter.com/pagetraffic
3 SmartBloggerz 239 www.smartbloggerz.com/twitter
4 Marketing Practice 281
5 Rajesh @ Blogworks 334
6 INTERACTIVE MARKETING BLOG 366

8th NETHERLANDS av 134

1 ViralBlog 55 twitter.com/viralblog
2 Yoast – Tweaking Websites 87
3 Osocio 138
4 Wiep.net 256

9th SINGAPORE  av 234

1 WhoIsAndrewWee.com 134
2 blankanvas 193 twitter.com/patlaw/
3 Musings Of An Opinionated Sod 232
4 Cooler Insights 378

10th PORTUGAL av 372

1 Invisible Red 223
2 The Hidden Persuader 356
3 iBlogZone 444
4 A Source of Inspiration 478

11th ITALY av 50

1 I believe in adv 6
2 Adverblog 15 twitter.com/realadverblog
3 AdverBox 128

12th SWEDEN av 215

1 AdLand 116 twitter,.com/adland
2 Blog of Ronnestam 225 twitter.com/ronnestam
3 Media Culpa 304 twitter.com/kullin

13th BELGIUM av 235

1 Marketing & Strategy Innovation Blog 54 twitter.com/futurelab_BE
2 Cross The Breeze 303
3 BeRelevant: Email Marketing Best Practices 347

14th SOUTH AFRICA av 301

1 Cherryflava 84 www.twitter.com/cherryflava
2 Vinny Lingham 340
3 Brand Architect 480

REST OF THE WORLD (less than 3 entries)

Bahrain Ads of the World 8 twitter.com/adsoftheworld
Scotland David Airey 25 www.twitter.com/davidairey
Poland Niche Marketing 33
Andorra Direct Marketing Observations 89 twitter.com/marc_meyer
Austria No man is an iland 125
France Cross-Cultural eMarketer 127 twitter.com/cindyking
Andorra Because The Medium is the Message 162
Germany Everything PR 172
Philippines TheWeblogZone 210
European Union Mastercom Advertising & Communication Blog 215
Norway 180/360/720 217
Finland AndreaVascellari.com 244 retwt.me/3Olr
China Digital Marketing Inner Circle 310
Scotland Hobo UK SEO Company Blog 317
Yemen Blueverse 341
New Zealand Psychotactics 354
European Union renaissance chambara 379 twitter.com/@r_c
New Zealand Affilorama Affiliate Marketing Portal 441
Romania MoneyBlog 468
Philippines Social Media Philippines 470 twitter.com/robangeles
Japan iA Notebook 477
Germany eWritings 483