Canadians on the Power 150 Next 100

AdAge Power150 from Tod Andrelik

Last week, I wrote about the Canadian marketing, public relations and media bloggers who appear in the AdAge Power 150. Dino Demopoulos left a comment on that post pointing out that there are several other Canadian blogs moving up toward that ranking – including his own blog, Chroma, at #151.

Lists like this are very valuable for allowing us to discover new and up and coming voices. So, to help this, I’d like to point to the hard charging Canadians who appear in the Power 150 “Next 100.”

I hope that you’ll invest five minutes clicking over to some of these blogs. If you do, I’m sure you’ll find new and engaging voices. And when you do, subscribe and join the conversation with them.

  • Chroma: Dino Demopoulos brings his perspective as a planner and communications strategist to media, culture digital lifestyle and marketing.
  • Buzz Canuck: Sean Moffitt explores all things connected to Word Of Mouth marketing. Practical. Intelligent. Leading edge. Sean’s part of my daily must-read list.
  • Common Sense PR: Eric Eggertson demonstrates that you can see a long way from the vantage of Saskatchewan as he writes about the latest developments in business communications. A b5media blog.
  • PR Works: David Jones, half of the Inside PR podcast team with Terry Fallis, is always trenchant, funny and irreverant in his comments on public relations and marketing. (Disclosure: David is a former colleague at Thornley Fallis.)
  • Student PR: Chris Clarke first started writing his blog while studying PR at Fanshawe College. It was pretty good. In fact, good enough that it caught the attention of the gang at Thornley Fallis. We hired Chris on the strength of the insight his posts showed.
  • Transmission: Mark Goren puts a human face on his Montreal-based marketing agency’s blog.
  • Social Media Group: Maggie Fox writes and podcasts about social media and marketing on her company blog. She joins Kate Trgovac as the second ranking female blogger on the list.
  • The Client Side: Michael Seaton looks at marketing from his perch as Director, Digital Marketing at one of Canada’s major banks, ScotiaBank. Michael has been a champion of new media in corporate Canada and he`s one of Canada`s leading Digerati.
  • Canadian Marketing Blog: The Canadian Marketing Association`s blog draws on contributions from a stellar cast of CMA members.
  • The New PR: Ryan Anderson looks at public relations in the online world from his position as marketing director for an interactive marketing firm.
  • Experience Planner: Calgary-based Information Architect Scott Weisbrod blogs about multi-channel customer experience, planning, design and management.
  • Praized: Sebastien Provencher brings a strong background in local search to his blog.
  • BPWrap: Barry Welford brings another Montreal voice to the party.

I said earlier that lists like this provide an opportunity to discover new voices. And in writing this post, I discovered some new blogs that I had not yet read. So, if my descriptions are a bit brief in a couple of instances, I apologize. But I’ve discovered and subscribed to all of these now and I’m looking forward to following each author through his/her voyage of discovery. I hope you’ll join me in this.

  • Thanks Joseph!
    Now I have yet more blogs to add. Bloglines is going to start charging me soon 😉

    Go Canada!

    D

  • Thanks for highlighting other Canadians on the list Joe.

    I’ve been away on vacation with only dial-up access for a few weeks. I am now catching up on a lot of blog and podcasts – including my neglected blog! It was a nice break, but I felt so out of the loop – I had rely on newspapers to keep me informed ; )

    See you tonite at the geek dinner.

  • Thanks Dino and Michael for leaving comments. It let’s me know that someone’s actually reading!

    I really believe that social media gives Canada and Canadians a chance to be seen and heard without needing to move to Los Angeles or New York (think old line media.) So, I’m an unaplogetic booster of every Canadian success story.

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