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You know that strange phenomena some call synchronicity? I've had the number 13 pop up in nearly everything I've done today - from the amount of steps I've used in the stairs, to the amount of bread slices available, to strange wrong numbers calling, to email subjects and so on. Files submitted have had 13 in them. Someone even SMS:ed me "in a meeting, I'll ring back in 13 min."

Thirteen, thirteen thirteen - everywhere thirteen. What the heck?

Please take note - site slowness is due to the fact that we are back on our old server, which can't really pull this kind of load any more. We'll have a new server again soon.

After much hand wringing and thinking I have come to a conclusion regarding campaigns submitted before they were due to run, approved or even properly thought out, and here's our new policy.


I will no longer delete ad campaigns that have been submitted to Adland at the brand nor the ad agencies request - or anyone elses request for that matter.


I will correct the submissions, place them in SPEC WORK category, pixellate trademarks, add official statements from brands or agencies to the post and add to the information we have on the ads, but I will no longer remove the ad images.

Hey kids. So I've just moved a load of stuff from on machine to a bigger/faster/better/slicker machine here - and it may take a while for DNS to propagate (as we've changed IP#'s) and some other kinks may or may not appear in the move.

No worries, I'm fixing all the nitty gritty - but here we are, on a bright shiny and new server which is faster and stronger which will suit our needs better and help us kick some web-tush. Hence his name, ammo.

If you find weird shit going on here in Adland, you may best get my attention under this here posting as mail may or may not be flaky for a while.
Thanks
Åsk Dabitch

You might have spotted the Ad Age power 150 and looked to find that SEO blogs count higher than personal blogs (of course!), but since it takes so many different number crunching things into account, it's surprisingly democratic - and it adds "Todd Points" to the score. The many different sources also causes the list to move around a lot more than any others, since for example Technorati - despite many years on the web - can suddenly go all wonky. I've seen Adland be on #17 and #70 on the same day as Technorati has acted funky for some reason. Media Culpa also notes that the power150 only counts his atom feed and not his many feedburner subscribers. Not to mention that Alexa is still shunned by most mac-people (even though the alexa toolbar is now available for Firefox) giving the SEO (and thus PC users) blogs a leg up with that score over the blogs more often frequented by mac-driving creative types.

Spinning around made a list of the top UK blogs found on the Power150 where Russel Davies is the leader of the pack.
But there's a European ranking out there as well, it was Kullin's Media Culpa that brought this to my attention in his July 18 post - Nick Burcher counted all the european flags on the list to make a European version and even made little graphs, and then he did one based on Alexa traffic where Adland is number 2 again.

Moi, Åsk Wäppling a.k.a Dabitch, was just speaking about advertising (what else?) on RixFM radio with Roger, Titti and Gert of Rix MorronZoo. Not the first time we've been on the radio mind you, we chatted for an hour on the advertising show a few years ago - but it is the first time in Swedish. Not sure I made as much sense as I wanted too, considering the early hour for me. Should've taken that coffee intravenously. I really wanted to play RACV Car Loans - Disclaimer Guy as en example of good radio advertising, but y'all can listen to that here.

Ett glatt hej till alla svenskar som kanske hittat hit efter att ha hört mig i morse. Välkomna till reklamfanatikerns sajt. :)

Yesterday I was on page six in Metro, Sweden - which can also be found here on the web with the headline: "Mom must have dropped me on the head when I was a kid". Sorry mom.

How did you build up the site?.
By being stubborn. When I began (in 1996) I had to get my own server. I don't just write, I run the server, I digitize the commercial films, and I've built the database. I don't add stuff without the creators permission, but since the arrival of youtube and myspace commercials are being thrown around left and right.

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