New York Times discovers ad agency blogs

Adland: 

The NYT have discovered advertising agency blogs, and blogs that write about advertising. In Madison Avenue Ponders the Potential of Web Logs they predict many more to come and blogs as advertising space.

Sadly they don't mention our favorite ad agency blog at the moment TBWAblog from Portugal, but they do mention another one we like, trendspotting Influx insights from Sausalito California and Butler Shine & Stern. The usual mistakes from old media are made, they rarely link and on most typead/blogspot URLs they erroneously add "www" to the front (even though there are none). A+ for effort guys, D for the rest.

The post I made earlier this month about advertising blogs has gathered plenty more via trackbacks and linksubmissions, now there are 106 advertising blogs in the links!

Comments (9)

  • Andreas-Udd's picture
    Andreas-Udd

    Sadder still, they don't mention the oldest advertising blog on the net today. Adland. ;)

    Oct 27, 2004
  • cafemuse's picture
    cafemuse

    Even more sad, they have not included ADLAND!

    Oct 27, 2004
  • Andreas-Udd's picture
    Andreas-Udd

    JINX! hahaha.

    Do you think we should call and tell them?

    Oct 27, 2004
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    We're in good company - they also ignored what is probably (I'm pretty sure) the oldest advertising agency weblog Coudal.com giving us heads up on fonts, films, illustrations design and trends since 1999 (in blog-form). Though the site was born in 1996, like us.

    Oct 27, 2004
  • caffeinegoddess's picture
    caffeinegoddess

    "Web logs have had an astonishing season this year, enough to freckle the faces of bloggers who do not, as a rule, get much time outdoors."

    Starting off with a statement like that, Nat Ives needs to obviously wake up and realize what year it is. It totally turned me off from his assessment, because he apparently knows nothing about the subject.

    Also- why is it that the NYTimes can successfully create "in-story links" about companies with information on their site, but not do so with the blogs? My guess if fear of readers going to the site of what they are talking about, but, perhaps they need a lesson themselves in user interfacing with a magical thing called "open in new window". ;)

    Oct 27, 2004
  • kamari's picture
    kamari

    Yes that was really condescending from someone who can't make a proper link and thinks blogspot URLs begin with "www". Clue-less. Hello?

    Someone should write them, Coudal should have Kudos and so should AdLand, being the old guard and all. Old media will never catch up unless someone helps the poor things.

    Oct 27, 2004
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    Don't be too hard on them. They just discovered the Internet a few months ago.

    Matt

    Oct 27, 2004
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    hehehe. :))

    Just to see others people's takes on this: DREADNOUGHT says:

    Seems bean counters are discovering the value of blogs Sounds like the death of the blog to me, but hey blogging is for everyone even refrigerator salesmen.

    SixApart are taking the mentions of Movable Type-powered blogs better than us, not complaining one bit about the fact that the URLs to the lowly blogs aren't even linked. :) Graceful style Anil!

    Oct 27, 2004

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