Ogilvy Says Don't Read Adrants


Ogilvy PR has a page on their site called BlogFeeds where they list, by category, blogs they feel are important reading for the agency and for their clients. Apparently, there's something wrong with Adrants because we didn't make the list. Perhaps Ogilvy doesn't want to expose their clients to our continual kvetching, cutting through the crap and shedding some common sense on the advertising industry. Oops, that sounded bitter. Sorry. We love Ogilvy.

by Steve Hall    Oct- 7-05   Click to Comment   
Topic: Weblogs   

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Are you sure we "love" Ogilvy or are you talking about "The" Ogilvy or the Ogilvy of today?

Posted by: Geoff Bush on October 7, 2005 3:23 PM

We love Ogilvy too!

Posted by: Asa on October 7, 2005 6:06 PM

I know you're joking, but how is a company saying they don't want someone to read a specific blog by not including them on the list?

I doubt HIGHLY that list is exhaustive and assume that sources deemed competitive have been excluded. But I was not hurt that my blog did not make the cut.

If they're not reading us, they don't know what they're missing (or their clients).

Posted by: Kevin Dugan on October 8, 2005 10:56 AM

Maybe I missed it, but I did not see any advertising blogs listed at all. Marketing, branding yes but no advertising. Seems odd.

Posted by: BB on October 8, 2005 11:19 AM

Not to speak for all of Ogilvy, but I love Adrants too! But the BlogFeeds were an idea from our team here at Ogilvy PR, which is a totally separate group to the Ogilvy & Mather advertising agency. That's why we haven't put in a category for advertising (yet!). The next question, of course, is when are we adding a PR category. That's in the next release - and Kevin, you are definitely in the list of PR blogs we're reading. As for excluding competition, we included both Micropersuasion and Edelman's blog in our first release - both are competitors. You're right though, the list is certainly not exhaustive, and in our next release we will also be adding a feedback form for people to suggest blogs for us to read and include in our BlogFeeds lists.

Posted by: Rohit on October 11, 2005 3:08 PM