November 17, 2006

the marketing 50

wings.jpg, the large US advertising trade mag, has just released its annual "Marketing 50". [You can download the PDF off this page here.]

It's a pretty big deal in US marketing circles etc.

Interesting. It seems a certain Hugh MacLeod, and this small African winery called Stormhoek, made the list [see page 12].

I dunno. Something to do with blogging or whatever.

Posted by hugh macleod at November 17, 2006 3:57 PM | TrackBack

This blogging thing is overrated. It's your art, baby, it's your art!

Oh, and geeks like good wine. Please send more, my supplies are in need of replenishing! :-)

Posted by: Robert Scoble at November 17, 2006 5:02 PM

Well done Hugh! And well deserved!

Posted by: Howard at November 17, 2006 5:27 PM

fantastic, congrats!

Posted by: Alex at November 17, 2006 5:33 PM

Congrats to both you and Stormhoek, Hugh.

Posted by: Stephen Davies at November 17, 2006 5:50 PM

Congrats, Hugh - you deserve it.

Posted by: Ryan at November 17, 2006 5:51 PM

Just found your creative tips page. Quality!

Posted by: Stephen Davies at November 17, 2006 6:12 PM

Congratulations! It's well-deserved. :)

Posted by: futuregirl at November 17, 2006 6:12 PM

It's not as if it was planned thing y'know! It just kinda rolled out and kept rolling and then some broke Geek decided to do a dinner and pan-handled bloggers for some wine and stuff and the next thing y'know, it's like the in thing and well I guess a blogging marketing fine wine well suited clothing type guy named Hugh just picked up the thread and took it on and it like grew so wild and humungous man and then everyone wanted in on the wine stuff and that just like freaked out the vinyard down south into sending cases of the stuff all over the world just in case they would kinda infect the brand with a virus thing and then hope they'd sneeze and spread their spit and the viral cold or flu thingy to take hold and sortoflike get its own traction and move to wider audiences who were now into asking Victoria Wine outlet staff for the wine and confusing the dudes into placing an order to meet the demand like and it is still like viralling out there. Cool man!

Posted by: Robert at November 17, 2006 7:23 PM

There was a good article in the NY Times on Oct 17 about a wine company taking steps to become more green. Is Stormhoek on the green train?


Posted by: Holly at November 17, 2006 10:58 PM

Personally I think these advertising types are just covering their asses!

Posted by: John Dodds at November 18, 2006 2:14 AM

Nice one Hugh. One of my clients won a gong this week as well.

Posted by: Dennis Howlett at November 18, 2006 2:34 AM

Fantastic stuff, Hugh. Congrats.

For your interest, I did a search on the term "blog" in the pdf. 2 hits. Both in your writeup.

What a sad comment on AdAge's "Marketing 50" choices.

Posted by: Scott Vickers at November 18, 2006 4:14 AM

Lovely... Congrats to you and to Stormhoek!

Posted by: Sheamus at November 18, 2006 11:52 AM