Adland's "Battle of the Ad Blogs," where "a posse of adgrunts have sifted through the ever growing pile of ad blogs to find the gems and pit them against each other" in a popular vote, is in full swing. It includes a PR category.
Let's go ahead and chew on our sour grapes first: The nominations seem a tad arbitrary. Maybe next year, the guys at Adland could at least open up the voting to more than five of the 300 PR blogs out there; that way the people (rather than the mysterious Adland cabal) can decide the "popular" favorites.
Media Orchard hereby officially endorses Jeremy, and we encourage you to cast your ballot for POP! PR Jots.
Why an endorsement? And why Jeremy?
Jeremy was the first popular PR blogger to take an interest in Media Orchard. He's been a regular commenter since close to the beginning, and he's always been generous in offering advice and suggestions. He also doesn't mind telling us when he thinks we've screwed up -- by promoting our blog a little too shamelessly, seeking referrals a little too aggressively, or otherwise not meeting his exacting standards for blog integrity.
Yes, we're kind of teasing Jeremy -- in addition to ourselves -- when we say all this. But we're dead serious about one thing: PR bloggers won't find a better compass for personal and professional integrity than Jeremy. He cares very deeply about the practice of public relations, and he demonstrates this again and again.
That's why we voted for him. And why you should, too.
By the way, Steve Rubel was not nominated in the PR category but was nominated in the Marketing and Online/Interactive categories. We voted for Steve -- even though he has not responded (as yet) to our e-mail requesting that he say something about the Dr. Myra fraud on behalf of public relations practitioners everywhere.
Voting ends February 10, but don't wait.