Invesp Consulting has released their first annual Top 100 Most influential marketers of 2008. I came in at number 14 and was one of only two Vancouver bloggers on the list. The other was Linda Bustos, who came in at number 25. The number one spot was taken by Chris Hughes. Who’s he? Chris is the guy who managed the online campaign of a certain President-Elect.
The Top 100 was created when Invesp sent e-mails a select few, highly regarded marketers about their idea to create a list of the top 100 marketers. They asked these select few for nominations of marketers they felt should make the list. Each marketer had to nominate up to 3 that they felt deserved to be on the list (some nominated more).
As the nominations came in, nominees were quickly screened by our team, and if approved, nominees were then contacted to nominate 3 more of their top marketers. The list grew, the buzz grew, and we had hit a gold mine.
Over the span of the next few weeks our list reached more than 1,000 nominations. We scanned the nominations to see how many marketers were nominated REPEATEDLY. Some nominees received 20, 30 or 40 nominations. Based on the number of nominations, we were able to hone in on our top 100.
I want to thank all the marketers who nominated me for this list. I consider it quite an honor. It’s also really nice to know that I beat Matt Cutts of Google. 😈