Top 100 Most Influential Marketers of 2008

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. 😈

50 thoughts on “Top 100 Most Influential Marketers of 2008”

  1. Li Weng says:

    Hey congratulations John. Number 14 is an amazing effort, especially considering the guys that you’re up against. You’ll make top 10 in 2009 for sure. Keep up the good work!

    1. How come you always beat me in commenting 🙂

      1. That Top 10 Marketers article on Invesp is written very poorly. Grammar mistakes are spread throughout the entire piece.

      2. Li Weng says:

        haha Do I? Well that’s power of Twitter! Tweet me @liweng.

        1. Indeed – Considering you were up against Barack Obama – 14th aint half bad hehehe

      3. maybe there should be a “fastest commenter on Chow” contest. Winner gets a link on Chow’s front page for one month.

        1. Ben Pei says:

          Lol then we would be refreshing our browser every sec. Just to get that free ad

  2. You Rock John, congrats on this

  3. Steitiyeh says:

    Congratulations John 😀

    Very well done!!

    Looking forward to have an updated version of your e-book

    1. Ben Pei says:

      Yeah true.. Since its gonna be new yr, why don’t we have 2009 version?

  4. Chester says:

    Congrats & well done John Chow 🙂 Hope you’ll rank no.1 next year!

    1. That would be quite the feat!! I’m gunning for number one for next year, so I can’t make any promises hehehe

  5. Go ahead and hit the 10th rank next year. 🙂

  6. Tushar says:

    Congratulations John on making the list!

  7. Just goes to show what crap these lists really are.
    What do you actually market John besides all the spam adverts on this site?
    Another great example of linkbait…

    1. Interesting take on the success of Johns site – hmmm

    2. wait a min. wait a min. Im heading over to X and see what this renegade is all about…LOL.

    3. For someone who isn’t a fan of John, you sure come on his blog a lot to post something negative. Why not spend your time doing something more productive? By coming on here, you’re just giving John the last laugh.

  8. Congratulations John

    Very well done!!

  9. Another thing to throw back into Google’s face. 🙂 Congratulations!

    1. give goog the ol’ one finger salute – lol!!

  10. Congratulations John! And thanks for posting this, it will be very useful for some of us beginners.

  11. Wow, congratulations on such a high rating!

  12. Rahul says:

    Congrats on making on the top spot for most influential marketers of 2008. hope you come with flying colors in the year to come.

  13. BusinessX says:

    Yes! Congrats on beating Matt Cutts, that’s a wonderful Christmas present!

  14. Congrats John job well done.

  15. dvd says:

    Congrats on making the list! It’s packed with some heavy hitters.

  16. Vincent says:

    Congratulations! If it makes a difference, I think you should have been first ^_^

  17. Congrats to you John…it is definitely a great feeling to reach to the Top 20 out of 100 most influential bloggers…i am sure it will be a good Christmas present for you.. By the way, John why u didn’t publish your blog income report anymore?

    1. Thats a good question – I don’t recall reading that it was a fixed case study, or that it was ending with the November report

      John – let us know!!

      1. Well, he said a few months ago that he was going to stop posting it until he hits a new milestone. October was a one-off thing.

  18. I really wished i could be a part of that list next year. hehehe..

  19. J.D. Meier says:

    Congratulations John.

    You have a knack for seeing and seizing opportunity.

  20. You’ve put in the work and you deserve this achievement.

  21. loser says:

    Well you are one of few the online marketers I have ever heard of.

  22. Takumi86 says:

    You really an expert blogger John, always 🙂

  23. Congrats for being at number 14 John and thanks to Chris Hughes for bringing the US once step closer to socialism. Now that’s something to be proud of.

  24. Ben Pei says:

    There you go.. you got it again John!

  25. Congrats! Is there a winners list you are not nominated?? 🙂

  26. Brandon says:

    Many congrats John. Amazing ranking! 🙂

  27. That’s great that you made the top 20. You beat out some big people!

  28. Mike T says:

    When will be my luck to get there? Ha…
    Nice result, John…you are my star!

  29. Congrats again John! I think one of the biggest things that separates you from the rest is your consistency in posting.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again that posting frequency makes such a difference between success and failure in any blog.

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