Another list, they’re coming thick and fast now, this one is from Smart Company (thanks to Bob Meade for the tip) and it offers 15 of the best business blogs rather than a definitive ranking which helps avoid definitional and ranking issues but does mean it is a subjective choice (eg is Sydney Observatory really a business) Just the same, there is lots here to look at and learn from. I’m happy to hear about other great Aussie business blogs. And for those of you keen to look further afield here is a global list of the top 100 blogs.

AdSpace Pioneers

Long-running and regularly updated blog on marketing and social media issues created by Julian Cole, a social media strategist at new agency The Population. His blog is home to the Australian top 50 marketing pioneer blogs list.

Brand DNA

Marketing blog by Stanley Johnson, covering an eclectic beat centred around brand development.

Creative Is Not A Department

Ad agency ie Media’s account director David Gillespie’s regularly updated blog on marketing and technology – covers a wide range of territory in the digital and offline media industries.

Emerging Technologies Task Force

Eclectic blog on marketing and social media from Frank Lang, a senior account director at the advertising agency McCann Worldgroup Sydney, featuring significant use of video clips.

Get Shouty

The blog of The White Agency’s strategy director Katie Chatfield, covering a wide range of topics in social and digital media.

Naomi’s Blog

An entrepreneur’s blog from Naomi Simson, the founder of RedBalloon Days. Information-rich blog on running a high-growth SME. Naomi also blogs every week on SmartCompany.

RaboPlus Executive blog

Financial information from the online-only banking arm of RaboBank, with contributions from senior executives. Will need to survive a change of general manager (and primary blogger).

REA blogs

A series of blogs on the property industry. Provides some interesting news and insights, but is not regularly updated.

Ross Dawson blog

Blog from one of Australia’s most prominent commentators on social media, regularly updated with in-depth information.

Servant of Chaos

A wide-ranging blog by Gavin Heaton that covers business and marketing issues, regularly updated and at great length.

Start Up Blog

Blog by entrepreneur Steve Sammartino from the online company Rentoid. Provides advice for start-ups of all kinds on marketing and business issues.

Sydney Observatory

Information regarding the observatory and sky events for enthusiasts and casual sky watchers. A strong example of a blog as part of a successfully executed outreach program to a community of interest.

Sydney Writer’s Centre

An outreach program to aspiring and professional writers, regularly updated with news and information on professional writing.

Telstra nowwearetalking

Dismissed by rivals as a propaganda attempt, the site carries content from a wide range of managers within Telstra and attempts to put a human face on an organisation with 40,000 employees.

The PR Warrior

Trevor Young’s wide-ranging blog on public relations and social media issues – regularly updated and an excellent launch point into other sources information.

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