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Google Shuts Down Scamp, UK's Most Popular Advertising Blog

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The UK's most popular advertising industry blog, Scamp, has been shut down by Google for breaching the conditions of its blogging platform, Blogger.

Scamp, written by Bartle Bogle Hegarty creative director Simon Veksner, is hugely popular in the UK ad industry, often drawing hundreds of comments per post from disgruntled advertising executives.

Visitors to Scamp are currently blocked from accessing posts with the message that it is in "violation of Blogger's terms of service".

"Google have shut me down, and they haven't even given a reason yet," said Veksner. "I am trying to get them to respond but no joy so far. It is all very worrying."

Veksner added that he believed that Scamp may have been blocked by Google due to an official complaint about content posted on the blog.

Read the whole story at Guardian