AdFlip - One of the world's largest archives of classic print ads. Search for your favorite slice of
advertising pop culture from the 1940's through the 1990's.
AdForum - Gateway to the advertising, marketing and communications industry. The adforum.com interactive database services provides essential information for the agency review process: agencies' profiles and creative work. It also
provides a searchable library of creative work, including video spots.
Adrants - This blog is one of the best ways to keep up on Madison Avenue's ups and downs. Published by Steve Hall, a former ad-agency employee, adrants covers topics ranging from
urinal advertising to the news of the day, all with a bemused tone. The site also provides links to breaking-news stories featured by other
Web publications. John Osborn, president and chief executive of the New York office of Omnicom Group's BBDO
Worldwide, is a fan.
Advertising Archives, The - Well established picture library dealing in British and American ephemera dating from 1850's to the present day. Unique collection of press ads, magazine artwork.
Advertising Age - Marketing, advertising and media news, information and analysis. The Ad Age
Group is a marketing partner with the following publications: Advertising Age, Advertising Age International, Business
Marketing and Creativity.
Advertising Icon Museum - The home of a whole host of characters created for the
purpose of advertising; many of whom have taken on a beloved, pop cultural status far beyond their illustrious business careers.
Adweek Online - An industry leader for news and information in the fields of advertising, marketing
Aerial Media - An industry leader in planning and placement of aerial advertising for clients
Allied Media Corp. - Develops multicultural media plans to deliver messages to ethnic target
groups. Large collection of multicultural media outlets.
American Liberty Foundation - Creates and broadcasts television ads which teach
people about individual liberty, personal responsibility, and small, constitutionally limited government.
Arbitron - An international media research firm providing information services used to develop local
marketing strategies for electronic media and their advertisers and agencies.
Art in Ad Places - A public service campaign in New York City replacing advertisements with artwork.
Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC - UK) - ABC is a member of the International Federation
of Audit Bureaux (IFABC) an association of 36 ABC's in 32 countries. Dedicated to improving global auditing standards and
harmonising the various industry standards. This link provides information and a portal to over 30 ABC sites around the world. The
site also provides free access to all the current circulation, distribution and attendance data for over 3,400 ABC certified
magazines, newspapers, exhibitions and directories.
Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC - US) - Auditing organization responsible to advertisers,
advertising agencies and the media they use for the independent verification and dissemination of circulation, readership and audience
Audits and Surveys Worldwide (ASW) - An international marketing research firm headquartered in New York City serving commercial, industrial, legal, institutional, governmental and academic clients in more than 70 countries.
BadAds - News in intrusive advertising and ad creep.
BetaResearch - Consumer marketing, healthcare, business-to-business, and media marketing
BPA Worldwide - Global provider of audited data for the marketing and media/information industries.
Brandalism - Taking back billboards worldwide, one at a time, using guerilla art traditions of the
20th Century and taking inspiration from the Dadaists, Situationists and Street Art movements. Also see Gallery page.
Commercial Alert - Non-profit organization chaired by Ralph Nader working to keep the
commercial culture within its proper sphere, and to prevent it from exploiting children and subverting the higher values of family,
community, environmental integrity and democracy.
Common Sense Media - Dedicated to improving the media and technology lives of children and families.
Constant Contact - Create effective email marketing and other online marketing campaigns to meet your business goals.
Consuming Children - An important, exciting, funny and tragic book,
addressing key issues for education in the 21st century. It dramatically charts the corporatising of education and the corporatising of the
child. It is a book that demands to be read by teachers and policymakers - before it is too late. Sparkling with sociological insight and
imagination, it is as clear as it is important as it is disturbing. Also see video Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood.
Cultural Access Group - Provides clients with business development programs to reach high-value
market segments with unique needs and expectations: African American, Asian American, Children, College, Hispanic, Mature,
Pharmaceutical/ Healthcare, Teens.
Digiday - Covering digital media, marketing and advertising.
DirectoryM - A leading developer of user-friendly, interactive and information rich directories.
DisplaySearch - A leading provider of information, consulting and conferences on the display
supply chain and display-related industries. Offers regional and global analysis of display products, including technology assessments,
trend reports, studies and surveys.
DMNews - Newspaper of record for direct marketers.
Google Press Center - On a monthly, weekly, and sometimes
daily basis, this Google Zeitgeist page is updated to reflect lists, graphs, and other tidbits of information related to Google user search behavior.
Greenwashing - Every day, Americans are bombarded with advertising about environmentally friendly
goods and services. But how many really are green, and how many are just pretending?
History of Advertising Trust (HAT) - HAT is archivist to many of the major governing
organisations of UK brand communications. These include The Advertising Association, The Institute of
Practitioners in Advertising, The Direct Marketing Association, Periodical Publishers Association and The Institute of Public Relations.
HookedUpFeed - Assists merchants in creating and sending offers directly to their customers'
HubSpot - Provides an inbound marketing system so companies can use Internet marketing to get found
and generate more leads.
Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) - IAB is comprised of more than 460
leading media and technology companies who are responsible for selling 86% of online advertising in the United States. On behalf of its
members, the IAB is dedicated to the growth of the interactive advertising marketplace, of interactive's share of total marketing
spend, and of its members' share of total marketing spend. The IAB educates marketers, agencies, media companies and the wider
business community about the value of interactive advertising. Working with its member companies, the IAB evaluates and recommends
standards and practices and fields critical research on interactive advertising. Founded in 1996, the IAB is headquartered in New
York City with a public policy office in Washington, D.C.
Internet Ad Sales - Online advertising network reviews and information, internet marketing
tips, ad industry news and peer-to-peer web publisher community.
Internet Advertising Report - The IAB's Internet Advertising Revenue Report, a survey conducted independently by PricewaterhouseCoopers, is released in full twice a year, to coincide with the collection of half-year and full-year data. At the
end of the first and third quarters, the IAB releases via press release estimated, top-line reports. The results reported are
considered the most accurate measurement of Internet/online advertising revenues since the data is compiled directly from information
supplied by companies selling advertising online. All-inclusive, the report includes data reflecting online advertising revenues from Web
sites, commercial online services, Email providers, as well as other companies selling online advertising.
Interpret - A next-generation media and market research firm - the first-ever to focus on
evaluating and measuring the intersections of content, advertising, technology and consumer behavior.
It's Nice That - Guiding brands and organisations through the busy, broad worlds of culture and communication
LAMPlatoon - If you're tired of ads that deceive, objectify women and men, trade on ethnic stereotypes or simply don't make sense, LAMPlatoon is your chance to fight back. Join the critical mass when you break down a commercial to expose the techniques and strategies used in media messages we see every day. LAMPlatoon is an initiative by The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project) encouraging people to think critically about media they see every day.
Market Segment Resource Locator - Web tool for connecting with market segment
resources available on the Internet: Advertising Agencies, Research Companies, Marketing Services, Media and Media
Services serving ethnic and other special market segments.
Market Wire - Offers broad distribution of your company's press releases and material news, with
real-time integration into editorial systems at leading newspapers and broadcast outlets, as well as direct, real-time delivery to major
disclosure points, Web sites and online databases.
Marketing Virtual Library - Iinformation, resources, and references for professionals, academic and
students in traditional and internet marketing, advertising, selling, e-commerce, marketing research, PR.
MarketResearch - Comprehensive collection of expert business intelligence includes 6,000+
publications from more than 250 top market research publishers, market research reports, demographic studies, company profiles and more.
Markmonitor - Offers companies a complete suite of real-time online brand protection tools in
combination with comprehensive monthly reports that highlight brand misuse occuring anywhere on the Internet.
Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) - A Canadian philosopher of communication theory. His work is
viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory, as well as having practical applications in the advertising and television
industries. Also see Wikipedia entry.
Media Metrix - Internet and digital media measurement worldwide. Global source for accurate,
reliable and timely behavioral data at the core of its clients' critical strategic business decisions.
Mobtown Social - Specializes in integrating social media, photography and video into your company's marketing communication plan.
Newspaper Audience Databank, Inc. (NADbank) - Designs and conducts research in Canadian urban markets
to provide cost effective and accurate in-depth marketing information for its members to assist in the buying and selling of daily
newspaper advertising in Canada.
NextMark - Focused on giving you exactly what you need for successful media planning, media
operations and media sales.
Nielsen - A global leader in measurement and information, including worldwide media,
including Internet, consumer packaged goods, telecom and advertising.
Omnicom Group - Manages a portfolio of global market leaders operating in the disciplines of
advertising, marketing services, specialty communications, interactive/digital media and media buying services, including: BBDO
Worldwide, DDB Worldwide, and TBWA Worldwide; Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, GSD&M, Martin/Williams, and Merkley Newman;
Diversified Agency Services; Communicade; and Omnicom Media Group.
Periscope - Branding agency and Internet marketing company with offices in Minneapolis, Toronto, Hong Kong and Delhi.
PSPrint - More than just an online printing company, PsPrint is your integrated marketing
and direct mail partner. High-quality online printing products plus value-added services like custom graphic design, direct mailing list
creation, direct mail fulfillment, and more. Color Printing: business card, postcard, poster, calendar, flyers, brochure, online printing.
Publicity - Publicity, entertainment and news magazine.
Quantcast - A media measurement service that enables advertisers to view
audience reports for millions of sites and services to build their brands. The free service empowers publishers to demonstrate the unique
value of their audiences by tagging their websites, videos, widgets and games for direct measurement.
Red Books Online, The - Revered as the bible of the advertising industry, providing competitive
intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries
Reveries - Marketing people - how they think and what makes them tick.
Runyon Saltzman & Einhorn - Advertising, public relations, public affairs and social marketing.
Second largest agency in Sacramento. Founded by Jean Runyon, who continues as Chairman of the Board.
Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising - Building on the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (Principles)
released in July 2009, the nation's largest media and marketing associations have come together to launch this Program, which gives
consumers a better understanding of and greater control over ads that are customized based on their online behavior (also called
"interest-based" advertising). Register to receive
information about how to be listed on the Consumer Opt-Out Page, where consumers will be able to easily opt-out of receiving
online behavioral advertising from some or all participating companies.
SourceWatch - A collaborative project to produce a directory of public relations firms, think
tanks, industry-funded organizations and industry-friendly experts that work to influence public opinion and public policy on behalf of
corporations, governments and special interests.
SRDS - Media rates and data for the advertising industry.
Strategic Press Information Network (SPIN Project) - Provides media technical assistance to
nonprofit public-interest organizations across the nation who want to influence debate, shape public opinion and garner positive media
attention. SPIN offers public relations consulting, including comprehensive media training and intensive media strategizing and resources
to community organizations across the country.
TWBA - Advertising agency TBWA is part of Omnicom Group, a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicomʼs branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries. Famous for its "Disruptive Strategy".
University of California Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program
(SAREP) - Provides leadership and support for scientific research and education in agricultural and food systems that are
economically viable, conserve natural resources and biodiversity, and enhance the quality of life in the state's communities. SAREP serves farmers, farmworkers, ranchers, researchers, educators, regulators, policy makers, industry
professionals, consumers, and community organizations across the state.
USDM - Provides convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs) and other destination marketing
organizations (DMOs) e-commerce solutions and Internet marketing services.
VirtualPromote - Website promotion, information on how search engines
index web sites, places to go to promote or to get help promoting your site.
Vovici Corporation - Web and e-mail survey software and services including: customer satisfaction,
employee satisfaction, course evaluation, lead generation, web site feedback, product development, market research, membership surveys as
well as interactive web polls.
webclipping - With WebClipping.com, you'll know if you, your
products or services are mentioned anywhere on the Internet. Provides relevant, timely and accurate information about you or your company's
mention in the online press; competitors' activities; potential acquisitions or mergers; consumers' views - positive and negative - about
your company and products; copyright or trademark abuse; grumblings from unhappy employees or customers; false or misleading product claims
or even innovative new uses for your products.
zapdata - Comprehensive virtual data superstore for sales and marketing
professionals provides information from many of the world's leading data sources. Contact names, fax numbers and detailed firmographic
information on 11 million U.S. businesses. Performs analysis on customer or prospect files and enhances trade show leads, web leads and
other files with additional fields of data.
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