ACNielsen - A global leader in market research, information and analysis.
AdForum - Gateway to the advertising, marketing and communications industry. Partnered with leading trade press in 10 of the largest advertising markets around the world and with the industry's top festivals and award shows. AdForum provides information on over 20,000 agencies and 70,000 ads (tv, print, interactive, etc.) from around the world.
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 information.
Business Wire - Delivers breaking news and multimedia content to traditional and online newsrooms, targeted journalists, corporate desktops, home PCs, and the emerging generation of wireless applications.
CommCore Consulting Group (CCG) - Specialty presentation and media coaching firm. Provides counsel and strategies to help spokespersons, executives and subject matter experts deliver a more effective and memorable speech, interview, or presentation.
eReleases - Online news and press release distribution and submission service.
Experts - Serves as a who's who of experts at the top of their respective fields, including authors, consultants, engineers, physicians, professors, scientists, specialists, and more. A resource for attorneys, businesses, reporters, insurance companies, judges, librarians, the media, and others.
Newman Group, The - Specialist in high-level presentation skills, speaker preparation and media training.
Nielsen - Nielsen Media Research, the famous TV ratings company, is the leading provider of television information services in the U.S. and Canada, serving television networks and affiliates, independent stations, syndicators, cable networks, cable systems, advertisers and their agencies.
Porter Novelli International - Global public relations firm specializing in corporate affairs, consumer, health care and technology practice areas.
PR Anti-Glossary - Understanding corporate-speak is a powerful tool for getting at the truth. Once you realize that corporations have very calculated ways of describing their practices, you can see right through the PR spin. Here are some examples.
PR Glossary - Guide to the terminology used in public relations and journalism.
PR Newswire - Provides comprehensive communications services for public relations and investor relations professionals ranging from information distribution and market intelligence to the creation of online multimedia content and investor relations web sites. It's Agency Roster is a weekly roundup of news releases highlighting account wins at public relations, investor relations and advertising agencies.
PR Watch - Public interest reporting on the public relations and public affairs industry.
PR Web - Free service for the distribution of press releases.
Response Source - Allows journalists to send requests for information to public relations people using a simple form on the site.
Spinwatch - An independent non-profit making organisation which monitors the role of public relations and spin in contemporary society.
TheNewPRWiki - A repository of information about how the PR practice is changing.
Xpress Press - Press release distribution service sends news and releases to journalists worldwide.
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