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Advertising and Marketing

Ad*Access - [New Window] - The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment "Library 2000" Fund, presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in one particular advertising collection available at Duke University. The advertisements are from the J. Walter Thompson Company Competitive Advertisements Collection of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History in Duke University's Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.

AdForum - [New Window] - AdForum.com is an information provider focused on the global advertising industry. We have partnered with leading trade press in over 10 of the largest advertising markets around the world and also have partnerships in place with the industry's top festivals and award shows. In addition, we work with some of the largest industry management consultants. In all we have information on over 20,000 agencies and 70,000 ads (tv, print, interactive, etc.) from around the world.

AdForum's AgencyPreview is used by advertisers, large and small, when they are in the process of selecting a new agency or for other agency research needs. Our creative library, AdFolio, is used by over thousands of industry professionals to keep on top of important creative work, prepare for client reviews and pitches, brainstorm new ideas and other creative research/monitoring needs.


Advertising Agency Directory - [New Window] - Includes agency, marketer, digital, and media directories.

AgencyFinder - [New Window] - The advertising industry's on-line and off-line matchmaking service. AgencyFinder combines free database search with the unique, softer skills of agency search consultants to help advertisers do an agency search and find, invite, evaluate and hire the perfect advertising agency, public relations firm and marketing partner for their needs.

MarcommWise - [New Window] - Portal to marketing communications information and resources.

Redbooks - [New Window] - REDBOOKS is the advertising database that provides the most comprehensive and up to date lead generation, competitive intelligence and prospecting data. Our dedicated staff monitors nearly 9,000 worldwide agency parent companies, over 4,400 U.S. publicly traded companies, the top 2,000 global companies and the largest U.S. private companies. Our team reviews over 10,000 worldwide news sources daily for executive and key staff member changes, account wins and losses, merger and acquisition activity, and much more.

SEO Consultants Directory - [New Window] - Find a search engine optimization consultant. Locate professional search engine marketing companies from around the world who have proven track records with search engines, directories and pay per click bid management programs.



SeoPros.org - [New Window] - Directory of search engine optimization consultants and internet marketers developing and implementing a set of "best practices" standards for search engine optimization professionals.

Vintage Ad Browser - [New Window] - Over 100,000 vintage advertisements to explore. This site aims to collect vintage ads from a variety of sources, including comic books, CD-Roms, websites, APIs, your submissions, book, magazine and comic book scans, and more.

Workbook - [New Window] - Graphic arts directory. Lists assignment photographers, illustrators and designers, rights-protected stock photography and illustration, etc.