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Best Business Databases for Communications Industry Research
On ProQuest's platform. Comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. Features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.
Business Insights: Essentials
Formerly Business & Company Resource Center. Research and analyze worldwide companies and industries. Extensive reference content from scholarly journals, news, market research reports, market share reporter, SWOT reports and more.
Business Source Complete
Full text for thousands of journals and other sources. Covers business, economics, management, accounting, etc.
Communication & Mass Media Complete
Index with full text of hundreds of journals and other sources.
Encyclopedia of Associations (International organizations)
Gale Directory Library. Provides contact information and descriptions for multinational and national groups based throughout the world, as well as multinational associations headquartered in the U.S.
Encyclopedia of Associations (National organizations of the U.S.)
Gale Directory Library. Comprehensive source of detailed information concerning nonprofit American membership organizations of national scope. Covers more than 23,000 organizations in categories such as trade, business, and commercial; legal, governmental, public administration, and military; cultural; educational; veterans, hereditary, patriotic; athletic and sports; fan clubs, and more.
Enhances Mergent Online with details of public and private companies in the US and worldwide. Includes contact information, financials, and key personnel.
Note: You may need to enter your Fordham email address to access some of the content in this database.
S&P Global NetAdvantage
Broad spectrum of industry and company analysis including S&P Industry Surveys, S&P Equity Research, and new “Markets” tab with drill downs to industry and sub-industry key ratios, benchmarks, constituents. Company data covers a global universe of over 3 million private companies and 250,000 public companies. There are only some Capital IQ functions in the NetAdvantage platform. Fordham does not subscribe to Capital IQ.
Sports Market Analytics (SBRnet)
Market research and industry news about professional and collegiate sports and sporting goods. Includes brand share-of-market for over 100 leading consumer product brands that are involved in sport sponsorship. (Click on “Brand Share of Market”).
CLIO Award Winners
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Check out the CLIO Awards! Clio's mission is to "celebrate bold work that propels the advertising industry forward, inspire a competitive marketplace or ideas, and foster meaningful connections with the creative community."
Sample Advertising & PR Handbooks (search catalog for more)
The SAGE Handbook of Advertising by
Call Number: (LC, RH, W) HF5823.S17 2007
Los Angeles: Sage, 2007.
Articles discuss history, theory, process, practice, planning, strategy, and public policy.
The Advertising Age Handbook of Advertising by
Call Number: (RH, LC) HF5823.N36 1999
Lincolnwood, IL: NTC Business Books, 1999.
A comprehensive survey of advertising techniques and processes.
Media Relations Handbook for Agencies, Associations, Nonprofits and Congress by
Call Number: (RH) HM1221.F58 2004.
Alexandria, VA: The Capitol Net, 2004.
Targets the unique media relation concerns of government agencies, a national associations, nonprofit organizations, and elected officials
Advertising & PR Trade & Industry
Profiles of over 15,000 U.S. and international advertising agencies and 21,000 global advertisers.
With nearly half a million monthly users, AdForum.com is a leading information provider focused on the global advertising industry. Click on the "Creative Library" tab to search for specific brands, companies, agencies, etc.
(limited access, subscription required for some areas of the website)
Fordham has access to Adweek articles via a number of databases.
This is the Adweek website. (Limited access, subscription required for some areas of the website.) Adweek publishes a series of annual directories: the Adweek Agency Directory, the Brandweek Directory, the Mediaweek Marketer’s Guide to Media. Fordham does not subscribe to them, but they are very useful, and Advertising majors should be aware of them.
* Fordham does not provide password access to the website.
The CLIO Award is the world’s most recognized international award competition for advertising, design, interactive and communications. The CLIO Awards honor work in a broad range of media types. In addition to honoring specific work, CLIO bestows an annual Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of outstanding and ongoing contribution by an individual who leads the industry forward, as well as Network, Agency, Production Company and Advertiser of the Year awards.
The Ad*Access Project, via Duke University, 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.
The Emergence of Advertising in America
The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 - 1920 (EAA), from Duke University, presents over 9,000 images, with database information, relating to the early history of advertising in the United States.
Medicine and Madison Avenue
The Medicine and Madison Avenue Project, from Duke University, presents images and database information for approximately 600 health-related advertisements printed in newspapers and magazines. These ads illustrate the variety and evolution of marketing images from the 1910s through the 1950s.
ROAD (Resource of Outdoor Advertising Descriptions)
ROAD, the Resource of Outdoor Advertising Descriptions, is a Duke University database providing access to over 50,000 descriptions of images of outdoor advertising dating between the 1920s through the 1990s.
The Advertising Archives was established in 1990 by Larry and Suzanne Viner and is the largest and most comprehensive resource of its kind in Europe.
O'Dwyer's Public Relations Industry Website
Public relations news and industry information. Company rankings and directory of top firms.
Username/password access no longer available.
Individuals can register on the site and have access to 7 free articles each month.
Advertising & Public Relations Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns by
Call Number: (RH, W) Ref + HF5837 .E53 2000
Detroit: Gale Group, 2000.
This source provides a nice overview of selected major historical advertising campaigns.
The Advertising Age Encyclopedia of Advertising by
Call Number: (RH,LC,W) Ref HF5803.A38 2003, 3 vols.
New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003.
Historical focus, includes entries on agencies, advertisers, brands, campaigns, individuals, and practical/theoretical as well as social/cultural aspects of advertising.
A Dictionary of Marketing by
Call Number: (RH) HF5412 .D69 2011.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Brief definitions of theoretical and practical terms. Some diagrams, models, and flow charts.
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