Ad*Access is a free database presented and maintained by Duke University. Contains images and 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, and Marketing History in Duke University's Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.
This guide includes books and other resources that discuss marketing to particular segments of the population along with other sources that are important in determining the size and power of a particular market segment. Also included are statistical books and other sources whose main focus is on a specific generational, ethnic or other group. In addition, the guide includes references to selected articles and online sources, as well as hot links to relevant subject searches in the Library of Congress online catalog.
Davidson Data Center and Network (DDCN) is an integrated, fully searchable database on transition and emerging markets. DDCN archives and provides free access to socio-economic micro and macro data on transition economies.
FirstGov for Nonprofits offers link to nonprofit resources as it related to the U.S. government. It includes information by agency, fundraising & outreach information, grants & loans, laws & regulations, management & operations information, tax sites, as well as, other resources.
FirstGov.org offers a gateway that provides links to nonprofit resources as it relates to the U.S. government. It includes information by agency, fundraising & outreach information, grants & loans, laws & regulations, management & operations information, tax sites, as well as, other resources.
The LTDL already holds more than seven million tobacco industry documents that relate to sales, advertising, etc. The new multimedia items include corporate meeting tapes, focus groups, hearings, and commercials. Instructions for searching the multimedia items is available.
The Legacy Tobacco Documents Library Multimedia Collection contains audio and video resources related to the advertising, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and scientific research of tobacco products as well as materials gathered and produced by tobacco control advocates. With the Multimedia Collection, users have access to information about more than 5,000 tobacco industry video and audio tapes including recordings of focus groups, internal corporate meetings, depositions of tobacco industry employees, government hearings, corporate communications, and some commercials.
Many of these videos have been uploaded to the UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos Collection at the Internet Archive and made available for immediate viewing. The Library plans to continue adding Multimedia Collection resources as they become available.
New, Annual Electric Power Industry Database
"The final 2004 database for the Form EIA-861, "Annual Electric Power Industry Report," is now available on the EIA's Electricity page page in Excel format. The data file contains information regarding sales, revenue, customer counts, demand side management programs, and energy balance data for electric utilities."
The Free Management Library is a free community resource to be shared and contributed to by users and readers across the world. The overall goal of the library is to provide leaders and managers (especially those with very limited resources) basic and practical information about personal, professional and organizational development. Materials are divided into 75 categories.
Zillow.com is an online real estate service dedicated to helping you get an edge in real estate by providing you with valuable tools and information, such as free valuations and local comparisons. It includes various free resources, such as calculators and satellite imagery.
The Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA) announced the results of an extensive Competitive Intelligence (CI) interview study, conducted amongst large-scale enterprises in eight countries and in the Asia-Pacific region by seven GIA member companies. An example of the findings includes that on average, 87% of the interviewed companies systematically collected and analyzed information about their external operating environments. A free copy is available by email request.
The Federal Communications Commission has just released their 10th annual report on the analysis of competitive market conditions with respect to commercial mobile services. This detailed report is available in pdf format and is over 200 pages long. Topics covered include:
mobile telecommunications market structure
mobile telecommunications market performance
The updated report contains a variety of information on businesses in more than 1,000 industries from the national level down to states and more than 3,100 counties. It provides data on the number of establishments, number of employees and quarterly and annual payroll based on the 2002 North American Industry Classification System.
Businesses and planners use the data to study economic activity and analyze economic changes over time in small areas.