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Advertising & Public Relations
WARC This link opens in a new window
WARC is where real-world advertising and marketing practice meets theory. WARC features trends, case studies, and best practices in both traditional and digital media.
Ad Age DataCenter This link opens in a new window
From the publisher of Advertising Age, AdAge.com's DataCenter features profiles of top advertisers, media, agencies, ad spending and more.
Cannes Lions - The Work This link opens in a new window
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Mintel This link opens in a new window
Reports on consumer markets and trends. Segmentation, branding, positioning, and psychographics. Rich insight into consumer behavior and lifestyles. Coverage is deepest for the U.S.
Statista This link opens in a new window
An aggregator of statistics on almost any topic.
eMarketer This link opens in a new window
Advertising, media, and consumer behavior, especially for the internet and mobile.
Pew Research Center
An independent think tank with polling and research on demographic, social, and tech trends.
Simmons Insight This link opens in a new window
Detailed consumer survey data. Where else can you cross-tabulate age, media consumption, political viewpoints, and the frequency of Snickers bar consumption? Get started by watching the
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Industry & Market Research
Euromonitor International Passport This link opens in a new window
Reports and statistics covering international markets. Strong in consumer goods and services, but also demographics, lifestyles, and economic data.
more... IBIS World This link opens in a new window
Reports on over 1,000 industries: size, barriers to entry, segmentation, cost structures, etc.
more... MarketLine This link opens in a new window
SWOT analyses of companies and 5 Forces analyses of industries.
Frost and Sullivan This link opens in a new window
Aerospace, transportation, chemicals, materials, food, electronics, energy, environment, construction, healthcare, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, information technology, and communications.
Gartner This link opens in a new window
News, reports, and analysis for information technology (IT) markets.
more... Sports Market Analytics (SBRnet) This link opens in a new window
Sports and recreation markets and participation rates.
U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library This link opens in a new window
Includes the classic Country Commercial Guides and some best market reports.
RKMA Market Research Handbooks This link opens in a new window
Data tables on media, advertising, consumer, and B2B markets.
Fill in the gaps with Factiva
Our best source for global and local news on business and economics. Includes the Wall Street Journal.
Demographics and Spending
Bureau of Labor Statistics This link opens in a new window
Includes the Consumer Expenditure Survey and the American Time Use Survey.
Census Business Builder
An app that uses Census and other government data to help businesses explore demographics and spending patterns.