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Advertising 491 (Nelson)

Advertising Analysis Resources

Remember to bring your I-Card when requesting these resources!

1. Advertising Rates and Data:

(sources are located behind the Circulation Desk)

SRDS TV & Cable Advertising Source

Provides affiliations and coverage for: commercial stations, broadcast networks, multiple station owners, cable systems, interconnects, cable networks, sports networks, and syndicators.

(Does not include advertising rates.)

SRDS Radio Advertising Source

Provides: market profiles, AM/FM commercial stations, networks.

(Does not include advertising rates.)

SRDS Newspaper Advertising Source

Provides information on daily newspapers, newspaper groups, Black newspapers, college newspapers, and specialized newspapers. Lists detailed group and classified advertising rates as well as circulation figures.

SRDS Consumer Magazine Advertising Source

Provides information on over 3,000 U.S. and international consumer magazines.  Lists detailed group and classified  advertising rates as well as circulation figures.

SRDS Out of Home Advertising Source (Available Online)

Includes coverage, circulation, rates, terms and conditions, and advertising rates for over 19 media categories including: airport, outdoor, stadium, transit, movie, and shopping malls.

SRDS Interactive Advertising Source (Available Online)

Lists Online advertising opportunities such as web sites. Get up-to date information on audience profiles, advertising rates, circulation/coverage, contact names and more. 

 

Marketer's Guide to Media or Thumbnail Media Planner

Both sources list current rates and audience estimates for the major media. Includes broadcast and cable television, radio, out-of-home, magazines, newspapers, and online media.

("Average" costs for television and radio advertising are provided.)

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2. Consumer and Product Information:

SRDS Lifestyle Market Analyst (Available Online)

Breaks down the American population geographically and demographically and includes extensive lifestyle information on the interests, hobbies, and activities popular in each geographic and demographic market.

New Strategist Books

(sources are located on the Adv. Bookcase)

The Communications Library has a collection of over 50 books focusing on specific demographic groups (ethnicity, age, gender) and their interests, income, spending patterns, education levels, etc.

 

3. Company / Product Information 

(sources available via the Library website)

Mintel (includes demographic info on consumers and products)

 

Mediamark (includes demographic info on media use and products)

 

OneSource

Includes information on companies and products. Provides descriptions of companies and industries, news stories, significant developments, competitors reports, strengths and weaknesses and, peer analysis.

 

ABI/Inform Complete

 

Advertising Age

Includes information specific to the advertising industry.

 

Wall Street Journal

Provides the most recent business news and information on companies, products, consumers, trends, etc.

 

Lexis/Nexis

Provides the most recent news stories (including business) and statistics on companies, products, consumers, trends, etc.

 

4. Websites

 

Can"t find what you need? Email us at comlibrarian@library.illinois.edu. Or, visit the Communications Library

Library Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:30a-11p; Fri 8:30a-5p; Sat 1p-5p; sun 1p-11p