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ADV 206 - Advertising Practice in a Diverse Society (Fall 2017)

A research starting points guide for students enrolled in Prof Brian Sheehan's ADV 206 course


This guide is intended for Fall 2017 ADV 206 students (Course taught by Prof Brian Sheehan)
SU Libraries offers numerous research tools and information sources to assist you when investigating advertising. Explore the various sections of this guide, including tabbed sub-pages, for links to leading examples of these tools.

These resources specific to ADV 206 gathered by SU Public Communications Librarian, Michael Pasqualoni.

Advertising Database BEST BETS

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world advertising research center logo

Mintel Academic Logo


MRI plus logouniversity reporter logo

Simmons logo


kantar media srds logo


adspender logo


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ad age datacenter logo


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Kanopy - Video Collection

Kanopy Logo

New at SU since 2014 - eMarketer

eMarketer Topics list



T V B Local Media Marketing Solutions

Television Bureau of Advertising
Non profit trade association for the U.S. broadcasting industry.
See especially:

News - Nexis Uni


Nexis Uni Support & Training (LexisNexis)

PDFs with overviews of Nexis Uni, user search tips, permalinking options, etc.

For a gateway to additional newspaper databases SU Libraries offers - visit the online research guide site called Newspaper Databases

Notable Audience Research Titles at Bird Library

Now available at Bird Library, 2nd floor - reference collection (for in library use only):

The Media Book cover

The Media Book (Media Dynamics, Inc.): In a single reference book, this 2014 edition offers quantitative and qualitative aspects of performance for all six major media—TV, radio and magazines, the Internet, newspapers and out-of-home (including digital). Provides media planners and buyers and media sellers with a conciser review of all aspects of media performance including a historical overview, audience reach, demographic appeals and CPMs.  Also  includes proprietary estimates on subjects such as ad exposure factors, ad awareness levels by GRP levels and ad wearout.  Includes some data Media Dynamics obtains via partnerships with other leading research companies like GfK MRI, Experian and Scarborough. 

These slighty older Media Dynamics reference books also available at 2nd Floor reference collection, Bird Library:

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TV Dimensions (Media Dynamics, Inc.):  A research annual  – covering all aspects of TV audience and media research.

Intermedia Dimensions cover


Intermedia Dimensions (Media Dynamics, Inc.):  Reference book title useful for cross-comparisons of different media types (online, TV, radio, magazines, etc.) for relevant audience demographics, media ‘reach,’ CPM (“Cost per Mile”) data for advertising as well as qualitative comparisons of various media types and implications for media planning.

Magazine Dimensions cover


Magazine Dimensions (Media Dynamics, Inc.):  Focuses on the effectiveness of magazines as an ad medium.  Includes qualitative data on ad impact, CPM (“Cost per Mile”) estimates by magazine genre, magazine audience demographics and state of the magazine industry discussion.

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Radio Dimensions (Media Dynamics, Inc.):  Cost-per-rating-point-estimates by daypart and demos for 150 markets.   Investigations regarding radio’s reach and frequency capabilities and qualitative distinctions in listener engagement.  Intensified treatment of internet and satellite radio.


4As Agency Search

4 As - American Association of Advertising Agencies

4As ("American Association of Advertising Agencies") - Ad Agency Search Engine