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Advertising Red Books

Advertising Red Books is the source for uncovering key advertiser and agency relationships. As a lead generation (e.g. to download marketing lists) and competitive intelligence tool, Advertising Red Books can be used to:

  • Identify agency clients
  • Locate the critical information about agency clients
  • Reveal the right contacts at those clients for prospecting
  • Find a company by searching by the brand it owns
  • Check-out the competition

The uniqueness of Advertising Red Books is in our advertiser-to-agency “linkages,” our in-depth agency database and our up-to-date agency and advertiser content.

  • Use our agency “linkages” to help pitch your media
  • Find advertisers that use your specific types of services to identify opportunities
  • Check out your competition (agency and advertiser – we include billings, expenditures or sales)
  • Explore potential conflicting accounts
  • Find the most current names in advertiser and agency personnel for telemarketing, direct marketing, creating lead lists, populating your CRM and recruiting
  • Locate the ‘owner’ of a brand for cross-promotion or co-op initiatives

Advertising Red Books provide current, detailed data, including:

  • Agency accounts, specializations, gross billings by media, and contact information for agency personnel
  • Advertisers with significant spend on advertising annually
  • Specific advertising data such as approximate annual advertising spend by media and agencies retained by the Advertiser
  • Information on nearly 125,000 brand names

Data content for advertisers

  • Company Name
  • Key Personnel
  • Advertising Expenditures & Breakdown by Media
  • Advertising Agency, Products Advertised & Account Executives
  • Brand Names & Product Descriptions
  • Company Address
  • Company Website
  • Telephone
  • Company e-mail
  • E-mail for Key Personnel
  • Fax
  • S.I.C. & N.A.I.C.S. Codes
  • Business Description
  • Year Founded
  • Number of Employees
  • Sales Figure or Sales Range
  • Enhanced Company Profiles – A quick synopsis that fills you in on big picture details about a corporation. This easy-to-read paragraph will fill you in on these facts & more:
    • Is it public or private?
    • Where’s the headquarters?
    • What industry? What exactly do they do?
    • Where else do they have main offices globally
    • Company size by number of employees & annual revenue
    • Recent news

Data content for advertising agencies

  • Company Name
  • Key Personnel
  • Annual Billings & Breakdown of Billings by Media
  • Agency Client Lists, including New Accounts
  • Account Executives
  • Company Address
  • Company Website
  • Creative Blogs & URL
  • Telephone
  • Company e-mail
  • E-mail for Key Personnel
  • Fax
  • S.I.C. & N.A.I.C.S. Codes
  • Agency Specialization
  • Year Founded
  • Number of Employees
  • National Agency Associations
  • Branch Offices

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January 31, 2012


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