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MKTG 3P96: Marketing Research

A course guide created for MKTG 3P96 (marketing research) which reviews information sources on marketing scales, articles, market data, mass media & polling data, commercial market research, writing, and citing sources.

Finding Mass Media & Advertising Cost Data

Many mass media and advertising channels (such as newspapers, magazines, radio stations, etc.) produce media kits and/or advertising rate cards, which can help companies as they develop their advertising and promotion strategy.

Media kits contain information about the audience (circulation figures for print-based products, and online or mobile audience demographics (age, gender, income) for online/digital media. Advertising rate cards may provide current prices for placing advertisements on websites, in print publications, or across media channels with the same media company. 

To locate the media kit and rate card for a specific source, do an internet search for the name of the source and the words media kit rate card. For example:

The following sources provide additional insight in specific media channels. Some reports are updated annually, while others may have been "one-time only" studies.

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Other Sources

Public Opinion Polls

Web Sites

A limited amount of public opinion polling data is freely available from various Canadian, American, or global market and public opinion research firms via their web sites.

Library Databases

Some polling data and analysis may be reported in newspapers or archived in a statistical database. 

News Databases:

Statistical Databases: