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Top 101 General Marketing Sites

This page features resource websites for media, marketing, associations, trade shows, catalogs, etc. It features any sites that might help you market your products or services more effectively.

Please note that this is a personal list, based on the sole judgment of John Kremer. If you'd like to nominate websites that can help other businesses to market their products and services more effectively, please email John Kremer. I know that I have missed some companies I truly would like to add to this list. Your company might be one of those. Thanks for your support. John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books


General Marketing

Advertising Media Internet Center A great site for buying and selling ad space both on and off the web.

Interactive Marketing Dictionary This site includes e-marketing definitions, synonyms, cross-references, plus links to related sites and articles.

Marketing Source This site features a large index of marketing sites such as developers, media, promotional, etc.

Promotion World Lots of information on free promotion, cheap promos, web design, etc. Also features message boards.

The Small Business Knowledge Base Features free resources for starting and managing a small business.

Small Office Provides good information for small business owners. Doesn't try to sell you anything or charge you a fee.


Association Directories

Encyclopedia of Associations The Gale Group, 800-877-4253. Features 23,000 organizations.

Professional Associations Features 10,000 professional associations that you can contact for possible book sales, speaking engagements, and publicity.

Social Issues Organizations Features links to 2,500 directories, publications, and organizations such as the Rainforest Action Network and Doctors without Borders.


Catalog Search Sites

Catalog City

Catalog Finder

Catalog Mart or http://www.catalog-mart.com

CatalogLink, Direct Media, 200 Pemberwick Road, P.O. Box 4565, Greenwich, CT 06830; 203-532-2440. Web: http://www.directmedia.com.

Catalog Site

Catalogs to Go Offers free enhanced listings, links to catalogs, key word searches, and cover graphics.


Federal Government Sites

Department of Commerce Links to the Patent and Trademark Office, Census Bureau, etc. Plus much, much more.

Federal Statistics This U.S. government web site allows you to search statistics from seventy federal agencies.

Federal Trade Commission Includes directory of Better Business Bureaus and more. Also many downloadable publications on e-commerce, telemarketing, and advertising.

FedWorld Links to many other government sites.

GovCon A free service for those wanting to bid on government contracts.

GovWorks.com An e-government portal.

Internal Revenue Service More than you ever wanted to know about taxes.

Library of Congress Links to the Copyright Office and more.

National Technical Information Service Through this site, you can search more than 370,000 publications produced by the federal government. To get full details, you have to subscribe to their full service.

Small Business Administration Features info on SBA loan programs, starting up a business, and more.

United States Patent & Trademark Office -- This site provides access to the USPTO database for doing trademark and patent searches.

U.S. Postal Service Zip code lookup, buy stamps, check rates, etc.


Law and Legal Sites

Contracts Central Features online legal forms and contracts.

Lectlaw.com Features online legal forms.

Nolo Self-Help Law Center Features 100s of articles on every legal subject. Covered areas include employment, small business, wills, family matters, real estate, copyrights, consumer matters, taxes, and personal injury.

Quick Forms Features online legal forms.

United States Patent & Trademark Office -- This site provides access to the USPTO database for doing trademark and patent searches.

US Legal Forms Features online legal forms.


Mailing Lists


Media Research

Business News Media Directory Features email addresses of business news editors at newspapers and magazines.

Editor & Publisher's Syndicated Directory 888-612-7095, ext. 4. It features 3,000 syndicated columns in 72 different subjects for only $8.50. What a bargain!

Gebbie Online This publisher of media directories offers access to many of its listings.

Gordon's Radio List, William Gordon, North Ridge Books, P O Box 1463, Lake Forest CA 92609; 949-855-0640; Fax: 949-855-4860. Email: info@nrbooks.com. A list of 1,000 locally produced and nationally syndicated radio shows, with show descriptions, URLs, and email address for both hosts and producers. Cost: $100 (includes three monthly updates). Additional updates: $10 per month.

MediaFinder A service of Oxbridge Communications, MediaFinder offers access to more than 80,000 magazines, newsletters, newspapers, directories, and catalogs.

News Directory Features newspapers around the world. Also magazines, radio, TV, college papers, etc.

Press Release Network An electronic distribution service that emails press releases to targeted media (up to 1,100 media organizations worldwide).e directory of more than 150,000 print and electronic publications.

RadioPRGuy.com — When you decide that you're ready to start dealing with radio stations directly, get Alex Carroll's program. His top radio show database, tapes of dealing with producers, and examples of actual talk shows will help you to become a radio talk show star. Cost: Ranges from as little as $49 for a manual, to $397 for a database of 1,364 top shows sorted into 21 categories, to $997 for the complete package that shows you how to carry out a great national radio campaign. Alex knows his stuff.

Radio/TV Interview Report If you want to be booked on major radio shows around the country, advertise in this print publication that reaches more than 5,000 of the top radio and TV shows nationwide. Still the best service out there. Recommended. If you sign up for their free RTIR Info Kit, they'll also send you a bonus copy of 39 Ways to Get FREE Publicity as a Guest on Radio/TV Talk Shows Nationwide.

Sabah Radio Shows Joe Sabah offers a program on how to get on radio talk shows that includes a 19-chapter book, a 60-minute audio tape, and a CD with 1,000+ talk shows. Tell him John Kremer sent you. Cost: $147.

Top 60 Newspapers


Meetings and Speakers

BusinessMeetings.com A search engine featuring 55,000 suppliers and venues, including many international contacts.

Capitol City Speakers Bureau - Booking speakers.

Event Registration 888-524-6674. Another web based event registration site. Helps with all your meeting needs.

Global Speakers Bureau 108 West 13th Street, Wilmington DE 19801; 203-351-7504. Represents over 1,000 professional speakers.

Hot Dates Hot Rates This site features 1,500 properties, listing their value dates where rates are cheaper.

How To Book a Speaker Speakers and entertainers for $5000 or less.

Meeting City A meetings portal.

Meeting Path This searchable database features 500 facilities and 5,000 suppliers in the six New England states.

Meetings & Destination Search Features a database of 4,600 facilities, plus job openings for planners, and more.

Meetings Industry Mall One of the first meetings sites on the web, this portal features an email discussion list, job board, and many meeting support services.

National Speakers Association This web site features many resources for professional speakers.

Noble Internet Directories A paid directory of experts and spokespersons.

Perfect Meeting Useful for people getting started in meeting planning.

PlanSoft It's meetings database features 22,000 sites worldwide. Lots of other services for meeting planners.

Seminar Finder 800-220-6232. Listing of seminars around North America.

Seminar Source A search engine for information on meetings held for continuing professional education purposes. Free listings for meeting organizers.

Speak on Cruise Ships: 8 Easy Steps to a Lifetime of Free Luxury Cruises If you would like to travel to exotic destinations at no cost (with your spouse!) and sell some books at the same time, you should check out this information program by Daniel Hall. He provides the inside scoop on how to contact cruise ship lines, which lines are interested in what topics, and how to book speaking engagements for any trip you want to make via cruise ship. We're talking Love Boat experiences galore :)) Cost: Just $97.

Speakers Direct Features more than 1,000 speakers.

Speakers On-Line Showcases speakers for a fee.

Speakers Platform 699 Mississippi Street #108, San Francisco CA 94107; 415-920-9027; 800-220-6232. Email: speakers@speaking.com. Showcases the best speakers, trainers, and consultants. Listings are free.

Speakersearch.com An online database of speakers.

StarCite 800-628-1058. Features a database of 10,000 facilities and 50,000 suppliers. Lots of options for planning meetings.

Training Forum Features training products and services, including a speakers database.


Trade Shows

Bvents.com A trade show directory featuring over 40,000 trade shows and 15,000 venues worldwide. Related sites:

ExpoPoint Features suppliers for conventions and trade shows, featuring suppliers of audio/video, displays, lighting, special events, transportation, etc.

I Look For A business search directory featuring almost 210,000 websites in 13,000 categories.

Events Calendar

Events in America Provides resources for planning, hosting, and attending any type of event.

Excite Event Finder This event finder search the sites listed below as well as the trade show sites listed above.

Festival Finder 1,500 music events only.

Festivals.com A sister site to Festival Finder. Send them information about your festival and they'll list it on Festivals.com. Register at the following URL: http://festivals.com/~finder/register.cfm.

Trade Show Central Features over 50,000 trade shows.

Trade Show Handbook A great resource site for researching trade shows, convention venues, and more.

Trade Show News Network Helps locate industry-specific seminars and trade shows. They also sell a Trade Show Directory of 17,000 events for $799 or a US-only list for $499. To order, email Seng Weiland at sweiland@tsnn.com or call 262-754-6920.


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