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
Interactive Marketing Dictionary — This site includes e-marketing definitions, synonyms,
cross-references, plus links to related sites and articles.
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.
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 Mart or
CatalogLink, Direct Media, 200 Pemberwick
Road, P.O. Box 4565, Greenwich, CT 06830; 203-532-2440. Web: http://www.directmedia.com.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
— 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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: email@example.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.
Bvents.com — A
trade show directory featuring over 40,000 trade shows and 15,000 venues worldwide. Related sites:
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 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:
Trade Show Central — Features over 50,000 trade shows.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 262-754-6920.
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