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Alf's Resource Links

The following are a number of web sites that Alf has found to be very useful as marketing resources. If you have link suggestions to add here, please contact Alf.


  • www.adage.com – Advertising Age – America's premier weekly advertising trade magazine.
  • www.adforum.com – Where to view the best advertising from around the world, particularly television commercials; includes winners from all the major advertising awards programs; best accessed via broadband in order to appreciate the true benefits of video streaming.
  • www.askguy.com – Ask Guy Tucker Inc. - The Headhunting firm for Really Good advertising folks.
  • www.Cheap-TV-Spots.com – TV commercials for only $499... and they work.

Business Information

  • www.businessbookreview.com – A synopsis of the current best business books.
  • www.fivestarpublications.com – Five Star Publications have been publishing and marketing books since 1985.
  • www.btobonline.com – BtoB Magazine; a Crain's publication, and Advertising Age offshoot, published bi-weekly that covers the B2B landscape ($59/year). To subscribe, call 888-288-5900 or visit the BtoB web site.


  • www.computerhelpatoz.com – Discover and master the power of your personal computer without all the technical jargon.
  • www.helpformywebsite.com – Help for My Website - Website Design, Hosting and Domain Names - Specializing in small to medium size businesses.
  • www.itmcomputing.com – Tech support in the California Bay Area (onsite) and Worldwide through email, phone and remote computer support.
  • www.itmcomputing.com/software – We provide the "best of the best" Utilities, Games, Internet Software, Palm OS stuff. We are constantly adding new titles to make sure you have the most up-to-date software to make your computing experience easier and more productive.


  • www.commlampton.com – Championship Communication – Helping organizations achieve Cooperation, Productivity and Renewal of mission through better communication.
  • www.sales-communications.com – These sales workshops and seminars will help you build your roadmap to sales success while also aligning your marketing and selling organizations.


  • www.score.org – SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives – A low-cost source of business consulting help for the small business. Local chapters in most major cities.


  • www.1to1.com – The official website of one-to-one marketing gurus Don Peppers and Martha Rogers. It's a free, weekly e-mail newsletter packed with latest CRM news, trends, and case studies.

Customer Services


  • www.555-1212.com – Best online source for phone number, area code, zip code or reverse look-up (phone to address/address to phone). Find people, businesses, maps, (domestic and international), and more.



  • www.constantcontact.com – Provides small-to-medium sized businesses with all of the resources they need to build and manage permission based email marketing campaigns. The service is extremely easy to use and priced with the small business owner in mind.
  • www.gotmarketing.com – is the developer of Campaigner, self-serve permission-based email marketing software that helps businesses generate revenue and shorten sales cycles by acquiring and retaining loyal customers. Yahoo!, salesforce.com and Microsoft bCentral are among the leading North American corporations partnered with GotMarketing to power channel sales, strengthen service offerings and increase revenue.



  • www.humorsearch.com – Finds web pages with jokes, humor columns and parodies of famous sites.


  • www.ama.org – American Marketing Association – The marketing professional's trade organization. Local chapters in most major cities.
  • www.givetogetmarketing.com – Hundreds of marketing tips, articles and case studies.
  • www.marketing.org – The Business Marketing Association (BMA), America's premier B2B marketing association for almost 80 years.



  • www.emarketer.com/newsletters – eMarketer.com; the world's leading provider of Internet statistics. This free weekly online newsletter can be accessed online.
  • www.Iconocast.com – America's premier online marketing newsletter.



  • www.ppai.org – Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) – Trade association for promotional products marketing.


  • www.talentzoo.com – TalentZoo.com – Best place on earth for ad jobs, salaries, information and career advice.


  • www.academicinfo.net – Finds web-based material suitable for a professor's lesson plans or a student's research paper. Geared to college students and academic researchers, although many materials may be helpful to high school students.
  • www.activegroup.net – The best resource for conducting online focus groups and web casts.
  • www.authorsandexperts.com – Where Authors, Experts and Speakers connect with members of the media.
  • www.auto-loans-online-plus.com – Locate the best car loan with our online search, learn how to avoid dealer scams, and get tips on how to increase your chances of qualifying for a loan.
  • www.biolinks.com – Hunts for information from the web pages of scientific journals, associations and databases.
  • www.chamberofcommerce.com – Chamber of Commerce – Largest recourse on the Web for getting travel, tourism and business information on over 20,000 cities worldwide.
  • www.compintel.net – Competitive intelligence services. Offers market research on competition, markets. Benchmarking. Competitor analysis. One client per business category.
  • www.cssurveys.com – Customer Satisfaction Surveys - Research on Customer Satisfaction. Specializes in customer satisfaction surveys for executives & consumers. In-depth executive interviewing, smart analysis, with emphasis on actionable data.
  • www.ditto.com – Searches for photographs and other images that have been posted online.
  • www.findlaw.com – Combs through a legal dictionary, legal news and the text of the United States Constitution. A search engine powered by Alta Vista enables users to search for documents on federal and state web sites.
  • www.forrester.com – Forrester Research – A leading research provider for the online world.
  • www.google.com/unclesam – Searches for government documents from federal and state websites.
  • www.jupitercommunications.com – Jupiter Communications – Another leading research provider for the online world.
  • www.moreover.com – Finds headlines from more than 1,800 news sites.
  • www.mysimon.com – Searches for information and compares prices at more than 2,000 online shops.
  • www.springwise.com – Scans the world for new Business Ideas and Successful Ventures with reports in a free monthly newsletter.
  • www.taresearch.com – Sophisticated Market Research Services; TAI works for a growing number of high quality companies, including many Fortune 500 firms.
  • www.trendwatching.com – Our free monthly newsletter provides current Consumer Trends and related Business Opportunities worldwide.
  • www.twentytenresearch.com – TwentyTen Research – Alf's strategic alliance partner for quantitative and qualitative marketing research.
  • www.wfs.org – The home of the World Future Society that delivers some of the best predictions for business and society. An important site for the marketer who wants to cast a roving eye beyond the next twelve months.


  • www.cnet.com – Great online source for hardware and software news and reviews
  • www.download.com – Download trial and demo versions of software. Try before you buy, from the most popular programs to obscure shareware.
  • www.goldmine.com – Information on America's leading database software.
  • www.iManage.com – iManage, Inc. is the leading provider of corporate portal software for business content.

Trade Shows

  • www.tradeshowresearch.com – Incomm Center for Trade Show Research and Sales Training – A source of excellent research for the trade show industry.
  • www.TradeShowTraining.com – the name says it all... training, instruction and consulting services guaranteed to help you maximize your trade show investment.

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