The Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) And the Social and Cultural Planning Agency (SCP) do a lot of research which provides insights into the media and consumption behavior of the Dutch population. With the CBS data you can make your own tables. Almost all reports are free to download.
But also on a municipal level a lot of statistical information is available, e.g.:
The database of the World Advertising Research Center (WARC) contains a treasure of articles on research into media and advertising. You’ll not be surprised to find there 24 papers and mentions of John Faasse.
Sites on media research abroad contain loads of interesting stuff:
- The British TAM
- The British OOH survey Route
- The British IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising) with the Touchpoints surveys
- Thinkbox, also British, the pendant of Screenforce in the Netherlands
- The American Radio Advertising Bureau
- The American IAB website with the latest standards and prognosis for online
- The MRC (Media Rating Council) guard dog of audience measurement research in the USA. The website looks crap, but the reports on for example online fraud are exemplary
- The American ANA (Association of National Advertisers) also a frontrunner in the battle against online ad fraud
(Online) Trade magazines
- Admap, now part of WARC. Not what it used to be but still worthwhile
- Journal of Advertising Research
- Marketing Week, if only for the column of Mark Ritson
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