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Industry Bodies

Account Planning Group

The Account Planning Group is the authority in advertising and communications strategy.

Association for Qualitative Research

the principal authority on the qualitative research industry in the UK and worldwide.


Represents the global creative, design and advertising communities and celebrates brilliance in commercial creativity.


Market research, guides and training on digital marketing. Includes advice on internet marketing strategy and best practice.

International Journal of Market Research

The International Journal of Market Research is a unique source of authoritative analysis in the multi-disciplinary fields of market, social and economic research.


A non-profit trade body and professional institute for agencies in the UK's media and marketing communications industry.   


The Voice of British Advertisers.


The Marketing Agencies  Association: The UK’s Leading body for future thinking marketing communcations agencies.

Market Research Society

The Market Research Society is the world's largest international membership organisation for professional research practitioners.

Marketing Society

The Marketing Society is the UK's leading marketing association and network for senior marketers dedicated to raising the awareness and status of marketing, and promoting marketing excellence. 

Women in Advertising & Communications London

WACL is a unique and special club for the most influential women in the UK Communications Industry and was established in 1923.

Useful, Informative Sites

Bad Science

Ben Goldacre's column from The Guardian in weblog format. Covers media misrepresentations of science, with a particular focus on medicine.

Basic Statistics

World Advertising Research Centre

The world's most comprehensive marketing information service relied on by the marketing, advertising, media, research and academic communities.   

Good Media Sites

Brand Republic

Features marketing, media, advertising and PR news, blogs, videos & research plus jobs.

Campaign Magazine

The leading weekly UK trade magazine published by the Haymarket Group about the advertising and commercial media industry.

Contagious Magazine

Exists to simplify, filter and to advise. It is the global marketing industry's early warning system.

Media Guardian

British and international media news from The Guardian.


The marketing body for commercial TV in the UK, in all its forms.

Networking Sites

Linked In

The world's largest professional network with over 120 million members.


SlideShare is the best way to share presentations, documents and professional videos.


WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. They like to say that it is both free and priceless at the same time.


Planning Blogs - Mostly

Grant McCracken -
Headmint - Stephen Walker -
Jeremy Sweeney -
John Grant:  Green Marketing Manifesto -
John Griffiths -
Junior Strategy - to capture the points of view and advice of others on planning and advertising -
Mark Earls Herdmeister -
MT Rainey -
Richard Huntingdon -
Rory Sutherland -
Russell Davies -


Big Thinkers

Daniel Kahneman -
Jonah Lehrer -
Nudge -



Acacia Avenue

A qualitative research company

Britain thinks

Better decisions, more effective communications and stronger, deeper relationships.

The Cassie Partnership

Behaviour speaks louder than words


Adam Morgan
Also has a great app:


Camilla Honey. Helps companies maximise their new business development potential.

The Nursery

Inspiration not evaluation. Qualitative research to grow your ideas.