Advertising Industry in Wikipedia

Wikipedia, the online community-edited encyclopaedia, is starting to include entries on institutions, people and work associated with the advertising and design industries. Articles on people, institutions, companies in the creative industry are accepted by the Wikipedia community with a few conditions. Entries will be deleted if they are seen to be used as a means of propaganda and advertising. They must be written in an objective and unbiased style. External links to commercial organizations are acceptable if they identify major organizations. Articles should rely on reliable, third-party, published sources with a reputation for fact-checking and accuracy.

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Trade Magazines

At this point the three trade magazines included on the English-language edition of Wikipedia are Advertising Age, Adweek and Creativity.

Advertising Agencies

Checking out Advertising agencies by country in the English-language edition will reveal that the bias is towards advertising agencies of the United States. The Advertising Agency article includes material on full service, interactive, tradigital, search engine and social media agencies.

Networks covered in Wikipedia include Omnicom Group, WPP Group, Interpublic Group of Companies, Publicis Groupe, Havas.

Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO
A Quantive
Aegis Group
Arnold Worldwide
Aspen Marketing Services
Asatsu DK
Avenue A/Razorfish
Bartle Bogle Hegarty
Campbell Ewald
Campbell Mithun
Cheil Worldwide
Chime Communications
Cossette Communication Group
Crispin Porter & Bogusky
DDB Worldwide
Doner Company
Draft FCB
Fallon Worldwide
Goodby Silverstein & Partners
Grey Global Group
Hill Holliday
Jung von Matt
La Comunidad
Leo Burnett Worldwide
Lowe Worldwide
M&C Saatchi
The Martin Agency
McCann Erickson
MDC Partners
Merkley & Partners
Mullen Advertising
Ogilvy & Mather
Publicis & Hal Riney
Razor Creative
RPA (Rubin Postaer and Associates)
Saatchi & Saatchi
Strawberry Frog
TBWA Worldwide
TM Advertising
Tribal DDB London
Wieden + Kennedy
Young & Rubicam

Advertising Awards

The The Advertising Awards category includes entries for Cannes International Advertising Festival, the Addy Awards, the Clio Awards, The One Club and The Gunn Report.

Other Categories

See also Film Production Companies, Visual Effects Companies, Animation Studios. At this point there doesn’t seem to be any entries for Sound Design and Music companies.

Blogs are rarely allowed their own articles in Wikipedia, unless they have been referred to in published sources and have a significant following.

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